When it comes to plastic surgery, women are not the only ones looking to turn back the clock. In fact, according to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report of 2020, male facelifts accounted for 8% of the total facelift procedures in the United States.
While a facelift for men is similar to the procedure for women, there are some male facelift differences. For example, can bald men get a facelift?
While bald men can have a facelift procedure, there are some special considerations and techniques necessary to maintain a natural appearance.
Balding Heads Require Special Consideration
A male facelift can pose challenges, but a skilled surgeon can achieve the results you are looking for while still hiding those tell-tale scars.
With a typical facelift surgery, incisions travel around the ears and within the hairline to hide the scars and avoid the appearance of having work done. However, when a man is completely bald and there is no hairline, a surgeon must carefully plan the surgery to minimize the appearance of scarring.
To maintain a natural appearance and avoid the “pulled look,” surgeons work to limit the incisions to around the ear, taking advantage of the natural creases and bends. In short, a patient being completely bald makes the surgery a bit more challenging, but less challenging than a brow lift, which would require rather visible incisions above the forehead that would not be hidden because there is no hairline.
Bearded Skin Is Another Consideration with Men
Beard patterns and sideburns can also provide a challenge for male facelift patients. When moving the skin, the surgeon must take care not to shift hair follicles into places where they shouldn’t be, such as too far back underneath the earlobe. This can often be a sure sign that a facelift was done.
While the male facelift can pose a challenge, a skilled surgeon familiar with male facelift procedures can still achieve a natural appearance with little to no noticeable scarring.
To learn more about how a facelift procedure can turn the clock back and give you the appearance you are looking for, contact Dr. Drew Davis online or call the office at 916-318-5770 to schedule a consultation today.