Facelifts for men: a brief guide

We know that more and more men are finally realising that facial rejuvenation – from skincare products all the way to aesthetic surgery – is something that can be incredibly beneficial, but when it comes to a facelift, what works for women doesn’t necessarily work for men. So, as a clinic that has conducted many facial procedures for men, let’s talk about those differences;

What do men want from facial cosmetic surgery?

Obviously, this can be a how-long-is-a-piece-of-string question, but the main difference is between men and women when it comes to facial rejuvenation boils down to confidence and openness. Women tend to be more upfront about the work they’ve had done, and are not shy about aiming for a considerable transformation. Men, on the other hand, usually have aims smaller-scale goals, preferring to go for subtle tweaks that won’t give away the fact that they’ve had work done. In other words, they tend to want to look the same as before, but better.

What’s the difference between male and female procedures?

Putting aside the obvious differences in what each sex wants, the main difference from the practitioners’ point of view is that males have stronger ligamental supports, heavier necks, more vascular skin, bigger faces, and facial hair. On the downside (for us), that requires more work. On the upside (for the client), it means that men can recover from a procedure a lot quicker than women.

What’s the desired result?

When it comes to male facelifts, the goal is to subtly alter elements of the face for the better, while preserving its character. Sad but true: people are more forgiving about lines and wrinkles in men than they are about women. What we tend to steer male clients away from in the majority of cases is putting in an excessive amount of transformative work – it can detract from the overall effect, and can even be counterproductive.

For more information on what SJG Plastic Surgery can do in the facial surgery department – whatever your gender – please consult our specialist page.

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