Your face is the most identifying feature of your body, and it is also the first to show the ravages of time. Sun, wind, gravity, and environmental toxins all take a toll — and can cause a once-vigorous, masculine face to droop, wrinkle, crease, and develop pockets of unwanted fat along the jawline, and jowls. A facelift is the gold standard treatment to reverse these effects and restore a youthful, vital appearance that will enhance your confidence and help you look like your younger self once again.

What can a facelift under local anesthesia do for me?

Dr. Mesa’s facelift procedure is an advanced surgery that can take up to a decade or more off your facial appearance, with results that look entirely natural — never “worked on.” This procedure for men can:

  • Remove loose skin and unwanted fat on your face, jaw, and upper neck
  • Achieve a more defined, youthful jawline
  • Reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and creases
  • Create more pronounced cheekbones
  • Filling facial areas that have lost volume over time and appear sunken
  • Reduce the appearance of deep folds around your nose and mouth

It is essential to understand that a facelift for men is designed to address the lower two-thirds of your face, and will not affect your brow and forehead. For overall facial rejuvenation, your facelift may be combined with a brow lift or eyelid lift. 

What is involved in a facelift under local anesthesia?

As one of the foremost facial plastic surgeons in the region, Dr. Mesa performs a highly advanced type of custom facelift that uses carefully placed incisions to lift and re-position skin and tissue while extracting unwanted fat. Most patients undergo a facelift with local anesthesia for enhanced safety, although general anesthesia can be administered when needed. The procedure takes four to six hours to complete, depending on how much work is needed.

Am I a candidate for a male facelift under local anesthesia?

The best candidates for a facelift are men who are in generally good health, do not smoke, and who want to appear significantly more youthful and attractive. Due to the nature of the procedure, Dr. Mesa will perform a comprehensive review of your medical history and any medication or supplements you are currently taking. He may require you to stop taking certain medications several weeks before your facelift to improve your body’s response to the procedure and speed your recovery.

Facelift under local anesthesia for men: Your results

You can expect to start seeing results within the first week as the swelling from the procedure fades, and these results will continue to improve over the following weeks. Most men enjoy the results from a facelift for many years, especially when they continue to maintain their look with other non-invasive treatments to enhance collagen production and keep the facial skin healthy and firm.

Minimally invasive mid-face suspension: An alternate solution

If you’re looking for a less invasive option to restore a more youthful facial appearance and you don’t have significant skin laxity or drooping skin, then MIMS (minimally-invasive mid-face suspension) might be the ideal solution. It is a highly specialized, less intensive procedure that takes about two hours to complete, and has a much shorter recovery time. MIMS creates results similar to a facelift, but does not address more extensive signs of aging. Not everyone is a candidate for MIMS, and Dr. Mesa will discuss this with you during your consultation.

Why choose Dr. Mesa?

Dr. Mesa is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has undergone fellowship training that specialized exclusively in facial surgeries, which has given him a profound understanding of the male facial structure. He has garnered a reputation for producing results that exceed patient expectations, and he has the artistic eye required to achieve results that enhance your masculinity. He can perform your surgery in NYC, New Jersey, or Miami, allowing you the convenience to gain access to top-level facial surgery in any of these three locations.

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