Reversing the signs of aging among male patients can be done through a deep plane facelift for men. This procedure can produce results that last longer than alternative cosmetic options in a safe and reliable manner. For more details about what a deep plane facelift for men in San Diego can do for common signs of aging, patients can reach out to Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today.

What Is a Deep Plane Facelift for Men?

There are marked differences when it comes to getting a deep plane facelift for men as opposed to women in terms of priorities. While the approach is still generally the same in terms of deeper tissue manipulation, the aesthetics are different.

Even if reversing the signs of aging is the goal, male patients still want to maintain a certain amount of ruggedness or masculinity. This procedure simply tightens certain facial tissues that typically sag with age, thus making the face look younger.

Good Candidates for a Deep Plane Facelift for Men

Men who want a reliable facial-rejuvenation solution to reverse signs of aging would be good candidates for deep plane facelift for men. This procedure is best done if the patient is a non-smoker and in good health. Maintaining realistic expectations would also be advised. If the patient is still undergoing critical health treatments, waiting until they are done would be advised.

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.

The Session

During the start of the deep plane facelift for men, incisions will be made around the patient’s ears. These will result in marks that are easier to hide and will allow access to the muscles of the cheeks and neck. The tissue located in these areas will then be manipulated so that they are no longer sagging and will instead be tighter and firmer. Once this is done, the incisions are closed.

Deep Plane Facelift for Men – Recovery

Patients can expect some minor discomfort, tenderness, and swelling during the recovery period following the deep plane facelift for men. These will fade over the course of a few days. Patients will need to rest and relax as much as possible to speed up the healing process. Sleep in an elevated position is also advised to minimize swelling.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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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Learn more about what deep plane facelift for men in San Diego is all about by setting up a consultation with Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery.

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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.