As our bodies age, the skin loses its elasticity, causing it to become loose, saggy, creased, or wrinkled. Thankfully, there are a number of surgical options that can help you once again look young and energetic. One of the most comprehensive solutions is the facelift. Dr. Mark Schoemann is proud to provide his holistic approach to and expertise in facelifts to men in Encinitas, California and beyond. Learn more about what men’s facelifts involve and how they can make a difference in your life.

Facelift for Men Explained

Many men want to change their facial appearance in order to look younger, whether to increase their career prospects, enhance their love life, or simply boost their self-confidence.

There are different kinds of facelifts, and one of the first steps in the process is meeting with Dr. Schoemann to determine which procedure is right for your safety, comfort, and aesthetic needs. No matter what kind of facelift you choose, the procedure will concentrate on specific areas of the face, correcting loose skin to create a younger appearance.

If you have struggled with the grisly or wrinkled face staring back at you from the mirror, contact Dr. Schoemann to explore the options.

Meet North County San Diego’s Premier Cosmetic Facial Surgeon, Dr. Schoemann

Dr. Mark Schoemann is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with intimate knowledge of facial anatomy, as well as state-of-the-art facelift techniques. He is proud to assist both male and female patients in Encinitas, California, and the surrounding area.

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What are the Key Benefits to Getting a Facelift?

Men can expect a number of benefits from their facelift procedure. By getting a facelift, men can get rid of excess fat, including jowls and “double chins.” A facelift may also eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and other fine lines. By removing loose, sagging skin, a facelift can create a fitter, more youthful appearance.

These aesthetic effects can lead to greater confidence. In turn, that may help men perform more ably in their careers, enjoy a boost to their romantic life, or simply feel better about themselves.

Ultimately, getting a facelift may be the best way to gain the invigorated appearance you have longed for.

Am I a Candidate to Get a Facelift?

Before you have a facelift, it is important to meet with Dr. Schoemann for a consultation. During this one-on-one meeting, Dr. Schoemann will talk with you about your goals as well as your medical history, ensuring you are qualified to have a safe and effective procedure. The consultation also allows Dr. Schoemann to develop a holistic surgery plan to help encourage the most satisfactory result from your procedure.

Generally, facelifts are recommended for men who meet the following criteria:

  • You are looking to resolve specific issues with your face, including visible wrinkles, fine lines, or sagging skin.
  • You have talked with Dr. Schoemann about potential outcomes and have realistic expectations.
  • You are in generally good physical health, and do not have any medical conditions that would prevent proper healing.
  • You do not smoke.

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What are the Costs Involved for a Facelift in Encinitas and the Surrounding North County San Diego Area?

As you consider getting a facelift, you will naturally have some questions about the total cost. In determining the total expense of a facelift, there are a number of different factors to consider.

Surgeon’s Fees

Your surgeon’s fees will be based on his or her level of experience, the type of facelift procedure you choose, and also the geographic location you are in.

The Facility

In addition to paying a fee to your surgeon, you will also need to pay for the use of the operating suite and recovery room. Facility charges are usually flat fees.


Facelifts are always performed under general anesthesia. This means paying an additional fee to the anesthesiologist, which can vary depending on the anesthesiologist’s experience level.

Prescription Medications

Prescription medications may be required both before and after the procedure to alleviate pain and to keep swelling down. It is important to factor these into the overall price.

A Rough Estimate of Total Costs for a Facelift in Encinitas, CA

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for a facelift is $7,467. Note that this figure does not include the anesthesia or use of the operating room.

Facelift Procedure Process Explained

Before choosing to get a facelift, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about the steps involved. While there are different kinds of facelifts, and they all work a little differently, most of them follow this basic outline.

The Consultation

The facelift process always begins with a one-on-one consultation. This allows you to talk with Dr. Schoemann in a relaxed, private setting, explaining your wishes and the results you would like to see. Dr. Schoemann can outline some of the options, set the right expectations, and ensure you are eligible for a safe procedure.

What Should I Do in Preparation for a Facelift?

Beyond having a medical evaluation from Dr. Schoemann, there are a few ways in which you can prepare for your facelift procedure. It is crucial to stop smoking. Also, avoid taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs that may increase your risk of bleeding. Talk with Dr. Schoemann about other medications you should use to prevent infection.

How Long Does a Facelift Procedure Take?

Patients often want to know how long their facelift procedure will take. It can depend on the type of procedure and the extent of the work being done, but generally speaking, a facelift will take somewhere between two and four hours. Naturally, if you combine it with other procedures, the total operative time can last longer.

What Does Getting a Facelift Feel Like During Surgery? Is it Painful?

Facelifts are done under general anesthesia. What this means is that you will not feel anything during the surgery itself and do not need to worry about intense pain. You will likely have some discomfort upon waking, which usually lasts for two to four days. Medications can alleviate your pain.

What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery After My Facelift?

Following a facelift, you can anticipate pain for two to four days. Swelling and bruising may last for a couple of weeks, which means you will not have a clear sense of your results right away. Be patient! We usually recommend that facelift patients take about a week to rest and recover at home and a full month before returning to regular exercise.

How Long Will the Results Last? Is There a Chance I Will Need to Get Another Facelift in the Future?

While the results of a facelift are intended to be long-lasting, it is important to remember that your face will continue to age. As such, the results are not going to be permanent. Most patients find that their facelift results last for about 10 years, after which they may notice their results fading.

Get a Facelift at Schoemann Plastic Surgery Today!

A facelift may be the most opportune way to look like your best, youngest, most vigorous self. To learn more about men’s facelifts in Encinitas, California, reach out to Schoemann Plastic Surgery today.