Sep 29 2015

Middle-aged maleAging is something that affects men and women, so it is not surprising that plastic surgery is popular amongst both sexes. One of the most popular forms of plastic surgery requested by Dr. William C. Cohen’s male patients is a facelift. The face and neck are areas that are the first to show the signs of aging. Loose, droopy skin, along with creases and wrinkles, can make a man look aged and worn down. A facelift tightens the skin and underlying facial muscles to improve the structure of the lower face and jawline while reversing signs of aging. A facelift for men, offered at our Orange County practice, allows male patients to enhance their facial features without creating an unnatural appearance.

Male Facelift Candidates

A male facelift may be an ideal solution for any healthy adult male who is looking to define his lower face and jaw line while erasing common signs of aging. However, men should understand that a facelift addresses only specific areas of the face. For instance, if creases across the forehead or fatty folds of skin along the eyelids are a major concern, a facelift isn’t the right solution. Instead, candidates for a male facelift are those with the following imperfections:

  • Loose, hanging jowls
  • Excess skin around the jaw line and upper neck
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Folds or creases between the nose and mouth

Men with any of the above problems are likely to find the solutions they are looking for with facelift surgery.

Male vs. Female Facelift

There are many aspects of male facelift surgery that are similar to those of a female facelift. However, there are also many differences. In order to maintain a masculine appearance for patients and ensure that their specific issues are addressed, Dr. Cohen takes special care during a male facelift procedure. Below are some potential differences between a male and female facelift:

  • Male facial skin tends to be thicker and looser, so additional tightening may be necessary
  • The facial anatomy is different in men, so alterations will be made with this in mind to ensure that a feminine appearance is avoided and that the appearance remains natural
  • To hide incisions with male hairstyles in mind (beards, sideburns, short cuts, etc.), Dr. Cohen is likely to use an incision that sits in front of the ear, vs. the behind the ear incision that is typically used for a female facelift


Dr. Cohen has a history of overwhelmingly positive male facelift results. Without altering their natural appearance, we can strengthen the jaw line, define facial features, and eliminate sagging skin, deep creases, and facial folds. All of this enhances the appearance. Most men report that they look up to 10 years younger after recovering from facelift surgery.

Schedule an Appointment

If your outer appearance doesn’t match your inner youthfulness, it may be time to consider plastic surgery. Dr. William C. Cohen offers a range of facial and cosmetic treatments that can address signs of aging to rejuvenate your appearance. To learn more about our services, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.

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