It is a myth that only women prefer facelifts. Although women have historically made up the vast majority of patients undergoing cosmetic surgery, times and social mores have changed. More and more adults, both sexes included, are turning to cosmetic treatments to boost their confidence, slow the signs of aging or better compete for jobs and romantic partners.
The facelift is one of the most common cosmetic procedures because of its ability to restore youthfulness to the face, neck and chin. Facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) tightens underlying tissue and removes loose skin for a rejuvenated appearance. Men and women alike look up to ten years younger following the surgery, depending on their starting appearance.
If you are a man considering this procedure, you might be wondering if there is a difference between male and female facelifts. Yes, there is — both in surgical techniques required and in gender-related motivational reasons.
Hence, you should seek the services of a knowledgeable cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Eric Cerrati, who is experienced in gender-specific procedures for an optimal outcome. He understands the anatomical differences and will employ the best techniques for ideal aesthetic results and recovery time.
Male Motivations for Getting a Facelift Versus Female Motivations
Most males get facelifts to look tougher, while women get them to look more delicate. Therefore, the aesthetic goal of a male facelift is to create a more pronounced jawline and get rid of the “turkey gobbler” folds around the neck. On the other hand, the female facelift aims to volumize the mid-face region and remove wrinkles and jowls. However, both sexes use cosmetic surgery to look younger and feel better.
Facelift Techniques Are Different for Male Facelifts
Men’s faces tend to be bigger, particularly around the jawline. They also have more vascular structures and stiffer ligaments, making aesthetic enhancements more challenging. Furthermore, men’s skin is 25% thicker because of their higher testosterone levels and collagen density. This last factor is why men age better than women and usually do not need a facelift until they are much older. To compare, women’s facial skeletons and ligaments are weaker, making surgery easier.
Additional anatomical differences include:
- Male foreheads are broader.
- Male eyebrows are less arched.
- Male noses are longer and wider.
- Male cheekbones are flatter.
- Male chins are less pointy; often flat.
- Facial hair can dictate incision type and place, as surgeons must be careful not to damage hair follicles.
Your male facelift surgery might comprise multiple procedures to address all your cosmetic concerns. For example, blepharoplasty can help puffy, saggy, wrinkled eyes; rhinoplasty can correct a misshapen nose; chin augmentation can make a weak chin more masculine; orthognathic surgery can give you strong jaw lines; a neck lift can address sagging skin and creases under your face.
Whatever you decide, Dr. Cerrati uses advanced yet conservative procedures for natural-looking results. Contact our office when you are ready for a reliable male facelift.
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