Do men have facelifts? They sure do. And as you might have guessed, there’s a set of techniques and aesthetic strategies used to make men look their best. If you’re considering a procedure to shave off some years, you’re likely to have questions too. Finding a reputable cosmetic surgeon in Toronto who will deliver the results you want is the first step for planning. Learning more about your procedure to single out exactly what you do and don’t want is second. We can help with both.
You’re invited to book a consultation with Dr. Cory Torgerson, a facial cosmetic surgeon in Toronto. Before you do that, let us fill you in on a few secrets about the techniques he uses for men’s faces.
Does your Toronto cosmetic surgeon offer a “men’s” facelift?
Any facial cosmetic procedure should be personalized and customized for the individual. Also, the facelift planned for a man’s face should respect the goals and anatomy specific to male patients. Known medically as rhytidectomy, this facial-rejuvenation surgery aims to correct signs of aging.
Men have particular concerns and life factors that affect their appearance, including stress, lack of sleep, gravity, sun exposure, a lifetime of inadequate skin care or hydration, possibly smoking, drinking alcohol, and overall, the passage of time. As facial muscles begin to atrophy in middle age and our body’s natural hydration and collagen disappear, the midface, brow, and jawline can start to sag. Men often notice excess neck skin (and platysmal bands) puffy, crinkled or sagging eye-area, deeper facial folds and lines. It’s also common for the furrowed brow to appear heavier and angry because of frown lines and a downward shift of tissues.
So how can men smooth, rejuvenate and “lift” their facial features back to a youthful position without appearing pulled or fake?
There’s a secret to getting the man’s facelift just right
Rest assured that it’s not unusual for men to schedule facial cosmetic surgery in Toronto. We see men from all walks of life and a variety of ages come to talk with Dr. Torgerson about skin care, complexion, smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles, and hair restoration. Facelifts for men are on the rise, but some guys still have the impression that it’s unusual or something to hide.
Dr. Torgerson uses a “less-is-more” approach for male facial revitalization and a strategy that preserves facial masculinity and strength. Where those features may be underdeveloped (such as the jaw/chin), he can add structure with subtle augmentation that makes a substantial impact. We give special consideration for male facial hair and lower face reshaping, so it won’t appear feminine. Deep muscular adjustments prevent the look of tight, overlying skin. Auxiliary procedures such as skin resurfacing, eyelid, brow lift, or facial implants can sculpt a masculine and rested appearance.
What are the driving motivators for men who choose facial surgery?
Men and women are staying in the workforce longer today. After all, 50 is the new 40, right? Plenty of men who aspire to climb the corporate ladder and command respect in their careers feel that their apparent age may be holding them back. It used to be that colouring the greys was all it took to look a little fresher. Today, men in their 50s and 60s who see facial sagging, wrinkles, bags, and jowls want to do something about it. They’d like to feel confident walking into a room with younger executives and competitive colleagues.
As well, dating again in mid-life or “senior” years is far more common. By the time men consider a facelift, they may have gained and lost (or not lost) roughly 25 to 30 pounds. The mid-life mindset shift often has men working hard to get healthy and look their best, but the excess fat deposits and stretched skin will cause some facial deflation or drooping.
Certain common problems like puffy eye bags and neck bands are hereditary, and no matter what they do, men will inevitably see those things show up in the 40s and 50s. If you’re entering the dating scene again after decades, these signs of ageing can certainly affect confidence. You don’t need to resort to posting old profile photos on a dating site (not recommended). Instead, why not erase a few of those age-tells in real life and face your new stage with a renewed outlook and renewed appearance?
The male face can gain restored definition and volume, diminished jowls, softened lines, and opened-up eyes to look bright and rested again. You can match your outward appearance to the inner stamina and vitality you still feel.
How is facial cosmetic surgery done to make guys look their best?
Some elements that people don’t always think of include keeping a few lines and not over-correcting. For instance, facial lines can add character and make a man look relatable and trustworthy. As well, unrealistic smoothing gives away a procedure. If you’re in your 50s, the goal will not be to reclaim the smooth, soft complexion of a 20-year-old. Knowing what to remove and what to leave in is a specialized skill the best cosmetic surgeons in Toronto are known for.
Basic facial structure is the same for men and women, but small technique differences apply. Men’s hairlines and beards are considered carefully when planning incisions. If the hair-bearing skin is overly stretched and sutured behind ears or inside the ear, an awkward displacement can occur. Shifting of the beard may be unavoidable depending on your hair growth, but the real tension should be in the muscle layer underneath the skin, with only minimal skin excision and beard relocation in most cases. The SMAS (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system) can achieve long-lasting and natural-looking effects.
Also noteworthy is that men may see their jawline and chin appear weaker with age. Procedures added to the facelift often include the removal of fat deposits from the jowls and neck, fat grafting or facial fillers, chin implant surgery, and neck lift.
Who makes a great candidate for a facelift?
The best candidates for any cosmetic surgery are in good general health, have realistic expectations, and are highly motivated to follow all pre- and post-op instructions.
Dr. Torgerson recommends that facelift patients plan 2 weeks of downtime. Sometimes this time away from work is a challenge for men. Scars will appear pink for the first few months, so men usually have a choice to make regarding covering them with makeup or being open about their procedure. By roughly 6 to 7 months, most scars are faint and well-hidden.
The next step is a consultation
The first step of your journey can be the most intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. We believe people should be fully informed about their procedure of choice and at liberty to ask all of their questions without pressure during their consultation.
Dr. Cory Torgerson treats a high percentage of male clients at his Toronto practice. He’s a Royal College-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in the head and neck. His chosen area of focus is entirely devoted to natural, transformative facial procedures. Whether surgical or non-surgical, men who seek treatment with Dr. Torgerson feel at ease knowing that he understands the unique considerations of male anatomy and aesthetics.
Dr. Torgerson performs all surgical procedures in his own fully accredited, out-of-hospital surgical centre in downtown Toronto. His facility and licensed team comprised of anaesthesiologists, registered nurses, and hand-picked personnel exceed medical standards. He’s also passionate about the exceptional quality of care, empathy, and personalized cosmetic treatments so that each client can achieve their best outcomes and love their new look.
We’d like to meet with you and help you plan your self-improvements. Call, write, or come in to see us today.
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