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Drooping Eyelids? Try Blepharoplasty for Men

Blepharoplasty for men, or male eyelid surgery, is one of the most commonly practiced plastic surgery procedures for men, and it’s gaining momentum with every passing year. The eye region is always the first to show visible signs of aging, and sunken eyes, droopy eyelids, and fine lines can make us appear older than we actually are.

These changes in the eyelids are caused by several natural factors, such as aging, gravity, lifestyle, stress, and genetics. A majority of middle-aged men start noticing these eyelid issues. Such features also have the potential to start interfering with an individual’s peripheral vision over time.

Male blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that offers a visible reduction in the signs of aging through the tightening of key muscles and the removal of excess fatty tissue and skin from the treatment area.

Some might be wondering why there are differences between male and female blepharoplasty. After all, the aging issues that affect the eyelids are the same regardless of a person’s sex.

The answer lies in the fact that the basic anatomical structure and contours of the eyelids and eyebrows of men greatly differs from those of women. Men tend to have heavier muscles and thicker skin. Male blepharoplasty ensures a masculine and natural-looking result for the men without resulting in feminization of their features.

Although men in their 50s make up a chunk of the individuals who come in for male blepharoplasty, there are many younger men who also come in for the surgery.

How Is Male Blepharoplasty Performed?

The surgery is performed through surgical removal of excess fat and skin from both the upper and lower eyelids. Muscle tissue is also tightened. The blepharoplasty involves an incision of a few millimeters and results in very little blood loss.

The incision on the upper eyelid is made in such a way that it is hidden in the natural crease between the upper lid and the area below the eyebrow.

The blepharoplasty for the lower eyelid can be performed in two different ways. The first one is the conventional technique that involves making an incision right underneath the lash line. The second technique is the transconjunctival procedure, wherein the incision is made within the sill of the lower eyelid.

Many times, people opting for blepharoplasty get certain other cosmetic treatments done in conjunction with their eyelid surgery. They are performed to enhance its effectiveness and also to address other issues. Some of these procedures include the facelift and brow repositioning.

What Are the Expected Results?

Male blepharoplasty helps in diminishing signs of aging and provides a more youthful and healthy appearance without interfering with the shape or expression of the eyes. Owing to the minimal and/or hidden incisions, the resultant look is extremely balanced and natural.

Find Out More About Blepharoplasty for Men

Come in and speak with Dr. Robert Lowen, a board-certified plastic surgeon, if you’re interested in learning more about male blepharoplasty. Dr. Lowen will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Arrange a consultation by contacting us today.

New Law Requires Notice to Patients About Open Payments Database

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 1278, physicians will soon be required to provide a notice to their patients regarding the Open Payments database (Database), which is managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS.

Specifically, this new law requires physicians to do the following beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described below on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.

“For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.”

Beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described above on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.