Blepharoplasty for Men
Rice Cosmetic Surgery, Toronto Ontario
Male blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery for men) has grown into an increasingly popular plastic surgery procedures for men. As we all know, the eyes are often one of the first features to show signs of aging. Once wrinkles and droopy eyelids appears this can cause men to look more tired and older than they feel. Eyelid Surgery can reverse the signs of aging in the eyes by removing excess skin and fatty tissue.
The shape and contour of men’s eyebrows and eyelids differ from those of women. Men’s muscles tend to be heavier and their skin thicker.
What is Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is surgery of the upper or lower eyelids intended to reshape the area by removing and/or relocating excess skin and fatty tissue. Some patients suffer from sagging eyelids that make them look tired, old, or sad and undergo blepharoplasty purely for cosmetic reasons. Sometimes, blepharoplasty becomes necessary when the upper eyelids are sagging so much that they are interfering with the patient’s vision or drooping into the eye, causing irritation, infections, and other problems. Meanwhile, puffy eyelid “bags” and wrinkles that form under the eyes can often be treated with lower blepharoplasty. Toronto-based plastic cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sean Brian Rice specializes in performing eyelid surgery for such patients.
Blepharoplasty is performed by making incisions in the eyelid, either from inside the eyelid or in the external natural creases and folds of the eyelid. The surgeon then removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the eyelid and reshapes the area into a more attractive form before closing the incisions. The surgeon may also reinforce the internal muscles and tendons that lift and lower the eyelid to further stabilize and firm up the area.
A blepharoplasty procedure takes from one to three hours to complete, depending on whether one or both of the eyes are affected as well as on the degree of correction that is required. Recovery from blepharoplasty begins with initial swelling and bruising in the first one to two weeks after the procedure, and it can take several months before the final result of the surgery becomes apparent.[/vc_column_text]