Facelift for Men
As we age, our skin can lose collagen and fat, resulting in visible signs of aging in the face. This aging process can make you look tired, even when you’re not. If you are unhappy with sagging skin or loss of muscle tone in the face, and wish to restore the masculine appearance of your youth, a facelift may be able to help.
Who is a Facelift Candidate?
Men who are experiencing sagging skin of the mid and lower face and neck due to loss of skin elasticity can often benefit from a facelift. Also, those who have developed the appearance of jowls, creases at the corners of the mouth, and have lost the appearance of a youthful chin may be good candidates. A consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons is needed to fully assess whether this procedure is right for you.
The Facelift Procedure
Depending on the amount of correction desired, the facelift procedure will differ from patient to patient. All facelift procedures are done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. However, the location of loose skin will depend on where incisions are placed.
For men desiring a traditional facelift, incisions start at the temples and continue around the ear, into the lower scalp. For patients who wish to undergo a limited facelift, shorter incisions are used the temples and around the ear. Lastly, a neck lift can also be incorporated to address loose skin and fat under the chin. A neck lift requires incisions starting in front of the ear and extending behind the ear, into the lower scalp.
All incisions are made along or in the hairline to achieve a natural appearance.
Recovery and Healing
Following a facelift procedure, patients will return home wearing dressings around the head and neck that will help to minimize swelling. Any discomfort that occurs can be controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed within 7-14 days, though swelling can last around 2-3 months.
At Ann Arbor’s Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer on-site therapeutic massages that can increase tissue mobility, reducing swelling and making your recovery period more comfortable. For more information regarding plastic surgery recovery time, click here.
Facelift surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, and therefore is not covered by insurance. Patient’s will be responsible for payment.
If you are interested in a facelift for a more youthful appearance in the Ann Arbor area, contact the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule a consultation.Schedule a Consultation