EYELIFT SURGERY FOR MEN (BLEPHAROPLASTY)
Eyelift surgery, otherwise called Blepharoplasty, enhances the look and function of the upper and/or lower eyelids for a fresher, more youthful appearance. To counteract signs of aging, this minimally invasive procedure makes adjustments to the patient’s skin, fat or muscle that may swell or hang around the eyes. In a few cases, the hanging or hooding of the eyelid can even start to debilitate and interfere with vision.
Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for men. Candidates for eyelid surgery often say that sagging skin around their eyes makes them look sleepy or tired – even when they’re not. It’s a relatively straightforward operation that produces dramatic results. Upper and lower eyelid surgery incisions can be well hidden, and those puffy bags can be removed refreshing your appearance
Upper eyelid excess skin and fat can create a heavy looking eyelid, aged appearance, puffiness, and sometimes block vision. Upper Blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess skin and fat and can improve vision. In an upper Blepharoplasty, tiny cuts are made in precise locations such as the regular eyelid crease. Upper blepharoplasty surgery uses incisions on the skin to allow for the removal of skin and fat. A thin stitch is then used to bring the skin together to allow for the creation of an eyelid crease.
Lower blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess skin, reduce wrinkles, and improve the shape of the lower eyelid by removing skin and fat. Sometimes tightening the eyelid is needed to correct droopiness or sagging. Adding fat is done to improve a “hollowed” appearance. Lower eyelid surgery can involve tiny skin incisions directly below the lash line or an incision on the inside of the eyelid called a transconjunctival approach. The transconjunctival approach allows for access to the eyelid fat without visible incisions making this technique perfect for patients who need fat removed or added. This approach can be combined with laser resurfacing of the eyelid skin to reduce lines and wrinkles.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR EYELIFT SURGERY?
An upper and/or lower eyelift can take years off of your face by providing for you with a rested and restored look. The area encompassing the eye is one of the first places to hint at the beginning of aging. Upper and lower eyelift surgery can be both cosmetic and functional. Candidates for an eyelift include patients seeking a tighter facial appearance as well as those looking to correct vision impairment. Men typically consider an eyelift to address the following concerns:
- Upper eyelid excess fatty deposits that cause puffiness
- Eyelid folds from sagging or loose skin
- Excess eyelid skin causing fine wrinkles
- Under-eye bags
- Droopiness of the eyelids
Men have different requirements from their surgeon, their surgery, and their recovery as they often wish or need to return to work earlier. Correcting these signs of aging around the eyes can take years off of your look. An important factor for a successful outcome to your surgery is good communication between you and your plastic surgeon. That’s why the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends working with a board-certified professional for this procedure.