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Patient Notice Regarding COVID-19

Our patients, visitors, employees and family are our top priority at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc. At this time we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness consistent with the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while continuing to provide the highest level of medical care.

  1. We always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness.
  2. Hand washing is strictly followed and sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. If you have traveled in the past 14 days to countries with widespread transmission or if you have been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to any of these countries in the past 14 days, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  4. If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  5. If we notice that you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, we will reschedule your appointment.
  6. If your appointment is rescheduled for the above reasons and you are in need of immediate treatment, please call your family physician for advice and instructions.
  7. We request that you refrain from bringing visitors to your appointment unless they are needed to assist you.
  8. Nonessential visitors will be asked to wait in their car or outside of the office.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation

- Your team at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc.

Male and female faces can have very different features, so it makes sense that facial plastic surgery is approached based on a person’s gender. Male facial plastic surgery is performed to enhance and rejuvenate the masculine features of the face, while the goal with women is to create a “softer” appearance. Dr. Pontell performs a variety of facial plastic surgery techniques all designed to help men look and feel younger while maintaining their masculine characteristics.

Achieved with Male Facial Plastic Surgery

A More Youthful Appearance

The goal of male facial plastic surgery is to help a man eliminate facial aging indicators. Although not often talked about, most men want to look and feel younger. After undergoing one or a combination of facial procedures, male patients will achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Masculine Facial Features

As facial fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and sagging begin to develop, many men will notice their youthful, masculine facial features are becoming obscured. After undergoing one or more facial plastic surgeries, they can restore their facial features to look and feel more masculine and defined.


When a man has wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging tissues, it can affect how he feels about himself and his self-image. Once the face is restored with more youthful contours, a man can confidently show off his newly rejuvenated facial appearance. He will feel more self-assured knowing that his appearance more accurately reflects how he feels on the inside.

Male Procedures

Hair Transplant

Dr. Pontell uses the latest, most cutting-edge, minimally invasive device for hair transplantation called SmartGraft™. Using the SmartGraft™ device, Dr. Pontell and his staff are able to remove individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp where the hair never falls out and transplant them to a receding hairline or to the crown (top of the scalp where a bald spot may be). This is done without any large incision in the back of the scalp, which is how the old-fashioned procedure is done.

Brow Lift Surgery

Dr. Pontell does not employ the traditional brow lift procedure on men because it raises the hairline. Instead, he will make an incision that is hidden in the forehead creases. Through the incisions, he can lift the eyebrows and smooth out forehead wrinkles without disturbing the hairline.

Neck Lift Surgery

Neck lift surgery can be performed to correct loose, sagging neck tissue and tighten the muscles of the neck. Small incisions are made behind the ears, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed, and the neckline is tightened to look smoother and more youthful.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can be performed to restore a more youthful eye appearance by eliminating sagging upper and/or lower eyelid tissue. Small incisions are made along the natural upper eyelid crease and/or just below the lower lashes to remove skin and fatty tissue and lift sagging muscles. The skin is tightened and secured using sutures.

Facelift Surgery

The mini facelift is minimally invasive and designed to enhance the jawline and soften deep folds around the mouth. Patients with more dramatic signs of aging can benefit from a traditional facelift, which is performed to remove unsightly jowls, loose skin, and deep lines and wrinkles from the mid and lower face.


Dr. Pontell can perform rhinoplasty to correct a prominent hump, bulbous tip, or large nostrils in addition to functional problems that cause an obstruction in breathing.


Dr. Pontell can fix ears that stick out more than is optimal. The otoplasty procedure is typically done in the office under local anesthesia, and it can make a huge difference in a patient’s appearance.

What Does Male Facial Plastic Surgery Entail?

  • Consultation

    During your consultation, Dr. Pontell will go over all the male facial plastic surgery options in detail. He will evaluate your facial tissues and assess your face to help you decide on the best procedure(s) for your goals. Dr. Pontell offers computer imaging to provide you with a better idea of your potential results.

  • Recovery

    Patients should arrange for a ride to and from surgery and designate a care person for the first 24 hours. Each patient will recover at their individual pace. Typically, recovery will last from one to two weeks. Residual swelling is normal for several weeks. Patients should refrain from exercise for at least two weeks, and any activity involving strenuous head movement should be avoided for several weeks.

  • Scars

    Scarring will vary depending on the procedure(s) employed. Dr. Pontell tries to make incisions as discreet as possible, hidden along the natural facial creases. As the incisions heal, scarring will gradually fade and become less noticeable.

  • Pain

    Although you will have some discomfort after surgery, most patients agree that the pain is minimal. Any pain that patients feel can be controlled with prescription medications or regular TYLENOL®.

What if a Revision Male Facial Plastic Surgery Is Necessary?

Men who want to correct unsatisfactory results they received from another doctor may be interested in revisional male facial plastic surgery. It is recommended that patients wait at least six months to one year before undergoing revision surgery to allow for full facial healing.

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Male Facial Plastic Surgery FAQ's

Am I a good candidate for male facial plastic surgery?

Male patients interested in facial plastic surgery should be in good health, have realistic expectations, and not have any serious medical conditions. They should be fully educated on the procedure(s) and desire to undergo surgery for themselves.

Will I still look like myself after male facial plastic surgery?

Male facial plastic surgery is designed to enhance a man’s natural appearance rather than make him look “operated on.” The goal of surgery is not to significantly alter your appearance but to make you look like a younger or better version of yourself. Surgery is designed to bring out your unique facial characteristics by removing sagging skin and wrinkles.

Will I have to stay overnight in a hospital?

No; male facial plastic surgery is an outpatient procedure performed in a hospital, surgicenter, or in the office, and patients can return home following surgery.

How long will my results last?

Patients will be able to enjoy their facial plastic surgery results for many years. However, plastic surgery does not halt the aging process. As time carries on, so does aging. Patients who practice a healthy lifestyle by following a regular diet and exercise regimen benefit the most from their surgery.

Can I undergo additional procedures during my facial plastic surgery?

Some men decide to undergo a variety of non-surgical procedures to enhance their facial plastic surgery results, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectables. Patients are welcome to combine these procedures, and Dr. Pontell will help you decide on the right treatment plan for you.

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