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As we age, the skin loses its elasticity due to decreased collagen, leading to the facial sagging and creasing we associate with ageing.

Male facelift surgery turns back the clock to give men a more lifted, youthful look. Dr Jeremy Richardson will tailor your procedure to produce the best results for your skin and masculine facial proportions.

What is a Male Facelift?

A male facelift can greatly benefit men who wish to look younger whilst retaining their natural facial structure. Although all facelifts address the mid to lower face, the techniques involved in lifting the male face are different from the female face. For example, a skilled plastic surgeon such as Dr Richardson will take care to avoid making the face appear unnatural or effeminate. As a result, you can achieve anti-ageing results that compliment your masculine features.

The procedure tightens the skin to improve facial contours, texture, and appearance. By undergoing this surgery, male facelift patients can achieve:

  • Smoother skin around the mid-face
  • Reduced lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Less skin and laxity around the chin
  • A more defined jawline

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Before your surgery, you will need to speak to Dr Richardson in order to develop a surgical plan. During this meeting, you should raise any past or current health issues, as well as any current medications. A discussion about your reasons for seeking surgery and desired outcomes will be required, since this will help establish whether you are suitable. Generally, suitable patients are men who are healthy, at a stable weight, and non-smokers.

Dr Richardson will explain the procedure in detail and suggest the best surgical options for your case. Once you have discussed your treatment plan, you should have a good idea of what to expect from your male facelift.

The Procedure

A male facelift is performed under general anaesthesic, to address signs of ageing. The duration will depend on the extent of the procedure and your level of skin looseness. There are multiple types of facelifts, such as:

  • Short-scar facelift (also called a mini facelift)
  • High SMAS facelift
  • Deep plane facelift

Each method can have great benefits for patients. Since every patient will have different needs, you will discuss which surgical method is best for you before your surgery. During your procedure, Dr Richardson will make incisions along the sides of the face and reshape the skin tissue. Incisions are often placed at the hairline near the temples, and down past the ears, either in front or behind.

One of the main differences between a female and male facelift is the presence of facial hair. Dr Richardson will preserve an area of non-hair-bearing skin below the earlobe in order to avoid the need for shaving very close to the ear.

Cost of a Male Facelift

The fees for a male facelift depends on several factors. We will need to consider factors such as the anaesthetist fees, hospital fees, and other aftercare costs. The type of facelift you undergo can affect the final fees.

As this surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons, it is not considered medically required. Due to this, the procedure will not be covered by health insurance and you will have to pay your own fees. Since fees depend on your personal needs and goals, we can provide more information about fees during a private meeting with you.

Your Personal Consultation

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Your personal consultation is the first step to finding the right procedure for you. Dr Jeremy Richardson is a highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon, dedicated to providing quality results and a positive patient experience.

Book your appointment to
  • Discuss your physical concerns and goals
  • Receive an outline of your surgical options
  • Get quality advice from a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
  • Receive a customised treatment plan
  • Meet Dr Richardson’s Patient Coordinator and team who will support you through your journey


After your procedure, your face will be bandaged, and you can expect to have some pain and swelling. We will help you manage any discomfort by giving you pain relief and a support garment to support the area.

For the first few days after surgery, you will need someone to help you with daily tasks, such as caring for children. You will have instructions on how to manage your wounds and optimise the healing process. For example, you may need to:

  • Take time off work to rest and recover
  • Keep your upper body elevated
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol, as this can interfere with healing
  • Drink water and eat a healthy diet
  • Keep your incisions clean and dry
  • Consult Dr Richardson if you notice any issues

While recovery can look different for each male facelift patient, you can expect:

  • Some discomfort for the first one to two days
  • Resume light, gentle exercise after two weeks
  • Return to activities such as work and driving after two weeks
  • Continue wearing your post-op support garment for four weeks
  • Resume your normal exercise regimen after six weeks of recovery

Risks and Complications

Since every surgery comes with some level of risk, you should ensure to do your research beforehand. We will explain the risks of a male facelift prior to your surgery date in order to ensure you are well informed and prepared. For example, risks can include:

  • Swelling and bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Reactions to anaesthesia
  • Ongoing pain
  • Unwanted results
  • Discolouration
  • Damage to nerves or blood vessels
  • Further surgery to correct issues

Male Facelift FAQ

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