Eyelid surgery for men reduces the visible effects of aging by improving the appearance of saggy eyelids and puffiness underneath the eyes. To be considered a candidate for the procedure, however, there are some requirements that must be met. Generally, patients should be in good health and have reasonable expectations about the results of male blepharoplasty. Patients who have certain conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, and insufficient tear production, may not qualify for eyelid surgery.
Male Blepharoplasty Procedure
Blepharoplasty for men is usually a relatively quick procedure, depending on which type of eyelid surgery is performed. Most often, eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon trims away excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue that may be creating under-eye bags or causing the upper eyelids to sag. Reattachment of the remaining skin then creates a more youthful appearance. The incisions are usually made in discreet areas around the eyes to minimize scarring. Learn more about the different types of eyelid surgery available for men, including upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, and laser eyelid surgery.
As with women Stitches are removed after 4 or 5 days. Contact lens must not be worn for one week or longer post surgery.
For several weeks you will experience bruising and swelling. Ice packs will help alleviate the swelling and bruising after surgery. No heavy exertion or strenuous activity should be undertaken for 2-3 weeks. Sunglasses are required when you go outside in the sun.
Benefits and Possible Complications
Some of the many benefits of male blepharoplasty include reduction of under-eye puffiness and improvement in the appearance of tired-looking eyes. The procedure may also improve vision in those with severely drooping upper eyelids.
Although eyelid surgery for men has numerous benefits, as with any surgery, there are some risks. The risks of eyelid surgery include difficulty keeping the eyes closed, infection, dryness of the eyes, excessive tear production, impaired vision, and scarring.