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Last Reviewed February 20th 2024

What is Rhytidectomy Surgery for Men?

“In your early thirties and saving for a holiday, a car, a house? Perhaps you should think about adding a rhytidectomy to the list.”

By The Youth Corridor, Dr Gerald Imber, a New York plastic surgeon

It is generally thought that the cosmetic surgery is only for women, however nowadays it’s perfectly acceptable for men to also undergo the procedure.

The face is one of the parts of the body where signs of ageing are most evident. As we get older, our skin naturally loses some of its elasticity, and our facial muscles may weaken. As a result, the skin hangs differently, forming folds and creases. These lines can turn into deep wrinkles as time goes by. A facelift rhytidectomy consists of tightening and lifting the skin around the neck, chin, cheeks and eyes in order to achieve a longer lasting and wrinkle-free result.

Rhytidectomy surgery for men can, similar to women, gives a rejuvenation of the facial skin and tissue. Male rhytidectomy surgery can smooth out facial wrinkles and deep furrows, thus reducing the signs of ageing and removing signs of a stressful lifestyle.

Men’s skin must have some elasticity to benefit from the rhytidectomy surgery similar to women. The male facelift procedure is similar to women facelift, however due to men shorter hair, incisions are harder to hide which is easier to camouflage in women due to longer hair.

What are the advantages of a Rhytidectomy surgery for Men

Improved self-esteem & confidence
Youthful appearance and look younger
Rejuvenated face

Rhytidectomy Surgery

A facelift can be combined with other surgical operations, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid/eyebag correction) or rhinoplasty (nose correction), depending on your requirements. This treatment can be performed on the entire face (a ‘complete facelift’), or just in specific areas, particularly the forehead and neck (‘mini facelift’).
This surgery can last several hours, and is performed under general anaesthetic. The patient will stay at the clinic for 24-48 hours. Incisions are made beneath the hairline, from behind the ear lobe and up to the scalp. In this way, any scarring will be virtually invisible

Later Progress

After the surgery, the patient may suffer some discomfort as a result of swelling and the lack of facial mobility. However, this discomfort is usually moderate and it disappears before long. Your surgeon may recommend that you take over-the-counter pain relief medicine such as paracetamol. After a few days, the bandages are removed, and after two weeks the patient can go back to their routine activities. They should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun for several months after treatment.

Risks & Complications of a Rhytidectomy

As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with Rhytidectomy surgery. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.

They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Facelift Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.


The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.

Male Rhytidectomy Price

Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs.

A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner.

Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 0800 007 5860 with any queries.

facelift patient before and after result

Frequently Asked Questions

A facelift is often performed with other procedures. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery can take between 2 and 5 hours.

The results of a facelift will last for a number of years. However, following this procedure, your skin will continue to age and sag.

We recommend that people take two weeks off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.

There are a number of non surgical procedures that can help with anti ageing such as wrinkle smoothing, skin plumpers and non surgical facelifts. However, the surgical facelift will give the most dramatic and longer lasting results.

Yes, facelifts are often combined with other facial procedures such as nose correction and facial implants. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.

Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.

You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.

You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.

We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.

All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We would not normally offer this procedure to women under the age of 40. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.

Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.

All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.

Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.

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