It is very common for men to have excess skin develop over their eyelids, as well as bags under the eyes as they age causing them to look older and tired. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, performs eyelid surgery on men in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities who want to look younger and rested.
What is Male Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is designed to remove the excess fat, skin, and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids that often gives the look of being tired, irritated or even old. Additionally, the skin from the upper lids can droop causing vision issues if it droops over the edges of the lashes. This can be very troublesome with men who want to look more polished and professional. With blepharoplasty, the excess skin and tissue under the skin around the eyes is diminished or removed to reveal a more relaxed and younger appearance.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty for Men
Men who want a younger appearance but look older because of the excess skin around their eyelids often seek treatment with blepharoplasty.
Not only do they look younger and more full of life, they benefit from eyelid surgery for the following reasons:
- Removes excess skin around the brows and upper eyelids
- Diminishes the look of wrinkles, lines, creases, and sagging skin around the eyes
- Reduces bags under the eyes
- Eliminates excess skin and wrinkles from the lower eyelids
- Corrects any vision issues caused by excess skin hanging over the upper lids
Is Male Blepharoplasty Right for Me?
If you have issues with your vision because of excess eyelid skin or look older because of the excess skin and fat around the eyelid areas, and want to have a more youthful, approachable facial appearance, you should consider blepharoplasty.
How Involved Is the Male Blepharoplasty Procedure?
Eyelid surgery typically requires general anesthesia as it focuses on such a targeted area of the face. Although it is often considered minimally invasive, it requires precision and takes up to about three hours to complete. During the procedure, Dr. Man makes an incision in the creases of the eyelid skin or just inside the lower lids depending on the area of concern. Once that is done, he removes excess skin, tissue, and fat to make the eyelid area flatter and less saggy. He applies surgical tape or tiny sutures to close the incisions and keep them from opening.
How Long Is the Recovery After Male Blepharoplasty?
It is important to take a week to rest before returning to work. Men recovering from eyelid surgery must not engage in any strenuous activities including sports and heavy lifting. It is important not to wear any shirts that require pulling them over the head to get off or on to avoid any injuries. The eyes take about a month to fully heal from the surgery. The results start to become visible as the swelling diminishes over the first week or two.
How Much Does Male Blepharoplasty Cost?
Eyelid surgery for men varies in cost as it depends on whether the upper or lower lids is corrected or both. Other factors that play into the cost include whether other cosmetic treatments or surgeries are performed at the same time. During a consultation with Dr. Man, he reviews the costs in detail as well as goes over payment options and financing.
What Do I Do Next?
If you have issues with your eyelids, whether functional or cosmetic, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Man to evaluate your eyelids and make a recommendation for surgery.
In addition to spending time examining your eyes, he reviews the following:
- Medical history
- Current health
- Any past or present medical conditions
- Past treatments
- Past surgeries
- Allergies or sensitivities especially around the eyes
- Current medications – prescription and over-the-counter
For men living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas, who want to correct the appearance of their eyelids, Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, performs eyelid surgery to reveal a more approachable, younger appearance. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.