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Facelifts for men are trending

facelifts for men are trending

While it's true that noninvasive procedures still reign in popularity, the fact is that cosmetic surgeries like liposuction and facelifts are more popular than ever.

Plastic surgeons performed over 234,000 facelifts in 2020. And of those facelift patients, men comprise an increasing number. Facelifts for men are becoming more common for a variety of reasons, including the instant, long-term results it can achieve.

What is a facelift?

A facelift is an aesthetic surgery involving small, unobtrusive incisions on both sides of the face. Plastic surgeons will carefully pull the skin back to reveal the tissue beneath. During a facelift, the surgeon manipulates facial tissues to lift and tighten the overall appearance of the face.

In addition, any excess or drooping skin will be removed before the surgeon seals the original incisions. The result is a smoother, younger and more contoured face.

What are facelifts used for?

For both men and women, facelifts are intended to reverse visible signs of aging in the face and neck. This includes the appearance of drooping jowls, sagging neck skin, deep wrinkles and aging lines.

When done correctly, facelifts look like a natural aesthetic improvement rather than the "overdone" look that many people associate with cosmetic surgeries.

Why are facelifts suddenly popular with men?

Part of the sudden popularity of facelifts stems from the remote work trend that arose during the global pandemic. With a sharp rise in high-definition Zoom calls and video chats, men have become hyper-aware of any flaws in their faces. Facelifts are a great long-term way to improve their appearance.

Another reason for the abrupt rise in popularity is that working from home allows some men to have more discreet recovery time. This makes more involved surgeries like facelifts more appealing because they can recover in the comfort of their home.

Who is a good candidate for a facelift?

Men who have any of the following issues could benefit from a facelift:

  • Sagging skin on the cheeks or jawline
  • Lax muscle tissue in the cheeks
  • Loose, folding neck skin
  • Noticeable wrinkles around the mouth and nose
  • Drooping jowls

What kinds of results can a facelift achieve?

During a professional consultation, the surgeon will discuss the outcomes a patient can expect. Overall, a male facelift can achieve a younger, more rugged and masculine appearance. Male facelifts can provide for a more chiseled and virile profile. Facelift results generally last for about 10 years.

Who can perform a facelift?

Facelifts should always be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. In some locations, this might cost more, but it's essential to remember that board-certified plastic surgeons are able to offer the best, safest surgical outcomes. Trusting a surgeon with your appearance is a major life decision, so it should be made carefully and with plenty of research.

Choose a plastic surgeon with a good reputation and a comprehensive portfolio of male facelift before and after photos. Men should also seek out a plastic surgeon who makes them feel comfortable and can answer all of their questions.

Male facelifts can lift your confidence

Plastic surgery is no longer a taboo subject for men. In fact, more men are choosing to get cosmetic enhancements with each passing year. A facelift can be a big life choice, but it can lead to a happier, more content life as they help boost your confidence and help you look your best.

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


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