Men are no more immune to the effects of aging than women. Skin loses elasticity, fat can build up in the face, chin, and neck, and gravity can pull it all down. Heredity and weight loss can also change your appearance over time.
Deep lines and sagging skin or heavy jowls can drag on confidence and make anyone look older than they feel. Facelifts for men can help restore a more youthful shape to your face and give you a more defined, masculine jawline - and none of it has to look like you “had work done.” You won’t look like a different person.
You’ll just look more like you, refreshed. At the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, Dr. Ritu Chopra offers a range of options for facelifts for men to address different problem areas in the face and neck - all without that “pulled back” or “surprised” look you might think of from facelifts of the past.
"A great facelift is when nobody knows what you did, but you look amazing!" - Dr. Ritu Chopra
A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, surgically tightens the face and neck areas by gently loosening and lifting the top layer of skin through tiny incisions that are well-hidden in the hairline. Facelifts have come a long way. Advances in technology and our understanding of how best to treat the underlying causes of aesthetic facial issues allow for a more comfortable process and recovery.
A traditional facelift can target any one or a combination of three areas of the face: The upper face includes the brow and the upper eyelids. The mid-face consists of the lower eyelids, the nose, and the cheeks. The lower face goes from just below the nose to the end of your chin.
As the name suggests, deep plane facelifts go deeper than other facelifts. When done by skilled professionals such as Facelift Surgeon Dr. Chopra at the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, they can offer dynamic, long-lasting results without a significant increase in recovery times over other facelift procedures. Using this method, Dr. Chopra lifts the deep plane tissues beneath your facial skin while keeping the skin and muscles above intact, resulting in even more natural-looking outcomes.
Deep plane facelifts are Dr. Chopra’s preferred method for maximizing the impact of the procedure while preserving your natural look and expressions. This male facelift option is especially effective at defining the jawline, contouring the neck, and lifting sagging skin, as well as flattening deep creases along the cheeks and nose.
Get the jawline of your youth back with platysmaplasty, also known as a necklift. Men can get a lot of mileage out of a well-done necklift, bringing back a better-defined jawline and tightening up loose skin under the chin. Other procedures, such as facelift or liposuction, fat grafting, and CO2 laser resurfacing, can also be performed along with neck lifts to enhance results.
While facelift surgery itself is essentially the same procedure whether the patient is male or female, facelifts for men involve a few key considerations:
Accounting for thicker skin
Because men have thicker skin than women, there is an increased risk of bleeding during and after the procedure. Following post-op instructions and making sure your surgeon knows all your medications will reduce these risks.
Keeping it natural and masculine
While both men and women are usually looking for facial rejuvenation in a facelift, men tend to want to preserve a natural, masculine appearance in the process. Our goal is to help you look like you again, bringing balance and harmony back to the face, and not like you’ve undergone a surgical procedure.
Women typically have more options for hiding scars, including behind the ears or with hair or makeup. These are not always an option in a male facelift. Beards and mustaches can help camouflage scars in some cases, but special care also has to be taken to prevent facial hair from being pulled into or behind the ear.
That’s why you want the expertise of a highly-skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Chopra to ensure incisions are well-hidden, scarring is minimal, and everything falls in the right place. In some cases, noticeable scars still form as a natural part of the healing process. While specialized surgical techniques help minimize them, family and genetic background can play a role in how scars heal. We offer laser treatments to reduce their appearance. We can also tattoo incisions to match the color of your skin. In cases where scarring interferes with the regrowth of facial hair, we offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for hair restoration to our Beverly Hills male facelift patients.
PRP Hair Restoration treatment uses the patient’s platelets for their regenerative benefits to revitalize hair follicles within the scalp. The process involves drawing a patient’s blood, separating the platelets into a concentrated form, and injecting this enriched blood back into the patient’s scalp or treatment area to stimulate stem cells into hair follicle growth.
How soon you will see results and how long they will last will depend on which procedures you have done and how you take care of yourself after you have them. Generally, after receiving a facelift for men Beverly Hills patients will see immediate results as soon as the bandages come off.
However, it can be a few weeks before swelling and bruising resolve completely and you start to see the full results. It can take as long as three months for a deep plane facelift to settle before you see the “final” results. The results of a deep plane facelift are permanent, but it can’t stop the process of aging. Typically, the skin starts to age about ten years after a deep plane facelift to the point where an additional correction may be needed. Lifestyle choices and a proactive care regimen can help them last longer.
The Doctors at the Plastic Surgery Institute love what they do. If you want the highest quality of care from industry leaders who are as approachable as they are professional, you will find a perfect partner for your procedure at the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Ritu Chopra M.S, M.D. is a warm and caring surgeon whose skill in the operating room is unsurpassed. Dr. Chopra specializes in highly technical procedures like deep plane facelifts and breast restoration following cancer or trauma.
Dr. Andrew Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a global leader in plastic surgery and Emmy-nominated co-host of The Doctors. His experience and passion for innovation can be seen in each procedure performed at The Plastic Surgery Institute.
Dr. Nathaniel Villanueva, M.D. takes a holistic approach to plastic surgery. Dr. Villanueva helps find solutions that extend long after the initial procedure thanks to his innovative ability to integrate healing wellness practices into his treatment plans.
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I've done the research for you and saw 25 top-tier surgeons before deciding on Dr. Chopra -- by far the most excellent and perfectionist plastic surgeon. He's a fantastic surgical artist. Professional. Comfortable. Kind. Compassionate. Trustworthy. 100% proven commitment to his clients. I've never known of a better doctor who could make vast changes to my face and neck that made me look younger and feel fabulous, and yet you would never have known I've had a facelift.
Recovery time also depends on the procedure and what form of anesthesia, and whether it requires sedation. In most cases, you can expect to remain under observation in a recovery room for up to several hours before discharge. Any prescriptions for pain medications or antibiotics.
If needed, are provided before the surgery date and should be filled and ready when patients return home. If not, you may use an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. You will need someone to drive you home and help monitor you for the first 24 hours of recovery. Recovery from a traditional facelift or mini-facelift might require only a week off work, while the more intensive deep plane facelift will require more recovery time of two to three weeks. Bandages from a necklift usually have to stay on for seven to ten days.
As with any invasive procedure, patients must be in good overall health and understand the risks and what these procedures can and cannot do.
In most cases, male facelifts and neck lifts work best for those in their 40s, 50s, and 60s when signs of aging begin to appear and those who want better jaw-neck definition. The best procedure for you depends on your needs and goals and the condition of your skin, and the best way to find out is to schedule a male facelift consultation with Dr. Chopra.
As a first step toward restoring a more youthful appearance with a facelift for men, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chopra at the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills. We will thoroughly evaluate your face and neck and talk about what you feel needs correction. Dr. Chopra will use this information to determine how best to target these areas and tailor his procedures to suit your needs for the best possible outcome.
No matter what brought you here, a visit with our doctors will bring out the best in you. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation, either in person or online.
465 North Roxbury Drive, Suite 1007, Beverly Hills, CA 90210