Are Male Face and Neck Lifts More Difficult?

Male Plastic Surgery

More and more men are opting to undergo facial plastic surgery to combat the effects of aging, but there are some differences in male versus female procedures. Male facelifts and neck lifts are two of the most commonly performed surgeries to create a more youthful appearance, but there are some considerations that surgeons face when working with the male face. While they can still be completed with fantastic results, they tend to be more difficult for the following reasons.

Hairline Issues

Many facelifts can alter the hairline, which is very noticeable in men versus women. Men can struggle with a receding hairline and any alteration to the existing line can be very obviously if a facelift is not done correctly.

Noticeable Scars

It is harder to hide scars on a male face. Many facelift scars are hidden around the hairline and ears for women, but may be noticeable on men due to shorter, trimmed hair that exposes these areas.

Heavier Skin and Tissues

Male skin and facial tissues tend to be heavier and more difficult to tighten than their female counterparts. Pulling the skin tighter does not hold and can look unnatural on a man. A deeper surgical technique is needed to elevate the tissues and skin to hold them in place without over-tightening the skin.

Keeping a Masculine Appearance

Some men who undergo facelifts that are performed like those on women can tend to look more feminine. A tighter jawline may not look masculine on an older man. Lifting the skin and tissue, while still leaving a natural, masculine appearance requires expertise.

Men considering a face or neck lift procedure should carefully vet their plastic surgeon to ensure they have specific methods for eliminating these issues. When performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon with expertise in male rejuvenation procedures, men can have results that look natural and will last.

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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641