Natural Male Facelift: It’s All in the Name – Natural
A playwright pointed out in the character descriptions of 1950’s men in The Carney Rod & Gun Club that, “…men at that time looked older at a given age than they do today.” Though his characters were in their mid-to-late 30s, the writer found it necessary to remind directors to cast for a noticeably older look than that age would suggest today.
In our fortunate nation, each successive generation of men benefits from better knowledge of exercise and nutrition – whether we practice it consistently or not. That shows up in our appearance as life progresses from father to son.
And, as looking better became more feasible, our own standards for how we look went up, too. Most men strive now for a balance of experience and youthful energy in the appearance they present in their careers and in their social and family lives.
Getting Resourceful in Our Solutions
With higher standards for their appearance, men have become ever more resourceful in the measures they take to achieve and maintain it. This natural evolution has led a growing number of men to include facelifts in their arsenal of tools.
Good news for many men is that there are effective steps they can take without surgery, to achieve some of the benefits of a facelift, which provides for a natural male facelift.
Ultherapy can now be used to tighten deep tissue below the skin, and to stimulate collagen production in the skin itself. This non-invasive approach can lift eyebrows, neck, and that spot below the chin. In fact, one advantage of Ultherapy is that it can direct the therapeutic energy exactly where it is needed, and it uses your body’s own reaction to achieve the results you desire.
Another non-surgical approach are fillers that “lift,” such as Restylane Lyft, Voluma, or Radiesse. Restylane Lyft is not only a wrinkle filler, but also a facial volumizer. It provides facial volume to the cheeks, smile and laugh lines, lips, eyes, the chin and in deep wrinkles and scars. Voluma instantly adds volume to the mid-face region, or the cheek area. Unlike other facial fillers, Radiesse continues to work over time. With its patented microsphere technology, it starts a process called collagenesis, stimulating your body to produce new collagen and encouraging collagen to grow around the injection area. Radiesse actually helps your body create its own naturally younger look, setting a new standard in facial contouring and augmentation.
Non-invasive processes like these can postpone the need for a surgical facelift, and they are sometimes used to enhance the benefits of a surgical approach.
Achieving a Natural Look
Men often don’t hesitate today to reach for the benefits of a real, surgical facelift. The results tend to be longer lasting than non-surgical techniques. And the real skills of a qualified facial plastic surgeon can be brought to bear.
Those special skills include the artistry it takes to see the whole situation and foresee the whole solution – rather than just the parts. This is vital to getting results that look natural.
After all, the goal – especially for men – is not to hear, “Nice facelift.”
Rather, the sign of an outstanding result is to hear, “Did you lose weight?” “Have you been working out?” Or, “How did you get so rested?”
The state of the art in plastic surgery has advanced to a point where many men are confident in getting just this kind of response. Your initial consultation will tell you what you need to make a strong decision. At Northside Plastic Surgery, because of the growing number of men who are opting for cosmetic procedures, we even have a male aesthetic treatment room.
About Mike Majmundar, M.D.
Dr. Mike Majmundar has been named a Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine, a National Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report & Castle Connolly, a Top Beauty Expert by The Atlantan, Best Self, and Northside Woman, and Best Botox and Filler Injector by Jezebel. To read his patient reviews, visit RealSelf or Google+. Dr. Majmundar is also a member of the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons (with over 4,000 members) and the only organization dedicated to the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery.