Facelift for Men
Looking Younger and More Chiseled
The human brain is wired to recognize faces. Indeed, we’re so good at recognizing faces and remembering facial detail that we often see faces where they aren’t—think of how many faces you’ve seen on the front of cars or on a piece of toast. In terms of our innate abilities, the skill of facial recognition has allowed humans to be quite precise when trying to identify one another. But there can also be a cost associated with this uniquely human ability. Because we recognize and remember faces in such detail, the face is often where we first notice the signs of aging.
Indeed, the face can manifest aging in many ways, particularly in men. The most obvious way is, of course, in wrinkles. Wrinkles in the face are often caused by lack of volume and tissue that has lost elasticity. This lack of elasticity, combined with the cumulative effects of gravity can also cause the skin to droop over time, creating jowls around the cheeks and an unflattering look along the jawline. Additionally, as time goes on, you can develop excess skin around the forehead, cheeks, nose, and eyes. This excess tissue can make wrinkles and frown lines look even deeper and, thus, make your face look even older.
What is a Facelift?
Facelifts have been developed specifically to enable the face to adopt a more youthful appearance. They do this by primarily focusing on two aspects of the face: excess skin and wrinkles. A facelift will first remove much excess skin, especially in more problematic areas. The nice thing about this surgery is that it really can be targeted, so if you’re in danger of having jowls, the procedure will likely focus on the excess skin around your jawline. This excess tissue is removed. The remaining tissue is tightened on the face, so as to eliminate many of the wrinkles that were created by loss of volume.
The scars from this procedures are usually hidden beneath the hairline, and are generally quite small. The reason for this is that most modern facelifts seek to create a very natural looking final product. That is, modern facelifts emphasize subtle changes to create maximum effects. Often in the past, facelifts have been associated with an almost “plastic,” artificial look, but the modern procedures for Facelift for men in Clear Lake, TX, favor natural-looking results that our patients love. In other words, it’s quite possible that no one will know you’ve had a facelift—they’ll just know that you suddenly look years younger.
Am I a Good Candidate For a Facelift for Men in Clear Lake, TX?
Candidates for aesthetic plastic surgery nearly always must meet certain standards for general health. However, there are some more specific criteria that we look for in Facelift for men patients in order to ensure optimum results. Therefore, we encourage our facelift for men patients to:
- Have deep wrinkles caused by lack of volume
- Have wrinkles caused by excess tissue
- Desire a permanent solution for a more youthful appearance
- Be healthy enough for surgery (refrain from tobacco)
- While there is no “minimum” age for a facelift, we recommend patients do not pursue a facelift unnecessarily early
Facelifts can be performed either in a hospital setting or in our Clear Lake, TX plastic surgery clinic at South Shore Plastic Surgery. Our plastic surgery suite allows for greater control over patient comfort and recovery, so we usually recommend that course of action. However, Dr. Polsen will consult with every patient about preferred location. Most facelifts are performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, small incisions will be made around the face, and excess skin will be removed. Dr. Polsen will also repair some of the muscle and tissue structure beneath your face to maintain your more youthful appearance.
When it comes to, specifically, facelifts for men, Dr. Polsen takes great care to honor the masculine features and characteristics of the face. This means paying special attention to the jawline, the hairline, and the eyebrows.
Recover and Results
Patients of facelift for men in Clear Lake, TX can typically return home the same day of the procedure. However, patients should remain sedentary for at least a few days, and should expect swelling and bruising to persist for a few weeks. In fact, it may be close to six weeks or so before you feel completely normal. That said, you should be able to resume typical social activities after only a relatively short amount of time, usually about seven to ten days. Because the face is so central to everyday interactions and social functions, this can often be a particularly trying time of the recovery period.
The pain involved in facelift recovery is generally pretty mild, and can often be treated with little more than strong Tylenol. This pain generally only lasts for a couple of days. Dr. Polsen provides each and every patient with individualized care and recovery instructions, so as to best achieve and protect your desired look. In then end, it’s up to you to carry out those instructions, but the staff at South Shore Plastic Surgery are always here to help you in any way possible. Even with a moderately challenging recovery period, our patients who have undergone facelift for men in Clear Lake, TX are nearly always thrilled with the results.
At South Shore Plastic Surgery, we know how to honor the masculine features of your face. We’ll keep your jawline tight and defined, your cheekbones and brow prominent, and your masculine pride intact. For men, in particular, some wrinkles or areas of wrinkles can look rugged and it’s possible you’ll want to keep these particular areas. This can usually be accomplished, but you’ll want to discuss your desired results with Dr. Polsen before beginning.
So, if you’re thinking of getting a facelift—of taking years off the appearance of your face—in a way that will not only preserve the natural look of your face but will also honor the masculine features of that face, contact South Shore Plastic Surgery right away to get started on your new, more youthful look.