Traditionally, women have been the customary facelift patients; however, that trend has been changing for several years. More men have been seeking facial enhancement for a more youthful appearance. What is driving this trend? You may be surprised.
Wisdom and Youth
There was a time when the more mature-looking male was venerated. With silver hair came the wisdom of the ages. Older people in general were looked upon with favor for their knowledge and expertise; however, when it came to aging, men always fared better than women. Now, however, older men are also finding that they, too, are losing their edge in certain careers. This is causing many to seek the services of plastic surgeons to restore their youthful visage.
According to a recent article in the Washington Post, this trend is particularly affecting men in the tech field. Where people turning 40 used to get the surprise “over-the-hill” parties with the somber black theme, in places like Silicon Valley, that has now shifted down to those reaching their 35th birthday.
Changing Your Look Naturally
Men have many of the same issues as women when it comes to aging skin. Loss of volume and elasticity produces wrinkles and lines. Gravity helps sagging skin morph into hanging jowls.
Fortunately, today’s products and techniques make a male face lift easy to achieve without the result looking artificial or strained. Under the care of a skilled plastic surgeon, you can look years younger and still have a natural look. This is important for everyone who is considering a facelift, but even more so for men, due to certain gender-related differences.
The Male Face
When considering a male facelift, differences need to be taken into consideration. When surgery is involved, placement and types of incisions are critical. Men generally have more facial hair than women. Excessive scarring could damage hair follicles and keep hair from regrowing in the damaged area. Incisions must be placed in camouflaged areas so scars will be well hidden, even when the hair is short.
The male face is also shaped differently from the female. These differences need to be addressed whether the procedure is surgical, or minimally invasive like Botox® injections. Males prefer strong jawlines, sharp chins and a well-defined neck.
Additionally, there are also anatomy differences that need to be considered. For example, men have more veins and arteries. This can increase the risk of bleeding and scarring after surgical procedures.
Dr. Maurice Khosh is a dual board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly regarded in the field with expertise in male face lifts. Men and women depend on Dr. Khosh for beautifully natural results as he restores a youthful appearance. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.