What Men Should Know About Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift Surgery)
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But they don’t have to be the windows to a man’s age!
Photographers will tell you that the eyes are everything. A classic trick in photography portraits has always been “touchups” that sharpen, widen and brighten the eyes to make a subject look younger, or more rested and attractive. Now, with the advent of a wide array of “youth filters” and “glamour filters” on TikTok and other social media platforms, guys can see just how much younger they would look with less aged eyes.
But, blepharoplasty – also called eyelid lift surgery or an eyelift – can achieve these same results but in real life!
However, there is a great deal of skill involved in men’s blepharoplasty – to lift the eyelid and remove or reduce sagging skin – without leaving a hollow, “uncanny” or feminine look to the eyes. In this article Troy, Mi area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali discusses the many potential benefits of considering blepharoplasty for men.
Reasons Men Consider Blepharoplasty
While plastic surgery was once almost exclusively a woman’s arena, men have become increasingly aware of the benefits that surgical cosmetic enhancements can provide. The growing influence of social media has certainly helped break down some of the stigma or thinking that cosmetic surgeries are only part of a woman’s world.
Additionally, while grey hair and deep wrinkles and lines were once signs of wisdom and experience to be revered, we now live in a very youth oriented culture. Many men are turning to cosmetic surgery to remain competitive in a world where they are constantly interacting with bosses, co-workers, clients or even romantic partners who may be younger than they are.
And, in addition to its cosmetic benefits, blepharoplasty surgery can lift a man’s eyelids so the he sees better.
How Blepharoplasty is Performed
Blepharoplasty is performed by removing excessive skin from the eyelid. But remember that an eyelid lift is permanent and rarely requires any kind of touchup or secondary procedure. That is why the patient’s choice of a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali is essential.
Dr. Ali is an experienced surgeon who has performed hundreds of men’s eyelid lift surgeries, and who understands the complexities of the blepharoplasty procedure. He knows how not to remove too much skin, which can leave the eyes looking unnatural as well as chronically dry.
Dr. Ali also has the skill and experience to ensure that the shape and natural appearance of the patients’ eye is not altered. Successful blepharoplasty should make the man’s eyes appear more open and clearer without changing their shape or form.
Combining Blepharoplasty with Other Procedures
Blepharoplasty “opens” the eyes for a more youthful, less tired appearance. But, typically, blepharoplasty by itself is not intended to combat lines and wrinkles. However, patients undergoing eye lift surgery can combine their blepharoplasty procedure with one of the many advanced wrinkle reduction procedures available at AMAE Med Spa and Plastic Surgery. For example, blepharoplasty may be combined with Botox or dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet around the eyes.
How Blepharoplasty is Different from Eyebrow Lift Surgery
An eyebrow lift is a different type of surgical procedure which tightens forehead tissue in order to lift the brows, forehead, and upper eyelids. Some men may see this as the better choice for them if they are seeking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead.
This type of surgery can also help reduce drooping eyes and rejuvenate a youthful look. During a consultation, Dr. Ali will discuss which option is best suited to each patient’s individual needs.
Choosing a Men’s Blepharoplasty Surgeon
When considering blepharoplasty surgery, male patients should carefully choose an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali in the Troy, MI area. The eyes are a prominent facial feature that can significantly impact a person’s appearance and expression. A well-performed blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the eyes, reduce signs of aging, and improve overall facial harmony, but in the hands of an inexperienced surgeon, the results can be less than desirable.
Male patients have distinct anatomical differences compared to females, including thicker skin, unique eyelid creases, and different aesthetic goals. An experienced blepharoplasty surgeon who specializes in working with male patients will be well-versed in addressing these nuances. Careful consideration of the surgeon’s expertise is crucial as male patients may require specific techniques to avoid overcorrection and feminization of the eyes.
An experienced plastic surgeon will have a comprehensive understanding of the underlying facial structures, enabling them to create natural-looking results that preserve the patient’s masculine features. Choosing an experienced blepharoplasty surgeon ensures that the procedure is tailored to the individual’s needs and desired outcomes. Skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will carefully assess your eyelid anatomy, skin laxity, and fat distribution before recommending the most appropriate approach.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelift) Surgery | Troy, MI Area
Don’t let tired, droopy eyes make you look and feel older. Award winning, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area is ready to help you regain a youthful, refreshed and confident appearance with men’s blepharoplasty surgery.