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Male Facelift: A More Youthful Version of Yourself

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Welcome to Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery for a male facelift in NYC on Park Avenue.

Dr. Steven Pearlman has decades of experience in male facelifts. Above everything else, Dr. Pearlman’s goal is to provide a natural, masculine, and rejuvenated version of yourself.

The importance of choosing a facial plastic surgeon for a male facelift in NYC

Men can desire a facial appearance of youthfulness just like women; but age, gravity, smoking, sunlight and a myriad of other factors can lead to wrinkles, facial sagging and drooping skin under the chin (“turkey neck”), jowls along the jawline, cheeks and more.
Men also have thicker skin and a richer blood supply. You’ll want a board-certified expert who understands this factor and how to work with it.

When it comes to any work on the face, patients should always choose a facial plastic surgeon to get the best facelift results. Dr. Pearlman spent his entire medical residency and fellowship training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, specifically on the face. From his extensive training, he became intimately familiar with the anatomy and surgery of the face, both inside and out.


Now, having been in practice for over 32 years, Dr. Pearlman consistently delivers facelift results for men and women that last and look entirely natural.


To quote the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, “Trust your face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon.” Dr. Pearlman advises his friends and family to do the same in order to receive the best male facelift in NYC.

A male facelift in NYC can improve:


Extra neck skin

General facial laxity

Sagging cheeks

Nasolabial folds

Marionette lines

Facial volume loss

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What Makes Male Facelifts Unique

Male facial anatomy and structure are different from the female face. Because male anatomy has its own unique qualities, a male facelift is specifically curated for that. Chiseled. Masculine. Confident.


A male facelift is a surgical procedure that helps men restore their youthfulness and facial vibrance. During the procedure, Dr. Pearlman trims excess skin tissue, removes unwanted fatty deposits, and tightens the underlying muscles. Consequently, the procedure eliminates wrinkles, sagging skin, drooping skin under the neck and deep nasolabial folds to restore a youthful facial appearance.


A key difference between male facelifts and female facelifts that may occur is incision placement. Men typically do not have long hair that can cover light incision scars. To avoid this, Dr. Pearlman works with your unique anatomy to create a tailored face lift.

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Full Face Assessment

Great results begin with a stellar consultation.

“My only loyalty is to my patient. In today’s chaotic overload of cosmetic options, I believe this is the most important quality in a surgeon.” – Dr. Pearlman


During your consultation for male facelift surgery in our New York office, the goal is to establish an absolute understanding between surgeon and patient. Dr. Pearlman will thoroughly assess your specific aesthetic needs and natural features. He will determine how much lifting you need and which method will give you a refreshed, younger appearance. Dr. Pearlman analyzes your entire face with rejuvenation as the goal, and natural-looking results as the promise.

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Procedure Process

How it Works


SMAS Facelift

Deep Plane Facelift

Anesthesia Considerations

We conduct the mini-facelift surgery under general or local anesthesia. Dr. Pearlman will make small hairline incisions around the ears to move your skin upwards, redistribute fat, and trim excess skin tissues. Once the procedure is done, your incisions will be sutured, and we will release you after a brief evaluation period.

During the procedure, Dr. Pearlman will place an incision that begins in the hairline, extends behind the ear, and into the hair. Your skin is lifted to isolate it from the underlying SMAS layer, and he trims and manipulates the underlying tissues to produce the desired results, and the facial skin is then lifted upwards. Dr. Pearlman removes fat deposits and trims the skin to produce a taut and smooth appearance. Finally, he sutures the incisions, and you can begin the recovery process.

A deep plane facelift uses the same incisions as a “short-flap facelift,” with another extending to the hairline behind the ears. The technique involves lifting the underlying, supporting tissues and musculature along with lax, drooping, or sagging skin. Any laxity at the cheeks and upper neck is improved, as the skin and supporting tissue is repositioned upward and back toward the ears. This unique facelift technique produces remarkably natural-looking results.

Understandably, many of our patients have questions or concerns about anesthesia. Dr. Pearlman typically performs a facelift with general anesthesia, meaning the patient is fully sedated during the procedure. Dr. Pearlman employs only the finest surgical staff to support him during surgery, including a board-certified anesthesiologist. At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, we have a pristine safety record for our patients, and that includes our application of anesthesia. During your consultation, please be sure to ask any questions you might have about anesthesia or the surgery process in general, and Dr. Pearlman will help you understand this critical component of the facelift procedure.

The Facelift Recovery Process

Unless you receive a mini facelift, facelift patients must stay overnight in our facility. Dr. Pearlman advises facelift patients to stay indoors and avoid activities for a few days, and provides a set of detailed and thorough recovery guidelines.

Recovery Process

You will need to plan for time to recover, which varies by individual and the type of male facelift. In general, you will need to plan to rest for a week or two before resuming normal activities.

