Facial cosmetic surgery in men has a different approach than in women because of the unique anatomy of men and the goal of maintaining a masculine appearance. The aim of a facelift in men is to reposition loose skin, restore facial volume and improve the contour of the jawline. For a natural result men require a more discreet aesthetic change to ensure a well-balanced masculine rejuvenation. The differences between men and women include jaw size and face shape (more square than oval). Men have more prominent facial muscles mass, relatively less subcutaneous fat and lower brows. Men’s skin is also thick, dense and heavy when compared with women and therefore handles differently. Men are often concerned by the loss of jawline definition and hollowing under the eyes. Other age-related changes in men include sagging, loss of facial volume and accumulation of fat in the neck.
The male face requires a different surgical approach with the importance placed on preserving the angularity of the features, whilst restoring soft-tissue contours. Differences include the incision placement, the management of the deeper tissues and the restoration of volume. Shorter hairstyles in men offer less possibility disguising the scar therefore scar-minimisation is important. It depends on your unique anatomy and desires but where possible the scars are kept short. The distribution of facial hair in men also needs to be taken into consideration and not distorted therefore a scar in a natural crease inform of the ear maybe recommended over a scar hidden in the ear. Men often experience soft-tissue volume loss under the eyes resulting in a hollow appearance. This volume can be restored either by fat transfer or by a lower lid lift to provide elevation of the mid-face. Once you have been assessed your options will be discussed. My aim in men is to create a subtle but significant effect by maintaining masculine appearance but making you look (and feel) refreshed and youthful.