Facial Plast Surg 2020; 36(04): 404-415
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713827
Original Article

The Male Facelift

Paul P. Daraei
1  Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery, Mountain Brook, Alabama
,
Ryan V. Marshall
2  Department of Otolaryngology —Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
,
Austin S. Adams
1  Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery, Mountain Brook, Alabama
,
Daniel E. Rousso
1  Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery, Mountain Brook, Alabama
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.

Abstract

Rhytidectomy techniques have evolved significantly since the procedure was first described in the early twentieth century. Techniques vary based on surgeon preference, patient characteristics, and the desired outcome. As facelifts are embraced by the general public and the frequency of rhytidectomy increases, attention to male patient-specific technique is critical. Male and female facelift techniques are fundamentally similar; however, there are nuances to patient selection and technique in males that guide the surgeon to improved postoperative outcomes. Attention to incision placement, trichophytic technique, and adjunct procedures will improve overall cosmesis in the male patient. Understanding of potential risks and their likelihood in the male patient will also minimize complications and allow for rapid recovery.



Publication History

Publication Date:
31 August 2020 (online)

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