Special Considerations in Male Facelifts Dallas
Male Facelifts are different than Facelifts in women. This is because of anatomical and structural differences between men and women. Some of these differences are outlined below:
Blood Supply of Face:
Men’s facial skin is thicker and has more adnexa (beard and sebaceous glands). Consequently, there is abundant blood supply to skin of face. This is beneficial for healing after facelift surgery. But, it also increases risk of post- operative bleeding. Post- operative control of blood pressure becomes more imperative to avoid bleeding in men.
Hair pattern of face and neck is altered from rearrangement skin of face and neck at time of facelift. Beard growth of face is present below ears before facelift. At time of facelift the skin is repositioned upwards and backwards. Thus, some hair bearing skin gets repositioned behind ears. This will require an adjustment in shaving technique after surgery to shave beard in its repositioned state.
If facelift incision was to be made along edge of tragus (Prominent front part of ear complex) there will be new beard growth over the tragus after the surgery. This will happen because beard bearing skin is now overlying tragus of ear. This will need to be shaved. Occasionally electrolysis of hair that overlay tragus needs to be considered after surgery.
Occasionally location of incision is modified to avoid this change. We shall discuss various incisional options with you at time of your consultation.
Male Pattern hair loss:
Male pattern hair loss results in receding hair line in men. This limits options for effective forehead lift and brow lifts in men since any scars on forehead will be hard to camouflage after surgery. Thus, forehead lifts are not frequently opted for in men.
Limited improvements can be achieved with endoscopic forehead lift techniques when possible.
All above factors are taken into consideration while we plan your facelift. Facial rejuvenation is a process that encompasses many facets and available options. All these are discussed with our patients at time of consultation and planning.