Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Sherrell J. Aston, is a facelift specialist and creates natural, younger looking results for individuals seeking improvement to their facial appearance. While this procedure is especially common among women, in the past 10 years there has been a significant increase in the number of men having facelifts. A facelift helps with lifting and repositioning sagging facial structures from the corner of the eyes down to the collarbone. Incisions are made to accommodate for men with shorter hairstyles and sideburns. In addition, Dr. Aston uses a very unique surgical technique for bald men. The incisions are hidden around the ear with no extensions in the temple area or on the scalp behind the ear.
Male Facelift Reviews
"Years before my facelift, I read and studied about NY based surgeons. I decided to go ahead with Dr. Aston. When I was ready, I went for a consultation and was very comfortable with Dr. Aston. My surgery went well, painless and positive in every aspect. When all of my stitches came out, I was so happy. My face was exactly the same with a youthful and fresh look. Dr. Aston is the finest Cosmetic Surgeon and would definitely recommend him. Thank you Dr. Aston. Nobody could tell I had work done."- J.G. / Facebook / May 25, 2020
"Years before my facelift, I read and studied about NY based surgeons. I decided to go ahead with Dr. Aston. When I was ready, I went for a consultation and was very comfortable with Dr. Aston. My surgery went well, painless and positive in every aspect. When all of my stitches came out, I was so happy. My face was exactly the same with a youthful and fresh look. Dr. Aston is the finest Cosmetic Surgeon and would definitely recommend him. Thank you Dr. Aston. Nobody could t...ell I had work done. Judith Blanco"- J.G. / Facebook / May 25, 2020
"Years before my facelift, I read and studied about NY based surgeons. I decided to go ahead with Dr. Aston. When I was ready, I went for a consultation and was very comfortable with Dr. Aston. My surgery went well, painless and positive in every aspect. When all of my stitches came out, I was so happy. My face was exactly the same with a youthful and fresh look. Dr. Aston is the finest Cosmetic Surgeon and would definitely recommend him. Thank you Dr. Aston. Nobody could tell I had work done. Judith Blanco"- J.G. / Facebook / May 25, 2020
"My deepest respect and admiration to Dr. Aston and his magnificent nursing staff for making my cosmetic surgical experience as pleasant and painless as possible. Dr. Aston's work cannot be matched. He and his team are role models of boundless generosity of care and warmth. Not only were all my needs and concerns attended to in the highest professional manner, I felt a sense of empowerment because the results were so excellent. Dr. Aston performed Rhinoplasty, Face Lift and Eyelid Lift for me and I look twenty five years younger. I highly recommend Dr. Aston and his team."- M.S. / Google / Jun 14, 2021
"Dr. Aston is an incredible doctor, masterfully creates beautiful and subtle work and he’s a mensch to boot!. (That’s the Jewish term for a great person).I interviewed many plastic surgeons having the luxury of living in NYC and many friends and family in the area who have had work done.When I interviewed another "top" 5th Avenue Plastic Surgeon was rude and insulting. When I met Dr. Aston I found him so warm and personable and his staff so supportive. Given that he is such an elite high profile Dr. I was grateful for his kindness and concern .Initially I had wanted a face lift but he told me honestly that I really didn’t need it. Definitely NOT a salesman. Will only do work he really feels you need.Dr. Aston gave me a rhinoplasty and upper eye lift in 2008. I am a hyper about looking natural. Just before the surgery I was so nervous and he said, "I am going to take great care of you in there", and boy did he! The results were so subtle, the recovery was effortless and the reaction I received was "Somehow you just look prettier but I am not sure what it is", just what I wanted, a gift that keeps on giving! At some point I felt I wanted my nose a touch smaller, nothing he did wrong just I became comfortable with changing slowly. No problem, Dr Aston said the surgery revision will be no additional cost (just any ancillary fees, etc). I couldn’t find the time for a revision but was grateful for the good will and the feeling that he really wants patients to be thrilled with their end results more than milking anyone for money. This truly impressed me.I came back a few years later wanting help with my protruding belly, he explained that from pregnancy I had a lot of loose skin so lipo would not be enough but was concerned because I was having other health issues so wanted to wait until I was fully healthy to perform any surgery. Again, NOT a salesman, he is an honorable doctor concerned about my health primarily.I mistakingly went to a different "top NY Plastic surgeon" for a face and neck lift and a few other different procedures that Dr. Aston didn’t offer so I thought I’d try it. This other surgeon was complaining about me going into the surgery and talking about how much he didn’t like certain procedure while I am on the operating table. (In that moment I missed Dr. Aston who truly took "great care" of me in the OR. Then this other surgeon did not actually provide the other procedure (the entire reason I went to him and not Dr. Aston). When I confronted the other surgeon in a follow up he told me that procedure doesn’t actually turn out so well so he decided against it (even though I paid for it!!!). I told him I should have gone back to Dr. Aston!!!The time has come where I am ready for more work and I have every confidence I will have a most positive experience upon my return to Dr. Aston."- R.R. / Yelp / Jun 06, 2022
Dr. Aston uses different surgical techniques for different patients depending on their anatomy. It stands to reason that no one facelift technique is appropriate for all patients. However, Dr. Aston lifts and tightens the deeper plane of the face and neck, including the muscles, in order to produce a fresh and rejuvenated look without the appearance of having a surgical procedure.
In most cases, the goal is for a male patient to have a refreshed and more youthful appearance with good neck, jawline and cheek contours similar to those that he had at a younger time in his life. For most patients the cheeks, jaw line and neck are lifted together given an overall improvement.
For some males it is possible to improve the neck, tightening the muscles under the skin, removing fat deposits, and lifting a sagging neck skin. Dr. Aston will tell you if this is possible in your case to achieve a result that will accomplish your goals.
Facelift surgeries can be performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. While the surgeries are performed on an out-patient basis, Dr. Aston requires that all of his facelift patients spend the night in the hotel across the street from the surgical facility. Dr. Aston visits his patients early the next morning. The vast majority of patients have a private duty nurse with them following surgery until they go home the next morning. Most men return to work after 2 weeks and return to full aerobic activities after 3 weeks.
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Is a Facelift the Only Way?
Similar to women, not all men have to undergo surgery to look and feel younger, especially when it comes to facial rejuvenation. Dr. Aston offers numerous nonsurgical treatments that his male patients may benefit from prior to having surgery. This includes BOTOX® and filler injections for wrinkle improvement, or a skin resurfacing procedure to help with skin irregularities. In addition, some men may only need their forehead or brows addressed. In these cases, endoscopic surgery with an incision along the eyebrow can be performed to create a more alert, younger appearance.
Will it look Natural?
Whether female or male, Dr. Aston's philosophy when it comes to a facial procedure, especially a facelift, is that less is better. He aims to keep the results natural and subtle, yet effective. His goal with his male patients is to keep the masculine look in place while improving the skin's firmness, laxity, and position so that a younger look can be achieved.
Will There Be Scars?
Dr. Aston has mastered his facelift technique for men. This is a huge concern for many of his male patients and he assures them during the consultation, that scarring can be kept to a minimum. This is especially important to men with thinning hair, receding hairlines, or those who are bald. Dr. Aston's specialized incisional techniques allows men to have a complete facelift, with outstanding results, and minimal to no scarring.