What is a male facelift?

A facelift (rhytidectomy) is ideal for men who are looking to rejuvenate their facial appearance, improve their jawline and restore their previous facial volume.

Facelift surgery for men can improve the most visible signs of the ageing process by:

  • Eliminating excess fat
  • Tightening and elevating the muscles beneath the skin
  • Removing or repositioning sagging skin

Can a male facelift be performed with other procedures?

It is very common for a facelift to be performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty or a brow or neck lift to balance and complement the results of the facelift. Mr Karidis’ expertise ensures that all facelifts revitalise the face for a natural look, without distorting any recognisable and distinct masculine features. For a consultation at our London clinic to discuss your individual needs, call us today.

Karidis offer expert cosmetic surgery and aftercare in London, from some of the best, most highly skilled medical professionals. Our facelift surgery before and after images highlight our exceptional results.

Quick Reference

Surgery Time

150 minutes

Anaesthesia Used


Hospital Stay


Pre Admission Test

Blood tests, MRSA, +/- ECG

Up and About

Same day


24 hours


10-14 days


3 weeks

Time off Work

10-14 days

FAQs for Facelift Surgery for Men (Rhytidectomy)

A man’s face has certain characteristics which have to be noted when choosing the right surgical plan. These often include prominent muscle mass, a large jaw, heavy skin with hair follicles, and a low brow.

Ageing in men can often see a less defined jaw, fatty deposits in the neck, hollowing around the eye area and a loss of facial volume. Skin can also become laxer in the lower face and neck.

Men need an approach to facelift surgery which is fairly conservative so that the natural features can still be accentuated. With a male facelift, the emphasis is on preserving the raw masculine look, while bringing back the definition. Mr Karidis takes pride in achieving natural well-balanced results and would never leave a patient looking artificial.

Issues to be considered for a male facelift:

  • Many men consider a defined jawline to be a highly desirable feature, however, although a male facelift will redefine the jaw, it is important to note that it will not physically add more volume to a receding chin.
  • Most men favour a short haircut, and this needs to be given due consideration when hiding scars. Scar-minimising and hair-preserving techniques are vital. The beard and sideburns will determine where a discreet incision can be. Read about how Mr Karidis masterfully conceals scars here.
  • Individual requirements differ and Mr Kardis will discuss your requests, options and expectations during the consultation.

Recovery from a facelift is often quicker for men than women. This is because men have a thicker, more vascular skin and these qualities help the skin to heal faster. In fact, men can return to work after two weeks leave from work and can be back playing sports after six weeks.

There are three different types of facelift for both men and women, each focusing on a different area of the face:

  • The neck lift or lower facelift is also known as the standard or classic facelift − this improves the jawline, jowls and neck
  • The brow or forehead lift which addresses sagging of the forehead and brow tissues
  • The mid facelift − often performed with the classic facelift, the mid facelift primarily focuses on any flattening or sagging in the mid area of the face. This area comprises the cheek region below the eyelids, the area each side of the nose and mouth to nose lines

The surgery is classified as a full facelift when more than one area of the face is lifted i.e. a lower facelift combined with a brow lift or eyelid surgery. A partial facelift focuses on a specific part of the face, for example, just the neck.

Often you may simply not need a full facelift to get the results you are looking for.

If you have a number of areas that you want to improve, then a full facelift will achieve all the results in one hospital admission, one surgery and one recovery. This allows you to save both time and money.

Other patients prefer to do the facelift in stages. This can be discussed at your consultation, where Mr Karidis will use his expertise to determine the best course of action for you.

Facelift surgery for men requires a surgeon fee, an anaesthetist fee and a hospital fee. The price also includes all of your pre-operative and post-operative care. The cost may vary slightly depending on your unique requirements, but we will give you a detailed quotation following your consultation.

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