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Male Facelift


Modern men value their appearences and are increasingly willing to invest in their quality of life with male plastic surgery. Michael Schwartz, M.D., is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and dipomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery who offers facelifts for men (male facelift) for those men who live in and around Los Angeles, Pasadena and the surrounding communities of California.

What is a Male Facelift (Facelift for Men)?

The male facelift is a procedure that is rapidly gaining popularity among men who want to restore a youthful appearance to their face and neck and to diminish the visible signs of aging. The male facelift is among the specialties that Dr. Schwartz provides for his male patients, bringing years of skill, experience and expertise to his practice. A facelift for men, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that allows Dr. Schwartz to tighten underlying muscle that has become loose, remove unwanted wrinkles and imperfections in the skin by tightening the skin of the face and, in some cases, transferring fat to new areas. A male facelift is a rhytidectomy procedure designed specifically to improve the facial contour of men’s faces, taking into consideration the specific factors that make a male facelift different from a facelift performed on a woman. Dr. Schwartz has specific designs for skin removal in men and women. Often is is better in men to keep the incision in front of the tragus of the ear, so as not to move hair-bearing skin onto the tragus of the ear. For neck lifts, Dr. Schwartz is able to keep the incision completely behind the ear so there is no scar whatsoever in front of the ear. Men’s skin is thicker than women’s, and for this reason Dr. Schwartz has developed techniques to achieve lasting tightening in the male face and neck

What are the Benefits of a Male Facelift?

Looking great is rejunvenating and causes a man to look more vital and youthful, qualities which are valued in our society.  A male facelift from Dr. Schwartz can help you restore vigor and masculinity gaining back the loss of your youthful contours, while restoring, enhancing and amplifying natural definition in the face. Many factors, including heredity, gravity and lifestyle, as well as environmental conditions, diet and stress levels can all combine to aggravate your appearance. A male facelift can correct the visible imperfections in men’s faces that too often exaggerate the signs of aging, making you look more tired, less alert and even less vibrant than you actually feel. Muscle bands and excess skin that form in the neck are corrected, and the midface and lower face that descend with age are lifted back into their natural youthful position. Aging causes descent of the facial tissues and a decrease in the elasticity of skin, creating depressions and droopy tissues. A male facelift will restore a youthful cheek mound, a tight neck and defined jawline that all add up to a youthful and rejuvenated look.  You can set back the clock at least 10 years with facial plastic surgery from Dr. Schwartz.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Male Facelift?

If you are discouraged about the ravages of aging and if you look in the mirror and see a man who looks much older than you feel, then it’s worthwhile to invest in your face with an expert in facial plastic surgery to restore you to a more youthful version of yourself. If you are among the many men who are just beginning to notice wrinkles and creases, sagging jowls and sunken cheekbones, as well as lines around the eyes and mouth, then you may be an outstanding candidates for a male facelift. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz today to find out whether or not a male facelift could be right for you.

How Is the Male Facelift Performed?

Male facelift surgery, like many other procedures, can be done with light sedation and local tumescent anesthesia or IV sedation/general anesthesia. Dr. Schwartz will discuss these options with you.  Dr. Schwartz is meticulous in planning the incisions so as to be unnoticeable afterwards, and to avoid the telltale signs of plastic surgery. This is done by placing the incision horizontally in the sideburn, down the front of the ear and either behind or in front of the tragus, around the earlobe, and hidden in the fold behind the ear. Tumescent anesthesia is used whether awake or asleep. This numbs the area, and provides vasoconstriction so as to minimize bleeding. Once the incision is made and skin elevated, Dr. Schwartz will use liposuction to remove excess fat, then elevate the platysma muscles in the neck and remove fat deep to the muscle in order to sculpt a more defined neckline. The midface deep tissues are then repositioned upward to restore the youthful cheek mound and eliminate hollows and depressions. The skin is then redraped into its new position, the excess skin is trimmed away, and the skin edges are closed in the most meticulous manner so as to minimize scarring. Care is taken to not disturb the earlobe which if tethered to the face is a telltale sign of surgery. When choosing a doctor to perform your male facelift, it is extremely important to select a surgeon who has extensive experience performing this procedure on men because there are actually significant differences in male and female rhytidectomy. The differences include such factors as men’s faces containing more blood vessels, the beard line which must be taken into consideration for a totally natural appearance, and the fact that men often have less hair on their heads than women with which to conceal the incision scars. It is also of utmost importance that a man’s face retain some of its natural ruggedness and not appear “pulled tight” after the procedure. Dr. Schwartz uses his skill to deliver a youthful, natural facelift with no telltale signs of surgery. Dr. Schwartz is an expert in cosmetic procedures specifically performed on male patients, and you can be confident that he understands all the details of performing this surgery on you. Contact us (LINK) now to set up your consultation.

How Much Does a Male Facelift Cost in Pasadena, CA?

The cost of your male facelift with Dr. Schwartz varies depending on the degree of work needed and the complexity of the treatment. In some cases, the facelift is augmented with dermal fillers or other non-surgical procedures to further enhance a man’s youthful appearance. As with most elective cosmetic procedures, insurance carriers do not typically cover facelifts, but Dr. Schwartz’s office makes the procedure affordable by offering easy financing through Alphaeon Credit, Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit® in additon to accepting payment in the form of cash, personal checks and credit cards.

If you are a man who lives in or around Los Angeles, Pasadena or the surrounding communities of California, please contact board-certified facial plastic surgeon Michael Schwartz, M.D., to find out if a male face lift is exactly what you need to look your best.


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Pasadena, CA 91105
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