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There are many reasons why a man needs to appear younger in today’s world. To begin with, it should come as no surprise that a more youthful appearance is an asset in business. For those men who are either actively dating or thrust back into the dating scene, good looks never hurt either. Most of all, most men now realize that appearing fresher and rejuvenated is not the domain of women alone. Like their female counterparts, men have a variety of surgical and cosmetic treatments available such as Ultherapy. However, every procedure is not going to be the correct one for every individual. There are several important things to take into consideration before attempting to turn back the years.
Male Plastic Surgery
At the New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, male patients overwhelming cite a loss of confidence as they age. Advancement in the workplace is seldom granted to those who appear middle-aged; they are instead seen as tired and ready for retirement.
While potential patients may not demand drastic changes, they do inquire about plastic surgery and the type of facial rejuvenation that gets noticed.
Men who schedule an appointment for consultation also worry about the time lost from work or social activities. Luckily for today’s patients, plastic surgeons have an arsenal of treatments that are performed in their offices, which require little to no downtime.
As well, patients who wish to refresh their looks a little at a time can schedule appointments and updates at their convenience.
Am I the right candidate?
It’s natural to see the effects of gravity during one’s 40’s and 50’s. Once strong jawlines develop fleshy jowls. Youthful necks thicken and droop with age. Facial contours that were formerly athletic-looking are now interpreted as aged and hollow.
However, you still may not be ready to commit to a surgical face-lift just yet.
For the patient who wishes to “buy time,” there are a variety of procedures available. Non-surgical facelifts are an increasingly popular form of male plastic surgery. They provide patients with the double benefit of quicker healing times and tangible visual results.
One of the most popular forms of non-invasive procedures is Ultherapy. It uses ultrasound energy to loosen the tissues of the neck and face. They then re-tighten around the structure of the face.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for Ultherapy?
During a pre-treatment consultation, a physician will examine your skin to determine its laxity and to what degree volume has been lost. The condition of your skin, such as wrinkles and damage from the sun, is taken into consideration. Your age, current, and prior health conditions also play a significant role in whether you’re an excellent candidate for any or all rejuvenation procedures.
Ultherapy has been found most beneficial for patients who are just starting to show the most visual signs of aging. Patients with a lower degree of facial fat additionally benefit from ultrasound treatments, as their skin is thinner.
Prospective patients with a more rounded facial structure or visible layers of fat are less likely to see a substantial improvement.
What should I expect during Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is performed by using a device known as an “Ulthera.” This ultrasound device was the first and remains the only energy device to be cleared by the FDA. Using the Ulthera, a physician skilled in Ultherapy can lift the tissues of the face, eyebrow area, and neck.
The Ulthera releases energy at frequencies higher than those detectable by the human ear. This allows for sounds as high as “18 kilohertz or 18,000 cycles” a second. These incredibly high frequencies can register deeply into skin tissues while also addresses the upper layers that are right below the surface.
The ultrasound energy released by the Ulthera allows the plastic surgeon to bypass more superficial layers of the skin and get down into the skin’s foundation. (This is known as the “SMAS” for the face and the “platysma” layer of the neck.) By using his medical skills, Dr. Jacono at the New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery can deliver the correct level of energy into these deeper layers.
After the ultrasound energy has reached its target, it then can “lift” the platysma and SMAS into position. From start to finish, this office treatment generally takes no more than one hour hence why some people refer to it as a “lunchtime” treatment.
Since the action is created in the deep layers of the skin, there are no visual scars on the surface of the skin, and no downtime away from daily life is required for healing.
Do patients see results immediately?
Not necessarily, as a longer gentler healing time promotes a slower course to complete results. The first month after the procedure, you may see a subtle degree of lifting with facial skin looking firmer and more toned.
Patients generally see further effects of their Ultherapy treatment over the first two or three months. At this point, the skin around the face and neck is tighter. The skin around the neck and jawline begins to retain a more youthful contour.
New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery
The New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery is the home of Dr. Andrew Jacono M.D., F.A.C.S., and his highly skilled team. Dr. Jacono is dual certified to practice both facial plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. From his offices in both Manhattan and on Long Island, he continues to perform a myriad of treatments on patients who seek his services from around the globe.
Learning if Ultherapy is the right male plastic surgery treatment for you is as easy as scheduling a consultation. Dr. Jacono and his staff look forward to meeting prospective patients in either of their office locations.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.