Ask Dr. Whiteman: Facelift Surgery For MenPlastic surgery for men is more in-demand than ever. And while many of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures for men are intended to help guys improve their body contour, like male breast reduction or liposuction, facial procedures can also be extremely beneficial. Undergoing a procedure like a facelift can help male patients look younger and more refreshed by eliminating some of the most common signs of facial aging. I have taken the time to answer a few questions from patients about how facelift surgery can help male patients.


Question #1: How does facelift surgery vary for male and female patients?

There are several differences between men and women that I take into account when performing facelift surgery. For instance, women typically have thinner skin, making their facial tissue easier to manipulate during surgery. Additionally, many men have stronger bone structure and more dense facial muscles that must be considered when planning a facelift procedure. It’s important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon with considerable experience working with cosmetic surgery of the face in male patients to perform your facelift.


Question #2: Are men more likely to experience complications following facelift surgery?

Any cosmetic procedure, whether it is performed on a male or female patient, comes with some inherent risk of complication. However, a male facelift is a fairly routine procedure and this risk is minimal. There are some unique factors to consider during a male facelift including the location of the incision, but this is generally a very safe procedure.


Question #3: Should I be concerned if a plastic surgeon will not show me before and after facelift photos?

Yes. Although some people may want their privacy protected about their decision to have cosmetic surgery. Seeing before and after facelift photos from previous male patients that a plastic surgeon has performed surgery on can be a great indicator of the potential results you may be able to expect following surgery. You don’t ever want to go into the process feeling like your plastic surgeon is not being fully transparent with you.


Facelift surgery can help men of all ages turn back the clock and feel younger once again. If you have any additional questions of your own, my staff and I are always here to help. For more information or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery news, tips, practice updates, and much more.