Facial Procedures for Men
Make a Lasting Impression
Cosmetic procedures for men are exploding in both popularity and benefits. Men now account for more than eight percent of the cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. In addition, more men than ever are refusing to surrender to age-related declines in their appearance. Nearly a third of men now say they have considered facial plastic surgery, primarily to remain competitive in the workplace.
Dr. Wilson is a board-certified plastic surgeon and is highly experienced in performing facial procedures for men. Dr. Wilson warmly invites you to schedule a consultation.
While the number of available cosmetic surgery procedures for men continues to expand, three of the most popular and effective treatments are facelift, neck lift, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
It’s important to consider a few significant differences between men’s and women’s facelift procedures and techniques, primarily because their facial anatomies are not identical. One of the prime goals of men’s facial procedures is to preserve and advance that “masculine look.”
Additionally, a man’s facial skin tends to bleed more quickly than a woman’s. Men’s hairlines and beards have to be considered. Chins are particularly tricky for men who want to reduce and eliminate a “jowly” appearance, partly because men’s underlying muscles are generally thicker and stronger than women’s.
Benefits of facelifts for men
Men can reap a wide range of rewards from facelift surgery. Among these are reducing fine lines and wrinkles, rebuilding facial volume, reducing facial scarring, tightening loose skin, and preserving masculine facial features. All of these benefits can combine to provide you with a more youthful and dynamic appearance. A facelift may be an ideal treatment option for you if you are a man who wants to improve the look of your jowls, tighten and smooth your neck, and reduce deep smile and frown lines.
Your facelift procedure and results
Facelift procedures for men can employ various surgical techniques and strategies, each customized to achieve your goals. They range from the traditional “one-stitch” facelift to newer and more innovative methods. Some even involve fat-grafting procedures that harvest stem cells from other parts of your body using liposuction. Recovery times for virtually all of these procedures are amazingly short, and your results should last for five years up to a decade. More and more, men seek facelifts to combat the effects of aging, gravity, and sun exposure.
Neck lift for men
Overview and benefits
Neck lift surgery improves aging-related imperfections in the neck and jawline. Specifically, a neck lift can reduce or eliminate jowls, remove excess fatty deposits under the chin, tighten neck skin and tissue and address abnormal neck contours. Male neck lift procedure aims to preserve a man’s jawline prominence, which often deteriorates due to aging, heredity, gravity, and lifestyle. Most patients return to work in one to five days following surgery.
When to consider a neck lift
Generally, neck lift candidates are between 30 and 70 years old. You may want to get rid of your “turkey neck,” double chin, or jowl lines. Perhaps you have excess neck wrinkling or excess fat in your neck or under your chin. Remember, though. A neck lift can restore your looks, but it cannot change your natural appearance. While a neck lift is often performed by itself, you can also combine it with a facelift.
Before neck lift surgery, tell your surgeon about your specific goals and expectations. You will need to provide your complete medical history. Your doctor will direct you to suspend the use of any supplements, substances, or medications that could interfere with your procedure. Make sure your surgeon discloses all risks associated with this procedure.
Your neck lift surgery
Your doctor may recommend either general anesthesia or local sedation for your procedure. A neck lift can employ several different surgical techniques. Liposuction is used for patients who have resilient skin. Cervicoplasty is recommended for patients who have excess neck fat. This method involves tightening the neck muscles beneath your incisions, which are made below your chin and under your ears. Submentoplasty is often the chosen technique for patients close to their ideal weight but want to remove moderate amounts of fat and skin. Any of these surgeries can be completed in three hours or less.
Recovery and results
You’ll have some post-surgical swelling, and your doctor may suggest wearing a compression garment for up to two weeks. Wait three or four weeks before resuming workouts or other strenuous physical activity. It may take a couple of months before your final results are evident.
Overview and benefits
Nose surgery is medically known as rhinoplasty. Simply put, your nose is the central feature of your face and often can determine your overall facial appearance. Many men are dissatisfied with their noses' appearance. Correcting that dissatisfaction not only has aesthetic benefits, it often can also significantly improve a man’s self-confidence.
Whether caused by heredity or injury, misshapen noses can also present physical challenges, including breathing difficulties.
Reasons to consider nose surgery
You may be self-conscious about the size or shape of your nose. You may have inherited characteristics that make your nose appear disproportionate to the overall shape of your face. Life can be hard on men’s noses! Accidents and sports injuries can leave some unsightly “dings.”
Your nose surgery procedure
Know first of all that your surgery will not affect the appearance of your skin or the sound of your voice. Nose reshaping can be both a cosmetic and medical procedure. Once you are fully healed, you will have no visible scars. Barring future injuries, your results will be permanent. It may take up to a year for you to realize the full results of your rhinoplasty.
After your surgery, you will wear a nose splint externally. Splints may be placed inside your nostrils. Rhinoplasty is not as painful as it might sound.
Most patients experience only mild discomfort that can be relieved with over-the-counter analgesics. However, additional pain medication is given as necessary.
You should avoid contact and high-impact sports for up to six weeks. Your results will be visible immediately, but it may take up to a year to optimize the benefits of your surgery.