I’m a 57 year-old man and I’ve been considering getting a facelift. Since the facial skin is repositioned, how does this affect the appearance of the sideburns? How do you keep them from looking unnatural?
There are definitely differences that need to be considered in performing a male facelift compared to a female facelift. Women generally wear their hair down and so the incisions around the ears and especially the sideburn regions are more easily camouflaged than in male facelift patients. In male facelift surgery, it is important to make sure that the sideburn is not elevated too high, and also to make sure that the sideburn is not pulled back too far into the ear so that the sideburn grows with the repositioned skin into the ear. To insure the best male facelift outcome and a naturally appearing sideburn, I make my incisions at the lower part of the sideburn and leave a small cuff of skin in front of the ear to prevent an unnatural look. Hair will grow through the incisions which will help camouflage the facelift incision even further.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld