There is no doubt that women make up the majority of plastic surgery patients. However, men undergo a significant number of procedures as well. This is why it is so important for surgeons to tailor each treatment plan to the individual.
Dr. Brian Burns skillfully performs facelift surgery to help our patients achieve a more youthful appearance while maintaining their masculine features. Here, we discuss how we approach facelift surgery for men at our Victoria, TX, practice.
Facelift Surgery Statistics and Male Patients
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, member surgeons performed 121,531 facelift (rhytidectomy) procedures in 2018; 12,017 of these were performed on men, which accounted for 10 percent of all facelift procedure. This number was up 3 percent from 2017.
Male vs. Female Facelift Goals
A male patient’s cosmetic concerns tend to differ from those of female patients. For one thing, men may want to retain some degree of wrinkling, while women tend to want a completely smooth appearance. We can lift and tighten the skin to produce a more youthful appearance while avoiding an overdone look.
Scarring is a concern for men because it can be more difficult to mask since most men have short hair. We will place the incisions in the most inconspicuous areas possible, often behind the ear or within the beard line.
Men also have thicker, stiffer skin, which surgeons must consider when making adjustments during facelift surgery. In addition, male skin has greater blood supply, so surgeons must take the appropriate steps to prevent excess bleeding.
Finally, men tend to have a broader facial structure than women. When performing facelift surgery, it is important to maintain these masculine features to produce good results. At our Victoria practice, Dr. Burns will discuss all of these concerns and factors with you during your consultation so we can create a customized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
Complementary or Alternative Procedures
Facelift surgery focuses on the lower third and middle of the face. It is the ideal procedure for men that want to improve drooping cheeks and jowls, minimize deep facial folds, and have a more defined jawline.
It is critical to note that facelift surgery does not address the neck or the upper third of the face.
If your concerns include loose and excess skin on your neck, a banded appearance, or a double chin, neck lift surgery can be performed along with or instead of facelift surgery.
If you have puffy, undereye circles, lower eyelid surgery may be appropriate. On the other hand, drooping upper eyelids can be improved with upper eyelid surgery.
Finally, if you have sagging brows or deep creases along your forehead or between your brows, forehead lift surgery may be recommended.
We may recommend a single procedure or multiple procedures to address your cosmetic concerns.
Contact Our Practice
To find out if facelift surgery or another facial plastic surgery procedure is appropriate in your case, contact Dr. Brian F. Burns practice today. You can contact us online or call us in Victoria at (361) 576-1975.