Blepharoplasty for Men
Conveniently located to serve Mountain View
- What Is Blepharoplasty for Men?
- Am I an Ideal Candidate for Male Eyelid Surgery?
- Your Consultation for Male Blepharoplasty
- The Procedure
- Recovery and Aftercare
- Cost of Male Eyelid Surgery
- Schedule Your Consultation
Fat bags under the eyes develop as we age when the skin and supporting structures under the eyelid loosen. The intra-orbital fat descends over the orbital rim and gives us the characteristic baggy look. A combination of fat removal and skin and muscle tightening is done to remove this look.
The upper eyelids may also have developed bagginess that hangs down on the eyelashes, making us look tired and older. Treatment for this depends on an analysis of the individual’s anatomy. For some patients removal of a small amount of upper eyelid skin my be indicated, and for others where the problem is caused or compounded by descent of the eyebrows, a brow repositioning may be needed, or both. After blepharoplasty there is some bruising and swelling that usually resolves enough for social purposes in about one week, although full resolution of swelling and the final result take several months.
What Is Blepharoplasty for Men?
Blepharoplasty for men, or male eyelid surgery, aims to rejuvenate a man’s appearance and fight the visible signs of aging. One sign of aging is the sagging of the skin around the eye, which can give a man a perpetually tired look. With eyelid surgery, droopy upper lids and lower-eyelid puffiness can be removed while maintaining masculine facial features.
You can be rest assured that Dr. Robert Lowen is qualified and certified to perform this surgical procedure. He will make sure to maintain your manly aesthetic while restoring a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Male Eyelid Surgery?
If you want to get rid of drooping eyelids, excess skin around your eyes, or deep undereye bags, this procedure is for you. Ideal candidates are in good health and are non-smokers, since smoking can negatively affect the healing process. It is best to have realistic goals and a positive attitude.
Your Consultation for Male Blepharoplasty
During your consultation, you will speak with Dr. Lowen about your aesthetic goals. Dr. Lowen will discuss your physical condition, medical history, and current medications. Your eyelids will be examined so that Dr. Lowen can formulate an individualized course of treatment tailored to your needs. If you have any questions, this is the best time to ask.
Blepharoplasty for men usually takes an hour or more depending on the combination of procedures needed to correct your concerns. Most patients are given a local anesthetic for upper eyelid surgery. However, if upper and lower eyelids are to be done together, IV sedation might be administered.
Upper eyelid surgery for men aims to remove excess sagging skin to bring back the natural crease of your lid. Lower eyelid surgery for men is performed to remove loose skin and bulging excess fat, thereby contracting the skin for a rejuvenated look.
Small incisions are created in the eyelids, and then the tissues are altered as needed. Finally, incisions are closed using absorbable sutures.
Recovery and Aftercare
Your first week post-operation is the most crucial time to ensure you achieve the best results. Absorbable sutures can take up to five days to absorb. It is best to stay away from any vigorous physical activity during recovery. Keep your head elevated while sleeping to reduce swelling.
Medications might be prescribed to lessen pain and discomfort. You will be able to resume your routine after a week or so.
Cost of Male Eyelid Surgery
Since this is a custom approach for your specific needs, the total cost of blepharoplasty for men varies from one patient to another. Dr. Lowen will discuss the total price of your surgery in your initial consultation.
Schedule Your Consultation
Contact us today to schedule a personal cosmetic surgery consultation for blepharoplasty for men in Mountain View with board certified surgeon Dr. Robert Lowen.