Men Undergoing Cosmetic Facelift Surgery: Are You Worried About Scars?
As looking young is acknowledged as one of the areas of competitiveness in the appearance of middle-aged people, not only women but also men are showing high interest in facial plastic surgery. During various cosmetic procedures, facial surgeries are a way to remove wrinkles and increase elasticity when the skin of the face droops overall due to aging.
Facial elevation is called “Face Lift” in English, and by pulling and fixing the skin on the surface (SMAS layer) as well as the dermis and subcutaneous fat layer in the skin together, the entire face can be lifted. For a successful operation, the ligament supporting the SMAS layer must be cut off and fixed again. This is because the SMAS layer can be pulled up to an ideal position to see the effect of being young when the retention ligament is cut sufficiently.
Nowadays, not only women but also men are increasingly looking for face lift surgery. In order to increase the lifting effect, a process of finely peeling the skin layer and the SMAS layer through the incision is required after cutting the skin, which is more difficult and takes longer for men to peel than for women. Men naturally have thicker skin than women, and their ligaments are tougher, so the difficulty is higher when performing face lift surgery. In addition, if blood vessels are thick and bleeding occurs, more attention should be paid to homoeostasis, and careful care is needed to prevent hematoma.
Those planning face lift surgery have no choice but to worry about scars even if a minimum incision is made. Another area to pay more attention to in male face lift surgery is the scar caused by the incision. Men have shorter hair than women and it is important to preserve their sideburns, so extreme care must be taken in choosing the incision site in order to minimize scars after face lift surgery.
For example, if you are very concerned about the appearance of the scars from the outside, then you should make an incision inside the hairline so that it is as invisible as possible. If you want to preserve the sideburns, a natural incision site along the outline of the sideburns is often used.
“Face lift surgery is often inquired by men and women in their 40s and 50s, and during the procedure, the SMAS layer must be clearly peeled and fixed to increase post-surgery satisfaction of each gender and individual,” said the Director Jeong Kyung-In of Synergy Plastic Surgery. He also advised, “I hope that you can achieve satisfactory surgical results by choosing an experienced medical staff who can carefully consider different skin thicknesses, degrees of sagging, and harmony with overall facial features.”