Facelift for Men

Linia performs a range of facelift procedures for men including a mini face lift, an S-Facelift or a full Facelift. Our specialists have carried out over 2,500 facelifts.

Facelift for Men

Facelift Surgery For Men

Linia performs a range of facelift procedures for men, including a mini face lift, an S-Facelift or a full Facelift. Many men are increasingly turning to us for facial rejuvenation procedures to reverse the inevitable signs of ageing including wrinkles, lines, loose skin and brown spots. The procedure chosen will depend on what results you want to achieve.

A Facelift procedure will improve contours leaving the skin looking fresher and younger.

Which Types of Facelifts Are Available For Men?

You’ll have a similar selection of facelift procedures available to you as women, including:

  • S Lift
  • Mini Facelift
  • Lower Facelift
  • SMAS (Deep Plane Lift)
  • MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension)

We discuss each type of facelift surgery further down.

How Does the Male Facelift Procedure Work?

At Linia, facelift surgery is generally performed under local anaesthetic with or without sedation, depending on the treatment. General anaesthetic can also sometimes be used.

Our Surgeons who perform face lift surgery under local anaesthetic state that there is minimal distortion due to there being no anaesthetic tube and they can make the face move as they want, therefore they believe that this way they can often achieve better results.

Generally, depending on the procedure, incisions are made in the existing skin creases and hair bearing regions surrounding the ear.

The skin is lifted as a flap. The loose fat is re-draped or removed and the muscles tightened and lifted.

Then excess skin is removed and stitched to create a smoother, more refined contour for your neck and jawline.

Self-dissolving sutures are used. You will find that this gets rid of loose skin and problem lines and wrinkles with the overall effect of giving the face and neck a much softer, refreshed and younger look.

man after facelift

Here’s a more detailed look at the different types of facelift surgery:

Deep Plane Lift

This type of facelift is used to target specifically severe aging around the neck and cheek along with sagging in general around your face.

It gives you a refreshed and renewed appearance that looks very natural and has long-lasting results.

This involves a cut being made under your face, beneath the muscular layer.

This is the part of your facial skin used in facial expressions, also known as the SMAS layer or Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System and lifts everything, including the skin and fat in one single procedure.

The actual pull takes place deep below the skin surface so it never actually looks like it’s been pulled. As all incisions are made at points along the hairline, they are fairly inconspicuous.

Short Scar or Mini Lift (S-lift / MACS lift)

The short scar or mini lift comes in the form of the mini lift, S-lift or MACS lift (otherwise known as Minimal Access Cranial Suspension).

These forms of facelift require shorter scars and are generally less invasive.

They are particularly recommended if you are still young or have only slight issues of sagging skin and jowling.

The surgeon performing this procedure will use these shorter cuts, that normally stop around the ear area, to resuspend the deep tissues in your face, lifting and then tightening a small amount of any loose skin you have.

What is the Recovery Time of a Facelift?

Regardless of what type of facelift you have, it is likely you will have to spend at least one or even two nights in hospital.

Following completion of the procedure, your head and face will be wrapped in bandages for support and you may have to wear those for several days afterwards.

Initially, after the procedure, it’s normal for your face to feel bruised, swollen and sore.

You will be prescribed painkillers to relieve you of this pain and discomfort. In time, the bruising and pain will reduce.

Your surgeon will discuss recovery with you in greater detail, based on the extent of the work you have had done, as well as arranging a follow-up appointment.

Don’t worry if you have any issues or concerns while you are recovering at home, as someone from the team here at Linia will always be available to help you.

You should expect to need 2 weeks off after your facelift surgery.

However, it may be necessary to take 3 weeks off if you also received blepharoplasty surgery.

Regardless of the type of facelift or how extensive the procedure was, you should avoid any form of strenuous exercise or activity for at least 8 weeks.

Although it is not always the case, it may take up to 12 weeks to fully recovery from the bruising, when you will be able to see the benefits and results of the facelift.

As with any surgery, facelifts for men in all their forms are tailored to your individual needs.

Therefore, in order to find out how long the process will take, how long recovery will take and anything else you need to know, we’re more than happy to book you a free consultation with one of our surgeons today.


* Every patient is a unique individual and every surgery has unique aspects. Therefore, results may vary. To read our full disclaimer please click here.

Will my consultation be with a surgeon?

All consultations take place with a surgeon. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you would like.

Are your consultations free?

All of our consultations are free with no obligation. You will be provided with advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire.

 What will happen after the Facelift operation?

Following your facelift surgery, your surgeon will see you when you have recovered to check that all is well. You’ll be given medication and post-operative instructions and will wear a small bandage over the incision site for 1-2 days. You will also be given appropriate telephone numbers in case you need to contact us at any time.

Week 1-2

Most of our facelift patients resume normal activities within 7 days. It depends on the individual. You will also receive a check-up 7-10 days after your surgery. Most of our surgeons use dissolving stitches. The puffiness and bruising usually clears up in 2 weeks and normal make-up may then be applied.

Weeks 8-10

Your surgeon will see you again, usually 8-10 weeks after the facelift surgery for a full post-operative consultation.

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