December 20, 2021 Tags: Plastic Surgery News
Plastic surgeons across the US performed over 234,000 facelifts in 2020, and the number of male facelift patients is on the rise. Facelifts for men are becoming more common for a variety of reasons, including the long-term results they can achieve.
A facelift is an aesthetic surgery involving small, discreet incisions on both sides of the face, where the plastic surgeon will carefully pull back the skin to reveal the facial tissue underneath. During a facelift, the surgeon manipulates these facial tissues to lift and tighten the overall appearance of the face. The surgeon will also remove any excess or drooping skin, resulting in a smoother, rejuvenated, and more contoured face.
Facelifts are intended to reverse visible signs of aging in the face and neck for both men and women, including the appearance of drooping jowls, sagging neck skin, deep wrinkles, and lines.
Contrary to popular belief, a facelift done correctly should look like a natural aesthetic improvement rather than the “overdone” look that many people associate with cosmetic surgeries.
Part of the sudden popularity of facelifts for men stems from the plastic surgery Zoom Boom. With the rise of high-definition Zoom calls and video chats, men (and women) have become more hyper-aware of any flaws in their faces, and facelifts are a great, long-term way to improve appearance.
Men who experience sagging skin on the cheeks or jawline, lax muscle tissue in the cheeks, loose and folding neck skin, noticeable wrinkles around the mouth and nose, or drooping jowls are all great candidates for a facelift.
Every patient is different, and expectations will be discussed with each patient during their initial consultation. However, male facelifts will generally help men achieve a youthful, defined, and masculine profile, with results generally lasting about 10 years.
Plastic surgery is no longer a taboo subject for men. As each year passes, more men are opting for cosmetic enhancements. A facelift can be rewarding for many, as they help boost self-confidence.
If you’re not ready to commit to a surgical facelift, a popular alternative to consider is a liquid facelift. A liquid facelift uses a combination of injectables, such as Botox and dermal fillers, customized to improve the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles, strategically adding volume, and sculpting to enhance existing features without surgery.
If you’re interested in getting a facelift or liquid facelift, schedule a consultation at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, where our team of experts is more than happy to help and talk through the next steps.