The eyes can be a tell-tale sign of age as it is often one of the first places we notice things like lines or heavy bags. Signs of aging around the eyes can make you appear perpetually exhausted or even interfere with your vision. Droopy eyelids can act like blinders, narrowing your field of vision and casting a shadow that prevents light from reflecting off of your eyes for that youthful sparkle. Blepharoplasty is a relatively minimal surgical procedure that offers an impressive payoff, significantly enhancing the overall appearance of youth in your face.
Dr. Alan Durkin, award-winning and board-certified plastic surgeon at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, offers blepharoplasty for men in Vero Beach, FL.
Blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, removes excess skin and fat to smooth lines, reduce bags, and reverse eyelid drooping.
While this procedure is identical in concept when applied to male or female patients, male blepharoplasty takes a slightly different approach to ensure that you achieve younger-looking eyes without compromising your masculine features. By limiting fat reduction and the degree of lift, blepharoplasty for men will take years off of your face without a “done” or feminine-looking results.
With a subtle and natural-looking lift, you will reclaim that boyish twinkle and charm that has dwindled as a result of heavy skin and shadows around your eyes. You are likely to experience an immediate boost in confidence that will stay with you everywhere you go for years into the future. With increased self-confidence and a revitalized disposition, you can take full advantage of life’s opportunities, socially, professionally, and otherwise.
Candidates for eyelid surgery typically have moderate to severe skin laxity around the eyes, contributing to under eye bags, heavy lids, or wrinkles. You should be healthy overall, with no underlying medical conditions that would prevent you from undergoing surgery.
You should also be committed to following detailed instructions from Dr. Durkin regarding caring for eyes after surgery.
Depending on your needs, your eyelid surgery may be performed under general or local anesthesia. During your consultation with Dr. Durkin, he will help you decide which option best suits you. Your blepharoplasty may include treatment to your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.
As with women, the goal of upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is to brighten and enhance the appearance of your eyes and face. Upper blepharoplasty is an effective solution to heavy eyelids due to excess fat and skin. Dr. Durkin will create a small incision along the fold of the upper eyelid to remove a small section of skin and underlying excess fat, paying careful attention to the maintenance of your naturally masculine features. Once he has moved the appropriate amount of tissue, he will close the incision, which will be virtually invisible once healed. This is our most common procedure in male patients. Most of these procedures are done with only local anesthesia, meaning most of our patients can drive themselves home after surgery.
Lower blepharoplasty corrects bags caused by excess fat and lax skin just below the eye. Dr. Durkin will access the extra fat through an incision INSIDE the eyelid, so that there is no visible scarring to anyone. External skin is then tightened with laser therapy. If there is significant excess skin, we will also remove any excess skin that is contributing to your concerns, although that approach will leave an external scar. At consultation, the best course of action will be chosen to maximize your outcome while minimizing any scarring. The shape of the strip of skin he removes, if any, slightly varies to address your unique treatment goals.
Another advantage of men’s blepharoplasty surgery is that the skin around the eyes heals quite quickly compared to other areas of the body. However, you will need to avoid strenuous activity for several days after your surgery. During this time, you should keep your head elevated and apply ice routinely to minimize swelling. Minor bruising may also occur.
While the extensiveness of blepharoplasty is minimal compared to other plastic surgery procedures, this delicate procedure takes experience and finesse to produce the most natural-looking results. Dr. Durkin offers Vero beach male blepharoplasty patients superior results. If you would like to explore your candidacy for this procedure, please contact our office to schedule your consultation at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery.Learn more About Dr. Durkin
Depending on how quickly your bruising and swelling resolve, most patients return to work within 10 to 14 days after their surgery.
Results from upper blepharoplasty typically last approximately seven years with proper care. However, results from lower blepharoplasty can last indefinitely, with many patients never needing a touch-up.
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin and his team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin today.