As men age, their skin begins to sag and loosen. More and more men are turning to Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. Miguel Delgado to rejuvenate their skin and their appearance. It is important to note that the surgical process of a male facelift is drastically different than a woman’s facelift.
The Male Facelift Consultation
An initial consultation with Dr. Delgado can be scheduled at either his San Francisco office or his Novato office. Dr. Delgado will first discuss the patient’s personal goals and the surgical plan that will be used to achieve them. During this process Dr. Delgado and his team use computer imagine tools. Dr. Delgado has been using this type of technology for over 25 years and believes it can be very useful for operative planning. Generating a composite of what the facelift results will approximately look like also gives the patient an opportunity to visualize the outcome of the surgery beforehand.
Once a surgical plan is discussed, the patient will have pre-operative photographs taken. A pre-operative plan will also be discussed, along with the anesthesia process during the surgery. A complete facelift can take about 8 to 10 hours. This might bring up concerns about being under general anesthesia for an extended period of time. However, Dr. Delgado notes that the facelift surgery is less invasive and traumatic for the body as other surgeries since it is primarily skin and facial tissue surgery. Nonetheless, Dr. Delgado is extremely confidant in his medical team, including his highly trained and experienced anesthesiologist.