Facelift for Men in La Jolla, CA

Age and weight loss can cause the skin on a man’s face to sag and become loose. Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, offers facelifts to local men requiring cosmetic surgery.

The human brain is wired to immediately identify the faces of those for whom we come into contact. Out of billions of people on earth, we can easily pick out individuals we have met in the past. This unique ability to recognize faces at a glance does come with a down side, which is the fact that signs of aging quickly become apparent to everyone around us.

The face is one of the first places where most men notice signs of aging. They may experience wrinkling due to a loss in facial volume and skin that has lost its elasticity. Sagging skin may also cause jowls to form around the cheeks and jaws, and excess skin may also form in other areas of the face. This excess skin causes frown lines and wrinkles to become more prominent, which is why many men choose to undergo a facelift at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery.

Thanks to advances in how facelifts are performed, they are now becoming more widely accepted, especially by men. If you want to look younger and reverse the signs of aging, a facelift could be right for you.

What Is A Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to give the face a more youthful appearance. This is achieved by targeting excess skin and wrinkles in the facial area to help eliminate these signs of aging. The exact procedure varies from one man to the next, as no two men age in the same way. Facelifts are one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries among men since the face is where signs of aging tend to occur first.

A facelift is performed under general anesthesia and begins with the removal of excess skin from around the cheeks, jaw and forehead. Once excess skin has been removed, the remaining tissue is tightened on the face so as to eliminate many of the wrinkles that were created by a loss of volume. This procedure can be tailored to each individual, which means you can have excess skin removed from the areas you need it most in order to achieve the look you desire.

There is minimal scarring associated with a facelift, as incision marks are typically very small and hidden by the hairline. Modern facelifts also produce very natural looking results, as they tend to focus more on providing subtle changes that nonetheless provide a dramatic look when finished. As such, men who have put off having a facelift because they didn’t want to appear artificial do not have to worry that others will notice they have had a procedure.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Facelift For Men?

Men who are considering a facelift should generally be in good health. If you are considering this surgery, you should not have any underlying conditions that could cause complications. You should also refrain from using alcohol, tobacco or certain medications in the period leading up to your operation.

You are also likely to benefit from a facelift if you:

  • Have deep wrinkles that are caused by a lack of facial volume
  • Notice sagging skin
  • Would like to appear younger without looking “done”

It is important to note that there is no minimum age for a facelift: however, we do not recommend having one performed too early. The face will continue to age even after a facelift, which means that men who have a facelift performed early in life may find themselves needing another procedure only a few years later.

You should also have reasonable expectations from your facelift procedure. While a facelift can reduce signs of aging, it cannot eliminate them completely. Dr. Shumway will discuss the benefits with you during your consultation to ensure you know what to expect from your facelift.

Why Choose Dr. Shumway?

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to the aesthetic enhancement of our patients through laser and cosmetic surgery procedures. Our office is conveniently located in beautiful La Jolla, which is in the San Diego area of Southern California.

An expert in his field, Dr. Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS has studied at the nation’s finest medical centers and has taught cosmetic surgery techniques at Duke, UCLA, and UCSD. As a trustee of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he stresses the importance of close post-operative care, carefully instructing his patients on how to expedite their own healing and recovery.

Dr. Shumway evaluates each patient personally and considers techniques that will provide exceptional results with minimal downtime.

How is a Facelift For Men Performed?

Advances in the way facelifts are performed now make it less obvious that men have had surgery. Modern facelifts involve lifting and tightening deep layers of connective tissue in addition to removing and tightening excess skin. The result is a more natural looking appearance that involves little scarring. Dr. Shumway is also careful to ensure his male patients maintain a masculine appearance, which means paying special attention to the jaw, eyebrows, and chin.

On the Road to Recovery

The amount of recovery time varies a great deal from one man to the next. A typical recovery period involves the removal of bandages and drainage tubes the first week. During the second week, men should notice a dramatic reduction in the amount of bruising and swelling that is present. The incision lines will continue to fade over time, and should be virtually unnoticeable six months afterward.

As swelling and bruising subside, the results of the facelift will become more noticeable. As such, men will be able to gradually get used to their new, younger-looking self.

How Much Does a Facelift For Men Cost in San Diego and La Jolla, CA?

The cost of your facelift will depend on the extent of surgery that is needed for your individual facial structure and cosmetic goals. We offer payment plans and work closely with CareCredit™ to help men with the cost of their facelift.