The most obvious distinct difference with face and neck lift surgery in males is beard growth. However, an equally important issue is how a patient wear’s his hair (short or long) and what hair loss has occurred or may occur. These issues will dictate a patient’s candidacy for these procedures and must be discussed in detail at the time of the consultation. If scars cannot be hidden in the hair of the temple or scalp because a patient wears very short hair, then he may not be a good candidate for a facelift.
On the other hand, as many males wear a light beard or full beard growth, they may well be candidates for a direct neck lift procedure in which scars are located underneath the chin on the upper middle neck to address neck fullness.
All of these issues will be addressed with Dr. Eckhaus at the time of your initial consultation.