Washington, DC Male Facelift
Your face is not only your primary means for expressing yourself, it’s also the first thing others notice about you. If visible signs of aging or sun damage are getting in the way, it may be time to consider a facelift.
Our board certified plastic surgeons not only have many years of experience providing patients with successful facelift results, they are skilled in male plastic surgery techniques to ensure you’ll look sharp and masculine, without looking like you’ve had work done. Our cosmetic facial procedures are always tailored to each patient’s unique goals.
Is a Facelift Right for You?
Aging, sun damage, and genetics can all play a role in the way your face ages. If you’re feeling like you’ve gone from handsome to haggard, or simply want to look your best yet, it may be time to consider seeing a skilled plastic surgeon about facelift options for men. Common reasons men choose facelift surgery include:
- Your face looks tired or angry despite your mood
- The jawline lacks definition, contributing to the appearance of jowls or a weak chin
- Deep lines have formed around from the base of the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Your neck and face have lost skin elasticity and muscle definition, leading to drooping skin
Regardless of your reasons, consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon is your first step in determining if a facelift or other procedures can help you regain a younger, sharper appearance.Before & After
Concerned with Your Neck Alone?
For men, we can often provide a specialized surgical procedure geared specifically to men and lax skin on their neck (the dreaded “turkey neck”). This procedure,known as the anterior neck lift with Z plasty, focuses on improving the front of the neck, which is a common concern for men. The anterior neck lift involves the use of some liposuction to reduce pockets of fat, repair of the lax neck muscles, and excision of excess skin.
This procedure is less complex and has a shorter recovery than a full facelift, making it an ideal choice for men who want to return to work within just a few days. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Price has developed a particular interest and expertise in this procedure and, in his experience, men appreciate the results and short recovery. To find out if this is the best option for you, schedule an evaluation and consultation with Dr. Price.
What to Expect from Surgery
Depending on your location, your facelift will be performed either in our accredited outpatient surgery suite or at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. Facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation administered by one of our board certified anesthesiologists.
Your surgeon will begin by making incisions behind your hair line at the temple and around the front of the ear, placing them as inconspicuously as possible. He will then reposition underlying tissues, remove extra skin, and lift and tighten remaining skin to highlight the natural masculine contours of your face. Once the desired level of improvement has been achieved, your incisions will be closed and sutured.
After surgery, you can expect a few days of downtime for your body to heal. Many patients return to work after about a week, but you should expect initial facelift healing time to last between 10-14 days. You should begin to feel more like yourself after three to four weeks. Final results are evident after a few months, once all swelling has completely resolved.