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Men of all ages seek facelifts for a younger appearance. And while there is an average age that men get the facelift procedure, there is no ideal age. This is because men experience the signs of aging at different times and decide based on their personal needs and aesthetic goals.

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Below, we will discuss the common signs of aging addressed with surgery, different facelift surgery options, and additional procedures that pair well for optimal facial harmony and rejuvenation.

What Is a Male Facelift?

There are a few critical differences between male and female facelift procedures, so choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in male cosmetic surgeries is essential.

Some features unique to the male facelift include:

  • Men have thicker skin and bone structure, making the procedure more complex
  • Male facelifts typically take more time than female facelifts
  • A natural-looking male facelift is harder to achieve as it takes greater skill
  • Incisions and scars are harder to mask than for female patients, as men typically have less hair to cover them
  • Men have facial hair that cannot be disrupted
  • It is important to maintain the integrity of the male facial structure to get the most natural results
  • An unnatural result on a male patient is typically more noticeable

The above reasons make it crucial to choose a dedicated and experienced surgeon specializing in male plastic surgery, such as Dr. Calabria. With decades of perfecting his craft, attention to each patient, and a strong commitment to creating natural results, Dr. Calabria is one of the most celebrated male facelift plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, California.

Male Facelift Results

Some of the results of a male facelift include:

  • Minimized appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles
  • Eliminate loose jowls
  • A contoured chin and jaw
  • A smoother neck

Most men start seeing these signs of aging around the age of 50; however, every man is different, and some wish to undergo the procedure sooner.

What Are Some Popular Male Facelift Techniques?

Dr. Calabria offers a range of male facelift options to create individualized treatment plans for his patients. By designing a custom treatment plan, Dr. Calabria can create optimal results while maintaining a natural masculine aesthetic.

Vertical Facelift

The male vertical facelift is a procedure pioneered by Dr. Calabria to create the most natural facelift results possible. Rather than working on the horizontal axis of the face, which is what a traditional facelift utilizes, Dr. Calabria pulls the skin vertically — avoiding the unfortunate “wind-swept” results of some older facelift surgeries.

During a male vertical facelift, Dr. Calabria makes incisions within the hairline and behind the ears before repositioning the fat and muscles. He will then lift and reposition the skin, trimming any excess. The whole process involves moving the facial tissues in a vertical direction, recreating the original framework of a youthful structure.

Tension-Free Facelift

Dr. Calabria developed the tension-free facelift to combat the adverse effects of the traditional facelift, minimizing tension placed on the incisions and hairline.

As men typically have less hair than women, facelift incisions must be carefully placed to avoid obvious scars or skin discoloration. With the tension-free facelift, Dr. Calabria places the incisions at the edge of the tragal cartilage, which is higher up on the ear than in traditional facelift procedures and, therefore, less noticeable.

Additionally, Dr. Calabria uses facial tissue to create suspender flaps to relieve incision tension. Typically, tension during the recovery process results in scar creation. By relieving this tension, Dr. Calabria can minimize scarring.

How Long Is the Male Facelift Recovery Process?

Male facelift surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home after surgery. As with many cosmetic procedures, male facelift surgery will involve minor bruising and swelling, with some discomfort for the first few days.

Following your procedure, you must rest and keep the area elevated for one to two weeks to minimize swelling. You can return to work within two to three weeks, avoiding strenuous physical activity for three to four.

Results of the male facelift should become noticeable about six weeks after surgery once most of the swelling has gone down.

Male Facelift Surgery in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Calabri ensures long-lasting results of your male facelift procedure. While no plastic surgery procedure can stop the natural aging process, the results of your male facelift surgery should last for years to come if you practice a healthy lifestyle and abstain from harmful practices that speed up the aging process.

Some other procedures that pair well with the male facelift include the male neck lift and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) for a cohesive, natural result.

Interested in Learning More About the Male Facelift?

If you are concerned about visible signs of aging around the face but want to maintain your natural male angles and appearance, a male facelift by Dr. Calabri might be for you. Call us to set up a consultation today. You can reach our Beverly Hills office at (310) 879-1488, our Rancho Mirage office at (760) 836-0077, and our Italy office at +39.349.4662323.