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Male Facelift

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Women are not the only ones to seek facial rejuvenation through a facelift in San Antonio today. Men are also tuning into the benefits of this procedure, with nine percent of all facelifts performed on male patients in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The key to a successful male facelift is the ability of the plastic surgeon to adjust the techniques to create a naturally rejuvenated appearance. Men do not want to look like they had surgery performed, but they do want to have confidence in knowing their youthful contour has been restored.

Different factors can be attributed to the rise in surgical facelifts for men. First and foremost, the procedure has become more socially acceptable among male patients as more are heading to their plastic surgeons to turn back time on their appearance. Second, men are finding that in an increasingly competitive workplace, a youthful look can go far in helping them vie for jobs and promotions.

Dr. Yu offers facelift procedures for men that are specifically designed to enhance the male face. Dr. Yu understands the unique concerns and aesthetic goals of his male patients and commits himself to producing results that are natural, appealing and decidedly masculine.

Facelift Benefits

Men considering a facelift often have the following concerns:

  • Skin laxity that leads to the appearance of jowls along the jawline
  • Deep facial creases around the mid and lower face
  • Loss of volume in the midface that leads to hollowing of the cheek area
  • Diminished definition along the jawline, interfering with the masculine profile

While these concerns are similar to those women have when they seek a facelift, there are additional concerns that are unique to male patients:

  • Thicker skin and increased blood flow creates challenges in enhancing the male face
  • A receding hairline may influence where incisions are placed to minimize visible scarring
  • Growth of facial hair that can determine the location and amount of skin that can be removed
  • The ability to achieve positive results without compromising the male profile or masculine features

Dr. Yu often performs a facelift in conjunction with a neck lift for both his male and female patients. Men find the neck lift provides further enhancement by eliminating the turkey wattle appearance at the front of the neck, as well as the horizontal banding that often forms. The procedures can be performed simultaneously, producing dramatic results in a single surgery.

Good Candidates for a Facelift

Facelift surgery may be a good choice for healthy men that want to improve the contour of the face and neck while reversing signs of aging and sun damage. Best candidates are those looking for a naturally rejuvenated look that addresses aging symptoms without creating the windswept appearance that indicates surgery has been performed. Dr. Yu offers this procedure to patients without major underlying medical issues, do not smoke and have realistic expectations for how much improvement they can experience with this procedure. While a facelift cannot stop the aging process completely, it does slow it down to produce a younger, more invigorated appearance overall.

Procedure Details

Dr. Yu performs facelift surgery as an outpatient procedure in an operating room at a hospital near his San Antonio office so you can rest assured your procedure will be both safe and comfortable. Patients are usually given general anesthesia, although sedation is possible for certain cases. Dr. Yu will make incisions inside the hairline, behind the ears or in the natural folds of the skin. Through the incisions, he will reposition tissue and muscle to create a natural appearance before trimming away excess skin, so the result is both smooth and firm.

During facelift surgery on his male patients, Dr. Yu takes special care to preserve the masculine features like a strong jawline and the distinct qualities of the male face. Changes will be subtle, so you look refreshed without concern over looking “done” or feminized after your surgery. Special care is taken to place incisions where they will not be noticeable after surgery.

Recovery Basics

Discomfort, bruising and swelling typically occur after facelift surgery, but Dr. Yu will provide medication, post-operative instructions and homeopathic options to keep you comfortable and help you heal. Men tend to remain out of the public eye a bit longer to ensure the signs of their surgery are not readily noticeable. Most return to activities within two weeks, although strenuous exercise may be restricted for an extra week or two to prevent possible complications.

Women are not the only ones that can experience the benefits of a more youthful appearance. Men also see advantages to turning back the clock in their personal and professional lives. If you are ready to enjoy a rejuvenated appearance that will last for many years, perhaps a facelift is the right choice for you. Contact Dr. Kenneth Yu Facial Plastic Surgery at (210) 876-6868 to learn more.

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