Eyelid Surgery for Men
An Eyelid Lift for Men in Washington DC
Eyelid lift procedures are exceptionally popular, and that popularity grows every year. Patients love the fact that they can look more youthful, more energized, and more in tune with how they really feel. One group of patients that are finding eyelid surgery to be an excellent option are men. This may be surprising to some, but men have been a growing percentage of plastic surgery patients in the last few years and now make up a significant portion of those receiving surgery. Eyelid surgery is no exception, and men have sought out this procedure for both therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. Eyelid lift surgery or blepharoplasty in men ranks second to liposuction in popularity, but at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, it ranks first. The high demand for eyelid lift surgery by male patients at Sanctuary is attributed to our highly skilled eyelid surgeons, Dr. Rostami and Dr. Nazemzadeh, who are able to ensure that our male patients are able to highlight their masculinity with their final results.
To some degree, eyelid surgery has always been somewhat popular among male patients because of the therapeutic nature of the procedure. However, there are significant cosmetic benefits to eyelid lift procedures, and those benefits are not lost on the Washington D.C. metro area audience that is ever more public-facing. Eyelid surgery for men is designed to eliminate excess tissue and fat around the eyes, improving the patient’s scope of vision and giving our male patients a more youthful appearance, making a positive impact on how the patient is perceived by others. For these reasons, eyelid surgery continues to be incredibly popular, especially in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area (including Northern Virginia).
If you are interested in eyelid surgery as a male, contact the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our top-rated surgeons.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery for Men?
As men age, gravity exerts constant forces on their skin, pulling and stretching it out over time. This excess skin can sometimes accumulate around the eyes, causing wrinkles, lines and folds that become problematic for male patients. Eyelid surgery can mitigate many of these issues; as a result, male candidates for eyelid surgery at the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center usually exhibit at least some of the following:
- Wrinkles and lines around the eyes
- Deposits of fat around the eyes
- Difficulty seeing due to excess skin or fat around the eyes
- Eyes that look old, fatigued or sad even when the candidate is happy and energetic
- Discomfort with the wrinkles and lines around the eyes
- Health that is generally good enough to endure minor surgery
- Realistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplish
The best way to find out if eyelid surgery is the best option for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons. During this consultation, our surgeons will be able to discuss how best to achieve your desired results.
What Happens During an Eyelid Lift for Men?
Eyelid surgery for men proceeds in much the same way that any other eyelid lift is performed. For patients of the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, this means that their procedure is performed in our surgical suite, conveniently located in Northern Virginia, for maximum comfort. You and your surgeon will discuss your anesthesia options and whether it is better to use a local anesthetic or a combination of local and IV sedation. In most cases, the procedure itself will take anywhere from 45-60 minutes, depending on the extent of the work to be done.
Generally, surgeons have a couple of options when it comes to how the procedure is performed, and much will depend on whether excess skin is the only issue or whether you have deposits of fat that must be removed or repositioned. The procedure will also vary depending on whether you have excess tissue around your upper eyelid or your lower eyelid (in some cases, patients may want to treat both). Generally, the incision is made along the contours of the eye or in the folds of the eyelid in order to hide the incision marks as well as possible.
Once the procedure is complete, patients are allowed to return home the same day. Immediate recovery will take 1-3 days, after which many patients decide to return to work. Once the swelling subsides, results become apparent, and patients can begin to enjoy the more youthful, energetic look that eyelid lift surgery brings to their faces.
How is Eyelid Surgery for Men Different Than the “Normal” Eyelid Lift Procedure?
In many ways, blepharoplasty (the clinical term for eyelid lift) for men is the same as it is for women. Where it may differ is in the aesthetics. The shape of the eyes in men and women can vary–at least in the ways that they are idealized. The “ideal” shape for a woman is round, with sharp corners on each end. The “ideal” masculine shape is more boxy and rectangular. When contouring the eyelids to eliminate excess tissues, surgeons are able to keep these ideals in mind and go to great lengths to ensure that the final results embrace these ideals. Our surgeons are specifically trained in oculofacial plastic surgery and understand the subtletlies of eyelid contour and shape. In the wrong hands, a male’s overall eye appearance may become more feminized. Dr. Rostami and Dr. Nazemzadeh ensure that their patients, both male and female, obtain their desired effect, enhancing and maintaining a patient’s natural and gender-specific aesthetics.
Our male blepharoplasty patients who have undergone this procedure have noted the following benefits:
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
- A boost to career options
- A more youthful appearance
- Enchanced field of vision
- A more energetic overall look
- A more expressive face
Contact Us to Get Started Today
At the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, located in Northern Virginia and serving the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area, your eyelid lift procedure will be handled with care and expertise. Our surgeons are among the best eyelid surgeons in the country! So if you want the job done right the first time, contact the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center to begin the consultation process. The sooner you make your appointment, the sooner you can enjoy the results of your eyelid lift procedure.