The Shanghai Ren'ai Hospital doctors

Male facelifts

What is Face/ Neck/Chin Lift

The face is one of the parts of the body where signs of ageing are most evident. As we get older, our skin naturally loses some of its elasticity, and our facial muscles may weaken. As a result, the skin hangs differently, forming folds and creases. These lines can turn into deep wrinkles as time goes by. Also called Ritidectomy, a facelift consists of tightening and lifting the skin around the neck, chin, cheeks and eyes in order to achieve a longer lasting and wrinkle-free result.

Surgery

A facelift can be combined with other surgical operations, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid/eyebag correction) or rhinoplasty (nose correction), depending on your requirements. This treatment can be performed on the entire face (a 'complete facelift'), or just in specific areas, particularly the forehead and neck ('mini facelift').

This surgery can last several hours, and is performed under general anaesthetic. The patient will stay at the clinic for 24-48 hours. Incisions are made beneath the hairline, from behind the ear lobe and up to the scalp. In this way, any scarring will be virtually invisible

Later Progress

After the surgery, the patient may suffer some discomfort as a result of swelling and the lack of facial mobility. However, this discomfort is usually moderate and it disappears before long. Your surgeon may recommend that you take over-the-counter pain relief medicine such as paracetamol. After a few days, the bandages are removed, and after two weeks the patient can go back to their routine activities. They should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun for several months after treatment.

Risks & Complications

As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with facelift surgery. At the time of your consultation, we will take you through that in detail so that you can take an informed decision.

We will not push you for surgery. We will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. We will give you a comprehensive Facelift Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give a call to us and we will provide you our expert advice. You will love us for our honesty, integrity and professionalism.

Related Procedures

Male Nose Correction, Male Eyebag Removal, Male Ear Correction, Male Facial Implant, Hair Transplant

How long does the procedure take?

A facelift is often performed with other procedures. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery can take between 2 and 5 hours.

Are the results permanent?

The results of a facelift will last for a number of years. However, following this procedure, your skin will continue to age and sag.

When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?

We recommend that people take two weeks off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.

Are there any alternatives to this surgery?

There are a number of non surgical procedures that can help with anti ageing such as wrinkle smoothing, skin plumpers and non surgical facelifts. However, the surgical facelift will give the most dramatic and longer lasting results.

Can I combine this procedure with other surgery?

Yes, facelifts are often combined with other facial procedures such as nose correction and facial implants. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.

Will I have altered sensation in the area?

Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.

What weight should I be for surgery?

You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.

When can I fly after the procedure?

You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.

Am I too young/ too old for this procedure?

All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We would not normally offer this procedure to women under the age of 40. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.