Cosmetic surgery is thriving. The stigma behind plastic surgery is fading away, and millions of people now seek cosmetic procedures that rejuvenate and improve their appearance every year.
Women have traditionally been cosmetic surgery’s biggest clients, but recent studies show men are now starting to catch up. More specifically, they are seeking out facelift surgery in increasingly higher numbers to address visible signs of aging and boost their confidence.
Why Do Men Get Facelift Surgery?
Facelift surgery is used to improve an aging appearance by reducing developments such as loose skin, wrinkles, and deep lines. Men use facelift surgery to address these concerns and rejuvenate their appearance.
For men, particularly, avoiding an overdone appearance is important. They want natural, masculine results that make them feel more attractive without making it obvious to others that they underwent surgery.
What Makes the Male Facelift Different?
Facelift surgery for men and women will often result in very similar outcomes. The steps to get there, however, can differ for men based on differences in their facial anatomy. Here are some examples:
Thicker Skin and Muscle
Men tend to have thicker facial skin and muscles than women. Surgeons take this into consideration before they begin the procedure. Men also bleed more during surgery and have a bigger risk of developing a hematoma (a temporary pool of blood under the skin).
Because men usually wear their hair shorter than women, scarring from facelift surgery can be more difficult to conceal. Surgeons must also consider beard growth, especially along the lower third of the face near the jawline and neck.
Stronger Bone Structure
Men tend to have more strongly defined features when compared to the softer, more feminine traits that women exhibit. Since cosmetic surgeons typically work with these softer lines during a facelift, it is important to find someone like Dr. Calabria who has experience with male facelifts.
Decreases in testosterone or other growth hormones can cause premature aging for many men.
How Is Male Facelift Surgery Done?
Traditional facelift surgery is performed with incisions that begin on the top of the hairline and continue down toward and behind the ear. This incision allows surgeons to reposition facial tissues.
Typically, these tissues and muscles are tightened in a horizontal direction, but with a vertical facelift, Dr. Calabria moves the facial tissues vertically to put the skin back to its original position.
This technique is particularly useful for men who want to avoid an overdone or windswept appearance.
This revolutionary method uses endoscopic cameras and instruments to vertically reposition deep facial muscle and tissue. Dr. Calabria uses tiny incisions along the temporal scalp and inside the mouth, preventing any obvious scarring.
An endoscopic facelift helps lift drooping muscles and increase facial volume, as opposed to a traditional facelift which tightens facial tissue. Because it does not cut through any tissue, recovery tends to be shorter.
An endoscopic facelift can be a great option for men who want to refresh their appearance in a less invasive manner than a vertical facelift.