Turning back the clock on facial aging with a facelift isn’t only the domain of women any longer. More and more men are opting to have a facelift to present a younger, more vibrant appearance in business and social circles.
Scarring and the male facelift
A facelift effectively addresses issues with facial skin aging. But for men, it isn’t as easy to conceal the surgical scars in their hair, as is done with most female procedures. To address this concern, the incisions made during a male facelift are placed strategically in inconspicuous places as much as possible: in the natural crease found between the sideburn and the ear, around the earlobe, inside the ear, under the chin, or along the hairline.
What can be treated with a male facelift?
When men reach the age of 50, facial skin and underlying tissue start to become loose and saggy. The neck can lose its definition as it relates to the jawline. This laxity can produce heavy jowls that create a “hangdog” look. Another concern that can be addressed with a male facelift is a double chin. This again is a result of the skin gradually losing its collagen as the body decreases production, and can be a hinderance for men competing in the workplace.
Many men think a facelift will leave their face looking “tight” and obviously “operated on.” However, Dr. Trovato’s meticulous, conservative surgical approach to the male facelift allows patients to look up to 10 years younger with hardly any noticeable signs.
Blood pressure issues
Men are more likely to suffer post-surgery complications than women as a result of variations in their blood pressure. With this in mind, Dr. Trovato wants his male facelift patients to have their blood pressure under control before any procedure is performed.
How is a male facelift done?
A variety of techniques are available to Dr. Trovato to rejuvenate the male face. Depending on the issues, he may perform a full, mid-, or mini facelift. His chosen approach, which will be thoroughly discussed with you during your consultation, will depend on the extent of your skin aging on the different regions of your face.
A neck lift may be included to tighten loose skin around the neck and to eliminate a double chin. A forehead lift may be added to eliminate sagging brows and droopy eyes.
Since there are a wide variety of possible procedures involved with a male facelift, recovery times vary. Regardless of the extent of your surgery, you will experience some swelling, bruising, stiffness, soreness, and tenderness in the areas involved. This can last from a few days up to two weeks. Keeping your head elevated, even during sleep, and dilligent use of ice packs for the first 48 hours can greatly reduce swelling. In two to three weeks, most patients feel recovered enough to go out in public.