Eyelid Surgery for Men
The eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can correct heavy eyelids, wrinkles, loose skin, and dark circles and bags beneath the eyes. In recent years, more and more men have elected to undergo eyelid surgery. In fact, this procedure has become one of the most common cosmetic procedures among male patients. Though it is often performed to correct heaviness in the upper eyelid that can interfere with vision, men are increasingly choosing to undergo blepharoplasty for cosmetic purposes. Eyelid surgery is a quick procedure that can transform heavy, tired, sad-looking eyes into bright, brilliant, youthful-looking eyes.
The eyelid lift technique is similar for men and women; however, there are special considerations when it comes to male patients. Most men tend to have a strong brow and full eyelid, and it is important to preserve these uniquely male features to achieve the most natural-looking results. We have all seen the “overdone” eyelids in many of the male celebrities who have had too much surgery resulting in a hollow, gaunt, and aged appearance. This can be avoided with attention to detail and good technique.
Natural-looking results are the key for all cosmetic procedures, and eyelids are no different. The good news is that eyelid surgery has become less invasive for both men and women. We now recognize that much of facial aging results from the loss of fat causing deflation of the face. By preserving fat in eyelid surgery, we can reduce the risk of swelling and bruising while maintaining youthful fullness around the eyes. In fact, in addition to preserving fat, we also sometimes use a facial filler at the time of eyelid surgery to fill in dark circles and hollows commonly seen under the eyes.
At our Fort Myers practice, eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthesia with light intravenous sedation for maximum patient comfort. Blepharoplasty is often combined with other cosmetic procedures including endoscopic brow lift, facelift, neck liposuction, injectable facial fillers, chemical peels, and more.
Dr. Flaharty specializes in facial cosmetic surgery. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in both ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Flaharty has been in private practice in southwest Florida for 20 years and has performed more than 20,000 facial procedures. This extensive training and experience make him uniquely qualified in the area of facial rejuvenation surgery. Dr. Flaharty has offices in Fort Myers, Naples, and Bonita Springs.
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To learn more about how eyelid surgery for men at our Naples, Florida-area practice can reinvigorate the look of your entire face, Request a consultation using our convenient online form, or call the office directly at 239.415.7576.