Male patients are seeking cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery in ever increasing numbers. As reviewed in Part One, men have normal desires to look younger, thinner, and healthier. It is common to want the changes and improvements that cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery for men can give people. This writing will focus more on facial rejuvenation. People from all over and including Delaware, Media, Philadelphia, and West Chester PA will enjoy the information. Please see another educational writing for additional information. It is titled “Facial Rejuvenation Concepts: Facelift Delaware: Eye Lift Delaware.”
Male cosmetic and plastic surgery includes facial surgery like eye lid lift or blepharoplasty, facelift or rhytidectomy, nose job or rhinoplasty, and facial fillers, Botox or Dysport. Men also want to look thinner and flatter and are interested in liposuction or liposculpturing. Some men also benefit from tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty cosmetic surgery. For those interested, please see my video (Eyelid surgery with Dr. Saunders) that demonstrates an eyelid lift. It shows the skilled and meticulous nature of the surgery.
With facial rejuvenation surgery for men, patients want to look younger and improve jowls, droopy cheeks, and neck excess. I specialize in male cosmetic surgery and help my patients achieve their goals. Men do not get the same “facelift” as a women patient. The male facelift operation is adjusted and tailored to a male’s anatomy and goals. There are many differences. This includes the thickness and quality of the skin. The differences include also the blood supply, hair, and the hair pattern. Finally, there are differences in the glands, bones, muscles, and deeper tissues. These factors should be considered to give the best facial rejuvenation for the male patient.
For example, in a facelift or neck lift for men, the technique is adjusted to consider a male’s hairline. It is different from a women’s operation. The incision can be hidden behind the tragis of the ear to give an “extra hidden” incision. It is also adjusted in the temple area to give a male pattern in this location. I use the latest techniques, in my opinion, for my male facelift cosmetic operation. A facelift for men often includes SMAS tightening and “deeper muscle” work to give the best rejuvenation possible.
Facelift recovery is surprisingly easy! Most male patients are surprised at the very small amount of pain. Often, people don’t even need pain pills or just a few! However, the male cosmetic patient needs to remember that bruising and swelling take time to resolve. Time off from work needs to be considered after this surgery. Computer work, telephone calls, and desk work can usually be resumed in just 2 or 3 days. Business men can be surprised at how quickly they get back to their office work. A longer amount of time is necessary before one goes out in public or does business calls. The recovery can be summarized as being surprisingly easy with minimal pain. However, bruising and swelling is on the face and is visible. This takes time to resolve and go away. An appropriate amount of time, such as a week or two, is needed for this healing phase.
I will work closely with you to determine you specific goals for your facelift or rhytidectomy and other cosmetic needs. During the consultation, I will review facelift cost, facelift recovery, facelift technique, and other important aspects of the cosmetic operation.