cosmetic surgery for men
COSMETIC SURGERY FOR MEN
There are many different options to treat the face in men: we can help you figure out the next steps.
UNDERSTANDING PROPORTIONS AND CONTOURS OF THE YOUTHFUL MALE FACE
15. Cheek fullness “egg of beauty”
16. Nasolabial folds mild
17. Nasal tip projection
18. Proud philtral columns
19. Smooth lips
20. Neutral or uplifted lateral labial commisure
21. No melo-labial folds
22. Jowls absent with firm jawline
23. No neck bands
24. Preauricular smoothness
25. Submaxillary gland hidden
26. Platysma firm
27. Submental firmness
28. Neck firmness
29. Chin projection
ANALYSIS OF THE AGING FACE IN MEN IS MORE PRONOUNCED IN CERTAIN AREAS
16. Nasolabial fold prominence and crease depth
17. Nasal tip ptosisPhiltrum flattens and lengthens
18.The dreaded lip lines
19. Lateral labial commissure descent
20. Melo-labial folds
22. Cervical rhytids
23. Preauricular rhytids
24. Submaxillary gland ptosis
25. Platysmal bands
26. Submental fat
27. Neck rhytids, fat and hollows
28. Chin pad ptosis and retraction
29. Witch’s chin
COMPARING AGING IN MEN AND WOMEN
POWER OF THE NECK
In men, as well as women, the neck has a major effect on the perception of the presence of aging. In men, it is often the neck changes that are most important whilst in ladies, it is a combination of the neck, jowls and midface.
n the drawing to the left, I have only changed the contour and the fullness of the neck. All other anatomical parts are exactly the same! This illustrates the perception of aging and facial appearance imparted by the appearance of the neck. Together with the neck, of course, go the jawline and chin.
It is for this reason that I stress that the “money is in the neck”. The better the neck I give you, the better your face looks. Of course, some improvement of the neck may be obtained with local neck procedures, but the best improvement of the neck is obtained by performing a proper face and necklift.
FACELIFT AND NECKLIFT IN MEN
FACELIFT IN SALT LAKE CITY & SAINT GEORGE, UTAH
WHAT IS A FACELIFT?
Facial aging is a three-dimensional change. Contrary to previous beliefs, it is not only the skin that ages, but also the deeper structures including the fatty layer, the muscles, the fascia and the bones! The modern facelift addresses all of these layers. Even though it is called a facelift, the aim is to improve the mid-facial tissues, the jawline and the neck. The aim is to create a better smile, fuller cheeks, a strong jawline, and a firm neck.
Analysis of the youthful face allows us to determine what is possible and how. Attention is paid not just to tissue laxity and ptosis, but to tissue fullness, position, arches, curves, prominences, hollows and proportions.
There is no such thing as the “standard facelift” as it simply gives a ho-hum result without the beauty inherent in all of us. Look at our method of analysis, planning and techniques and review our results to get an idea of what is possible and our approach.
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TREATMENT OPTIONS LOWER THIRD
AGING (PINK AREA)
A well-designed face and necklift with appropriate fat grafts, etc should give a rested, refreshed and
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR A FACELIFT?
Dr. Patel has designed a very reliable way of showing you exactly the result you will get with a facelift. Over innumerable cases, this technique has been successful in predicting results much more accurately than what we used to use before: computer graphics. The trouble with computer graphics was that we were changing the appearance in two dimensions, whilst with the method we will show you, you can assess the results you can expect in three dimensions.
THE POWER OF THE HAMMOCK LIFT IN A MALE
A comprehensive assessment of changes allows an accurate plan to be made. The aim is to leave one looking natural, just more youthful. This gentleman had Dr. Patel's trademarked procedure "The Hammock Lift" with no facelift. All the improvements seen are from this Hammock Lift
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
HOW IS A FACELIFT PERFORMED?
There is a troubling trend of aggressive marketing of quicker procedures, small-incision procedures, weekend facelifts, etc. Unless the various anatomic changes that need addressing are carefully assessed and corrected, a less-than-ideal result will be obtained.
