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Why Are More Men Having Facelifts?

Posted November 03, 2023 By: The Office of Birmingham Specialists


Men have always undergone cosmetic procedures, including the facelift. However, it has become increasingly common to discuss such options in recent years. Facelifts can offer the ultimate in facial rejuvenation, resetting the skin and underlying tissues for a more youthful, well-rested, naturally appealing look.

Attractive middle-aged man with a strong jawline

More men are realizing the benefits of appearing vibrant and energetic. As the workforce has become more competitive and on-camera duties expand for many executives, technology has made the face a more prominent feature than ever before. Cosmetic surgery has also become more socially acceptable and openly discussed. 

Is There a Difference Between Male and Female Facelifts? 

Facelift technology, techniques, and results have come a long way from the traditional, unfortunately windswept or surprised look. Now, surgeons utilize more of the patient’s natural assets and anatomy to enhance and gently rejuvenate for a more appealing, customized result. 

Even with the improvements in technique, top plastic surgeons must be well-versed in the differences between the male facelift and the female, as there are specific anatomic differences, not to mention different aesthetic goals, at work. 

How Is the Male Facelift Different?

While aging affects men and women similarly, how surgeons address those issues will differ. Primarily, men have thicker skin, more fibrous fat, and denser bone structure, so your plastic surgeon will have to take a different approach to the procedure than with a female patient. 

Additionally, men’s facial structure is more angular, with stronger jawlines. For a successful result, your plastic surgeon will aim to highlight and enhance these features rather than work against them. The neck is another area that will undergo a different technique since more fat can be removed because your surgeon won’t have to mind over-accentuating the larynx, as the Adam’s apple is already a prominent feature. 

What Can I Expect from the Male Facelift Procedure?

Each facelift procedure—regardless of anatomy—will be customized based on the patient’s goals, concerns, and level of necessary revision. During your consultation, your board-certified plastic surgeon will create an individualized treatment plan to address your needs. 

In most cases, the procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia so that you will feel no pain during the surgery itself. 

Incisions are placed within the hairline to minimize the risk of visible scarring. Although specific techniques will vary, generally, your surgeon will reposition underlying fat, muscles, and deep tissues for a more pleasing contour. Then, excess skin will be removed. 

What Are the Benefits of a Male Facelift?

As we age, we lose vital proteins such as collagen and elastin, which contribute to skin elasticity and volume. With the loss of volume, the skin begins to sag and can cause wrinkles, deep creases, and hollowness. This all contributes to an older, more haggard appearance, which, if it doesn’t reflect how you feel about yourself, can be a problem. 

A facelift is the ideal facial rejuvenation procedure that can reduce the appearance of the most common signs of exhaustion and aging. A facelift can: 

  • Reduce deep facial wrinkles
  • Mitigate sagging in the face and neck
  • Remedy facial volume loss

The results of your facelift will accentuate the jawline, reduce jowls and drooping skin around the neck, minimize the appearance of wrinkles and creases, and create a more revived, rejuvenated impression. 

Are the results of my facelift permanent? 

While no cosmetic procedure can stop the aging process, by taking care of your skin through hydration, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and making healthy lifestyle choices, your facelift can keep you looking more youthful and energetic for years. 

Interested in Male Facelifts in Birmingham, AL?

If you are ready to enhance, refresh, and rejuvenate with a male facelift, call Plastic Surgery Specialists in Birmingham, AL, at (205) 298-8660 or complete our online contact form. One of our highly trained and experienced board-certified plastic surgeons can help you be on your way to a more confident you.