Male Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in New York, NY
Eyelid Lift Patient: Watch this patient discuss his eyelid, necklift, and facelift surgeries with Dr. Jacono.
Why Do Men Get Eyelid Surgery?
Today, more and more men are undergoing cosmetic surgery to turn back the hands of time. Like their female counterparts, men are becoming increasingly aware of their appearances and wish to look as young as they can for longer.
Dr. Jacono regularly treats men who are interested in appearing less tired and desire a defined, masculine profile. One of the most popular procedures that he recommends for these goals is known as blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery.
As men age, they develop hooded eyelid skin that can drape over the upper eyelids making them look hooded which translates into a worn and less energetic look. For the lower eyelids, bags develop under the eyes and deep hollows develop at the junction of the cheek and eyelid that are perceived as dark circles. Men will often be asked by colleagues if they have not been getting enough sleep or working too hard even when they feel vibrant and refr5eshed. Their external appearance does not reflect how they feel inside.
Eyelid Lift Surgery for Men in New York
Because men age differently from women, their overarching goals, as well as the techniques that a surgeon uses, differ. Dr. Jacono understands this dichotomy, and his approach to male eyelid surgery is accordingly different from that of his female eyelid surgery. Whereas female eyelid surgical techniques remove skin, fat, and muscle to feminize the eyelids, male eyelid surgery employs less invasive techniques that preserve muscle, reposition fat tissue around the eyes, and remove only trace amounts of skin. The results are refreshingly natural.
Dr. Jacono also uses different approaches for upper and lower male eyelid surgery.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
For the upper eyelids, Dr. Jacono removes only redundant skin, and avoids over-resecting or deepening the upper eyelid crease, which would make the eye look overly sculpted. He also chooses not to remove fat from the upper eyelids’ medial fat pads as he would do during a female upper eyelid lift. Lastly, Dr. Jacono avoids lifting men’s brows, which can make the upper third of the face look surprised or startled. After surgery, men will appear younger and more refreshed, and in some cases, peripheral vision may actually be improved.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
For the lower eyelids, on the other hand, Dr. Jacono eliminates puffy, swollen bags beneath the eyes. His tailored technique involves repositioning fat bag tissue to under-eye dark circles and hollows, which makes the eyes appear less sunken and also makes the patient look younger.
In most cases, male eyelid surgery does not get rid of fine lines around the eyes. For this purpose, Dr. Jacono combines laser skin resurfacing, facial fillers, and other surgical procedures for the patient’s satisfaction.
What is the Average Age for Eyelid Surgery?
Most male patients tend to be in their mid-40s or older. This is to a large extent because, at this age, the eyes become naturally puffier with increased skin laxity and buildup of fat. This accumulation of fat is not related to weight gain; it is a natural result of the aging process.
Sometimes, younger men in their 20s and 30s go through with eyelid surgery, though this is typical because their eyelids either naturally droop and obstruct their vision or have been damaged in an accident.
How Long Does a Blepharoplasty Last?
On average, an upper eyelid procedure’s results will last between ten to fifteen years before the skin naturally begins to sag again. Lower eyelid surgery results, on the other hand, will last longer, as the changes are mostly derived from the removal and repositioning of excess orbital fat.
Does Eyelid Surgery Leave Scars?
Although both upper and lower eyelid surgery are invasive procedures, Dr. Jacono employs techniques that minimize scarring.
During an upper eyelid lift, Dr. Jacono makes a small incision in the natural fold of the upper eyelid, called the supra-tarsal crease. The resulting scar is virtually invisible once the eyelid has fully healed.
During a lower eyelid lift, on the other hand, Dr. Jacono cuts just a few millimeters below the lash line and follows the smile creases of the lower eyelid before removing and repositioning fat and muscle tissue. He then closes the incision with extremely fine sutures that reduce the visibility of scars.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Eyelid Surgery?
Compared to other cosmetic surgeries, upper and lower eyelid lift recovery times are relatively quick. Upper blepharoplasty bruising typically resolves within 4 days, at which point camouflaging makeup can be used to get back to work. Lower blepharoplasty bruising lasts slightly longer—between 7 and 10 days—but Dr. Jacono has special makeup that conceals bruises and swelling after surgery.
Male Eyelid Surgery Candidates
Generally, the best candidates for cosmetic male eyelid surgery are men in their mid-40s and older who have noticed that they always appear tired, even when they are not. Usually, this is due to puffiness around the eyes, which is caused by age-induced skin laxity and fat buildup. Some men have a genetic predisposition to advanced aging of the eyelids and may need surgery younger, sometimes even in the mid to later thirties.
Many people believe that the eyes are not only the most attractive parts of the face, but are the gateway to the soul. When aging changes the appearance of our eyes, eyelid surgery is one of the best ways to restore that youthful gaze.
Why Choose Dr. Jacono for Your Eyelift Procedure?
Dr. Jacono is a dual board-certified expert and pioneer in his field with over twenty years of experience in all facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries, having performed thousands of eyelid lifts. He has particularly extensive training in cosmetic eyelid surgery and prides himself on delivering the most natural and comprehensive results possible.
To see if you are a candidate for surgery with Dr. Jacono, please contact our offices in Manhattan or on Long Island today.
Male Blepharoplasty Before & After Photos
Male Eyelift Surgery Before and After Patient 1: This gentleman had an upper and lower eyelid lift to address his tired-looking eyes. His results demonstrate excellent upper and lower eyelid smoothness.
Male Eyelift Surgery Before and After Patient 2: This patient had an upper and lower eyelid lift to correct his droopy upper lids and reduce the fat deposits beneath his eyes. His results show a more alert, youthful appearance.
Male Eyelid Surgery Before and After Patient 3: This gentleman had an upper and lower eyelid lift. His after photo shows that the fatty deposits beneath his eyes have been removed, and that his upper eyelids are no longer drooping.
Male Eyelid Lift Patient 4: This patient underwent an upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery in addition to ptosis repair, which tightened the levator muscles that raise his upper eyelids. His results show that his eyelids are far less droopy, and that he can open his eyes properly.
Lower Blepharoplasty Before and After Patient 5: This gentleman had a lower eyelid lift to tighten the sagging skin under his eyes. Dr. Jacono performed a lower eyelid lift and combined it with laser resurfacing.