Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Orange County | Fullerton, CA

Male Facial Cosmetic Surgery


When a man plans to undergo facial or neck surgery, their selected surgeon must evaluate the entire head, face, and neck region to ensure an accurate assessment. Your correction plan can include minimally-invasive technique and surgical procedures (sometimes both) to address your concerns and achieve your desired results. Generally speaking, male facial skin has a richer blood supply than females. Men’s faces tend to bleed more during surgery, putting them at greater risk for forming temporary collections or a pooling of blood under their skin (a hematoma) after surgery. Residual scarring may be more difficult to hide since they typically do not wear makeup or style their hair toward their faces. Many factors must be considered when male facial cosmetic surgery is being performed.

Who Are the Ideal Candidates for Male Facial Cosmetic Surge

Men with facial or neck skin laxity who are in otherwise good health may be good candidates for male facial cosmetic surgery. An evaluation of your facial anatomy will help Dr. Wald determine which procedure can benefit you.

Slimmer Chin and Jawline

Fat or jowls can form beneath the chin as you age. Younger patients can benefit from facial liposuction, which removes fatty tissue. Older patients may need a full facelift and neck lift, which may include the removal of excess facial skin and tightening of the platysma muscles, which run down each side of the neck. Male facial and neck muscles are typically thicker than women but pose no challenge to an experienced surgeon like Dr. Wald.

More Defined Facial Contours

After a facelift and neck lift, the facial contours appear more youthful and tight. Skilled surgeons are experienced at performing male facelifts and other facial procedures that not only reduce the signs of aging but also maintain and preserve the masculine features. Hair-producing skin must be considered when conducting any facial surgery on a man, which Dr. Wald takes into account before creating a surgical plan.

Your Male Facial Cosmetic Surgery Process

What Should I Expect During My Facial Surgery Consultation?

During your consultation, Dr. Wald will review your hair and beard growth patterns. Some things your surgeon must consider are a receding hairline, sideburn fullness, where the beard-growing skin extends (up the cheeks or down the neck), facial scars, sun damage, loose or drooping neck skin, and other issues.

Surgical artistry can help patients with balding or thinning hair by hiding facelift incisions, especially in the temple area. If the hair-bearing skin on the upper neck is pulled behind the ears during surgery, then patients may need to shave behind their ears or the back of their neck. Electrolysis can correct this problem for some patients, so please discuss these possibilities during your consultation.

Your consultation will extensively cover all the information about your operation. Dr. Wald takes the time to discuss all factors that may influence your surgery and treatment plan, along with any concerns you may have. Make sure you fully understand these considerations by asking questions for clarification during this meeting.

Some patients may benefit from dermabrasion or a chemical peel, which are non-surgical options to facial rejuvenation.

What Should I Expect During My Facial Surgery?

Cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty (nose surgery), and facial implant surgery are all performed essentially the same way for men and women.

However, please inform your surgeon if you are seeking a more masculine appearance when changing the facial features. Sometimes men are seeking a better projecting chin, more prominent cheekbones, or a stronger nose.

How Is Hair Replacement Handled?

One of the primary considerations for men contemplating hair replacement surgery is the time involved in the process. Hair replacement usually takes multiple surgical procedures with long recovery times to appear natural. The full regimen of hair transplants may last anywhere between 18 months and two years.

Incisions or transplant sites might be noticeable to others during the early stages of the process. If your job or lifestyle isn’t compatible with a long treatment period, ask your surgeon about alternatives to hair transplant options, such as flap surgery or scalp reduction.


You’ve just had a breast augmentation! Now what?

After breast augmentation, most patients experience the following in terms of the recovery timeline:

Immediately After

Following breast augmentation surgery, the breasts will be wrapped in bandages and a compression garment to help reduce swelling and to support the breasts as they take on their new shape. Prescribed medication will help alleviate any pain or discomfort.

1 Week After

Most patients can return to work and resume non-strenuous activities.

2 Weeks After

The majority of swelling and bruising will have resolved, and the breasts will begin to resemble their final appearance.

6 Weeks After

All swelling will have resolved, and the breast implants will have settled into their proper location.

Questions and Concerns

Dr. Wald and his team at The Aesthetic Institute in Orange County are eager to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Schedule a consultation with our office today to begin your cosmetic journey and achieve the results you desire.

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