Male Blepharoplasty in Scottsdale
Also Serving Patients in Mesa, AZ
In recent years, more men are showing interest in cosmetic surgery procedures like eyelid surgery and blepharoplasty. This minimally invasive procedure reverses the signs of facial aging by addressing telltale signs like sagging upper lids and puffy bags underneath the eyes. In fact, eyelid surgery is one of the top cosmetic surgeries requested by men in the last few years. Although both sexes benefit from a blepharoplasty procedure, a man’s facial anatomy and aesthetic desires are typically different from a woman’s. That is why men need an eyelid surgery tailored specifically to them. The male blepharoplasty procedure takes into account factors such as a man’s thicker skin and heavier eye muscles, along with their desire for a more classically masculine look, in order to achieve results that are both natural-looking and long-lasting.
With an intimate knowledge of both male and female facial anatomy, Dr. Ghafouri knows how to work with the shape and contour of the male face, along with its underlying musculature, to achieve subtle differences that make a dramatic, yet natural-looking, difference in a man’s appearance. To learn more about this procedure, talk to Dr. Ghafouri today and find out if you’re a candidate for surgery. Call Arizona Oculoplastic Surgeons at (480) 905-1010.
Would You Benefit from Male Blepharoplasty?
Male blepharoplasty addresses the following issues, while taking into account a man’s unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals for surgery:
- Sagging upper lids, creating a “hooded” eye appearance
- Tired-looking eyes; eyes that droop due to excess eyelid skin
- Puffiness in the upper eyelid area
- Puffiness or bags under the eyes
- Deep folds or creases under the eyes
Male Blepharoplasty Procedure Details
Depending on the patient’s needs and surgical goals, male blepharoplasty might involve surgery for the upper eyelids (upper blepharoplasty), the lower eyelids (lower blepharoplasty) or both. As a result, the procedure can take anywhere from 1-2 minutes to complete.
The surgical methods Dr. Ghafouri uses for his male blepharoplasty procedure will avoid creating a “feminine” eye appearance, such as a high eyelid crease or an upward sweep of the outer eye corners. Instead, he will work with a man’s facial anatomy to preserve a more masculine appearance while removing excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower lid area and tightening the eyelid muscle and ligaments. The small incisions (made along the natural crease of the upper lid, beneath the lash line or inside the lower eyelid) will then be closed using dissolvable sutures.
Recovering from Surgery
Dr. Ghafouri will provide you with extensive post-operative care instructions to ensure that your recovery is as quick and comfortable as possible. Immediately after your surgery, you will have some swelling and bruising around your eye area; the majority of these symptoms will dissipate after a few days, and swelling should be mostly gone after two weeks. For the first few days, it is important to get as much rest as possible. Patients can typically return to work after one week, though they should refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for the first ten days after surgery.
Q: How long does the male blepharoplasty procedure take?
A: The length of the procedure depends on whether it involves work on the upper or lower eyelids, or both. The male upper blepharoplasty procedure itself takes between 30 minutes and if the lower eyelids are done then the surgical time is increased by one hour. You will need to arrive at the surgery center approximately one hour before surgery and will be discharged about 30-45 minutes after the surgery.
Q: Is the surgery painful?
A: Male blepharoplasty is a procedure that involves minimal discomfort. Afterwards, most patients find that taking Tylenol and gently applying a clean, cold compress to the eyes provides all the relief they need. Dr. Ghafouri also provides post-operative instructions for each of his patients to follow in order to ensure a comfortable recovery.
Q: What type of anesthesia is used for male blepharoplasty?
A: The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with IV (intravenous) sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The IV sedation will put you in a twilight sleep while the local anesthesia numbs the eyelid skin.
Q: Will the surgery leave a noticeable scar?
A: Since the surgical incisions are small and strategically placed in the upper eyelid crease, beneath the lash line or inside the lower eyelid, any scarring will be minimal and unnoticeable.
Q: How long will my results last?
The effects of your blepharoplasty surgery will last for the rest of your life. The vast majority of patients undergo eyelid surgery only once in their lives.
Q: What are the possible risks and complications of the surgery?
A: As with any type of plastic surgery, general risks include infection, poor healing, scarring, and bleeding. The risks specifically associated with blepharoplasty include, dry eyes, photosensitivity, eye irritation and visual changes. Please read our informed consent form for a more detail discussion. In the hands of an experienced and specialized surgeon like Dr. Ghafouri, eyelid surgery is very safe with minimal risk of complications.
Q: Why should I have Dr. Ghafouri perform my male blepharoplasty?
A: Dr. Ghafouri is an oculoplastic surgeon who uses his facial anatomy knowledge (including the subtle differences in form and contour between the sexes) along with his surgical expertise to perform a blepharoplasty procedure for men that preserves a more masculine look while taking years off of their facial appearance.