Despite the fact that facelift surgery is primarily advertised and performed on female patients, an increasing number of men are beginning to look to this leading cosmetic procedure for facial rejuvenation. Men experience the same breakdown of skin elasticity that causes the formation of wrinkles and fine lines as well as the shifting of underlying facial muscles. Facelift surgery is not only for women alone; male facelift surgery can restore your face and neck aesthetic, allowing for a more youthful, confident, and chiseled appearance.
Excess skin is altering the shape of your face
Your face looks older than you feel
You have lost facial volume
Jowls have developed
You have vertical banding on the neck
With the progression of time comes the deterioration of youthful facial contours and the breakdown of skin elasticity. Combined with sun damage, constant facial movement, and environmental factors, your face ages at a quicker rate than the rest of your body. Facelift surgery restores youthful contours by tightening the skin and underlying muscles on the mid and lower face.
For male patients who only experience minimal signs of facial aging, a mini facelift is a good option to fix minor conditions. This procedure is not as invasive as the full facelift; however, it is unable to reach the same amount of skin correction. This procedure may be ideal for younger patients with good skin quality.
Aging, heredity, and sun damage all wreak havoc on the appearance and quality of your neck skin. As collagen and elasticity break down, vertical banding forms, causing an aging neck that is one of the first and most noticeable tell-tale signs of aging. A neck lift can smooth out the excess skin and tighten the muscles for a well-balanced and harmonious appearance.
One option for men with significant anterior neck laxity is direct excision of the neck skin with a "W-plasty" incision. This procedure addresses only the anterior neck skin and muscle laxity, but it can be performed under local anesthesia in an office setting with less bruising and a quicker recovery. This operation does place a lightning bolt shaped scar on the anterior neck, but this hides well in male patients.
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