Over 30 percent of our clientele at Ocean Drive Surgery in Vero Beach are male (compared to the national average of 11 percent). According to the 2020 Plastic Surgery Report, facelifts for men account for eight percent of surgeries in the U.S., with the facelift surgery within the top ten of preferred male surgeries. Dr. Alan Durkin is a highly skilled, board-certified surgeon specializing in surgeries specific to men, such as Neck Lifts, Gynecomastia, Brotox, and Xeo-Men: injectables and fillers catering to the male physique. Schedule your Vero Beach consultation today.
Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery understands the difference in Facelifts for Men
A facelift is designed to create a firmer, smoother, and more rejuvenated appearance, which is why facelifts are a popular choice for men and women.
However, the approach taken to deliver the results has key differences. For example, facelifts for men create strong contours with chiseled features, such as a defined jawline and a tight neck. In addition, as men age, the excess skin that forms the ‘turkey-gobbler folds’ often interferes with shaving.
Dr. Durkin will assess your facial features and the neck region to tailor a treatment plan for you. Your facelift will smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the chin, lower cheeks, and mid-face area and make you look five to ten years younger. Excess skin and fat are removed where needed, and the incisions Dr. Durkin makes are camouflaged within natural folds of your face or ears or your hairline.
The growth pattern of facial hair is preserved when performing facelifts for men, which means the positioning of the incisions is different. Typically, the primary facelift incision is placed behind the tragus (the fleshy protuberance at the opening of your ear). For men, the incision is placed in front of the tragus so that hair-bearing skin does not get pulled over and into your ear. Other incisions that commonly go behind the temporal hairline above the ear now stay at the hairline to preserve the ability to grow sideburn hair. Therefore, it is possible your hairline may shift after a facelift.
Dr. Durkin takes extra account of the male patient’s dense facial muscles and more substantial bone structure and works to avoid an appearance that looks pulled too tight.
Finding a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with is vital. Dr. Alan Durkin is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and owner of Ocean Plastic Surgery.
Our private surgery center combines style and elegance with state-of-the-art surgical facilities in a down-to-earth and welcoming environment. Ocean Plastic Surgery offers overnight suites, VIP entrances, personalized medical attention, house calls, and private duty nurses. Additionally, our patients have access to our medical spa, laser facility, and make-up studio. Dr. Alan Durkin has been named one of ‘The Best Doctors in America’ by Castle Connolly and is one of America’s Top Doctors®. Dr. Durkin is also a New Beauty Magazine advisor and ExpertInjector® and has appeared in New Beauty Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, HauteMD, and Vice Sports Magazine. Learn more about facelifts for men and schedule your one-on-one with Dr. Durkin today.Learn more About Dr. Durkin
Dr. Durkin is board-certified and specializes in facelifts for men. While complications are rare, side effects may include bleeding or infection at the incision site and poor wound healing. It is critical you do not smoke during your recovery as smoking constricts blood flow and interrupts the healing process. The doctor will provide you with specific post-operative instructions to ensure optimal recovery.
Facelifts are tailored to each patient. Therefore, the price for your procedure will vary based on the approaches and techniques used. During your consultation, Dr. Durkin will provide you a breakdown of your surgery along with associated costs.
Facelifts for men are considered elective surgery and are typically not covered by health insurance. Be sure to check with your insurance provider about your coverage options. Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery does offer payment and financing options for your convenience.
You are administered general anesthesia and will need someone to drive you home and possibly assist you for the next 24 hours. After one or two days, your facial dressings are removed. If you have tubes present to help drain excess fluid and blood, the tubes are also removed at this time. Stitches are removed in five to ten days.
Dr. Durkin will provide specific post-operative instructions. It is important that you adhere to it to maximize your healing and have optimal results. You may use cold compresses to minimize your swelling and bruising. When resting or sleeping, it’s important to keep your head as elevated as possible. You can expect to return to your daily activities within two to three weeks, but Dr. Durkin will provide further details about resuming exercise or other physically strenuous activities.
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin and his team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin today.