Is A Male Facelift Different Than A Female Facelift?

Posted November 23, 2021 in Facelift

It’s no secret that the vast majority of patients seeking plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift are women, but that doesn’t mean that men can’t benefit from the same procedures to enhance their appearance. Dr. Gilpin takes every individual’s anatomy and desired goal into account when making personalized surgical plans to ensure the results look as natural and ideal as possible.

Benefits of Facelift Surgery

The main and perhaps obvious benefits of facelifts are as follows:

  •       Fewer, less significant wrinkles and folds
  •       Lifted appearance to the mid and lower face
  •       Restored facial contours

Facelifts, when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. David Gilpin can turn back the clock on a person’s appearance by as much as 10 years. So although a facelift can’t halt the process of aging in its tracks, it can have a huge impact on the appearance of an aging complexion.

When Do Men Choose To Undergo a Facelift?

Men and women age in similar but distinct ways. While women tend to have concerns about their complexion becoming too “square” due to sagging skin around the jawline, men usually have concerns that their appearance has become too “soft” and want more defined contours.

Everyone who becomes interested in a facelift usually has one or more of these concerns:

  •       Loose skin throughout the face
  •       Deep wrinkles or folds
  •       Lots of fine lines
  •       Lack of definition in the cheeks or jaw

Specific concerns of men often can center around the ease of shaving. With the development of deep wrinkles in the face and skin laxity, shaving can become hard to get a consistent, close shave. This is especially true when shaving the neck, having to deal with “turkey neck” or banding that can appear as people age. If these concerns sound familiar, you may benefit from a facial or neck rejuvenation procedure.

Are Male Procedures Different from Female Procedures?

The difference in the facial tissues of men and women leads to a slightly altered procedure that Dr. Gilpin fine-tunes according to the needs of every client. Men tend to have thicker skin and muscle tissue, which has a tendency to look more “pulled” upon full recovery. At the same time, the goals of most men seeking facial surgery are different, meaning the regions that are lifted, tightened, and redistributed during facelifts in Nashville are different than women.

Although mini facelifts are often an option for women who want minimal scarring and only require treatment of the lower face, this may not be an option for all men, as the heavier, denser tissues require more substantial lifting techniques to achieve their results.

The incision pattern for some male facelift procedures are different than normal facelifts, as a facelift can sometimes affect the hairline and sideburns, which some patients want to avoid.

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Whether you’re a good candidate for a full male facelift or another procedure like the non-surgical facelift, the team at Gilpin Facial Plastics is here to help you achieve the tailored, contoured look you want. You likely have a lot of questions about male plastic surgery, which is why we encourage people interested in these procedures to schedule a consultation with the expert himself, Dr. Gilpin, to give you answers and more details about what you can expect. Schedule your consultation by calling our office or contacting us online today.

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