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Male Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty
A rested, refreshed expression – a common side effect of aging – is significant laxity of the skin around the eyes (particularly on the eyelids). This causes skin on the upper lids to hang over the eyelashes and obscure the natural folds of the eyelids; it also causes puffiness on the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery is helpful for eliminating surplus skin and “opening up” the eyes so they look awake and rested.
What Is a Blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fat surrounding the upper and lower eyelids. This gives the appearance of brighter, more youthful eyes.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
- You may be a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery if you:
- Have loose, hanging skin on the upper eyelids.
- Obscured vision due to overhanging eyelids.
- Puffiness/bags/dark circles under the lower eyelids.
- You should be at or close to your ideal weight, with a BMI less than 35.
- The best candidates are non-smokers. Smoking increases the chance of complications including impairment in wound healing.
- Blepharoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis in a hospital or surgery center under general anesthesia.
- Dr. Gupta will begin by numbing the area where the incisions will be placed.
- Through the incisions in the eye crease, he will remove excess skin and fat.
- The incision will be closed in multiple layers.
- Incisions will be covered with steri-strips.
- There will be some bruising, swelling and mild discomfort.
- Incisions for the upper eyelid will be concealed in the eye crease.
- Incisions for the lower eyelid will be along the lower lash line or along the lower inner portion of the eyelid – this approach is called transconjunctival and results in no scars along the lower lid.
Lower eyelid surgery will tighten excess skin resulting in less wrinkles under the eyes. It will also reduce excess fat pads under the eye, which results in the puffy or bag appearance. Facial fat grafting or dermal fillers will be needed to restore volume depletion under the eye.
No. It is recommended to wait 2 weeks before resuming contact lenses wearing.
Your vision may be blurry following your surgery. This is caused by swelling of the cornea. We will prescribe some lubricating eye drops & ointment to reduce the swelling. This will be resolved in a few days.
For a more comprehensive rejuvenation, your eyelid surgery can be combined with a brow lift, face lift or facial fat grafting.
Patients often add non-surgical facial rejuvenation such as Botox and microneedling + PRP to complete their look.