Gradually, the redness, bruising, and swelling will fade. The most challenging part of recovery is during the first week due to the swelling and bruising. During this phase, you will have prescription medication to help keep you comfortable.

Step 1.

 To significantly lessen swelling after surgery, we often use drains in the neck to remove any blood that may collect and prevent it from accumulating under the skin. These drains are removed the morning after surgery.

Step 2.

 Six days post-op, we remove sutures in front of the ear where the skin is thinner.

Step 3.

Eight days post-op, we remove the sutures along the scalp where the skin is thicker.

Step 4.

Approximately a week and a half post-op, most bruising has gone away. Until this point, such bruising can typically be covered with makeup, if desired.

Step 5.

One and a half to two weeks post-op, most patients are able to return to work if they don’t mind that some swelling is still present.

Step 6.

At two weeks post-op, most patients are presentable for social situations.

Step 7.

Between three weeks to a month, patients can resume almost all functions. For very important functions, such as a wedding, Dr. Pearlman recommends at least two months of healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Am I a suitable candidate for a male facelift?

If you are experiencing obvious or advanced signs of facial aging, you are likely a candidate for a male facelift. You can try a quick experiment to determine if you’d benefit from a male facelift: Place your hands along the middle of your jaw with your index fingers pointing up and your thumb hooked under the jaw. Now pull your skin up towards the ears. Do you like what you see? If so, you’ll likely benefit from a male facelift.

Generally speaking, you’re a suitable male facelift candidate if:

  • You look older than you feel
  • Your skin looks worn, tired, and wrinkled
  • You feel your appearance holds you back professionally or intimately, or makes you feel self-conscious
  • You want to remove wrinkles, creases, a “turkey neck” or jowls
  • You understand that a male facelift will reverse signs of aging, but won’t prevent aging altogether
  • You don’t smoke, or you’re willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
  • You’re in good mental and physical health

Are more men getting plastic surgery?

Every year the surveys from the AAFPRS and ASPS show that men are getting more facial plastic surgery and significantly more minimally invasive procedures such as Botox and fillers.

Are there risks associated with facelift surgery?

While they are rare, risks can occur with facelift surgery, as is the case of any surgery. Risks include hematoma (a collection of blood causing swelling under the skin), which can be treated promptly; nerve injury which is rare and can be treated with surgical intervention; hair loss near the incision site, which can be temporary.

How long is the recovery period from a male facelift in NYC?

After a mini-lift, patients can often return to work or their normal routine in about a week and a half. This goes up to two weeks for a deep plane facelift. However, for important functions such as your daughter’s wedding, Dr. Pearlman suggests at least two to three months or more for full recovery.

How long will the male facelift results last?

A facelift is a permanent procedure, but that doesn’t mean it stops the aging process. You’ll continue aging like everyone else, but you’ll have bought yourself more time. Many years of time. The facelift procedure will take roughly a decade of age or more off your face.

How much does a male facelift in NYC cost?

The cost of a facelift in NYC varies greatly from patient to patient, depending upon multiple factors. Such factors include the technique Dr. Pearlman chooses to use, as well as the patient’s unique facial anatomy. In general, a facelift will range anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000. Dr. Pearlman will determine your personal facelift quote after a consultation with him.

I don’t want to look “pulled.” Will my facelift look natural?

The key to a natural-appearing facelift is to pull tight on the muscle under the skin called the SMAS. Then the skin can be gently laid down and trimmed without tension. Patients who look “pulled” either had a skin-only facelift, too many facelifts, or the muscle and skin were pulled in the wrong vector. It’s important to drape down the SMAS and skin along natural tension lines for a natural look, which is how Dr. Pearlman performs his facelift surgeries in NYC.

What questions should I ask during my facelift consultation?

To get the most out of your facelift consultation, Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery advices you to ask the following questions prepared by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery?
  • Do you have hospital privileges?
  • Which facelift technique do you recommend for me?
  • What can I expect for my follow-up?
  • Am I genuinely a good candidate for this procedure? and ask for MANY before and after photos, ideally finding patients with similar signs of aging

Will there be scarring from the facelift surgery?

Though any major surgery will result in a scar, facelift scars are typically hidden by the hairline and the natural contours of the face and ear. Additionally, Dr. Pearlman employs a meticulous closure technique, resulting in a virtually invisible incision once fully healed. As such, facelift scars are generally not noticeable.


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Persistent in the Pursuit of Perfection

For decades, Dr. Pearlman has been persistent in his search for perfection as the best facelift surgeon in New York. He brings evolution, experience, expertise, and uniqueness to his facelift patients in our Park Avenue office. The goal of Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is to help patients to actualize their ideal self-image for the highest level of personal authenticity and attractiveness possible. Dr. Pearlman couples an attentive bedside manner and genuine concern for his patients’ welfare to deliver the best male facelift results.

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