Men and facelifts – No longer is facial surgery a female only domain. The tides are changing and more and more men are seeking out facial surgery to keep up with the modern day world where appearance does, for better or for worse, matter.
In this competitive world we are expected to not just be at the top of our game, but to look good as well. Many men are choosing surgical and non-surgical facial treatments to remain competitive and to be more employable in their chosen career. But not everyone has the same motivation. It is totally acceptable these days for everyone to want to look better and to do whatever it takes to achieve that.
Regardless of motivation, Dr Mark McGovern from VIE Institute on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland says men are becoming a larger percentage of his facelift patients. “Facelift surgery was once the domain of movie stars and rock stars, but these days facelift surgery for men has become more widely accepted and more commonly performed.”
It’s difficult to get exact statistics and figures on cosmetic and plastic surgery in Australia however it is estimated that there has been at least a 20% increase in men having facelifts in the last couple of years. Dr McGovern suggests, “With the advent of “Extreme Makeover” and similar television programmes, more and more men are choosing to have facial surgery.”
Who are the best candidates?
Dr McGovern says the best candidates for a male “>facelift are those men who are fit and healthy but whose face and neck have begun to sag. He says, “Most men are in their forties to sixties, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their seventies and eighties, as long as you are fit and healthy. A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self-confidence in the process. But it can’t give you a totally different look, nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth.”
Dr McGovern goes on to say, “The term facelift still has people retreating. We have visions of dreadful wind swept faces, staring at us from expressionless eyes. Poor Mickey Rourke, or if you’re a rocker – Axl Rose! They have the money to choose the best, but they look like they’ve had a facelift (badly!). This just goes to prove that it is not how much you pay for your surgery! It’s choosing the right surgeon.”
Dr McGovern has been performing facial rejuvenation surgery on men and women since 1994. He knows each patient is different and each facelift is an individualised procedure. He will make sure he understands exactly what your goals are and be specific with how to achieve them.
Tips for Men before having a facelift
Dr McGovern has some great tips for men looking to undergo a facelift. “Changing your hairstyle radically after your surgery will help to disguise your recent facelift. This can be as simple as growing your hair longer prior to surgery, which will also help to hide the scars in the early healing process. A trendy new haircut after surgery will have your family and friends telling you how well it suits you and makes you look younger!”
Dr McGovern is based in the beautiful location of the sunny Sunshine Coast in Queensland. They are also well known for their caring, long term staff and ability to accommodate the needs of any patients travelling from interstate, from arranging their accommodation to helping with holiday plans for the rest of the family if necessary. They can arrange long distance consultations and are well equipped and practised at helping your planning for your surgery to be as easy as possible. If you are a male (or female!) considering a facelift and would like to chat further with Dr McGovern or any of his knowledgeable staff, give them a call on 07 5479 2922.