Facelift for Men
What Is a Facelift?
Traditionally, plastic surgery has been viewed as something undergone only by women. However, in the past decade, there has been a steady increase in men seeking facial rejuvenation. In the past, men often focused on the looks of their bodies, but the current competitive atmosphere of dating and the workplace have made facelift surgery the ideal procedure for men to maintain that youthful edge.
Dr. Renato Calabria specializes in facelift surgery and has perfected multiple techniques that are designed to restore natural, youthful facial contours that highlight the masculine qualities of the male facial structure.
The Benefits of a Male Facelift
- Eliminates excess skin and fat for a firmer facial appearance
- Maintains the rugged and masculine qualities of the male face
- Restores lost facial volume
- Incision techniques are available to limit scarring
- Techniques are tailored to the individual for natural-looking results
Dr. Calabria’s Facelift Techniques
Incisions are placed along the hairline near the temples and may run down behind the ears. Through these incisions, excess skin and fat are removed. Drooping facial muscles are lifted upwards and sutured into place. The traditional facelift restores firm facial contours to the mid and lower face.
Small incisions are placed at the temples and inside the mouth. The cheek muscles are then repositioned vertically. This procedure is ideal for patients who require minimal scarring that is undetectable. Endoscopic facelifts require a shorter recovery period compared to traditional techniques. Patients who have undergone a previous facelift and desire further correction often prefer the endoscopic technique because it restores volume rather than tightening tissue, which helps avoid the “wind tunnel” look that many repeat facelifts can cause.
Dr. Calabria utilizes the vertical facelift over the traditional horizontal pull of other current techniques. Incisions are placed in the same locations as the traditional facelift. However, the deep facial muscles are pulled upwards rather than to the side. This helps reposition the facial muscles for a more naturally youthful appearance.
Stem Cell Enhanced Facelift
Fat is harvested from one of the patient’s trouble areas, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, or back. The fat is purified and injected into the face to restore lost volume and enhance the facial contours. Patients who prefer a stem cell enhanced facelift are looking to slim bothersome fatty areas of the body and restore lost facial volume. Many patients choose stem cell enhanced facelifts over facial fillers because this technique doesn’t use synthetic injections and provides longer-lasting results.
The suspenders facelift utilizes a tension-free facelift closure. Skin that is traditionally excised can be used to shift tension to different sites of the face. This helps relieve tension on incisions, which helps reduce scar formation. Keloid and hypertrophic scars are often the result of stress placed on the incisions during the healing process.
After an extensive consultation, Dr. Calabria will recommend which technique will help you achieve the best results possible. Often, he utilizes multiple techniques to customize your procedure. Tailoring each procedure to the individual allows Dr. Calabria to achieve natural-looking results that best highlight your facial contours while maintaining the masculine qualities of your facial structure.Schedule a Consultation
Facelift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. While general anesthesia provides a safe and comfortable surgery, patients who require minimal facial correction may qualify for local anesthesia.
You will experience some swelling and bruising of your face. You should rest with your head elevated for one to two weeks following your procedure to minimize excess swelling. Most patients can return to work within two to three weeks of their procedure. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for three to four weeks. After six weeks, major swelling should begin to subside and your final results should become noticeable.
Some patients do experience mild discomfort during the first week of facelift recovery, which is often caused by swelling. Oral medication can be used to control any associated pain that may occur.
Sagging or fatty jowls are common in patients seeking a facelift. Dr. Calabria can perform a neck lift in tandem with your facelift to provide better results. Neck lift surgery utilizes a small incision placed under the chin to remove excess skin and fat. The platysma muscles are then pulled together and stitched tight.
Patients often choose facelift surgery over non-surgical options because of the long-lasting results that are achieved. Many patients receive results that last for years. However, a facelift can’t prevent additional sagging from occurring, and your face will continue to age naturally while looking more youthful than it would have without the procedure.