Plastic Surgery Provides Long-Term Value
Research shows that people who underwent plastic surgery had an overall increase in their quality of life. Patients had a significant boost in their self-esteem, confidence, and other psychological improvements.
Facelifts Are Becoming Increasingly Popular for Men
A larger percentage of men are getting facelifts along with other cosmetic procedures. In 2015, more than 13,700 men had a facelift, an increase of over 25% since 2010.
The standard, comprehensive facelift involves lifting the skin off the face to allow a tightening of the tissues underneath. Excess fat is then removed and the muscles are tightened to ensure long-term results. The skin is then re-draped over the face and sutured into its new position. Excess skin is trimmed. Finally, a dressing is applied to ensure everything remains securely in place.
Some men opt for a less extensive “mini lift,” which affects only the bottom third of the face; others may just want a “brow lift,” which will contour your face to give it a natural look.
Why Are More Men Getting Facelifts?
- There is growing acceptance of the procedure for men.
- There is a greater understanding in the positive outcomes plastic surgery can have for men in issues such as jowls, facial fatty deposits, and a slack jawline.
- As awareness increases about the long-term effects of plastic surgery, more men are motivated to look their best and remain competitive in their career.
- More men now understand that qualified plastic surgeons will carefully calibrate male facelifts to enhance their masculine appearance, while avoiding the feminized look of women’s facelifts.
- Men’s facelifts have ‘less lift’ resulting in a natural, refreshed, youthful look—one that most people will assume is the result of taking better care of yourself and getting more sleep.
- The benefits last indefinitely.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
The ideal candidate is in good physical and mental health, appears more aged than they feel, and have realistic options for the outcome of their surgery.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Roth will assess your concerns and surgical goals. Together with his staff, he takes all the time necessary to individualize your care based on your personal needs. Dr. Roth is well known for accentuating his patient’s natural good looks by working in harmony with their bone structure and cartilage.
It is important to select a board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Roth, who is familiar with the differences between male and female facial structures and how to achieve the distinctive post-surgery objectives for both. In comparison to women, men have a longer operation of 3-4 hours due to various factors. For example, men have a richer blood supply to the face because of their thicker skin and facial hair. Additionally, since men have shorter hair, they require an incision behind the ears to reduce scar visibility. For darker skins, specialized techniques are used to minimize hypertrophic scarring.
Other Procedures Can Be Performed Concurrently with Facelift Surgery
- Blepharoplasty: eyelid surgery
- Endoscopic brow lift
- Liposuction (in the neck and chin region) or a chin implant to enhance jawline definition
- A chemical peel to smooth wrinkle lines on the lips, cheeks, and forehead
- Injectables for skin aging
If other procedures are included, additional time will be required.
Your face will be bandaged after the surgery—the dressings are usually removed a day or two later. If you require stitch removal, an appointment will be made to remove them within the following five to ten days.
Once surgery is complete, you will be moved to a recovery area where the staff will monitor you for about two hours. They will provide you with pain killers, anti-nausea medication, and other assistance.
Most facelifts are same-day surgeries, which means the patient can be discharged the same day they undergo the procedure. The patient should arrange for someone to drive you to your surgery and home later in the day. It is important there is someone else to stay with you the first couple of nights. You are advised to stay away from work and rigorous activity as defined in the post-op instructions Dr. Roth will provide you.
Schedule Enough Time for Your Recovery
Dr. Roth will advise you about physical activity, and when to return to your daily routines. Although patient recover varies, most patients can resume work in ten days. After about two weeks, many patients return to their daily routine.
Dr. Roth and his staff greatly appreciate the trust his patients have in them to help enhance their appearance and self-confidence.
What Can I Expect During My Facelift Recovery?
The level of post-surgery discomfort is different for everyone. At first, you may experience swelling, numbness, and bruising. Patients are more likely to experience discomfort, including a noticeable tightness rather than significant pain. Medications are typically provided to help reduce pain and provide comfort, as needed. All of this usually resolves within 3-6 weeks. Sensation typically returns to a normal level within a few months. The scars will become less red, raised, or itchy with time.
As you recover from your facelift, it is important to keep your face protected from the sun. Resting is critical. Dr. Roth and his team will arrange post-op appointments to monitor your healing process to ensure successful results.
After facial rejuvenation, maintenance is crucial in order to improve the quality of your skin is crucial. Periodic use of microdermabrasion and peels along with daily good skin care regimen are essential to maintaining your result. Skin care is discussed as part of your surgical plan.
The ‘Nose Job’ Is the Number One Elective Cosmetic Surgery for Men
The nose is one of the most prominent facial features—with countless possible configurations and an equivalent number of reasons to be unhappy with it. After your eyes, your nose is the second facial feature people notice when they see your face.
You may be motivated to get a rhinoplasty to correct an off-center nose, an overly large or droopy tip, an unflattering profile, or simply having a nose that is completely disharmonious with the rest of your face. In addition, many men come to Dr. Roth’s practice to correct damage resulting from a sports-related injury or trauma.
Men desire a masculine, not diminutive, nose characterized by a strong nasal dorsum. This emphasizes the importance of choosing a plastic surgeon who clearly understands the subtle and not-so-subtle differences between the male and female face. He is familiar with standard differences in nasal anatomy between men and women. For example, men tend to have thicker skin and cartilages. These are all nuances of the male aesthetic that are taken into consideration when performing a rhinoplasty on a man.
When Should You Consider Rhinoplasty Specialist Surgery?
As with facelifts, it can easily be arranged for patients to get other cosmetic procedures when getting a rhinoplasty. If the patient has a deviated septum which makes it harder for them to breathe and causes them to snore, a septoplasty can be performed in addition to the rhinoplasty to correct the issue.
Rhinoplasty is a Complex Surgery
Because rhinoplasty is a complex procedure, it is important that you choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Roth. With years of experience in plastic surgery, he possesses the precise and meticulous surgical skills needed to perform a rhinoplasty.
A rhinoplasty takes about two hours after administration of general anesthesia. During surgery, an incision is made inside or around the nose to separate the soft tissue from its underlying structure to allow for reshaping or repositioning of cartilage.
In some cases, cartilage can be taken from other parts of the body to help build a new profile. Remarkably, there is no visible scarring or change in the skin’s appearance. The same benefits apply when changing nostril size.
Patients will experience one to two weeks of bruising. Sutures and splints are removed after six days. After splint removal, you will see a desirable improvement in the overall appearance of your nose. During your recovery, the bruises will fade and swelling will subside. Patients will find that results continue to improve over the subsequent 12-month period.
There will probably have some residual swelling for up to a year. By that time, of course, only you (and those who know you very, very well!) will be able to notice any swelling.
It is recommended you avoid any contact sports for six weeks.
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