Once strictly a woman’s privilege, plastic surgery for men is on the rise. More men than ever are seeking facial rejuvenation procedures, according to Dr. Sam Jejurikar, touted as one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas.
One of the most significant changes that have taken place in this area is that men are now talking to one another about their issues with aging. In the not-too-distant past, aging and how it can impact men was not something most men would openly discuss, and therefore, many options have not been available.
As social mores have changed so much in recent years, the facts have become clear, with men being encouraged to open up and talk about the physical changes that occur with aging. Men care about how they look and want options to combat the physical changes of aging.
The commonly accepted idea that the more rugged and weather-beaten a man appeared, the more manly he is, is now a thing of the past. Many men who want to look younger and feel better about themselves are seeking facelifts at an increasing rate.
What Happens During a Facelift for Men?
As men age, the tissues which control facial expression, the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System), become lax and weak, beginning to sag. This sagging causes jowls to form, cheeks to hollow and deep creases to appear along the corners of the mouth and down the side of the nose. A SMAS facelift adjusts and mends this wear and tear, correcting sagging jowls and filling out hollow cheeks and deep creases.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or with IV sedation.
During the operation, incisions are made through all three facial and neck skin layers. The layers are then lifted in an upwards motion, with tension being placed on the underlying SMAS layer. Any excess fat is trimmed, and the SMAS is then sutured.
A highly skilled surgeon, such as Dallas-based Dr. Sam Jejurikar, understands the minute differences in facial anatomy present in various patients. No two candidates are the same, and all patients are treated as individual cases, demonstrated by the excellent results he is famed for.
Are Men’s Facelifts Different From Women’s?
Absolutely. The male anatomy is different from that of the female, so the procedure must be approached distinctively for it to succeed.
Men have thicker skin and muscle than women, which needs to be accounted for during surgery so that the overall appearance of the face is as natural as possible.
The incisions made during surgery on a male are also different, mainly due to the fact that men have beard growth. In women, the main incision passes behind the ear’s tragus to conceal the scar. In men, the incision is positioned in front of the tragus so that any skin with hair on it won’t be drawn over the tragus and inside the ear.
Can Men’s Facelifts Have Practical Benefits?
The effects of a good facelift aren’t just aesthetic; a facelift can also greatly improve self-confidence and eliminate or lessen debilitating feelings of low self-esteem.
This, in turn, can bring about genuine change in the lives of men who have undergone surgery. Relationships improve, and romantic social and professional opportunities may also increase as self-confidence is directly linked to how others perceive us.
What About Post-Operative Care?
The recovery from a procedure like this will generally take around 2- 3 weeks.
- Some swelling, bruising, and numbness are completely normal and to be expected.
- Bruising can last a little longer but, in general, should be completely resolved after around three weeks.
- Patients need to rest and take things easy after their operation.
Are There Any Complications to Consider?
Facelift surgery for men is usually safe, but as with all surgery, it is important to understand the possible risks. The best candidates are men over 50 who are in good health and do not smoke.
Smoking can increase the risk of infection in postoperative patients and slow healing. To ensure the best possible recovery, patients must listen carefully to the advice given by their surgeon.
Seeking the Best To Achieve the Finest Results
A facelift can easily knock a decade or more off a person’s face, especially if the procedure is performed by an experienced doctor who has been touted as one of the best plastic surgeons by Newsweek and D Magazine. Dr. Sam Jejurikar, of Dallas, Texas, has been practicing for over 20 years, is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the renowned Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.
About Dr. Sam Jejurikar
Dr. Sam Jejurikar has twice been named in D Magazine’s annual “Best Doctors and Pediatric Specialists in Dallas” list, and in August of this year, he was honored as a top plastic surgeon in Newsweek’s rankings of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons.
After earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Dr. Jejurikar undertook a residency in plastic surgery at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
Further training at the renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital with a sub-speciality in aesthetic surgery followed, and more recently, Dr. Jejurikar earned his Executive MBA from SMU Cox School of Business.
Dr. Sam Jejurikar currently serves as an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.
With philanthropic beliefs strongly informing his work, Dr. Sam Jejurikar regularly participates in medical missions. This includes an annual trip to treat impoverished children with Smile Bangladesh.
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