BLEPHAROPLASTY FOR MEN
WHAT IS BLEPHAROPLASTY FOR MEN?
Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery, a procedure designed to smoothen and firm the appearance of the eye area by removing excess sagging skin and fat. In men, this procedure is commonly performed on those whose upper eyelids droop into their eyes, whose eyebrows sag or who suffer from puffiness and bags under the eyes. Many men complain that sagging skin around the eyes makes them appear older than they really are. Blepharoplasty reverses these effects that detract from a youthful and vital appearance, making you look refreshed, alert and rejuvenated and restoring a more youthful appearance to your face.
BENEFITS OF BLEPHAROPLASTY FOR MEN
Blepharoplasty is commonly sought out by men because it makes them look younger, more alert and less tired by removing bags, wrinkles and sagging skin around the eyes that make men look older and less active than they actually are. Eyelid surgery provides the following benefits for men:
Eliminates excess skin around the brows and upper eyelids that lead to an aged appearance.
Reduces wrinkles, lines, creases, and sagging skin around the corners of the eyes.
Diminishes puffy bags beneath the lower eyelids.
Eliminates excess skin and wrinkles from the lower eyelid region.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY AFTER BLEPHAROPLASTY?
Most men undergoing blepharoplasty surgery take about a week off from work to recover. During this time, surgical tape will hold the sutures in place, and you may be instructed to use antibiotic ointment. Wear a button-down shirt and keep your neck and head elevated to avoid disturbing your eyelids as they heal. Many patients experience tenderness, bruising and swelling during the recovery period. You may also notice temporary effects on your vision, such as dry or watery eyes, blurred or double vision or sensitivity to light.
HOW MUCH DOES BLEPHAROPLASTY FOR MEN COST?
This technique can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids or both sets during a single surgical session. Surgeries involving both sets tend to cost more than those involving just one pair of eyelids. Financing is available.
To learn more about this procedure, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberly, MD, DDS of the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery .