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.
Facelift Surgery Tailored Specifically to Men
There is a rising trend of men who are seeking facelift surgery to look younger and more rejuvenated, and there are no signs of this trend faltering anytime soon. With the upswing of men seeking out cosmetic procedures, it is necessary to recognize that men’s surgical needs may be different than women’s.
Men are mainly concerned about finding ways to maintain their masculine features while still removing wrinkles and other signs of aging. They want results that look natural, never windswept or overdone but still effective at improving elasticity and tone.
Dr. Calabria offers facelift procedures specially tailored to help men feel rejuvenated without compromising a natural appearance.
What Is the Stem Cell-Enhanced Facelift?
A stem cell-enhanced facelift combines Dr. Calabria’s vertical facelift procedure with the revolutionary use of stem cells for enhancement. This approach equally targets muscle and surface skin firmness to provide a smoother, more youthful appearance.
The stem cell-enhanced facelift uses fat cells removed from problem areas in the body (the middle, buttocks, or thighs) which are specially treated to isolate the stem cells within.
Dr. Calabria then performs the vertical facelift, a procedure that’s highly effective at preserving men’s contours and hiding surgical incisions. Muscles and facial tissues are carefully pulled vertically, mimicking the natural movement of facial muscles to tighten tone and increase firmness.
Afterward, Dr. Calabria injects the stem cells into the face, increasing volume to make skin look smoother and younger.
What Is the Tension-Free Facelift?
Designed exclusively to minimize scarring, the tension-free facelift was created by Dr. Calabria with men’s aesthetic goals in mind.
The tension-free facelift uses incisions placed right at the edge of the tragal cartilage, higher up along the ear than with traditional facelift surgery. Dr. Calabria then creates special flaps with facial tissue to shift tension from the incisions themselves.
This method results in much less visible scarring and additional support to muscles targeted by a facelift.
How Can Men Benefit From Stem Cell and Tension-Free Facelift?
Because it uses stem cells—the “master cells” of the body that can create any other cell—the stem cell-enhanced facelift leaves enhancement that continues for months after surgery is complete.
The stem cells contribute to the natural production of new cells, boosting skin regeneration and skin cell growth. Improvement continues as the face absorbs the stem cells, leading to a face that naturally looks smoother, younger, and firmer.
Both the stem cell-enhanced facelift and the tension-free facelift are designed to minimize scars from surgery. While some scarring is inevitable, it tends to be most noticeable in men who do not typically use makeup and have closer-cropped hair that prevents easy concealment.
With these types of facelifts, Dr. Calabria takes special care to ensure scars are placed as inconspicuously as possible. This also reduces the chances of skin discoloration near incision sites after healing is done.
Visible and Lasting Improvement
The positive effects of both these facelifts are usually obvious within a few weeks after surgery. Both procedures help to erase deep lines, lift sagging areas, and improve skin tone and texture for years to come.
The effects of the stem cell-enhanced facelift will continue to develop over time. The stem cells help to essentially kick-start the regenerative process that helps skin look and feel youthful, providing further improvement and enhancement.
Because these facelift methods are specifically tailored to meet men’s needs, they tend to result in more favorable outcomes. Men are left with contours that still look rugged and masculine without settling for less enhancement.
The tension-free facelift is one of the best options for men concerned about scarring yet still in need of extensive improvement. The stem cell-enhanced facelift provides continuous improvement, ensuring men continue to look youthful even with the passage of time.
Are you interested in seeing what male facelift method is the best for you? Contact Dr. Calabria by calling our Beverly Hills office at (310) 879-1488, our Rancho Mirage office at (760) 836-0077, or our Italy office at +39.349.4662323.