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Why get a facelift?
Many men seek facelift to maintain their competitive edge in the workplace, or simply to continue to look as young as they feel. Environmental factors, the northern California sun, smoke exposure, and genes can have a deleterious effect on our skin, creating a tired and aged appearance — and over time, it becomes more difficult to tighten the skin back to its original shape.
Types of facelifts
A facelift addresses the jowl area below the mouth. For smaller amounts of skin, a minimally invasive mini lift can be performed to tighten the skin and tissues in this area alone.
Differences in the male facelift
In male facelift, patients careful attention must be made with the beard and hairline around the ear. While in women the incision for the facelift surgery is performed behind the tragus or cartilage of the ear, in men the incision is made in front of the ear so undesired hair is not pulled onto the ear. Men also have shorter hairstyles, which limits the ability to hide scars with the hair.
Because of this, Dr. Hessler pays particular attention to the incision lines so they are well hidden. The emphasis with male facelifting is also different than females, and focuses on refining and sharpening the jaw and neck structures to preserve a strong masculine appearance.