Beverly Hills Facelift Surgery
Turning the Clocks Back for Your Youthful Appearance
As with other plastic surgery procedures, it’s absolutely crucial to maintain a handsome, masculine appearance to the face when performing a facelift. Most facial plastic surgery techniques have been developed for women and lead to rounding out of the face, softening the exact angles and defined bone structure that make men handsome. It’s therefore imperative to perform a male type of a facelift on men, paying close attention to ideal facial features that make up the ideal look.
Preparing for Your Facelift Surgery
Our Beverly Hills plastic surgeon usually ask patients to bring in photos of themselves from 5, 10, 15 and 20 years ago to visualize the exact effects of aging in their faces, so he can reverse them. The next steps are a detailed conversation to discuss your expectations and a study of how you’ve aged compared to your younger self as related to standards of a handsome, male face.
Attention to racial and cultural ideals are also critical when we plan your procedure. Indeed, an Asian or African face must look different than a Caucasian, particularly in gentlemen.
Selecting the Correct Procedure
With these goals in mind, there are several types of male facelifts. While catchy names or phrases have been used to market facelift procedures, facelifts can be divided into three categories.
The first type of facelift procedures aim to lift the upper face leading to a rejuvenated cheek area extending to the cheekbones. Scars are well hidden in the hair-bearing scalp above the ear, and results are excellent in those who only need their upper face rejuvenated. Recovery is shorter, relative to the other techniques, and risks are quite minimal.*
The second category of facelift procedures concentrate on the lower face or jowls. These procedures reduce the appearance of jowls and create a more defined jawline. The scars are typically hidden behind the ears and recovery is relatively short. As you would expect, this technique is not as powerful as a full facelift and has limited application to those only needing their lower face rejuvenated.*
The third, and final major category target the entire face. They are much more powerful that the more limited techniques mentioned before and can be tailored to your particular needs. Full facelifts involve lifting the facial soft tissues, including muscles, and skin to their more youthful position.*
The vector, or direction, of the lift is absolutely critical in maintaining a natural result. Pulling in the wrong direction leads to widening of the mouth and an unnatural swoop to the face, which we often see in too many people around town. Indeed, the best facelifts are never noticed by anyone but those closest to us. I want to make you look younger and not “done.”
It’s not the number of years that we erase off your face which will determine this, but artistic attention to detail and respect for ideal features of a handsome face.
Additional Procedures for a Youthful Appearance
Other adjunct procedures are available to take you even further back in years*, and many of them can be performed in conjunction with your facelift procedure.
Consider the following, ancillary procedures to complete your youthful look:
- Neck Lift
- Fat Grafting
- Eyelid Surgery
- Laser Resurfacing
Call (310) 905-8405 today to schedule a consultation with our Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and discuss your particular concerns and treatment options to make you look as young as you feel.