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Men and women may experience the same signs of aging—fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, deep creases—but the treatment for these issues should be applied differently, especially regarding the facelift. 

It may seem like men have fewer options for rejuvenation treatments, but in reality, they have plenty. They just need an experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in male cosmetic procedures in order to experience optimum results. Dr. Renato Calabria is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in male facelift techniques such as the tension-free facelift, to provide natural-looking, dramatic results while maintaining a masculine look.

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What Is the Tension-Free Facelift?

Several key factors differentiate a facelift for a man from a facelift for a woman: the thickness of skin, tissues, and bone; angular contours of the jaw and chin; the presence of facial hair and receding hairlines; and the preference for a masculine end result.

Dr. Calabria keeps all of these factors in mind with every male facelift he performs, including the tension-free facelift

For many men, visible scarring is a point of concern when it comes to facelifts. In a traditional facelift, incisions are placed in front of the ear. For women, this is easily masked with longer hair. However, many men either have thinning or receding hair, or they will at some point. Relying on hair for scar coverage is not usually a viable option for male facelift patients. 

Additionally, the traditional placement of incisions in front of the ear can result in a more prominent scar, or even discoloration of the skin. 

The Benefits of the Tension-Free Facelift

In response to these concerns, Dr. Calabria utilizes the tension-free technique to minimize the risk of scarring, tailoring the procedure to the needs of male patients. 

Rather than placing the incisions in front of the ear, Dr. Calabria places them at the edge of the tragal cartilage, which is higher up on the ear.

Additionally, Dr. Calabria uses a technique that minimizes placing tension on the incisions. One of the primary causes of surgical scarring is undue tension on the incision site. To relieve this tension, suspender flaps made of facial tissue are used to take the majority of weight rather than placing it on the incisions themselves. This also results in a longer-lasting facelift result. 

The tension-free facelift offers: 

  • Minimal scarring
  • A natural color transition around the incision
  • Extensive facelift results
  • Less tension on the incision site
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Maintains natural hairline and facial hair
  • Perfect for men with thinning or receding hair

The tension-free facelift provides all the benefits of a traditional facelift—and more. Dr. Calabria’s male facelift patients can enjoy smoother skin, firmer contours, highlighted jawlines, and none of the adverse effects associated with traditional methods. 

Who Is a Candidate for the Tension-Free Facelift?

Men who have sagging skin around the neck, jowls, and chin, wrinkles and creases around the mid-face, and are experiencing a lack of facial definition may be excellent candidates for the tension-free facelift. 

Additionally, if you want a younger, more refreshed look without looking “overdone,” then Dr. Calabria’s artistic skill with the tension-free facelift is the ideal choice. You no longer need to worry about scarring ruining the results of your facelift, or that your results won’t look natural. Dr. Calabria’s expertise lies in creating masculine, natural-looking results. 

Interested in the Tension-Free Facelift?

If you want to learn more about the tension-free facelift, or other male facelift procedures from renowned facial specialist, Dr. Renato Calabria, call us today to schedule a consultation. You can reach our Beverly Hills office at (310) 777-0069, our Rancho Mirage office at (760) 836-0077, or our Italy office at +39.349.4662323.