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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) for Men

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.

Why consider Blepharoplasty for Men?

Upper Blepharoplasty: ‘hooded’, puffy eyelids

Lower Blepharoplasty: reduce under-eye ‘bags’

Fewer visible fine lines

improve your vision

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.

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 Procedure

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.

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.

Risks and Complications of Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty like any surgical procedure, carries potential risks and complications. Some of these include:

  • Infection
  • Changes in Sensation
  • Scarring
  • 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.

Visit the risks of surgery page for more information.

Download the 2023 Blepharoplasty Guide

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
  • Visit the Eyelid Surgery page

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Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001124843 Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001190266 Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon MED0001052799 Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001405964 Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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