MenFace & Neck Facial Plastic Surgery for Men The effects of facial aging don’t have to be permanent. Board-certified, top West Coast plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Shvidler believes in achieving results that are natural, understated, always with a “less is more” approach and a keen eye towards natural attractiveness. You should look refreshed and rejuvenated after a facelift, never “fake” or “done.” All incisions are hidden so that telltale signs of surgery are not apparent. Critical to a superior result is meticulous surgical skills. Facelift surgery or rhytidectomy is a long-term solution to correct aging, haggard-looking faces, replenishing them with lost volume and restoring facial definition, thus taking years off of your appearance. A facelift can correct a variety of facial conditions, including wrinkles, laugh lines, hanging jowls, drooping noses, baggy eyes, and sagging skin. Undergoing a facelift can also redefine the jawline and chin for a strong, handsome profile. There is no specific chronological age that determines when you should have a rejuvenative procedure. When something is bothering you about how you look, then that is when you should take action. Go to our contact page to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shvidler today! Male Forehead Augmentation Your forehead plays a significant role in your appearance. After all the forehead occupies one third of your face. Forehead augmentation can utilize a variety of strategies and procedures including forehead implants, reduction, contouring, lifts, Botox®, and fat grafting. Augmentation of the forehead is done for a variety for reasons. In men it is either for brow bone augmentation alone, correction of a backward forehead inclination or for a combined forehead-brow augmentation effect. Facial Scar Revision Scar revision surgery is a procedure with the goal to minimize a scar, blending it in with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Although any scar can be improved, it is important to keep in mind that scars cannot be completely removed. Dr. Shvidler will examine your scar in a consultation and discuss treatment options, which will vary based on the type and degree of scarring. Options for improving the appearance of a scar may include simple topical treatments, minimally invasive procedures (such as fillers for depressed scars), or surgical revision. Excision is a surgical strategy to deal with scars that are deep and sunken in the skin. With this procedure, an incision is made in the skin to completely remove the scar and then the wound is expertly closed for optimal healing. Another procedure that may work for your situation is called a flap treatment. This procedure utilizes a skin graft, which uses the patient's skin removed from another part of the body. This technique can not only improve the appearance but can also increase flexibility in the area that the rigidity of a scar has prevented. Contact Dr. Shvidler for a consultation so he can examine your scar and discuss the best strategies for minimizing it and restoring your face to the best it can be. Surgery - Men vs Women Men's requirements for facial surgery are different than for women. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) male cosmetic surgery has gone up 28% since 2000 and in 2016, men made up 8% of all cosmetic procedures. Because techniques are becoming more affordable and less invasive, men are turning to plastic surgery to look and feel their best. Just like women, they are concerned with facial features such as the “turkey neck” and droopy eyelids but men also have a few problems of their own that require a surgeon experienced with male revisions. That's why it is important to choose a surgeon such as Dr. Shvidler who has experience working with the male face. Men have different facial skin and a richer blood supply than female facial skin. Because of this, men tend to bleed more during procedures and run a greater risk of post-surgery hematoma. Men also have thicker skin, larger pores and store fat differently than women. For these reasons, techniques have to be done in a way that is more conservative and natural looking in order to maintain masculine features. All incisions are hidden so that telltale signs of surgery are not apparent. The Neck Lift and Lower face Options Men worry about their sagging neck skin in the same way that women do. With age, the facial muscles begin to sag and drag down the cheeks and create jowls. Some men cover up their “turkey neck” or double chin with beard growth but others that consider a rhytidoplasty or a lower face lift Have their own unique challenges. Because men don’t wear makeup or style their hair toward the face, it is often difficult for them to hide the scars from this procedure. Likewise, it become problematic to locate incisions in the scalp for men who are balding or have thinning or receding hairlines. Another complication with lifting male skin is that hair-bearing skin may end up closer to, or behind, the ears. Electrolysis can help with this problem but be sure to discuss these issues with Dr. Shvidler prior to surgery. Mentoplasty or Chin Augmentation is Popular A good strong chin has always been a sign of masculinity through the ages. For those that are born with a not so perfect chin, Mentoplasty or reduction and genioplastyis, the addition of material to a patient's chin, are other options to either enhance or re-shape the chin. Augmentation is often done at the same time as Rhinoplasty to keep the nose and chin proportions aligned. A good strong chin has always been a sign of masculinity through the ages. For those that are born with a not so perfect chin, Mentoplasty or reduction and genioplastyis, the addition of material to a patient's chin, are other options to either enhance or re-shape the chin. Augmentation is often done at the same time as Rhinoplasty to keep the nose and chin proportions aligned. The options can range from a simple injectable filler to a complete restructuring of the jaw. Incisions for Mentoplasty are typically made below the chin and inside the mouth, between the gums and the lower lips. Depending on the desired look, bone from the jaw can be moved forward or tissue can be reshaped and a silicone implant can be used to add fullness. Likewise, if the chin is too prominent, bone can be removed, or shaved, to lessen and soften the chin. Less Intrusive Procedures A popular injectable that fights both neck and chin issues is Kybella®, which kills fat cells that cause the dreaded double chin. Injections are tailored to your specific needs and Dr. Shvidler can discuss these options with you. As with any treatment, there are risks and it is important that you understand the pros and cons of each option.