Male Eyelid Lift in Washington, D.C.
Have you noticed that drooping, dark circles, or puffiness around the eyes is making you look perpetually tired or concerned? Male eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can help lift both your upper and lower eyelids to restore a sharp, alert appearance.
How Eyelid Surgery Can Help Aging Eyes
As you grow older, the skin around your eyelids stretches, creating the impression of fatigue. At the same time, the fatty supportive tissue around the eyes begins to bulge, leading to a puffy, tired, or angry appearance. Eyelid surgery removes excess fatty tissue and lifts eyelid skin to correct these changes and open up the eyes for better functionality and appearance. While an eyelid lift can also help improve fine lines and crow’s feet around the eye, it is not the best treatment option for reducing the appearance of creases and wrinkles.
What to Expect From Your Eyelid Lift
Blepharoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. Our board certified plastic surgeons begin your procedure by inconspicuously placing an incision in the natural eye crease for an upper blepharoplasty or just under the lower lashes for a lower blepharoplasty. For lower eyelids, the transconjunctival technique may also be used if the removal of excess fat is the only goal. This approach involves placing an incision on the inside of the lower lid, resulting in no visible scarring.
After your surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling around the eyelids for two to three days. Some patients may find it difficult to fully close their eyes or may notice changes in the position of the lower eyelid, but these issues are generally temporary. Until your sutures are removed, typically within five days, you will need to avoid getting water on the area.
Light exercise and non-strenuous activity can typically be resumed one week following surgery, and bruising should dissipate within 10 to 14 days.
Is Male Blepharoplasty Right for You?
If aging eyes are affecting your appearance and causing you to look tired or angry, it may be time to consider eyelid surgery. The best way to determine the most appropriate plan for achieving your goals is to speak with an experienced surgeon. If you’re located in the Washington, D.C. area, contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. We’ll be happy to help you understand your options and come up with a treatment plan.