Facelifts are for men as well as women

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Many people would agree that women make up the majority of those getting facelifts. However, facelifts for men are becoming more and more popular. It's also being accepted as "okay" in the eyes of many. In today's world where competition for jobs is high, feeling good on the inside isn't the only thing that counts these days. Many need to "look the role" in order to stay competitive, and this is where a facelift can help. If you want to look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside, a facelift may be right for you.

The aging process does a number of things to our faces. Gravity pulls down on the cheek fat, accentuates the jowls, allows the neck to sag, and gives us an overall "sad" appearance. A facelift can reverse all of these things, and it can be done in such a way as to make you look refreshed and not like you just had a facelift.

Facelifts are surgical procedures, but the recovery isn't bad. The surgery lasts around 4-5 hours, and it can be done on an outpatient basis. The incisions start above or inside the hairline above the ear, curve around the natural folds of the ear, and end behind the ear in or just at the hairline. This way, they are hidden and after the healing is completed the scars are usually difficult to find.

For men, pain is usually an issue, but with today's pain medicine a facelift is very well tolerated. The cost for the procedure can be in the thousands, but the results can last 10 years! So, if you're considering a facelift and you're a male you're okay in your decision. Choose your plastic surgeon wisely, and make sure you're comfortable with him or her.

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon