Rapidly changing digital society is disrupting norms setting new trends. Modern man feels the need to look good and youthful, so much so as his female counterpart Sundamage, stress and ageing in combination takes a heavy toll of ones appearance. Men are becoming increasingly aware of the signs of ageing and wish to address them in time. There has been a considerable increase in the number of women who would get their male partners for cosmetic surgery treatments.
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery , 15 % of all the facelifts performed were performed for men. It is the third most common procedure after nose job and eyelid surgery, performed in men.
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Patients often ask if the surgical technique for a facelift varies between men and women. The short answer is yes, facelift procedures are performed slightly differently on men (referred to as “male facelift”) than it is for women (referred to as “female facelift”) for a variety of reasons.
There are several major anatomical differences between male and female faces: Women tend to have weaker facial skeletal and ligament structures which makes surgical manipulation easier. During male facelift surgery, the surgeon must be careful to not overly pull the skin or excise too much lax muscle as either function can result in an overly tight appearance.
Males often have heavier or larger faces with thicker skin, especially around the lower face, jaw, and neck areas. For this reason most male facelift procedures have a focus in the lower half of the face. In the neck, male fat tends to be more fibrous, so liposuction may be less effective in removing fat.
Finally, men often have more vascular elements (veins and arteries) compared to women, which can equate to a higher risk of bleeding and scarring post-procedure
One of the main differences in terms of facelift techniques used revolves around facial hair. Men typically have more facial hair which may dictate the incision type and position. Surgeons must be very careful to make incisions that will not disrupt follicles and cause excessive scarring where the hair cannot regrow.
For example, incisions must be camouflaged so that even when men wear their hair short, they do not show. The location may vary slightly between men and women. Typically the lift will pull the beard line closer to the ear. When there is a lot of laxity, this may even mean that men will need to shave very close to the front of their ears.
There are stark differences in desired outcomes between both sexes. IN terms of ideal facial aesthetics , in general, men tend to value sharper and more defined facial features, specifically along the jaw and neck area. Women, in contrast, often seek softer or more delicate facial features.
This means that. In male facelift surgery, the goal is to remodel the face to create a sharp chin, well defined jawline, and contoured neck. Female facelift surgery often involves restoring a natural oval shape and softer, smooth neck line.
Mini-lifts simply do not work as well in men. The very limited surgery of a mini-lift often cannot lift enough of a man’s heavier tissue. Also, since the tissues are heavier, more aggressive lifting is often required to get comparable results. The deep plane or extended SMAS flap lifts, which elevate further into the face at a deeper level, are often required to attain the aesthetically most desirable results. These techniques pull the deep tissues of the face and neck without pulling the skin, so the skin never looks pulled and the face looks natural.
Since men’s tissues are heavier, they can hold swelling for longer. Longer use of compression dressings and drains is sometimes needed in men. Since men have a higher risk of hematoma, or a collection of blood beneath the skin post op, they must be extra careful to avoid blood thinners like aspirin. Smoking must be strictly avoided for one month before and after surgery. Resumption of exercise may be delayed if swelling is prolonged.
Dr Mahadik has an extensive experience in operations over the head and neck area. He has performed more than 600 major operations in this area which gives him a much superior edge when it comes to male facelifts procedures .
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