Men’s Facelift August 29th, 2017 Paul M. Parker, MD

Face Lift for Men New Jersey

During the normal process of aging, the soft tissues of your cheeks and neck descend due to gravity and the skin’s loss of elasticity. This causes wrinkles to form around the eyes, forehead and jowls. Thankfully, there are cosmetic options like facelifts available to enhance your appearance and keep you looking years younger.

No “Right” Time for a Facelift

Since everyone goes through the facial aging process at different times there is no “right time” to start thinking about a facelift. Both men and women who are concerned about improving the signs of facial aging can be good candidates for the procedure. If you want to look and feel better, there’s no better time than now.

Dr. Parker is experienced in advanced facelift techniques that do not change the appearance of our patients’ facial features. You don’t need to worry that you won’t look like yourself after the procedure. You will look like a younger, more vibrant you, and the results will last for years.

The Surgery

A facelift takes about 3½ hours to perform, under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia administered by one of our board certified anesthesiologists. Your surgery will take place in our onsite, fully accredited private surgery center, Surgiplex, LLC.

Dr. Parker makes carefully concealed incisions in front of and behind the ear. He then separates the skin along with a 3-4 mm thickness of fatty tissue from the submusculoaponeurotic system, or SMAS. Dr. Parker next lifts and tightens the SMAS, which elevates the deep facial fat into a more youthful position and gets rid of the jowls.

If needed, he will use fat injections to restore lost volume and create a more natural looking results.

Finally, Dr. Parker will remove excess, sagging skin to restore a smooth, youthful contour to the lower face and neck. Dr. Parker then very carefully closes all of the incisions with sutures to make the resultant scars inconspicuous. In performing this state of the art facelift, Dr. Parker achieves a natural and longer lasting lift in both the face and neck.

Recovery

Facelift patients are monitored overnight in our surgical facility by a registered nurse with one-on-one nursing care. After surgery, there is very little pain and most patients do not request medication. Stitches are removed within one week. Swelling and discoloration subside within 10 to 14 days, and you’ll be ready to return to normal activities within 2-3 weeks.

Our Rapid Recovery Program

The Parker Center has also developed a unique Rapid Recovery peri-operative program for our patients. It includes a combination of skincare, recovery-enhancing medications, advanced surgical techniques, and post-operative manual lymphatic drainage massage. This program allows our patients to enjoy a shorter recovery time with minimal swelling and bruising, while treating themselves to the pampering they deserve.

Brow Lift and Eyelid Lift

Face lift procedures are often combined with a brow lift, eyelid lift, rhinoplasty, or chin augmentation. When these procedures are done together, they can restore you to a youthful, rested appearance, while achieving the most aesthetically pleasing result. When you come in for your initial consultation, Dr. Parker will discuss of your options with you in detail.

If you don’t feel good about the way you look, contact us today to find out how a facelift can dramatically improve your appearance and quality of life. At Parker Center for Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to making our patients feel better about themselves.