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Facelift for Men
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At one time, men rarely ever chose to undergo a facelift, but times have changed.

Today, men put great care into looking their best. And why not?

You work out hard at the gym, eat right, and invest in skincare products to keep yourself looking and feeling more youthful. But at a certain point, Father Time will catch up to you, leaving your face looking older, with sagging skin, jowls, and droopy cheeks. Dr. Robert Whitfield is recognized as being a leading facial plastic surgeon for men and can help you look years younger with a custom facelift for men in Austin.

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 facelift for men surgery, 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 in life and want to stay competitive in the workforce or want to continue to look vital and youthful despite time taking its toll on their facial structure.
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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 Austin plastic surgeon such as Dr. Whitfield, it can deliver results that appear completely natural.

What makes a male facelift unique?

All facelifts are not created equal.

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Dr. Robert Whitfield is highly experienced with customized surgery to masculine facial features that you may have. One of the main considerations that are unique to male facelift surgery is the fact that men have facial hair.

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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. Another consideration is the shape of the face.

Male face shapes are different from women’s facial contours. Thus, Dr. Whitfield takes great care to preserve or enhance masculine facial features during the procedure. He is served by two decades of surgical experience, using his expertise and surgical training so that no small details are overlooked. 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.

Recovery from male face surgery

A male facelift in Austin 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 their 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

Can a male facelift surgery make me 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 & 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.

Where are the incisions placed?

The main difference between the male and female facelift is incision placement. Men tend to wear hair cut short. Some men are living with a receding hairline. Both of these issues can make it more difficult to hide the incisions. This is why with most of his male patients, Dr. Whitfield performs what is termed a"short scar facelift.” In this technique, no incisions are placed behind the ears where they may be visible.

Are there any facelift scars?

Surgery of all kinds leaves scars - whether a procedure is cosmetic in nature or medically necessary. Once the skin is cut, there will always be a scar. That is where a plastic surgeon comes in. Facelift surgeon 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 creating and closing incisions in performing a male facelift. Because of this, his male facelift scars are well-hidden and once healed, practically invisible.

Will anyone be able to tell I had a facelift to look my best?

Facelift scars are cleverly hidden so that their appearance is not noticeable to others around you. It is a secret that is kept between you and your surgeon. While you can expect compliments about how young, rejuvenated, and well-rested you look after the procedure, unless someone has the trained eye of a plastic surgeon, it would be very difficult for friends, family, or colleagues to know you had a touch up to preserve your youthful looks.

Think of it like going to the gym to keep your muscles toned, or using a bit of hair dye to blend grays. Facelift surgery with Dr. Robert Whitfield is all about staying true to who you are and simply helping you look the way you did years ago before aging took its toll. Facelift consultations are held in the strictest confidence and our practice upholds HIPAA guidelines to protect each patient’s privacy.

Not ready for a facelift?

Try MyEllevate™ Facial Rejuvenation

The Ellevate technique is a minimally invasive procedure that is, for many men, a desirable alternative to facelift surgery. With this innovative technique, men can sculpt a more defined jawline without the need for surgery.

It is performed while the patient is under light sedation with local anesthesia, rather than general anesthesia. This helps to significantly reduce the costs of the procedure. MyEllevate results can be further enhanced when combined with nonsurgical skin tightening technology offered by Dr. Whitfield. Ellevate skin rejuvenation uses an ICLED® light-guided system to support and contour underlying facial muscles at the jawline. The procedure gently shapes a more youthful jawline with better definition to reverse aging on the lower face and chin. It only takes about one hour to perform. The result is the reversal of common aging concerns of the jawline and chin.

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Liquid Facelift - An alternative to male facelift surgery

Using cosmetic injectables is an alternative to facelift surgery for men that are not yet ready for a facelift. This non-surgical procedure is performed in the comfort of a treatment chair and provides immediately visible results. Dermal fillers are used to smooth wrinkles and add volume to areas such as the chin, cheeks, under-eye area, and more.

How does a liquid facelift work?

Dermal fillers are strategically injected into the skin. This fills wrinkles and adds facial value that has been lost due to gravity and aging. It is an excellent facelift alternative for men with mild to moderate signs of facial aging. Best of all, a liquid facelift is completely customized to your unique facial contours. Liquid facelift results are instantly visible upon leaving the appointment, and there is no recovery period. The most common reported side effects are swelling, tenderness at the injection site, and some patients may develop small bruises at the injection site that should go away in 1 to 2 weeks if present.

What happens during a liquid facelift?

With Dr. Whitfield’s male liquid facelift technique, you can achieve subtle results that look completely natural, all without the recovery time, discomfort, and expense associated with surgical procedures. There are no incisions of any kind. Most men find that the series of quick dermal filler injections into the face is hardly painful at all. All you’ll feel is a few quick pinches. There is no need for general anesthesia, and the total procedure time is approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Liquid facelift results tend to last for about 1 to 2 years before a touch up is needed.

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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.

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.

Your personal consultation with Dr. Whitfield

During your private and discreet male facelift consultation, Dr. Whitfield discusses various options you may consider in order to curate a treatment plan that meets your needs. Call now to schedule your appointment to learn more.

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Sitting down for a talk with Dr. Whitfield is the first step on the path to the body you want. No matter your desired results, Dr. Whitfield’s years of experience and research into the latest developments in plastic surgery will help you along your journey. Contact us for a consultation today, and you’ll see why Dr. Robert Whitfield is widely regarded as a “Texas Super Doctor.”

2530 Walsh Tarlton Ln, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746