Increasingly, men are seeking facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) in the San Francisco Bay Area to create a younger, more rejuvenated look. In fact, since 2010, facelifts for men have increased by 43% (ASAPS 2015). There are many reasons for this increase, one of them is that men are staying in the workforce longer and wanting to look their best amongst younger colleagues in a competitive marketplace.
Also, face lifting techniques have evolved dramatically in the last few years. Today’s facelift works deeper to literally “lift” the underlying facial structures – not just tightening of loose skin — to ensure a longer-lasting, more natural-looking result.
If you’re male and considering a facelift, the most important thing to keep in mind is that your plastic surgeon should have an in-depth understanding of the aesthetic qualities, and anatomical craniofacial differences — and they are quite significant — between male and female faces, and their accompanying underlying bone structures.
Ideally, your surgeon should have a broad range of experience in performing facelifts for men as well as women. If a male facelift is not performed by surgeon who understands what constitutes a “male” face, the procedure may unintentionally “feminize” the face making it look too feminine or “puffy” — and worse still — like you’ve “had work done”.
- Maintain and enhance the rugged and masculine aesthetic qualities of the male face
- Restore lost facial volume and eliminate “hollowed” areas
- Eliminate excess fat or “sagging” skin to create a firmer, younger-looking appearance
- Lighten up any “haggard” or sallow appearance
- Produce natural-looking results so no one can tell you’ve “had work done” and you still look like “you” — and not someone else
Before we undertake any plastic surgery or nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, you will be given a thorough, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Deschamps-Braly at his office in San Francisco, to ascertain your needs and intended outcomes. But typically, the following are the the most common plastic surgery procedures we recommend to our male patients:
- Facelift and/or Neck Lift (SMAS or Deep Plane facelift): ideal for those with sagging jowls, mild to severe skin laxity, and/or mid-face sagging. This type of facelift has longer-lasting effects – lasting about 10 to 15 years with fewer revisions needed.
- Pan Facial Rejuvenation — considers the “whole face” – for a more harmonious, and natural looking aesthetically pleasing result.
- Fat Transfer (Fat Grafting or Fat Injection) is the process of harvesting your body’s own fat and using it to restore facial volume, it’s an ideal treatment to rejuvenate and increase volume in the face to regain a more youthful looking appearance.
- The Temple Lift is a much less invasive procedure that lifts only the outside corners of the brows which are located on the temples (the lateral forehead) and does not alter the middle of the brow or forehead.
- Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation techniques include:
- Dermal Fillers (Facial Volume Restoration)
- Botox® and Dysport® for reducing wrinkles and fine lines
- Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy) to smooth texture and reduce scars
- Kybella® “Double Chin” Treatment – injectable treatment to reduce a “double chin”
- TCA Chemical Peels are ideal for wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin pigmentation and sun damage.
- Dermabrasion works to soften fine lines and wrinkles
A common question we hear from our male patients is: “When is the right age for me to have a facelift?”. This is very hard for us to answer and will vary from person to person. Ultimately only you can answer this question, but in our experience, some men leave it too long when they would’ve benefited from having a facelift earlier rather than later. Typically, most of our male facelift patients range in age from 40+ through to mid-60’s.