The Preoperative Features

  • Focusing on drooping, loose, sagging or older looking face.
  • Loose hanging skin especially in the jowls and neck and along the jawline.
  • Double chin, turkey neck, wrinkles and crepiness.
  • Excess fatty accumulation in the cheeks, jowls, and neck.
  • Prominent, deep laugh lines.
  • Sunken cheek pads.

The Procedure

  • Special considerations in terms of anesthesia, incisions, and technique are carefully performed in all male facelift surgeries so that the result is dramatically better, yet completely natural.
  • Local or general anesthesia can be used and it takes about three to four hours.
  • A thin incision that extends from within or at the edge of the hairline above the ear, continuing in front or inside the ear, around the earlobe, in the crease, and into the back of the hairline. No hair is shaved. Care is taken to make this look very natural in men especially in men with heavy beards.
  • Excess skin is removed and the face is lifted and tightened.
  • Deeper inside surgery on the SMAS ligament and platysma muscle which are also lifted for important extra internal support that makes the result last longer.
  • Excess fat removed.
  • Small drains are in place for one day and are removed painlessly.
  • A bulky dressing is in place for only one day.
  • This can be combined with the eyelift, forehead lift, or other procedures.

The Revocery

  • You can go home after several hours or stay overnight in our cosmetic surgery aftercare unit.
  • You can shower on the second day after surgery.
  • Swelling which is mild to moderate and peaks at two to three days then disappears rapidly over the next three weeks.
  • Minimal bruising which is most at two days then disappears rapidly by three to seven days.
  • Able to apply make-up in three to four days and comfortably appear in public at that time.
  • Resume many activities within the first week, and most by at least three weeks.
  • Stitches removed first at four days and the rest at ten days.
  • Able to return to work in 7-10 days.

The Result

  • Very natural, rested, younger appearance.
  • Lasts the rest of your life and always looks better than if you didn't do it.
  • Handsome and graceful, not a "wind-tunnel" look.
  • Natural and presentable appearance in the first week that just gets better over the next six to nine months.