After years of outdoor activities and simple signs of aging, men begin to develop wrinkles and sagging below their eyelids. This can make you look stern and in some cases, older than you actually are. Today, male eyelid surgeries to reverse these signs of aging are becoming more and more popular.
A Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a procedure that removes excess skin that causes drooping eyelids. The procedure is different for men than women because of the varying facial contours between the genders. With thicker muscles and skin, it is important that the procedure is performed by a doctor who is board-certified and has years of experience performing eyelid surgeries on men specifically.
For a blepharoplasty, you should not have existing health conditions specifically in the eyes. The best candidates wish to improve their sagging upper or lower eyelids, decrease puffiness and get rid of extra skin.
Depending on your target area, upper or lower eyelid, your procedure will vary. When focusing on improvement of the lower eyelid, Dr. Basile will make an incision along the lower lash. In most cases, excess skin and fat is discarded and a tighter, more firm look is established. The incision for an upper eyelid procedure is placed within the natural contours of the eyelid. The excess skin and fat is also removed in this procedure.
For the first two to three days following your procedure, you will want to lay down with your head elevated. You should expect some sensitivity and blurry vision during this time, but medication can be prescribed to aid in these symptoms. Patients also may experiencing swelling and bruising. Within one to two weeks, your results will be more noticeable as the recovery stage enters completion. Scarring for both procedures is barely visible as they are made in inconspicuous areas.
If your sagging or droopy eyelids are causing you to feel self-conscious, Dr. Basile can help. Schedule your consultation in Jacksonville, Florida today!