In recent years, an increasing number of men are opting for Toronto facelifts to refresh and rejuvenate their appearance. For men looking to turn back the clock and restore their self-confidence with a more youthful look, a facelift may be the solution.
When it comes to male facelifts, there are subtle differences from performing the procedure on women. Since men tend to have thicker facial skin, and a richer blood supply in the area than women, they can have a higher risk of bleeding or hematoma. Furthermore, since men typically have a higher hairline than women, and do not wear makeup, extra care must be taken when making the incisions so that the scarring is not too visible.
Although the end goal is the same, the surgery has to be approached differently for men to account for these subtle differences. As one of the most well known specialists for facelifts in Toronto, Dr. Philip Solomon has a wealth of experience in various facelift techniques to address the unique physical attributes of men.
To ensure that the scars are not visible, Dr. Solomon takes great care to place the incision as discreetly as possible. By running the incision around the earlobe and along the lower scalp, under the hair, the resulting scar should be virtually undetectable. After the incision is made, fat and excess skin will be removed, similar to in a standard facelift, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
The majority of males coming in for a facelift in Toronto, are looking to address visible signs of aging in the mid facial region, lower face and jowls. For those who are looking to also tackle wrinkles around the eye area and forehead, it is typically recommended to combine the facelift with eyelid surgery or a brow lift to maximize the results.
To be a good candidate for a male facelift, the criteria are largely the same as for anyone else. The most important factors are to be in overall good health prior to the procedure, as well as have realistic expectations for the outcome of the treatment.
Overall, male facelifts tend to be trickier and more challenging than female facelifts. This is mainly due to the fact that men usually have stronger ligament supports, heavier necks, more vascular skin and bigger faces.
These factors require unique expertise and precision to pull off without the results looking unnatural with obvious scarring. The good news is, the fact that men typically have thicker skin and a different genetic makeup than women, this makes prolonged bruising less of a factor during the recovery period.
At Solomon Facial Plastic, we are firm believers that there is not a one size fits all approach when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Whether you are male or female, your facelift must be customized to your unique physical attributes in order to be a success.
During a preoperative consultation, Dr. Solomon will account for your unique facial features, skin type and ethnic background and most importantly, he will listen to your goals carefully in order to recommend the safest and most effective treatment route to achieve what you are looking for.
If you are considering a male facelift in Toronto, we encourage you to contact our clinic for a consultation to determine if you are suitable candidate.
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