Facelift surgery for men requires some special considerations. Although facial aging in men and women is not too dissimilar, certain techniques are employed to preserve the unique features of a male face.
Drooping anatomic structures of the face and neck create an aged appearance. This involves aging of the skin, fatty layers, and facial muscles. In some men, these signs of aging diminish the masculine look; therefore, the surgery must address not only the signs of aging but also return the appearance of masculinity.
The results of a world-class facelift should look natural and yet dramatically increase the appearance of youth and vitality. As a facelift specialist, Dr. Ackerman has devised a process that provides his male patients the complete transformation they desire while maintaining the handsome and natural definition of their facial features.
Benefits of a Male Facelift
- Tightens drooping facial skin
- Redistributes facial fat
- Restores firmness to a shapeless neck
- Discreet incision placement, even for those with thinning hair
- Enhances the definition of the cheeks and jawline for a masculine contour
Developing Your Male Facelift Treatment Plan
The consultation is an important moment for developing your facial rejuvenation plan. Every patient has unique aging and facial structures that should be evaluated before a facelift plan is developed. Natural facelift results are achieved by Dr. Ackerman having a thorough understanding of facial anatomy as well as having detailed knowledge of your facial structures. He identifies issues from the surface all the way down to the bone. During your evaluation, Dr. Ackerman determines:
- Which areas of skin need to be addressed
- The degree of ptosis in the facial muscles
- How the fat and volume are distributed across the face
The Male Facelift Process
Dr. Ackerman’s male facelift procedure pays special attention to incision placement because poor incisions can alter the hairline and sideburns. Men who have thinner hair or receding hairlines may be more limited in their incision options if they wish to avoid visible scars following their surgery. These types of inconspicuous incisions take time and skill to master and are not easily achieved by a casual facelift surgeon. You should evaluate before and after photos to assess the quality of a surgeon’s incision technique.
Addressing Tissue Layers
We age in three dimensions, and thus, all three dimensions should be addressed during facial rejuvenation to maintain the definition and contours of your appearance. We reposition and redistribute fat to restore volume, treating a deflated facial appearance. The deep facial structures are targeted through SMAS correction and the tightening of muscles. Finally, excess skin is trimmed away, and the remaining tissue is draped to highlight the new contours of your face.
You will experience some postoperative bruising and swelling, but Dr. Ackerman’s gentle manipulation technique allows you to return to your regular activities within 10 to 14 days. Minor swelling may remain at this time. You should be fully recovered after six weeks.
Facelift surgery corrects the deep structures of your face to help you appear more youthful. The natural aging process will still occur, but patients generally maintain an appearance that is several years younger than they actually are.
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