The very basics of a facelift involve:
-Incisions which are hidden in front of and behind the ear. Once healed, they are close to invisible.
-Some incisions will follow the temporal hairline and the occipital hairline (behind the ear). The aim is to design the incisions with a thorough knowledge of surface and cross-sectional anatomy so as to obtain almost invisible scars as seen here:
-Elevation, repositioning and tightening of the important deeper aponeurotic system (the SMAS) is performed. This is where a thorough knowledge of anatomy is important. As we have anatomy dissection courses where we teach other plastic surgeons the anatomy of the face, it allows us to maintain the highest standard of anatomical and applied anatomical knowledge:
WHAT OTHER PROCEDURES MAY BE PERFORMED WITH A FACELIFT?
It is common to perform a facelift with fat grafts, lip augmentation, cheek lifts, laser to lip lineLip Liness and skin rhytids, and, sometimes with upper and lower blepharoplasty.
Liposuction of the neck and the jawline is judiciously peformed to get a defined neck and jawline (see the before-and-after photographs, which illustrate the improvement of various different kinds of faces).
HOW DO WE GET THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS FROM A FACELIFT AND NECKLIFT?
2. We analyze the whole face and neck and aim for harmony as people don’t look only at your neck or cheeks.
3. With advanced training and detailed knowledge of aging, anatomy and physiology, we are much better able to address said changes with a view to a congruous outcome that lasts.
4. The skin is what everyone immediately sees: it is impossible to hide blemishes, deeper wrinkles, sun-spots, age-related discolorations, broken veins, large pores with make-up. We pay particular attention to getting the skin to look its best.
5. If necessary, the face and neck are broken up into thirds so you understand if the improvement is best broken up into two separate treatments. This reduces your anaesthesia time for any given procedure and also allows us to give you the best results as explained on the “Facial Aging” page.
6. We combine the use of fat grafts, tissue repositioning, volume augmentation, fat repositioning and removal where appropriate, proper tissue transfers, avoidance of pull-lines and three-dimensional tissue relationship positioning to give us results seen on this and other pages of our patients.
I HAD A FACELIFT DONE BY SOMEONE BUT I HAVE PROBLEMS AND I AM NOT ENTIRELY HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS. WHAT CAN I DO?
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WHAT ABOUT LONG-TERM RESULTS OF A FACELIFT AND NECKLIFT?
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT AFTER A FACELIFT? I DON’T WANT THE “PULLED LOOK”.
With a 3-D procedure, there are several layer of sutures, accurately placed to give the lifting, tightening and filling, without leaving any tell-tale pull-lines. Some are slow dissolving sutures, others are more permanent. The skin sutures are generally removed between 7 and 14 days.
Bleeding is not common as we pay close attention to proper hemostasis. On rare occasions, a small hematoma may collect.
Everyone will experience some numbness in the face: this resolves over weeks to months. This occurs because of the dissection of the face. This is not a complication.
Because of the dissection and repositioning of the tissues, it is common for there to be small differences in the smile between the right and left sides: this is usually only noticeable to the patient and to Dr. Patel! It recovers over a few weeks.
All faces have asymmetry and there will be some degree of asymmetry. This is to be expected.
Permanent weakness of nerves and muscles is rare.
The scars are usually very well hidden. However, some patients may have a tendency to cause hypertrophic scarring: in such cases, certain lasers and treatments will help. By-and-large, scars are rarely a problem. With Caucasian skin, pinkness of scars is to be expected for several weeks. With darker skin, some hyperpigmentation may occur.
In the first few days, everyone will experience some degree of dryness and blurry vision. You will also feel that your lids look a little tight on the outer corner where you will also feel some of the deeper sutures if you put your finger there: this is of no concern. The tightness and the bumps under the skin settle over a few weeks.
More serious complications which are very rare include excessive bleeding, hemorrhage and loss of vision.
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Dr. BCK Patel MD, FRCS
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106, USA
(801) 413-3599 (phone/text)
Dr. BCK Patel MD, FRCS
617 E Riverside Dr Suite 101
Saint George, UT 84790, USA