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Facelift for Men

Facelift for Men New York City and New Jersey

A Face Lift for MEN, or rhytidectomy, improves the appearance of the lower two-thirds of the face by tightening sagging facial muscles, smoothing wrinkled skin, and removing excess fat. This procedure is often combined with a Neck Lift significantly improves the jowls, jaw line and anatomy underneath the chin. Dr. John Mesa, a Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon performs the surgery usually under local anesthesia, but also performs it under general anesthesia. Face Lift surgery in New Jersey and New York City usually takes between 4 to 6 hours to complete depending on the extent of the procedure.

The Face Lift and Neck Lift for MEN a our New Jersey and New York City practice use techniques that are much more sophisticated than those used in the past. When performed properly, a Neck Lift or Face Lift can have a profound anti-aging effect that makes you look like a younger version of yourself. Dr. John Mesa, a Board Certified Latin Plastic Surgeon who is also fellowship trained in Face Lift and Neck Lift surgery uses a comprehensive approach to facial surgery that addresses not only the skin, but also the underlying muscles, fat, and fascia in order to create a rejuvenated and most importantly natural-looking, long lasting Face Lift result.

Frequent Asked Questions about Face Lift Surgery for MEN:

What is a Face Lift Surgery for MEN?
A Face Lift for MEN with New Jersey and New York City Board Certified Cosmetic Latin Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Mesa, MD is a surgical procedure to correct the changes caused by the natural process of aging. Facial skin can sag because of weight loss, the lifelong effects of gravity, the effects of smoking, sun damage, or a combination of factors. With a successful Face Lift for MEN, the smoothing of your facial skin and supporting tissues can “turn back the clock” making you look and feel years younger.

How can a Face Lift for MEN enhance my appearance?
A Face Lift for MEN can help you look as good as you feel, younger than your age, and restore smoother, more pleasing contours to your face. This is accomplished by:

  • Removing loose skin and excess fatty tissue in your neck
  • Defining a more youthful chin and jaw line
  • Softening deep wrinkles
  • Accentuating cheekbones
  • Repositioning fat to fill in “sunken” areas
  • Minimizing skin folds between your nose and the corners of your mouth

Who is a candidate for a Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey and New York City with Dr. John Mesa, MD?
You are an ideal male candidate for a Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey with Dr. John Mesa, MD if you are in good health and do not smoke. If you have poor definition of your jaw line, loose skin or fatty deposits in your neck, or jowl formation you will have excellent results. If you have strong facial bones and features (e.g., chin and cheekbones), and if you do not have excessive skin damage or premature aging due to sun exposure or smoking, you will most likely have an even better result.

Although a successful Face Lift for MEN can temporarily set back the clock, no cosmetic procedure can permanently prevent the effects of aging.

In combination with your Face Lift for MEN, you may select other procedures to achieve the results you desire, e.g., a Endoscopic Brow Lift / Forehead Lift, Eyelid Lift surgery (blepharoplasty), fat injections (autologous fat transfer), Chemical Peel for MEN (TCA Chemical peel), etc.

How is a Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey and New York City performed with Dr. John Mesa, MD?

Dr. John Mesa, MD will perform your Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey with a complete medical examination in advance of planning surgery. Your skin will be evaluated based on thickness, texture and elasticity along with the severity of the wrinkles. Any damage to your skin from environmental influences will be assessed and perhaps treated before surgery. Most importantly, Dr. John Mesa, MD will evaluate your facial structure and shape. This is a crucial element in facial aging and therefore, rejuvenation.

Generally, Dr. John Mesa, MD performs your Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey with a discreet, well-hidden incision that curves from within the sideburn, down in front of each ear and back behind the ear. The incision is designed to allow you to show off your beautiful results without being worried about or having to hide your scar. Through this incision, we restore a more youthful contour to your lower face and neck and smooth your skin. Liposuction for MEN is usually done for excess fatty tissue in the neck or jowls. After shaping the underlying layers, we remove all excess skin and redrape the skin over your face and neck for a well-rested rejuvenated look.

