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Are Facelifts Different for Men and Women?

A common misconception in society is that plastic surgery is just for women. Well, these days, more and more guys are spending their time and money on improving their overall appearance. After all, why wouldn’t men look and feel their best-self possible too? That leaves many people wondering the somewhat complicated question… ‘Are facelifts different for men and women?

As I mentioned, the answer is somewhere in the grey-zone. Yes, the procedure addresses many of the same concerns for both sexes; fine lines and wrinkles, loose/saggy skin, loss of volume. Again, yes, the results from facelifts are similar too. Both men and women can achieve a refreshed, younger-looking appearance with the help of facelifts.

But, that’s about where the similarities end. Facelift procedures for men are more complicated and require a highly-skilled surgeon with a good deal of technical experience.

Before and after results of a male facelift.

Let’s take a look at a few things that your surgeon will have to take into consideration when performing a facelift on a man.

  • While women tend to prefer softer facial features, men often seek out more defined, chiseled contours. Feminizing men’s facial features is an absolute no-no!
  • Men have stronger ligaments, larger faces, and thicker skin which can make the procedure more complex.
  • Incisions for facelifts on women are easier to conceal. Due to premature balding, sideburns, and facial hair, it takes a skilled surgeon to know just where to place an incision when performing a facelift on guys.
  • Facial hair also means more blood vessels to contend with. Thanks to our more vascular skin, it puts us at a higher risk for potential complications. Blood pressure levels need to be continuously monitored for men throughout the procedure. Drains and compression dressings are utilized during and post-op to prevent potential hematoma.

Ideally, a knowledgeable board-certified surgeon can produce an optimal outcome for both men and women. In either instance after your procedure, you’ll appear well-rested and youthful without looking like you’ve undergone surgery. Before choosing a surgeon, take a look at their before and after photos and ask about their experience performing facelifts for men.

Ready to look and feel your best? Schedule a consultation to discuss your options today. Consultations are available in both our San Francisco and Walnut Creek offices. You may schedule for either location by calling (415) 362-1221.  Renee or Laurie will help you and answer any pre-consultation questions you may have!

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