When the eyelids lose their vitality, it is difficult to not to notice. It can be even more difficult to feel really good about your appearance. Heavy eyelids, puffiness, and sagging are not age-related problems that trouble only women. We are more frequently hearing men discuss the concerns they have with facial aging, and the unfriendly vibe that comes from aging eyes, or the lack of energy they exude from their eyes, is something that many men want to correct. And now they can.
It has taken the development of non-surgical treatments to ease men into cosmetic correction of facial aging. Beyond injectables and laser skin resurfacing, though, there is eyelid surgery. This is not an approach that men should refuse. The removal of unnecessary fatty tissue and skin can significantly improve appearance and may also clarify peripheral vision, depending on the extent of sagging. Technically speaking, there is no difference in how blepharoplasty is performed on men than on women. However, there are nuances that a skilled cosmetic surgeon understands. Dr. Rosenthal treats patients from the San Jose area with an eye for customized eyelid surgery.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
The upper eyelids need sufficient tissue to allow the eyes to close, but not so much that the eyes look closed-off, as if in a constant state of scrutiny. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty removes excess skin and superficial tissue through a discreet incision. After a short recovery period, the eyes appear more alert and friendly, and the entire face looks younger as a result.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
When fat pads become puffy beneath the eyes, a man may appear exceedingly tired, no matter how well-rested he may be. Lower blepharoplasty removes the necessary amount of fat from beneath the skin, and tightens the skin to better hold what remains. Bags, dark circles, and wrinkles can be significantly improved by lower eyelid surgery.
A Word about those Brows
Sometimes, the area that needs the most attention is not the eyes, but the brows. A sagging brow line can be the cause of heavy upper eyelids. In some cases, the brows may be lifted with Botox treatments. However, men often prefer a once-and-done type of treatment that is easier to maintain with occasional non-surgical treatments.
Men, you do not have to miss out on the anti-aging game. Learn more about eyelid rejuvenation when you call our office near Los Gatos for a consultation with Dr. Rosenthal.