Men who want to achieve a more youthful facial appearance can often benefit from a deep plane facelift. Dr. Richard Balikian is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is a pioneer of the deep plane facelift technique. With his extensive experience and surgical expertise, he is a leading provider of the deep plane facelift for men and can provide his male patients with long-lasting and natural-looking improvements with this procedure.

Dr. Balikian and his team at Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery are proud to serve patients in Murrieta and throughout the greater San Diego area.

What Is a Deep Plane Facelift for Men?

A deep plane facelift is an advanced plastic surgery procedure intended to restore more lifted, youthful-looking facial contours. There are marked differences when it comes to deep plane facelifts for men as opposed to women, in terms of priorities. While Dr. Balikian’s approach is still generally the same in terms of deeper tissue manipulation, the aesthetics are different.

Even if reversing signs of aging is the goal, male patients still want to maintain a certain amount of ruggedness or masculinity, so Dr. Balikian carefully plans and executes each deep plane facelift he performs to best accomplish the patient’s desired results.

Candidates for a Deep Plane Facelift for Men

Men who are concerned about loose skin and drooping tissue throughout the mid- and lower face are often good candidates for a deep plane facelift. Candidates must be physically healthy and able to safely undergo a surgical procedure.

Men who are considering a deep plane facelift are encouraged to reach out to our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Balikian, so he can review their medical history, assess their facial structure and tissues, and determine the optimal treatment approach for their needs.

Your Consultation

Patients will need to answer questions from Dr. Balikian during the consultation for a deep plane facelift for men. The topics can include their medical history, as well as their health and the targeted areas for the procedure. The patient’s face will be examined to determine how best to proceed with the facial rejuvenation. This would be the best time to ask any questions that they may have.

Deep Plane Facelift for Men: What to Expect During the Procedure

Anesthesia is administered at the start of a deep plane facelift. Next, incisions will be made around the patient’s ears. Placing the incisions in this area results in post-op marks that are easier to hide, and it allows access to the muscles and underlying tissues of the cheeks, lower face, and neck. The tissue located in these areas will then be manipulated to provide tightening, firming, and lifting effects. Once all necessary changes have been made, Dr. Balikian will utilize advanced suturing techniques to close the incisions.

Deep Plane Facelift Recovery

Patients should plan for about a week of downtime after this procedure and can expect some degree of discomfort, tenderness, and swelling during the initial days of their deep plane facelift recovery. These symptoms will dissipate as healing progresses. Patients will need to follow all aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Balikian. These will include how to care for the incision sites and a timeline for a gradual return to normal activities.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board-certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board-certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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How Much Does a Deep Plane Facelift for Men Cost?

There are a few factors that can affect the cost of the deep plane facelift for men. Patients can discuss pricing when they come in for a consultation.

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To learn more about Dr. Balikian’s approach to the deep plane facelift for men and to find out if you are a candidate, contact our San Diego or Murrieta office today to schedule a consultation.

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Deep Place Facelift for Men FAQs

What Distinguishes a Deep Plane Facelift from Other Facelift Techniques?

A deep plane facelift involves repositioning deep facial tissues, along with skin excision and tightening to provide longer-lasting, more extensive, and more natural-looking results than older, outdated facelift techniques.

Can a Deep Plane Facelift Improve Jawline Definition in Men?

Yes, during a deep plane facelift, Dr. Balikian can excise loose, hanging skin and adjust underlying muscles to create sharper, more masculine jawline contours.

What Are the Long-Term Results Men Can Expect from a Deep Plane Facelift?

The longevity of deep plane facelift results varies based on many patient-specific factors. It is important to note that there is no way to halt the progression of the natural aging process, so eventually, patients will begin to notice changes in their look. However, for men who take care to maintain a healthy weight and care for their skin, deep plane facelift results can last well over a decade.

I felt well prepared prior to surgery and excited.


I always planned to have a facelift but was really apprehensive about scars and the ‘Joker face’ look, but when I saw the lower facelift/neck lift results on another of his patients, I was finally ready. Dr. Balikian and his staff answered all my questions and I felt well prepared prior to surgery and excited. […] I’m only 12 days post-op and have no visible suture lines. My saggy neck skin and jowls are gone! I just look refreshed and younger, far from the ‘Joker face’ look I was afraid of. I’m really happy with my results and I will recommend Dr. Balikian without hesitation.