Plastic surgery for men is becoming ever more popular, particularly procedures like the male facelift. If you’re thinking about cosmetic surgery, R. James Koch, MD, at Koch Facial Plastic Surgery in San Mateo, California, specializes in performing minimally invasive procedures that take the exacting needs of male patients into account. To find out more about male facelifts and other types of plastic surgery for men, call Dr. Koch's office and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
What is plastic surgery for men?
Plastic surgery is something people tend to associate with women. However, cosmetic procedures like facelifts are appealing to increasing numbers of men who want to resist the effects of aging and retain their youthful looks.
Plastic surgery for men is, therefore, on the rise, with increasing numbers of men opting to have tummy tucks and liposuction. But it's male facelifts and associated procedures like blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), and chin augmentation that are among the most popular of all plastic surgeries in men.
In many ways, the motivation for most men when considering plastic surgery is the same as it is in women. Male facelifts can rejuvenate and refresh your face, combating the signs of aging like wrinkles from years of being in the sun and loss of volume in your cheeks and temples. Male faces also tend to droop and sag around the jawline, neck, and chin.
If you have any concerns that a facelift could make your features more feminine, don't worry. Skilled plastic surgeons like Dr. Koch at Koch Facial Plastic Surgery understand how to enhance your masculinity and simply make you look younger and more energized.
Performing a male facelift is similar to a female facelift, but there are several key differences:
Men typically have thicker skin than women, which means there's more blood in their skin. That means you're more at risk of excessive bleeding and developing a hematoma (a pool of blood outside a blood vessel) during a male facelift.
You can help reduce the risk by following Dr. Koch's instructions and avoiding non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen that increase the risk of bleeding.
One aspect of hair is that men tend to have much shorter hairstyles than women that don't typically cover their face. This matters in terms of where Dr. Koch makes the incisions during your facelift, so you don't have visible scars.
Another issue is that men often have coarse facial hair. In one respect, beards and mustaches are useful as they can hide scars. On the other hand, if the skin Dr. Koch pulls behind your ears during the facelift is somewhere you'd normally have facial hair, you might have to start shaving that area.
To find out more about plastic surgery for men and male facelifts, call Koch Facial Plastic Surgery today or book an appointment online.