Non-invasive procedures remain one of the most popular ways to reduce signs of aging and improve the look and structure of the face. However, facelifts and other forms of cosmetic surgery are still popular due to their lasting effects and more effective results.
In fact, more and more men are starting to get facelifts done and are creating a new trend. Most people assume that only women get facelifts done. But, the growing popularity of men’s facelifts reveals an important cultural shift.
As we start to live longer lives more people want to maintain their youthful appearance and boost their confidence. Really, there are many good reasons that men are choosing to get facelifts done in much higher numbers!
We’ll talk more about why this cosmetic surgery is trending with men, and what benefits and results men can expect when undergoing this type of procedure here.
Why Are Facelifts Becoming So Popular Among Men?
Male plastic surgery has been on the rise for years. And, with the growing pressure to look good and look young, it’s no surprise that many men have opted to change their appearance with the help of cosmetic procedures. In particular, the facelift has seen increased popularity among men this year.
Part of this change has to do with social media and the focus it has brought to our looks. More people are taking selfies and posting pictures of their faces online. It’s only natural that men want to look attractive and youthful when they share pictures of themselves online.
But, social media isn’t the only factor that is increasing male facelifts. Part of it has to do with the high use of video-chat apps during the pandemic. More people are working remotely and using video calling apps like Zoom to connect with co-workers.
Due to this, many men are forced to stare at their own faces for hours on end while they work from home. Because men have become so hyper-aware of their own faces with HD video calls, plastic surgeons have seen a major uptick in facelifts among men.
What Other Reasons Might Men Get Facelifts Done?
Still, what other reasons might men get facelifts done? The reasons that men and women get facelifts tend to overlap in a few places. The human face sags and ages no matter what gender you are and we all want to keep a certain level of attractiveness even as we get older.
To fix this problem, men might decide to get a facelift done. The skin under the neck and jaw is particularly concerning to men and women as sagging in this area can really age someone. However, unlike women, men don’t have the same options to reduce facial sagging.
While less invasive procedures can work for men, males do have thicker skin. This means that a male facelift can be far more effective for men looking to reduce signs of aging in a significant way.
Finally, with the reduced stigma around plastic surgery, more men are open to the idea of getting facelifts done. Plastic surgery among men is not as rare as it used to be.
More people are talking about what they have done to their faces online. This is giving men the confidence to improve their looks and get cosmetic procedures done.
What Is A Facelift and What Can Men Expect From This Surgery?
We’ve talked a lot about facelifts, but what exactly does this cosmetic procedure entail and what can men expect when they get a facelift done? Facelifts are a type of invasive surgery that helps reverse signs of aging.
With a small incision, a trained plastic surgeon will be able to pull back the skin and tighten the facial tissues. Once the skin is pulled back any excess tissue is removed and the incision is stitched back up.
The results of this procedure include getting rid of jowls, improving early signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines, and contouring of the face. Overall, facelifts are great at smoothing out the skin and creating a more pronounced facial definition for men.
What Are The Specific Benefits of Facelifts For Men?
Both men and women will see similar results when they get facelifts done. But there are some more specific benefits that men will experience when they get facelifts.
In particular, men will notice that their jawline is more sharply defined. This creates a sharp and masculine look for men. Also, jowls, which is a form of sagging beneath the chin and jaw, will also be majorly reduced when men choose to get this surgery.
Finally, with modern techniques, plastic surgery is becoming more refined and natural-looking. A lot of men worry that their facelift will be noticeable or feminine-looking. Luckily, facelifts can look more natural with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon!
Of course, male facelifts can be harder to perform. This has to do with male physiology which can complicate the procedure and make it more complex. However, as long as you go to a surgeon with years of experience you can leave the operating table feeling confident about your new look!
What Makes You A Good Candidate For A Men’s Facelift?
Men who are looking to get a facelift should meet the following criteria. They need to be in relatively good health. This means that they shouldn’t have major health problems that could lead to surgical complications.
If you are healthy, consider what signs of aging you are currently experiencing. If you have a lot of wrinkles and fine lines then a facelift could help you smooth out your skin. Individuals with very loose jowls and loose necks can also get a facelift.
Finally, sagging in the cheek and lax muscles in the face could also mean that it is time to get a facelift. Consult with your doctor first before you get anything done. This way you can fully assess your options.
How Long Do Male Facelifts Last?
Facelifts are a major investment that requires thousands of dollars and weeks of recovery. So, you might be wondering how long the results of this procedure will last.
Unfortunately, facelifts don’t last forever. For most facelifts, you can expect your results to last for around ten years. After ten years, you could get another facelift done but this is up to you.
What Is The Recovery Time For A Male Facelift?
Not only are men concerned with how natural their new facelift will look, but they also want to know how long it will take to recover from this procedure. With remote work becoming more popular this concern is slightly reduced. Still, it can take weeks to fully recover from a facelift.
Keep this in mind as you schedule your procedure and make a recovery plan. For larger facelifts that help lift the face and neck two to three weeks is a good estimate. Smaller facelifts, or mini facelifts, have a quicker recovery time of around a week.
Most men are worried about swelling and redness but this usually goes away within the first week or two. There will still be small amounts of swelling over the next few months as your face starts to fully heal and settle in though.
When Can You Expect to See The Full Results of Your Male Facelift?
While you will recover from your facelift within the frame of a few weeks, don’t expect to see the results you want right away. It takes time for the face to heal after surgery and depending on your health and body the time it takes to see those results may vary.
For most men, you will start to see the final results of your procedure within three to six months. Stay patient and don’t expect perfection. Facelifts are effective but some signs of aging will remain. And scarring, though minimal with the latest technology, will be present but not overly noticeable.
How Should You Prepare For A Male Facelift?
To prepare for a male facelift, you want to do some research and find the best plastic surgeon in your area. Getting the natural results you want will depend heavily on who does your surgery!
So, make sure that your surgeon has experience with facelifts and can show you plenty of before and after photos. Really, you only have one face. You don’t want someone who is inexperienced performing invasive surgery on you.
In addition, it is important to schedule an appointment with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Talking to your surgeon beforehand will help establish your goals and give you a better understanding of facelifts. You can also ask plenty of questions this way you know what to expect in terms of results and costs.
Contact Dr. Vitenas Today
If you are interested in having a facelift, or any other type of plastic surgery done, please contact Dr. Vitenas’s office today. Our staff would be happy to answer any of your questions or help you schedule an appointment today.
We can be reached at this phone number: 281-484-0088. Or you can fill out our online contact form here.