Narrator: Why is a male face lift more difficult to do?
Robert Kotler, MD: The male face-lift is infinitely more demanding than the female because of all the blood supply. See a male's face has a much richer blood supply to support the thicker skin, and the beard.All male skin generally is thicker than the comparable female. And the beard demands extra nutrition, so we spend a lot more time there.So that's, whatever time we quote for a woman, we have to add on almost 45 minutes to an hour longer for a man.
Narrator: And in terms of cutting and rearranging features, is there a difference?
Robert Kotler, MD: Yeah, the incision is different because a man's incision if done as a woman's, placed in the curvature of the ear, the man would be shaving inside his ear canal,because you slide up hair bearing skin. So on a man, you have to put the incision in front here.It actually takes a little longer to close also, since that incision is more visible to the eye, it has to be absolutely primo.