Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty IN Burbank, CA

Male blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a very popular plastic surgery procedure for men. It is growing in popularity every year. This surgery is growing because men realize that the eyes are often one of the first features to show signs of aging, and the development of wrinkles and droopy eyelids can cause them to look older and more tired than they feel. Blepharoplasty, for men, reverses the signs of aging by removing excess skin and fatty tissues.

Many of the same principles apply to men and women, but there are also differences between eyelid surgery. The shape and contour of men’s eyebrows and eyelids differ from those of women. Muscles tend to be heavier, and skin is thicker in men. The subtle differences take a different skill set to provide the desired results for male blepharoplasty patients.

If you are in good overall health and do not have eye conditions or allergies, you may be a good candidate for male eyelid surgery. Usually, it is preferred that men are 35 years of age or older, but if needed, younger men can undergo eyelid surgery. You should have realistic expectations about the outcomes and a desire to correct these problems.

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  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • Wrinkles under the eyes
  • Puffiness ad dark spots
  • Excess skin in the lower eyelids

Different techniques can be done to improve the upper and lower eyelid. During your consultation, you will discuss which aspect of the eyes you want to improve and determine which technique will give you the best results.

Lower Eyelids

An incision is made underneath the lower eyelashes to make the lower eyelids appear young and rejuvenated. Excess skin and fat are removed to eliminate the puffy appearance and to provide a taut, more attractive appearance. In some cases where only fat tissue is removed, the incision in the lower eyelid will be unnoticeable. After the desired look is reached, the incisions are sutured.

Upper Eyelids

To give men a youthful look to the upper eyelids, an unnoticeable incision is made in the natural fold of the upper eyelid. This incision allows for excess skin and fat tissue to be removed. Often fat may be added back into certain areas of the eyelid to form a more appealing contour. Once the wanted appearance is achieved, the incisions are closed with sutures.

You must keep your head elevated for the first few days. This elevation minimizes swelling and bruising. A special lubricating ointment and cold compresses will be applied to the eye area to speed up recovery. Your vision may be a bit blurry, and your eyes may feel sensitive to light for a few days. Eye drops will help with these side effects. You can usually return to work in about a week.

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