What are the different types of Eyelid Lifts for MEN?
There are two basic types of Eyelid Lift surgery for MEN: Upper Eyelid Lift surgery (upper lid blepharoplasty) and lower Eyelid Lift surgery (lower lid blepharoplasty)
What is Lower Eyelid Lift for MEN (Lower Lid Blepharoplasty)?
Lower eyelid puffiness due to bulging fat is the most common problem. Many male patients state that they have had some fat pad bulge of their lower lids most of their life, as this condition is often inherited and is pasted from generation to generation. When the primary problem of the lower lids is budging fat, it can be removed by a small incision that is hidden just below the eyelashes (sub-cilliary incision) or the inside of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival incision). If there is excess skin and or excess muscle on the lower eyelid, a small incision just beneath along the eyelashes is required. The stitches are usually removed 5 days following surgery from the lower eyelid and the scar heals so it is almost imperceptible in most male patients. Some male patients need a combination of fat removal and fat repositioning on the lower eyelid in order to correct what is known as a tear trough deformity. Visually, this is seen as a grove or depression beneath the bulging fat.
What is Upper Eyelid Lift for MEN (Upper Lid Blepharoplasty)?
For most male patients, the changes on the upper eyelids are due to the appearance of excessive skin and bulging due to fat accumulation behind the eyelid skin and muscle. In the majority of male patients, removal of excess skin and some upper eyelid fat is necessary to give the patient a more youthful contour. The upper eyelid contour can actually be sculptured to give youthful appearance.
The upper Eyelid Lift surgery involves incisions that are made on the natural skin crease of the upper lid. The incisions on the upper eyelids heal extremely well and after 2 or 3 weeks are barely seen or easily hidden with makeup.