Am I a Good Candidate for the Male Facelift?

Male-FaceliftNot all facelifts are created equally. For one thing, there are so many different facelift techniques and different outcomes etc. Then there’s the type of patient; a great plastic surgeon will make sure that their facelift perfectly complements the person’s facial structures, features, and frame. However, one of the most difficult forms of facelifts are actually facelifts for men; that’s why it’s so essential that male facelift recipients go to a highly trained facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Slupchynskyj. Want to find out if you’re a good candidate for the male facelift?

What’s the big deal?

There are actually subtle anatomical differences between male and female faces that tend to make male facelifts slightly harder than a female facelift. Men have thicker skin. No, really—men tend to have thicker skin than women, bigger faces, heavier necks, and more ligaments. This makes it somewhat harder for a delicate procedure like the facelift that requires lifting and stretching the skin. Men also have a higher blood supply in their faces, making it much easier for them to bleed during the procedure and increasing risk and complications.

Being Healthy

It’s highly, highly recommended that patients quit smoking for at least two weeks before and after the surgery. There’s a good reason for that: nicotine in the blood supply can actually restrict blood supply to your facial tissue and incisions, making it harder for your incisions to heal correctly and making it more likely to scar.

Use What You Got

Do you have a strong facial bone structure? Then your face is perfect for providing support for stretched skin. Since the facelift requires stretching the skin, then having good skin elasticity is perfect for maintaining the effects of the facelift. Some studies have even shown that the best time to get a facelift is around your 40s, when you have optimal skin elasticity.

Realistic Expectations

Being realistic about the results of a facelift makes you a fantastic candidate for the facelift. Because of differences in male and female anatomy, there are some things you should consider before getting a male facelift. For one thing, most men don’t wear makeup or have long hair, meaning scars from incisions are not as easy to hide. Another thing is that some facelift techniques can lead to some beard-growing skin being pulled behind the ear, so some men have to start shaving behind their ears after their procedure. Additionally, a receding hairline can also make it harder for some men to hide an incision.

Do you have what it takes to get a male facelift? Contact The Aesthetic Institute of New York and New Jersey now, to schedule a consultation with world famous facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Slupchynskyj.