In 2020, plastic surgeons in the US performed more than 234,000 facelift procedures. While most facelifts are carried out on women, there has been a sharp rise in the number of male patients requesting the procedure.

The same trend has also been seen here in the UK, as men start to see the benefits of seeking the popular treatment. So, why has there been a rise in male facelifts?

What is causing the rise in male facelifts?

Like many of the trends over the past couple of years, the rise in male facelift procedures is down to remote working after the pandemic. Video calls were the only way to keep in face-to-face contact with colleagues and employers, making men more aware of the flaws in their facial features.

As working from home became more popular, men also had more time to undergo a facelift procedure without anyone knowing. The recovery from a facelift can be quite extensive, so having the option to recover in the comfort and privacy of their own home was a huge deciding factor.

Of course, male cosmetic surgery has also become a lot more accepted in recent years. Men are much more open about the work they have had done, often to help them progress in their career.

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a major procedure that involves making incisions on both sides of the face. The skin is pulled back to allow the surgeon access to the tissue underneath. The facial tissues are manipulated and tightened to produce a much more youthful appearance.

Any excess skin is also removed, and the procedure can be combined with liposuction to eliminate any excess fat.

What other procedures are men having done?

It isn’t just facelifts that are attracting men to go under the knife. Other common procedures carried out on male patients include:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Male breast reduction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Chin augmentation
  • Liposuction

Non-invasive treatments are also popular, including facial fillers, and anti-wrinkle injections.

If you want to improve your appearance, gain confidence, and achieve the look you have always wanted, book a consultation with Mr Paul Tulley today. He will help you to choose the best procedure to achieve the best results.