Loose and sagging facial skin can be resolved.
Non-surgical procedures such as injectables and lasers can help rejuvenate the face. Unfortunately, it is impossible to fully resolve loose, sagging skin without surgery. In a male surgical male facelift, Dr. Robert Whitfield can:
- Lift and tighten loose skin
- Repair lax facial muscles to smooth sagging cheeks and jowls
- Restore a defined, masculine jawline
- Restore the brow to the original, more youthful looking position
- Treat sagging skin and fat on the upper neck when needed.
A male facelift can make you look as young as you feel. This can be important for men who are retiring later and want to stay competitive in the workforce or want to continue to look vital and youthful when time has taken a toll on the facial structure.
What are the male facelift techniques?
Dr. Whitfield performs both traditional and short-scar male facelifts using the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) technique. In the past, the downside of facelift surgery was that it could leave the face looking tight or pulled, with facial surgery obvious – that’s not how Dr. Whitfield approaches a male facelift. He knows how important it is to you that the results appear very natural. He employs advanced surgical techniques to achieve an exceptionally fresh and natural look.
SMAS facelift for superior results in male facelift surgery
The SMAS, which is a thin layer of connective tissue (fascia) located beneath the skin and fat, but above the muscle, connects the muscles of the face, mid-face and neck. By addressing facial structure at this deep level, there is no unnatural pulling on the skin. Instead, the skin is re-draped over newly tightened muscles. When this technique is used by a very experienced surgeon such as Dr. Whitfield, it can deliver results that appear completely natural.
Private male face surgery consultation
It is vital when considering any kind of facial rejuvenation that you meet with your plastic surgeon for a full evaluation, and to get all of your questions answered to your satisfaction. A male facelift consultation, at one of our three convenient Austin locations, in Lakeway, Round Rock, or Westlake Hills, gives you the opportunity to get to know Dr. Whitfield, and look at before and after images of other male patients who have had the surgery. Dr. Whitfield is uniquely qualified to understand your needs, fears and concerns about facial surgery.
Can men facial surgery to look younger and more vital – but natural?
Above all, your vision for your face is of primary concern to Dr. Whitfield, who will listen and discuss what you hope to achieve. He will evaluate your current facial condition, including anatomy, level of skin tone and elasticity, brow position, excess chin and neck fat, and any muscle laxity in your neck. Together, you will come up with a custom treatment plan that best suits your needs. This may include a male facelift alone or in combination with a neck lift, eyelid surgery, or other treatment that is appropriate to achieve the most effective facial rejuvenation.
Special surgical techniques for men to protect sideburns and beard
The other consideration with male patients is associated with protecting the sideburns and beard. It’s vital for the surgeon to assess how your beard grows and devise a treatment plan that takes this into account.
You don’t want the incisions to affect your sideburns or beard. The goal of a successful male facelift is to turn back the clock without feminizing the face. While the technique for men and women is similar, the aesthetic outcome is very different. A masculine face has a more vertical vector with a square shape and a clean, defined jawline.
Dr. Whitfield is sensitive to the fact that no patient wants to be left with a visible scar. This is when his experience and years of training really come into play. He is meticulous in the creating and closing incisions in performing a male facelift. Because of this, his male facelift scars are well-hidden and once healed, practically invisible.
Recovery from male face surgery
A male facelift is performed under general anesthesia in the safety of an accredited surgery center. Some patients may choose to stay overnight under the supervision of a nurse. Others may choose to go home with a caregiver such as a family member. You will need some help for the first few days after your procedure. Dr. Whitfield advises his male patients to be extremely careful, with no heavy lifting or exercise that could elevate the heart rate during your first two weeks after surgery.
You will be examined the morning after surgery. Dr. Whitfield will assess your skin and soft tissues and remove any drains. You will come back in seven to ten days to have sutures removed.
What to expect…
You can expect your face to be bruised and swollen, with peak swelling at three to four days after surgery. You will need to be patient and kind to yourself as your body heals, taking the time to rest, relax, and heal. Depending on how many procedures you have had, you may be swollen anywhere from one to four weeks. While your final results may not be fully in place for up to six months, you should notice a significant improvement in your facial appearance after the first week.