An increasing number of men are opting for the male facelift. The technique and artistry involved in rejuvenating the male face is very different from a female face. It is therefore vital that you go to a plastic surgeon that has years of experience in performing facelift procedures for men.
One example of the difference between female and male facelifts is the fact that men have facial hair. The hairlines of men are also different to the hairlines of women. The fact that facelifts involve tightening the skin, surgeons also have to take particular caution to minimize the risk of over-feminizing a man’s face during the procedure.
Dr. Michael Kelly understands that men still want to look masculine, but they also want their facial appearance to be youthful. Many experienced facelift surgeons will agree that it is harder to make a man look natural than a female. If the skin is pulled too tight, if the eyebrows are too high or if too much skin is taken off from the area around the eyes, for example, then a male face may look unnatural or slightly feminine. Finding the right doctor will help ensure that you are happy with the results.
Many male patients want to know about the recovery time related to facelifts for men. Most patients stay in the hospital for one or two nights and feel a bit of discomfort during this period. The swelling and bruising usually goes down within the first two weeks and patients are able to return to social activities within two weeks and physical activities in three weeks. To speed up recovery, patients are advised to minimize alcohol consumption and quit smoking before as well as after the procedure. Regularly icing your eyes is also a helpful tip to reduce swelling and bruising.
The surgical methods and techniques that your surgeon employs will also have an impact on your recovery time. Forward-thinking surgeons use incision techniques and surgical techniques that are aimed at reducing the amount of swelling and bruising.
There are also certain things that you can do to speed up your recovery time. The medications you take can have an effect on the duration of your recovery. Non-prescribed medications such as herbal medications can also affect the amount of bruising and swelling that you get. During your initial consultations, your surgeon will explain what you can expect and give you all the information you need so that you know what to avoid before and after your surgery.
For more information about facelifts for men, contact Dr. Michael Kelly today.