Blepharoplasty (Eyelifts) – What Men Should Know About Eyelid 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 portrait touchups is to sharpen, widen and brighten the eyes to make a subject look younger, or more rested and attractive. Blepharoplasty – also called eyelid surgery or an eyelift – can achieve these same results in real life!
In men, the goal of blepharoplasty surgery is to lift the eyelid and remove or reduce sagging skin -without leaving a hollow or feminine look to the eye. 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.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelift) Surgery | Troy, MI
Don’t let tired, droopy eyes make you look and feel older. AMAE Med Spa and Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area is ready to help you regain a youthful, refreshed and confident appearance with men’s blepharoplasty surgery.