Though doctors began performing facelift procedures more than a century ago, men have only recently started climbing on board the bandwagon, ending the persistent stereotype that cosmetic surgery is only for women. In recent years, there’s been an increase in the number of men seeking to improve their self-confidence and quality of life by addressing signs of aging. As a result, facelifts continue gaining in popularity among men who have embraced a more progressive, inclusive mindset.
To achieve your desired outcomes, it’s essential to choose a plastic surgeon with experience in male-focused cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Josh Waltzman is a leading plastic surgeon in Long Beach and Southern California. He is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon dedicated to providing a comfortable, compassionate, and professional environment. His impressive training and surgical skills have helped him transform hundreds of patients’ appearance and quality of life.
The primary goal of any facelift procedure is to tighten loose, sagging skin and restore youthful contours. Part of the aging process involves losing essential proteins like elasticity and collagen, which help keep your skin looking plump and wrinkle-free. Though this process often happens to women sooner because their skin is thinner and more delicate, it doesn’t exclude men altogether. Eventually, men begin to see the effects of aging, including skin laxity, wrinkles, and deep facial creases. Facial reconstruction with a facelift can improve all these issues and more.
Facelift techniques continue evolving, which has only increased their popularity. Dr. Waltzman only uses the latest, most advanced surgical methods. His gold-standard approach addresses the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, a continuous layer of muscles, fat, and connective tissue underneath the skin. By improving the SMAS and skin in the same procedure, he can provide incredibly effective and much more natural-looking results.
Why are more men choosing to get facelifts? Consider these reasons Dr. Waltzman’s patients often mention during their consultations.
Entering your 50s, 60s, and 70s shouldn’t mean losing your self-confidence due to loose skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs that often accompany aging. Still, when people look older than they feel, it can cause them to withdraw socially and become self-conscious. A facelift can turn back the clock to help you enjoy a new phase in your life.
The pandemic has caused multiple long-term changes in how we communicate in life and at work. Instead of commuting to meetings, many professionals routinely use technology like Zoom to meet with their colleagues. Daily opportunities to see themselves up close have made people more aware of their facial flaws, leading them to pursue surgical solutions.
It’s no secret that looking younger can open the door to more work-related and relationship opportunities. When your outward appearance matches your inner vibrancy, you may find yourself offered opportunities for promotion or a career change. For men entering the dating pool later in life or getting back into the game after a divorce, a facelift allows them to stand out among their competition.
If signs of aging are decreasing your self confidence, schedule your consultation with Dr. Waltzman to find out if a facelift is the right option for you. To schedule, call (562) 448-6100 or fill out our online contact form today, and we’ll reach out to you shortly.