Most people assume that aging doesn’t bother men as much as it does women. But men get anxious about sagging skin, facial volume loss, and wrinkling.

Fortunately, plastic surgery results have become much more customizable and natural-looking in recent years. This makes procedures such as brow lifts, blepharoplasty, and facelift surgery much more attractive options for men looking to reduce signs of aging.

One of the most customizable procedures is the facelift, which can be tailored to the patient’s needs. For many men, a less invasive facelift is all that’s needed to produce good results.

The Limited Incision Approach

The limited incision lower facelift is a great choice for early signs of aging. The procedure involves the surgeon making an incision around the ear and hairline to gain access to the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS), which can be tightened for a smoother, more youthful jaw line. The procedure takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation.

Recovery and Results

Since the limited incision technique is minimally invasive, patients do not have to wait long to get back to their normal activities. Since the swelling and bruising from the procedure is mostly located in the ear area, women generally have an easier time hiding the stitches and bruising because of their longer hair than men do. However, some patients feel well enough to be social after just a day or so. After about a week, the stitches are removed, and swelling gradually subsides. Expected results include a tighter, more streamlined jaw and neck area that looks more youthful and fresh.

Who Is It Appropriate For?

Limited incision lower facelifts are usually better for younger patients (40s and 50s), or those with thin necks. Because this type of facelift is less invasive than more extensive facelifts, the results are typically not sufficient for people with severe signs of aging.

When More Dramatic Results Are Desired

The limited incision lower facelift is not the right choice for everyone. For some men seeking facial plastic surgery, it can be a better option to go ahead with a more extensive procedure. Full facelift techniques can incorporate neck, cheek, jaw, forehead, and eye rejuvenation, though these techniques can be mixed and matched to create the desired results. Full facelift procedures are more expensive than limited incision facelifts, but the results are more dramatic, and can last a decade or more. Nothing can stop aging, but a facelift can do a lot to slow down the process.

The best way to assess your facelift options and decide whether a limited incision or full facelift is best for you is to discuss your case with a board certified surgeon and get advice on maximizing your results using the most minimally-invasive techniques possible.

Schedule an Appointment to Learn More

If you would like to know more about limited incision lower facelifts, book a complimentary evaluation by contacting the office of Dr. Rami K. Batniji M.D., F.A.C.S. at his Beverly Hills (310-467-2180) or Newport Beach/Orange County office (949-650-8882). Prospective patients can also email the staff to schedule their initial consultation and to discuss any concerns or questions. We can also assist with travel and financing arrangements.

Dr. Batniji is among only a handful of doctors who specialize in the face and neck regions in Southern California. As a result of this narrow focus, he is able to ensure the best results to rejuvenate those areas in a way that is natural in appearance, both surgically and non-surgically. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has written extensively in a number of medical journals and speaks regularly at medical conferences and in mass media. Dr. Batniji will meet with you for a consultation to discuss your concerns and whether or not a limited incision lower facelift can best address your needs.