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Male Eyelid Surgery

Male Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in New York, NY

Why Do Men Get Eyelid Surgery?

Today, more and more men are undergoing cosmetic surgery to turn back the hands of time. Men are becoming increasingly aware of their appearances and wish to look as young as they can for longer. Much like their female counterparts.

Dr. Jacono regularly treats men who are interested in appearing less tired and desire a defined, masculine profile. One of his top recommendations for these goals is blepharoplasty for men, also called eyelid lift surgery.

Male Eyelid Lift Patient: Watch this patient discuss his eyelid, necklift, and facelift surgeries with Dr. Jacono.

Aging Eyelids

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 refreshed.  Their external appearance does not reflect how they feel inside.

The solution is blepharoplasty for males, eye lifts that are a component of facial rejuvenation.

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. His approach to male eyelid surgery is accordingly different from that of his female eyelid surgery. Female eyelid surgery removes skin, fat, and muscle for feminization. Male eyelid surgery is less invasive, preserving muscle, repositioning fat, and removing minimal skin. The results are refreshingly natural.

Dr. Jacono also uses different approaches for male lower and upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

For the upper eyelid surgery for men, Dr. Jacono removes only redundant skin. He avoids over-resecting or deepening the upper eyelid crease, which would make the eye look overly sculpted. And chooses not to remove excess fat from the upper eyelids’ medial fat pads. Differing in how 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 typically 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. These men may need surgery younger, sometimes even in the mid to later thirties.

The eyes are considered the face’s focal point and a window to the soul. Eyelid surgery restores youthfulness to aging eyes.

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Why Choose Dr. Jacono for Your Eyelift Procedure?

Dr. Jacono is dual board-certified in his field with over twenty years of experience in 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.

Candidates for surgery with Dr. Jacono should contact our offices in Manhattan or on Long Island today. Consultation with Dr. Jacono will answer all the questions you have to address your concerns and goals. 

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.

Before & After

Male Eyelid Surgery Patient Photos

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.

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Male Eyelid Surgery Before and After Patient Photos

Male Eyelift 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.

Before & After

Male Blepharoplasty Photos

Male Eyelift Surgery Before and After 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.

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Eyelid Surgery for Men

Male Eyelift Surgery 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.

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Best Lower Eyelid Surgery for Men

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