How are male facelifts different from female ones?
A well-done facelift should be unnoticeable. The bad ones, unfortunately, are hard to forget. Celebrities have the fortune and misfortune of always being in the public eye, so when they have bad facelift procedures, they are immediately noticed by everyone.
Face lifts are more commonly performed on women, so when men have the procedure, they immediately stand out. Bruce Jenner is a prime example of this occurrence. Jenner is a former Olympic athlete most famous for winning a gold medal in the decathlon event during the 1976 Games. He continued to stay in excellent physical condition in the years after his victory. In 1984 he began a series of cosmetic procedures on his face including a partial facelift and rhinoplasty. He has continued having procedures through the current decade.
Jenner’s face looks artificially tight, with an almost surprised expression. He also has a more feminine look compared to his very masculine features before the 1984 facelift.
Men seeking to have cosmetic procedures on their face should first consider whether a facelift is the best option for them. It may be possible that injections or a brow lift may provide what they are looking for. If they do think that a facelift is the best option, they should seek treatment from a board certified facial plastic surgeon with experience in the male facelift and, in general, cosmetic surgery for men.
The male facelift has the same general goal as the female facelift: restoring a more youthful and refreshed appearance. However, the techniques to achieve this often must be tailored to address the specific needs of men. Incisions must be placed to accommodate short hairstyles and facial hair. In addition, men typically have thicker skin that will drape differently over the facial structure and this must be taken into account. In addition, most men desire subtle, natural improvement.