You stare in the mirror and you can’t believe how old you look. It’s all in the eyes. When wrinkles and drooping eyelids strike, they can add years to your appearance. This is a common problem for men and can make you look like you are always fatigued. Your eyelids can also make you feel older every time you see a photograph or face your reflection. Fortunately, you do have a solution. Male eyelid surgery can help you to reclaim your youth.
Eyelid Surgery that is Targeted for Men
While eyelid surgery is common for men and women, a plastic surgeon has to consider special considerations when performing a blepharoplasty procedure for men. Men actually have a different eyelid shape than women. Their eyebrows vary in contour as well. Men have denser muscle mass in their forehead and the skin around their eyes tends to be thicker than women. Doctor Thomas Jeneby will take an approach that is designed for men in order to resolve any issues with your eyelids.
What is Involved in Eyelid Surgery for Men?
The first step will be an evaluation from your plastic surgeon. It is important that you don’t have a skin condition, a problem with your eyes, or any other health issue that could complicate matters. You will need to avoid smoking, alcohol, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory medications that could interfere with your procedure.
An anesthetic will be used and small incisions will be made during eyelid surgery. Your plastic surgeon may remove excess skin and fat in order to improve the appearance of your eyelids. You may have fat added to a certain part of your eyelids to provide more fullness.
After surgery, you will need to elevate your head to reduce swelling and bruising.Ointments, medication, and cold compresses can relieve your symptoms during recovery. While soreness, swelling, and bruising are possible for a week or two after the procedure, you will then see noticeable results. You will need to be diligent and take care of your eyelids, using sunblock to avoid damage from the sun. Sunglasses will keep you from straining your lids.
Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is ideal for patients who are at least 35, although most are older. If you are healthy and don’t have any health conditions that could put you at risk, this is procedure could work for you. Whether you are struggling with sagging eyelids, puffiness, wrinkles or excess skin, your plastic surgeon can help you to have a more youthful appearance again.
Set up a consultation with Dr. Jeneby and our medical team to discuss your options and learn more about the procedure. You don’t have to accept the signs of aging that are all around your eyes. You can change your appearance while in the talented hands of a competent plastic surgeon. Contact Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas today to schedule your consultation.