Both men and women can get facelifts, rolling back the clock and boosting their confidence. But when comparing female and male facelifts, are there differences?
You bet! As with most things aesthetic, the goals of male and female facelifts are different, which means their procedures are too. Here are three male facelifts truths to know.
Men and Women Tend to Seek Different Jaw Lines
The ideal male face is sharp, with a strong jaw and lots of definition. While current beauty ideals flirt more with androgyny, male beauty standards still don’t lean towards softness to the degree that women’s do. As a result, male facelifts define the jaw, chin and neck more than female facelifts do.
Most men want sharper lines while most women seek a softer profile.
Male Facelifts Require More Effort to Move Tissues
Ultimately, no matter what the current “look” is, men and women have anatomical differences that require different approaches. Men usually have stronger ligaments, thicker skin and a greater presence of fibrous fatty tissues. This means more force is needed to alter skin placement, and slightly different techniques are used as well.
Movement Must Account for Facial Hair
Finally, most adult men can grow facial hair, and even if they don’t sport a full beard, their five o’clock shadow will show. If the skin is pulled in a way that alters the hair pattern, it can make it clear that the individual has had work done. So, when performing a male facelift, the surgeon must account for facial hair placement.
Are you a man considering a facelift? Our doctors would like to talk to you about your goals. Schedule a consultation by calling us at 410-740-9330 or filling out our contact form.