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Facelift Surgery for Men

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Facelift | Plastic Surgery | For Men | West Covina | Inland EmpireWhile facelift has been one of the popular cosmetic surgery procedures among women, in recent years it has also emerged as a sought-after procedure among men. The surgeon must adopt a slightly different treatment approach in facelift for men so that the results are not feminized and retain a natural look of the face.

Dr. Daniel Lin is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing facelift surgery for both men and women. Dr. Lin’s specialized training in facial surgeries puts him in strong position to perform procedures such as facelift. He provides facelift surgery to men in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.


Suitable Candidates

In case of men, the majority of candidates want a combination of facelift and neck lift cosmetic surgery. Men who are bothered by the poor definition of chin and jaw line or excess fat deposits which give the appearance of a double chin along with sagging facial skin will make ideal candidates for facelift and neck lift. The most common age group for men seeking these procedures is 30 to 60 years. A salient candidate will be a non-smoker or ready to quit smoking several weeks prior to the surgery.


Facelift Procedure

An appropriate facelift technique will be employed in case of men to provide a more youthful facial appearance by reducing excess facial fat, facial sagging, and wrinkles and lines. Facelift will restore younger and shapelier cheeks and jowls, minimize creases around the mouth and eyes, and make a man appear younger by about five to 10 years.

The procedure begins with the plastic surgeon placing a discreet incision along the hairline, and around the ear. This enables the surgeon to reach the underlying facial muscle tissue for tightening as well as removal of excess fat and skin. A traditional facelift can be used to raise and tighten the loose skin. A second technique involves tightening of the SMAS fibromuscular layer. In this technique, the SMAS layer is lifted in a way to raise the targeted facial structures and excess skin is removed.

The third facelift technique is the deep plane facelift, which involves lifting in front of as well as beneath the muscle. Excess skin is removed under no tension. The surgeon will choose an appropriate technique depending on the anatomical and aesthetic needs of an individual. SMAS facelift is the more popular technique for men because it targets multiple facial layers and not merely tightening of the skin.

Dr. Lin receives male patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas for facelift.



Facelift surgery will involve a downtime for about five to 10 days, depending on the extent of surgery performed. The surgeon may prescribe pain medications for the first few days to address mild pain and soreness in the incision sites. Hard core exercises and the serious lifting of weights should be avoided for a few weeks, at least four weeks. This is not the time to try to mountain bike down steep and severe terrain.

Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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