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Cosmetic procedures are not just for women anymore. Every year more and more men are experiencing the benefits of injectables, dermal fillers, and plastic surgeries. One of the most popular procedures men are undergoing are facelifts. This is due to many different factors, including that men wish to restore their youthful appearance and staying aggressive in their jobs. Keep reading to learn why more men are having facelifts and other cosmetic procedures every year.

Why More Men Are Having Facelifts?

Refreshed Appearance

Many men are wish to rejuvenate their appearance, just like women. They want to look as young as they feel on the inside. Men experience the same signs of aging that women do, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume. As men age, they are also more prone to experience loose skin and excess fat in the lower areas on their face and neck. This can significantly age the face and create an undefined jawline. Some male patients state that they wish to have a facelift to appear friendlier, because as they age their wrinkles make them appear angry and unapproachable. This is important for men seeking a companion and especially those working in a client based career.

According to articles by CNBC and the NY Post, many men are going under the knife to get ahead in their career. This is especially true if they are in a field where they are working with clients face to face on a daily basis. Men want to be able to compete with their younger colleagues and attract younger clientele. Some men claim there is a pressure to be trendy and not to look like the “old guy” in the office. They want their clients to feel confident that they are up to date with the newest innovations and technologies. Unfortunately, ageism in the workplace affects the way the clients view people. This is why every year more and more men are turning to having facelifts and other cosmetic procedures to keep them looking naturally youthful to keep their businesses successful.

About A Full Facelift for Men
A full facelift for men does not differ from the procedure performed, but does differ due to other factors. If you have severe wrinkles, jowls, loose skin on the neck, and loss of volume in the mid-section of your face you may want to consider having a full facelift. During your facelift procedure, the excess fat and skin will be removed, while injecting fat to areas that have lost volume. Then skin and surrounding muscles will be tightened and repositioned, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Dr. O’Daniel combines the facelift with fat injections to give you a natural and refreshed look.

Differences Between a Facelift for Men and Women

There is no procedural difference between a male and female facelift patient. The distinctions between a male facelift patient and a female facelift patient is the recovery process and the incision placement.

Men’s skin is thicker than women’s, which puts men at a larger risk for bleeding during and after the procedure. This also makes men more susceptible to rare complications such as hematomas after a facelift. Following the post op instructions of your surgeon and informing them of all the medications you are taking will decrease your bleeding risks.

The placement of the incision can often be covered by a woman’s hair or makeup and this is often not true for men. This can make incision placements tricky, and often require an experienced and artistic eye. Beards and mustaches can aid in the hiding of incision scars, but even facial hair can be disrupted. Sometimes facial hair follicles will be pulled behind the ears, causing some patients to have to shave that area as well.

Concerns Men Have

The Stigma Associated with Having Plastic Surgery
Some men are afraid to have plastic surgery because they are afraid of the stigma associated with the procedures. For many years cosmetic treatments have been targeted at women, but over the past ten years, more and more men are having procedures done as well. From surgeries, to monthly treatments, men want to feel good about their appearance too. It is now seen as a part of your overall health. As normal as dieting and exercising to most men.

Looking Artificial
This is a concern for both men and women considering plastic surgery. The goal of successful plastic surgery is to look like a more youthful and rejuvenated you. This can be achieved by going to an experienced and qualified doctor. They will be able to give you beautifully natural results, without looking overdone. Dr. O’Daniels is an expert at helping his patients to look their best, while still looking like themselves. His goal is to empower his patients and embrace their individuality.

Having A Feminine Appearance
One of the most common misconceptions about men having facelifts is that they may appear more feminine, which is not true. If you have expressed your desired results to a qualified and experienced surgeon, your results should help you appear more masculine. A facelift can help to give you a more pronounced and defined jawline. Your face will appear more contoured, chiseled, and youthful bringing out more masculine qualities in your face.

How to Get the Results You Desire
To ensure that you get the results you wish, it is import to seek a surgeon that has experience performing male facelifts. Dr. O’Daniel has performed countless male facelifts with his expertise and artistic eye. During a consultation, he will able to listen to your questions, concerns, and desired results. This will help him to create a treatment plan to give you the results you want. If you are interested in learning more about male facelifts, give our office a fall today to schedule a consultation.

Dr. O’Daniel

Louisville Plastic Surgeon combines science and art to achieve harmony, proportion and balance at his Louisville plastic surgery office. He brings extensive training and experience and 30 years of experience to the full spectrum of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, with dual board certifications in facial plastic surgery and plastic surgery, fellowship training in facial nerve surgery and craniofacial surgery and pediatric plastic surgery.

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