Eyelid Rejuvenation for Men Needs a Special Touch

There are a number of factors that contribute to an aged appearance. Around the eyes, these may include fatty deposits, creases and fine lines, drooping, hooding, and more. More than making the face appear older, the changes around the eyes can make a person appear angry, sad, unhealthy, or unfriendly. Eyelid surgery isn’t just about looking younger, it’s about looking like the real you.

Studies indicate that many more men are expressing an interest in their appearance today than ever before. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid rejuvenation, is one of the procedures men are turning to when they want to achieve natural-looking results that last indefinitely. In general, blepharoplasty addresses looseness and excess in the skin around the eyes. Fatty deposits can also be addressed to reduce undereye bags or heavy upper eyelids. Men can receive several benefits from a well-performed blepharoplasty. This means they should consult a specialist who understands the nuances of their skin and facial structure.

Why Eyelid Surgery is Different for Men

There are specific differences between the masculine and feminine face. On the male face, we expect to see thicker skin and heavier facial muscles. Male contours are typically quite sharp and prominent, as well. Anatomical structure, skin thickness, and other factors affect how we approach surgical eyelid rejuvenation. It isn’t that the surgery itself is different, it’s that the end-goal is.

Surgery and Recovery

Blepharoplasty is performed under sedation and a local anesthetic. To address lax tissue, the surgeon makes a tiny incision where the resulting scar will be most inconspicuous. For the upper eyelids, the incision is usually along the natural crease. For lower lids, incisions may run along the last line or just inside the lower eyelid. Through the incision, excess fat may be removed or repositioned. Loose skin is then tightened and trimmed. These steps are performed with attention to natural facial anatomy to achieve the best result.

Blepharoplasty is a streamlined procedure, and so is recovery. Most patients experience mild swelling and bruising that gradually improves every day. Within about 48 hours, many patients are able to resume light activities. Dissolvable sutures are often used for eyelid rejuvenation, which allows a discreet and comfortable healing process. As sensation improves, the eyelids may feel tight, but this is not uncomfortable. If soreness or tenderness does occur, it may be easily managed with over-the-counter medication.

For more information regarding male blepharoplasty, schedule a consultation in our St. Louis or St. Peters office.

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