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
"Male patient: Five Stars to Dr. Aston and staff - As a man, I never even thought about plastic surgery until my mid-50s when I could see that although I was in excellent physical condition, I was starting to look older than I felt. I went to Dr. Aston because of his excellent reputation. He has a remarkable way of discussing the medical procedure to the patient and putting the patient completely at ease; and over the course of seven years, I underwent three procedures with him, and I am 100 % happy with the results. And you would never even know I had the procedures- I look younger, but completely age appropriate. I concur with all the other five star reviews that Dr. Aston and his staff are highly professional, kind, and caring. And they are just nice people. Because of the excellent treatment and results I received from Dr. Aston and his staff, I find myself recommending friends to Dr. Aston."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 16, 2018
"The Best - Myself and my wife has used Dr. Aston for 2 years now will never under any circumstances go anywhere eles. We have to travel across the country to see them snd would not consider gong anywhere else. Him and his complete staff are 100 percent dedicated. In my opinion he is the best plastic surgeon there is. I could not find anything negative to say."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 03, 2018
"I became Dr Astons patient as a teenager and then returned as a middle aged man. His staff makes you feel important and Dr Aston is not only the best Plastic Surgeon in New York, but, he is a kind humble gentle man. As a man I was very concerned about having a facelift, but, knew it was something I wanted to do. His work was perfect and subtle and I walk around not looking "done" There are two other very impressive Plastic Surgeons in New York. I have seen their work and it is easy to spot. And that is why I didn't use them. I will be back to Dr Aston again. I can't say enough good things about him or his staff."- M.J. / Yelp / Feb 15, 2019
"I could not be happier with the results and the overall experience of having a facelift with Dr. Aston. Like many men I worried that I would LOOK like I had plastic surgery, that the process would be painful, and that I would later regret my decision. None of those fears have been realized. Not only is Dr. Aston a skilled plastic surgeon, he is also a talented artist. He gave me just the right look: refreshed and youthful. I also experienced very little pain. Surprisingly little, in fact, and only used prescription medication the day of the surgery. Finally, Dr. Aston surrounds himself with a first-rate team of nurses who stay with you at a local hotel for at least one night. Kudos to Dr. Aston and his team."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 24, 2019
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.