Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Before and After Gallery
Disclaimer: The outcomes shown are only relevant for these patients and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.
Eyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is not exclusive to women. Many men seek this cosmetic procedure to alter their appearance and address eyelid ptosis and under-eye bags.
As men age, the effects of genetics and lifestyle choices can become more pronounced around the eyes, making them appear tired or older than they feel. Eyelid surgery for men offers a tailored solution that may address the eye area’s aesthetics and reduce signs of ageing.
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This complete guide to Blepharoplasty surgery covers everything you need to know about this procedure, including:
- Your surgery explained
- How to assess if you are a suitable candidate.
- Planning for your surgery
- Answers to most frequently asked questions.
- Before and after gallery
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Candidates for a male Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Candidates for a male eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, typically exhibit certain characteristics that make them suitable candidates for this procedure. These characteristics include:
- Men with excess skin or fat deposits on the upper or lower eyelids that create a tired or aged appearance may benefit from eyelid surgery.
- Those with prominent under-eye bags due to fat deposits or tissue laxity may often be suitable candidates.
- Candidates should be in good physical and mental health for surgery and recovery.
- Patients should have reasonable expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.
- Smoking can impede the healing process, so candidates should be non-smokers or willing to quit temporarily.
A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon can help determine whether an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) may be the right choice for an individual. During the consultation, the surgeon evaluates the patient’s specific concerns, medical history, and overall health to customize the procedure to their needs.
The Male Eyelid Lift, is tailored to each patient, however the typical steps include:
Anesthesia: The procedure begins with the administration of anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during surgery.
Incision: The surgeon makes precise incisions along the natural creases of the upper and lower eyelids. These incisions are discreet and concealed in the eyelid crease.
Tissue Adjustment: Excess skin, muscle, and fat are adjusted or removed as needed to address puffiness, excess skin, and wrinkles.
Sutures: The surgeon carefully closes the incisions with sutures.
Recovery: Patients are monitored during the initial recovery period, and they are typically provided with post-operative instructions before being discharged.
The exact steps may vary based on the specific concerns and needs of each patient, but these are the core elements of the procedure.
Risks and Complications of Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty like any surgical procedure, carries potential risks and complications. Some of these include:
- Changes in Sensation
- Unsatisfactory Aesthetic Outcome
- Anesthesia Risks
- Delayed Healing
- Need for Revision Surgery
It’s important to note that these risks are not exhaustive, and the likelihood of experiencing them can vary from patient to patient. Before undergoing Blepharoplasty, thoroughly discuss potential risks and complications with your board-certified plastic surgeon. They will provide detailed information and guidance to help you make an informed decision about the procedure.
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Dr Patrick Briggs, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Melbourne MED0001537010
FRACS, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
FRCSI, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
FRCS, Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
Dr Patrick Briggs is an internationally trained, Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years’ experience.
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