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Plastic surgery has become increasingly popular among men for many of the same reasons it has among women. Baby Boomers, especially, feel the need to project a vibrant, youthful-looking public image — particularly in the workplace where they’re competing with younger men. A more youthful and alert appearance certainly has its benefits for those men who plan to stay in their careers for several more years. With today’s growing emphasis on fitness and health, it’s only natural that men, like women, want their facial appearance to reflect their physical vitality, energy and vigor. An increasing number of men are also interested in correcting facial imperfections or injuries from their childhood with scar revision or reconstructive procedures.
Men’s faces present special considerations for plastic surgeons. The brow and hairline are more pronounced, and the beard patterns affect positioning. Another concern for men is getting rid of ‘turkey waddle’ or the loose skin that hangs under the chin. This can be achieved with liposuction of the neck or in some cases a neck lift may provide the most dramatic improvement. The most common procedures requested by men include liposuction, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, facial implants, brow lifts and facelifts.
Several significant factors for men include the richer blood supply and thicker skin of a man’s face, which can influence both healing and scarring. In addition, the pattern of hair growth for the beard, sideburns and forehead must also be carefully evaluated.
In men with thinning hair or a receding hairline, it becomes even more important for the surgeon to choose the right technique to hide and camouflage scars for the best results. The true expertise and knowledge of the surgeon are revealed by his ability to address the many distinct challenges presented in male cosmetic surgery.
Many men undergo facelift surgery because they want to maintain their competitive edge in the workplace or just to continue to look as young as they feel. A variety of factors — including conditions in the environment, repeated exposure to the California sun or to smoke, and even hereditary can have a deleterious effect on the skin, creating a tired and aged appearance. Over time it becomes more difficult to tighten the skin back to its original shape.
A facelift addresses the jowl area below the mouth. For smaller amounts of skin a minimally invasive ‘minilift’ or ‘quicklift’ can be performed to tighten the skin and tissues in this area alone.
For more significant skin redundancy, a full facelift and necklift can be performed to tighten the underlying supports of the face and re-drape the skin. In male facelift patients, careful attention must be paid to the beard and hairline around the ear. While in women the incision for the facelift surgery is performed behind the tragus or cartilage of the ear, in men the incision is made in front of the ear so that undesired hair is not pulled onto the ear. Men also have shorter hairstyles, which limit the ability to hide scars with the hair, so Dr. Moradzadeh takes particular care to make sure the incision lines are well hidden, paying particular attention to the incision lines so they are well hidden. Overall, the emphasis with male facelift is on refining and sharpening the jaw and neck structures to preserve a strong masculine appearance.
Dr. Moradzadeh offers a variety of procedures to help male patients look and feel younger. For example, for men who are not sure they want to commit to a long-lasting cosmetic enhancement, there are new alternatives to surgery for frown lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers and Botox, are commonly used to restore skin to a more youthful appearance, smooth out frown lines, eliminate forehead creases and reverse the presence of scars. These nonsurgical treatments can be done during a regular office visit and without interrupting a busy work schedule. Ultherapy is an excellent option for lifting and tightening the neck and jowls with moderate laxity.