Where is Face Lift plastic surgery for MEN performed?
Dr. John Mesa, MD almost always performs your Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey and New York City as an outpatient surgical procedure. Although some of our male patients prefer to have general anesthesia, most male patients are comfortable under local anesthesia without General anesthesia or IV sedation with Dr. Mesa. You will recover quickly after surgery and normally go home the same day. If you are having multiple procedures, you may need to stay overnight. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and care for you for the first 24-48 hours.

What other procedures may be performed along with a Face Lift?

  • Neck / Chin Liposuction for MEN is part of a Face Lift and is used to reshape a more youthful jaw line and neck.
  • Neck Lift for MEN: a crucial part of a Face Lift and may include repair of visible neck muscle bands, removing excess fat deposits, and smoothing loose skin.
  • Fat injection (autologous fat transfer) for MEN is a wonderful, minimally invasive way to restore shape and fullness to areas around the eyes, the cheeks, the temples, and lips.
  • Eyelid Lift surgery for MEN (blepharoplasty) is often performed to reduce heaviness and loose skin in the upper eyelids. Treatment of the lower eyelids will include filling out the deep creases to eliminate the tired look. This along with fat injection will brighten your eyes and energize your whole face.
  • Chemical peels for MEN (TCA Chemical Peel for MEN) may be done to smooth wrinkle lines in the lips, cheeks and forehead.

After facial rejuvenation, maintaining and improving the quality of your skin is very important. Periodic use of microdermabrasion, and peels along with daily use of a good skin care regimen are essential to maintaining your result. Skin care is often discussed as part of your surgical plan.

How long does a Face Lift for MEN operation take?
The Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey and New York City with Board Certified Cosmetic Latin plastic surgeon Dr. John Mesa may take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours. Dr. John Mesa will consult with you to fully outline any pre-surgical requirements, what procedures we will be performing and what you can expect afterward.

Are there any risks with a Face Lift for MEN?
As with any surgery, there are associated risks. When the elect to undergo the procedure under local anesthesia, all the risk of going to sleep (general anesthesia), twilight anesthesia (IV sedation) or heavy oral sedation, are avoided, thus making the procedure safer!

Dr. John Mesa and his staff will be glad to guide you through this experience with thorough planning and preparation so that you can recover with the best results and few unexpected problems.

What can I expect after a Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey and New York City?
Bruising and swelling are common after your Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey and New York City. Each patient is different, but for most, these side effects normally resolve within 2-3 weeks. We remove your bandages the next day after, and place you in a face and neck garment that should be wore for at least 7 days. Sutures are usually removed 5 or 7 days after surgery.

It is extremely important that your newly rejuvenated face to be protected from sun damage after surgery. Avoid sun exposure, wear a broad-brimmed hat, and liberally apply SPF 50 or stronger sunscreen as instructed by Dr. Mesa.

How long is recovery a Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey and New York City?
Very likely, you’ll be able to return to work in about 2 to 4 weeks. You should wait 4 to 6 weeks or longer before participating in strenuous activity and exercise. You may need special makeup to camouflage any bruising for a short time. Final healing may take up to 3 months and will continue to improve over the next year. We will closely follow your progress to ensure a smooth recovery.

When will I see results a Face Lift for MEN in New Jersey and New York City?
Within a week, you should see a significant improvement. Once the swelling and bruising are gone, you may have minor scars that are hidden by your hair. These too, will fade over time. Gradually, your new, younger face will emerge a few weeks after surgery. Most of our male patients enjoy the benefits of a Face Lift for many years. Depending on your age, you may have more than one Face Lift in your lifetime.

Why not go to a Primary Care Physician Dentists, Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Internists and “cosmetologists” for Face Lift for MEN?

Practitioners like dentists and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and Board Certified to perform Face Lift plastic surgery for MEN have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications, as it’s a side interest to them, and not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, “operated look” (windshield blow appearance) etc.

Only a licensed professional with the knowledge, training and skills required to achieve optimum results should perform Face Lift plastic surgery for MEN. Look for a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top residency and fellowship institutions.

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