Sun, pollution, and stress can all accelerate skin ageing, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging. Unfortunately, no one can escape the ageing process altogether, but a facelift for men can help balance the face and restore the skin’s youthful radiance. Read on to learn more.
What is a Facelift?
According to the latest 2021 plastic surgery statistics, facelift ranks 7th in the top surgical procedures for men and women in the UK. Out of 1,051 surgical cosmetic procedures performed on men in the UK, 47 got facelifts.
A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical operation that lifts and pulls back the skin of the face to achieve a tighter, smoother appearance. It can define the jawline and tighten sagging skin.
So, how does it work? An incision will be made during the surgery above the hairline and often continues around the ear. The extra skin will be removed, and the skin will be lifted into its new place. The precise incisions used will depend on the type of facelift.
Why are Facelifts for Men Growing in Popularity?
The physical effects of ageing do not discriminate. Men also get fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin on their faces as they age. Over time, they can develop extra fat in the lower parts of the face and neck. A facelift for men can help tackle all of these issues.
What are the Benefits of a Facelift for Men?
As you age, it’s normal to look older, develop wrinkles, and the jawline may become less defined. Sometimes wrinkles can make you look grumpy as you become older. Benefits of a facelift for men include:
- Youthful facial shape
- Combat wrinkles and fine lines
- Taut and radiant skin
- More defined jawline
- Improve the contour of the neck
Overall, the procedure can help you achieve a younger, more confident, strong, and masculine appearance.
How long does recovery take for a facelift? Watch this video below to learn more from Dr. Riaz Agha.
What are the Different Types of Facelift Surgery?
You can choose from various facelift procedures to address specific issues and tailor them to your desired looks. The surgeon will review possible outcomes with the patient during the consultation process. Here is a rundown of the different kinds of facelifts.
This procedure, known as a “full facelift,” is designed for people with deep lines and wrinkles around their neck and midface.
Mini facelifts are aimed at people just starting to see the first signs of ageing. Because it requires fewer incisions than a standard facelift, the recovery time is generally shorter.
Your plastic surgeon will likely recommend a neck lift and a facelift, as ageing tends to show in the lower face and neck. It’s beneficial to tighten the neck area to maximise the effects of a facelift.
Keep in mind that the ideal candidate for facelift surgery is someone in good physical health, a non-smoker, and without extensive sun damage on the facial skin.
If you’re considering a facelift, start your journey with The Harley Clinic. Book a consultation today.
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