If worn-out eyes have been staring at you in the mirror, male blepharoplasty, also known as an eye lift, may be an option for you. Male blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that tightens up men’s upper and lower eyelids. During the procedure, excess tissue is removed or repositioned to help men look as energetic as they feel. With five convenient locations serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia, offers blepharoplasty to men who live in North Florida.
What is Male Blepharoplasty?
Male blepharoplasty eliminates droopy eyelids and bags under your eyes to help you look rejuvenated. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both, depending upon your specific needs. Many people do not realize that eye lifts can do more than discretely enhance their looks. Eyelid surgery is also an effective way to improve your sight if sagging upper eyelids are blocking your vision.
Benefits of Male Blepharoplasty
The small changes that come with an eye lift go a long way to improving your appearance and quality of life. Eye lifts:
- Defy the effects of age or genetics on your eyes
- Correct damage caused by certain medical conditions
- Improve obscured vision
- Make you look like a better version of yourself
How is Male Blepharoplasty Performed?
Eye lifts are performed with local twilight anesthesia and take anywhere from one to two hours if eye lift surgery is the sole procedure. A variety of techniques are used and are customized for each patient. If you are having work done on your upper eyelids, the incisions will follow the natural lines of your eyelids and will be undetectable after healing. Incisions may or may not be made on your lower eyelids, depending on the technique used.
What Makes Blepharoplasty Different for a Man than for a Woman?
Men have thicker and heavier eyelid skin than women. Special blepharoplasty techniques, such as orbiculopexy, canthopexy or canthoplasty, are required to avoid sagging or a downward pull of the lower eyelids after surgery.
Special Considerations for Male Eyelid Surgery
Although many of the techniques for performing male eyelid surgery are similar to eyelid surgery for a woman, there are several factors that should be considered prior to undergoing blepharoplasty or related procedures.
While a high eyelid crease is desired by most women, most men do not want this feature. A high eyelid crease usually results in an unwanted feminine appearance.
Similarly, most men would like a horizontal brow as compared to a brow with a noticeable upward sweep or flare. An arched brow is typically more desired by women. In addition, female eyebrows are usually in a higher position on the face than most men’s eyebrows.
Many men are concerned that the surgery may scar their lower eyelids. Women can usually cover external eyelid scarring with makeup, but men do not have this option. Men are not as concerned about fine eyelid wrinkling as compared to women.
Men and women are searching for an eyelid procedure that will result in a natural and attractive appearance. Most men, however, would like to appear more refreshed, youthful and energetic after the procedure. While the coveted unnatural appearance was popular in past years, most men and women want to avoid the “done” and unnatural look.
In order to obtain a natural appearance, the experienced surgeon will need to have a complete understanding of the differences between men and female eyelid surgery. Creating an attractive face usually requires many years of training and experience.
Before the procedure, Dr. Garcia will discuss the client’s unique goals for the eyelid surgery to maintain realistic expectations. A comprehensive consultation usually results in extremely successful surgeries and satisfied patients.
Recovery from Male Blepharoplasty Surgery
After an eye lift procedure is performed, full recovery typically takes four to six weeks. After this time, any side effects from the surgery will be gone, and you will see the final results.
How Much Does Male Blepharoplasty Surgery Cost in Jacksonville?
Because there are different types of eye lifts and methods for performing the procedure, blepharoplasty costs vary. A breakdown of fees will be presented to you after your consultation. Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery accepts cash, major credit cards, and personal checks, as well as financing via CareCredit®.
Health insurance does not typically cover the cost of cosmetic eye lifts. However, your insurance company may cover the cost of your surgery if the procedure is medically necessary. Be sure to check with your insurance company about your benefits so you will know what to expect.
Is Male Blepharoplasty Surgery Right for Me?
If you are a man who wants to make long-term changes to your eyes, you may be a good candidate for an eyelift. Whether your need is caused by aging, illness or just plain genetics, it is always a good idea to get a professional opinion to guide you through the decision-making process.
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is the leading facial plastic surgery center on the First Coast. As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on male blepharoplasty or to schedule a consultation at one of our five convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Avondale, Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.