Male Facelift Surgery

For decades, the facelift has been the go-to option for rewinding the clock and achieving the best version of yourself. Although many men associate the facelift with a windswept, exaggerated look, the modern facelift is more natural and effective than ever. As more men turn to their looks as a way to get ahead in their career and their love lives, the facelift is becoming a procedure of choice for men in the plastic surgery market. With the help of a board certified plastic surgeon who understands men’s unique needs, you can take ten years off your profile with our state-of-the-art facelift techniques.


What is the Facelift?

The facelift is a facial plastic surgery procedure designed to turn back the clock by lifting and repositioning the underlying tissues of the face, as well as excising sagging skin. Two of the biggest culprits of signs of aging over time are a loss of collagen and gravity, resulting in wrinkles and folds. A facelift can effectively address these with subtle incisions and specialized sutures, helping you look as young as you feel.

Facelift Candidates

Men who can benefit most from a facelift are those who are hoping to look younger with surgical techniques. Although non-surgical options can help achieve your cosmetic goals, the facelift is one of the most transformative options available. As such, it’s important to be in good overall health and able to undergo surgery. A facelift can effectively rejuvenate areas like areas of the face like the cheeks and jowls, nasolabial folds, and the chin and neck. Dr. Diktaban can address these areas with natural techniques for masculine, contoured results.

What Happens During a Facelift?

Dr. Diktaban can perform your facelift at our state-of-the-art facility. A facelift begins with cocktail or general anesthesia, which is only administered once you’re comfortable. Then, Dr. Diktaban makes a predetermined incision in front of or behind the ear, extending into the hairline if needed. For a mini facelift, the incisions can be much smaller. Dr. Diktaban will use special techniques to reposition the underlying tissues and muscles of the face so that they’re more upright and create the ideal contours. Then, any excess skin is trimmed away, and the incisions are closed. Finally, you’ll be made ready for your recovery and can return home.


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Results and Recovery

You can expect to take about one to two weeks of downtime after your procedure, which means staying home and resting. Dr. Diktaban will provide aftercare instructions to manage swelling and discomfort with prescribed medications, as well as steps like sleeping with your head elevated and avoiding strenuous activity for the first few weeks. Most men can return to work after a couple weeks, although this can depend on the physical nature of your job and how comfortable you feel returning to public. It can take a few months before your final results begin to emerge, but the result is a rejuvenated, natural look.

Schedule a Consultation

The facelift is one of the best options for men hoping to rewind the clock with a youthful, masculine look. To meet with our board certified plastic surgeon and learn more about your options, we invite you to contact us by calling our Manhattan office or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is better, facelift or fillers?

Some options are better than others for each patient. It’s important to know that facelift and fillers will address different degrees of aging— the facelift will produce the most transformative results, while fillers can address the beginning signs of aging. However, many men benefit from a combination of treatments, so Dr. Diktaban can recommend your best options.

Does a facelift tighten my jawline?

A neck lift will be your best option for contouring your jawline and achieving a more masculine, chiseled look. However, Dr. Diktaban regularly combines neck lift techniques with your facelift procedure. If you want to remove sagging skin and fat from your chin and jaw, Dr. Diktaban can discuss your best options.

Does a facelift get rid of wrinkles?

A facelift is one of the best ways to reduce the appearance of deep lines and folds in the midface. By repositioning the underlying tissues and restoring them to a more upright position, Dr. Diktaban can provide youthful volume to fill out sagging skin. Also, Dr. Diktaban can excise extra skin for a natural, smooth look.

Is a facelift better than Botox®?

Botox® is an excellent option for men looking to address fine lines and wrinkles in the upper face, but it won’t achieve the transformative results that a facelift can. Based on your degree of aging and cosmetic goals, Dr. Diktaban can recommend your best options.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.