How Eyelid Surgery is Becoming Popular for Professional Men
Are you bothered by the appearance of droopy eyelids, crepey skin, or under eye bags? Are sagging lids interfering with your vision and ability to enjoy once-pleasurable activities like reading, watching TV, or going to the movies? If you answered yes, then you are not alone. Like many men, you may be concerned about signs of aging around your eyes and would like to achieve a more vibrant and youthful appearance. Fortunately, eyelid surgery for men is an outpatient procedure, with minimal recovery, that can help you turn back the hands of time. Continue reading to learn all about blepharoplasty and if it’s right for you.
What is Eyelid Surgery for Men?
Eyelid surgery for men is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper eyelids and/or lower eyelids for cosmetic or functional reasons.
It is often done in conjunction with a brow lift for further enhancement of the upper face.
How is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Also known a blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, with IV sedation or general anesthesia, and typically takes 45-90 minutes.
With upper eyelid surgery for men, an incision is made in the natural crease of the lid and excess skin and muscle are removed. For lower eyelid surgery, the incision is placed under the lashes to lift and trim skin and reposition or excise fat that is causing under eye bags.
Upon completion, incisions are closed with sutures.
What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery for Men?
Over time, many men noticed drooping of their upper eyelids that makes them look tired and less alert. In cases of severe ptosis, the lid can partially cover the pupil and interfere with the patient’s vision and daily functioning.
Additionally, excess or crepey skin on the lower eyelids and bulging fat can result in bags that can add years to a man’s appearance.
Upper, lower, or combined eyelid surgery for men seeks to address all of these issues and restore a more youthful, refreshed, and well-rested appearance.
What Can Patients Expect from Recovery?
Following eyelid surgery for men, patients may experience sight swelling, which usually subsides in 10 days, and some bruising, that may take up to a month to resolve.
After 3 days, sutures are removed, and patients may begin to resume normal activities. At this time, men should also feel more comfortable watching TV, reading, and working on the computer.
While patients can typically return to work 4-7 days after a blepharoplasty, they should avoid using contact lenses for 1-2 weeks and ensure that they wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from UV rays.