Posted on May 6, 2022 in Facelift
A facelift is a procedure to correct loose skin on the lower face, sagging jowls, and skin folds on the neck for a more youthful appearance. In fact, if a facelift is performed correctly, it can help a patient to look up to a decade younger! However, have you ever wondered if the facelift procedure is the same for men and women? After all, the natural facial anatomy of men and women does differ. Read on to learn more about this topic!
Why Men and Women Get Facelifts
Women often undergo facelift surgery to reduce the jowls and smooth deep lines and wrinkles, as well as strive for a soft, delicate appearance. Men, on the other hand, often undergo this procedure for a more youthful yet masculine and rugged look. Many men seek a chiseled, defined jawline and a smooth, tight neck. Dr. Ellen is skilled in performing facelifts for both men and women and therefore has the knowledge to help you reach your individual anti-aging goals.
Is a Male Facelift and a Female Facelift Performed Differently?
There are definitely some differences between facelift procedures when it comes to men and women. Because women have thinner skin than men, facelifts are usually slightly less challenging. Women also have thinner connective tissue and muscle in their face. When performing this procedure, surgeons should be aware of a male patient’s stronger bone structure and thicker muscle to avoid an overdone appearance after surgery.
In some cases, liposuction is also a part of a facelift to sculpt the treatment areas. However, in male patients, the fat is typically more fibrous and difficult to remove, so you must be sure to see an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ellen to perform such procedures.
The incisions for men and women may also slightly differ. In women, the incision created often passes behind the tragus of the ear to disguise the scar. In men, the incision would be placed in front of the tragus so that the hair-bearing skin would not be drawn over the tragus and into the ear.
Can Both Men and Women Benefit from A Mini Facelift?
While many women can successfully benefit from a mini facelift, this surgery is often not the best option for men. This is because men have heavier tissues, so more aggressive lifting is needed. Because of this, a full facelift is often recommended for males.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about facelift surgery and how it can benefit you, contact Dr. Ellen Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Bloomfield Township, MI. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Ellen to discuss your anti-aging goals. Because no two people are the same, you will have the opportunity to discuss your desired results with Dr. Ellen during this meeting.
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