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What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a rejuvenating procedure that can combat the signs of facial aging. The surgery consists of lifting the skin, removing the excess fat, tightening the muscles, and removing any excess skin. A facelift can significantly improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, loose skin, and other signs of aging, allowing older patients to turn back time to reflect a youthful spirit better. Male facelift techniques have recently advanced to refresh and rejuvenate the face rather than make your face appear unnaturally tight or overly feminine.

What Can a Facelift Do For Men?

While women get facelifts for a delicate, softer appearance, the opposite is true for men. Men generally want to appear more rugged or masculine by creating a defined, chiseled jawline and removing loose skin folds from the neck. Some specific reasons why men pursue facelifts include the following:

  • They want to look more youthful
  • They want to feel more confident
  • They want to be more attractive in the dating scene
  • They’re no longer pleased with their appearance
  • They want to stay relevant among their younger peers at work

A facelift for men can provide a range of benefits, including:

  • Smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines on the face
  • Tightening loose or sagging skin around the jawline, neck, and cheeks
  • Enhancing the contours of the face for a more defined and youthful appearance
  • Reducing the appearance of jowls and a double chin
  • Restoring a more refreshed and rested look to the face
  • Boosting self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improving the overall quality of life by helping men feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin

Is the Facelift Surgery Procedure Different For Men?

The male facelift in Tampa is similar to that for women. General steps that may be involved in a typical men's facelift include the following:

  1. General or local anesthesia with sedation is given to ensure a comfortable and pain-free procedure.
  2. Dr. Buchanan makes incisions in the hairline near the temples, continuing around the ears and ending in the lower scalp. The incisions may extend under the chin if a neck lift is performed.
  3. He then lifts the skin and underlying tissue of the face and neck to access the underlying muscles and fat. He may also manipulate the underlying muscles and fat to improve the face and neck contours.
  4. Excess skin is trimmed away to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
  5. The incisions are closed, and a dressing is applied to protect the incision sites.
  6. After the anesthesia wears off, patients are released to go home and instructed to follow specific post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.

However, there are some subtle differences that plastic surgeons take into consideration when performing facelifts on men. For example, men tend to have thicker skin and a more prominent jawline than women. Therefore, the surgeon must adjust the surgical technique to ensure the results look natural and masculine. Also, men are more likely to have facial hair, complicating the incision and healing process. A skilled surgeon will consider this and adjust the incision placement to minimize scarring and avoid disrupting hair growth.

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How Long Will My Facelift Results Last?

A facelift can generally last anywhere from 5 to 15 years, with most patients seeing long-lasting results for around ten years. The longevity of a facelift varies from person to person and depends on various factors, including:

  • Age
  • Skin quality
  • Lifestyle habits

However, it's important to note that a facelift does not stop the aging process altogether. Over time, the natural aging process will continue, and the effects of the facelift will gradually diminish.

Additionally, lifestyle habits such as sun exposure, smoking, and poor diet can accelerate the aging process and cause the results of a facelift to fade more quickly.

To maintain the results of a facelift, patients are encouraged to practice healthy lifestyle habits, including:

  • Wearing sunscreen
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Staying hydrated

How Much Does A Facelift Cost? Prices starting at $20,000

The cost of a male facelift in Tampa varies significantly depending on the complexity of your case. Health insurance companies do not cover facelift surgery because it is considered a cosmetic enhancement procedure.

It’s important to note that the total cost of the procedure can include: 

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room costs
  • Compression garments for post-surgery
  • Surgeon Fees

Other miscellaneous fees that may not be included in the cost can include:

  • Blood tests or other pre-operative testing
  • Medical clearance exams
  • Prescription medications

Additionally, the cost of the procedure can be affected by the following circumstances:

  • The amount of experience and overall reputation of your surgeon. You’ll find that surgeons with many years of experience, or that are highly regarded, will typically cost more.
  • The techniques the surgeon uses for the procedure and the complexity of the case.
    Where your surgeon’s practice is located. Typically, larger cities have higher operational costs and are more expensive.

If you’ve considered a facelift, but feel like you are limited financially, speak to Dr. Buchanan or one of the VIVIFY staff members about financing options. We do our best to work with each patient by offering financing plans to help you achieve your surgical goals.

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Why Choose VIVIFY?

At VIVIFY plastic surgery & medspa, the board-certified practitioners recognize that one's self-image can significantly impact their internal happiness, satisfaction, and outward presentation to others. Dr. Dallas Buchanan's dedication to helping patients achieve their desired aesthetic with plastic surgery in Tampa has earned him the distinction of being named among the "Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in Florida" for five consecutive years. He prioritizes safety, privacy, and patient satisfaction, treating his patients like family. Contact us today to learn more about how a facelift can benefit you.

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