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Male Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Posted On 03/07/2017 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan


Brow lift with upper lid blepharoplasty



Lower lid blepharoplasty


Blepharoplasty or male eyelid surgery has become one of the most popular male cosmetic surgeries in recent years because it restores the appearance of the eyelids and has made advancements in looking as natural as possible. For men who appear fatigued due to excess fat, drooping skin, or hollowing (volume loss) under or over the eyes, male blepharoplasty can rejuvenate this loss in vitality. It also can be an important procedure for reclaiming peripheral vision due to excessively droopy upper eyelids.

Combining a blepharoplasty with facelift, brow lift, or other injectable procedure also works to tighten skin and muscles for an overall fresh and revitalized appearance. Many men who are curious about the procedure have common questions regarding the results as well as how and if it differs from female blepharoplasty. There may also be concerns about the procedure creating a feminized eyelid or an unnatural or “overdone” appearance, which can make men reluctant to considering blepharoplasty. Take a look at these frequently asked questions and answers about male blepharoplasty and see how this procedure keeps the male appearance in mind.

Can men keep a natural, masculine appearance after the procedure?

Men can certainly keep a natural and masculine appearance after a blepharoplasty procedure. Dr. Zoumalan works meticulously and conservatively to maintain results that achieve a masculine look and brings out a youthful glow. While the male and female blepharoplasty are surgically similar there are key differences in the incisions, the removal of excess fat and skin, and placement of fat repositioning.

How does Upper Lid Blepharoplasty differ for men?

Upper lid blepharoplasty is specifically for removal of excess fat and skin over the eyes. The technical aspects of the procedure do not differ vastly between men and women; however, the male upper eyelid requires the oculoplastic surgeon to have a different mindset in order to preserve a masculine appearance. The key to maintaining this look is remaining conservative when contouring the eyelid. The initial incision that is made is placed lower on the lid versus a procedure for a woman who may want a higher arching incision. Fat and skin removal is also removed less than the female blepharoplasty. Many of these changes also depend on individual desires. A consultation with Dr. Zoumalan will help identify the type of appearance a patient is looking to achieve.

How does Lower Lid Blepharoplasty differ for men?

Lower lid blepharoplasty is useful for men looking to remove tired “bags” or volume loss (hollowing) under the eyes. Much like the upper eyelid surgery, it is surgically similar to the female blepharoplasty with small differences. The transconjunctival blepharoplasty is recommended for men when possible because it is minimally invasive and leaves no external scar. This is perfect for men looking to preserve the shape of the eye and appear as natural as possible.

What is a browlift or facelift like for men?

A brow lift combined with a male eyelid surgery may be recommended to revitalize the brows and skin around the eyes. A brow lift for men is considerably less extreme than a female brow lift. Many men naturally possess a more horizontal brow than women, so rather than a high arching brow the male brow lift tightens drooping muscles to fit a masculine face. As for a face lift, Dr. Zoumalan may recommend it to help with volume loss or problems with laxity of the skin near the jowls and neck to achieve an overall refreshed look. The facelift can be performed at the same setting by Dr. Zoumalan’s brother, Dr. Richard Zoumalan, who is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon that specializes in performing a deep-plane facelift. While performing a blepharoplasty and facelift, Drs. Zoumalan take into account that men generally desire a more naturally aging complexion and will be more conservative in removing wrinkles if the patient so chooses.

How is fat repositioning or injectable fillers for men?

In the case that fat repositions or injectable fillers are recommended in order to smooth out the appearance of hollowing, there are key differences in treating the area that include precision and expertise. Volume loss under or around the eyes often causes the upper cheeks to look hollow and increase the sunken appearance under the eyes. For the tear troughs of the lower eyelid, minimal volume will be added to the male face to create a smooth transition of the lower lid to the upper cheek. Filling the area conservatively rather than raising the area with a lift can also help to avoid feminizing the face.

Benefits of Male Blepharoplasty with Dr. Zoumalan

The male blepharoplasty procedure revitalizes either or both the upper and lower eyelids. For male patients seeking these benefits, but remain apprehensive due to certain concerns, Dr. Zoumalan has years of experience with both female and male blepharoplasty and understands the details that can make all the difference in these procedures. While many men may look for a certain appearance, each patient has different circumstances, and a thorough in-person evaluation will help determine the best procedure. For more information on male blepharoplasty contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zoumalan.

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