Both men and women strive to maintain their youthful appearances. Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift surgery) is a procedure that lifts droopy eyelids and smooths puffy under-eyes to restore a more alert, youthful appearance. Male blepharoplasty is specifically tailored to the male aesthetic and considers male anatomy. Men have thicker
skin and heavier eye muscles than women. Additionally, the upper eyelid crease and brows are slightly lower. This is carefully considered by Dr. Ghafouri so that men can enjoy rejuvenation without feminization for their blepharoplasty procedure.
Healthy men who are bothered by their droopy eyes can benefit from male blepharoplasty. If you have the following concerns, you may be a great candidate for eyelid surgery:
- Drooping upper eyelids
- Puffiness or bags under the eyes
- Excess eyelid skin
Male blepharoplasty can be performed as upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty), lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty), or a combined surgery for the upper and lower eyelids. For the upper lids, an incision is made in the natural crease of the eye, and excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining skin will be tightly sutured in place with dissolvable sutures to smooth the upper eyelids. Similarly, an incision is made along the lower lash line to remove excess skin and tighten the eyelid muscles. The procedure takes about 1-2 hours and is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
Male blepharoplasty is considered a minimally invasive procedure so there is a relatively short recovery period. Patients often take one week off work and during this time, it is important to rest as much as possible. Strenuous exercise and direct heat (sun exposure and saunas) should be avoided for about 10-14 days. Almost all the swelling and bruising will subside after two weeks.
Dr. Ghafouri MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with specialized training in oculoplastic and orbital surgery. His exclusive specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and facial surgery sets him apart from other plastic surgeons who practice a larger range of facial and body surgeries. The eyes are a complex and dynamic structure that requires the trained eye of an eyelid surgeon like Dr. Ghafouri to achieve the best possible results. He has performed over 12,000 aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries, each with a personalized approach and commitment to exceptional results.Learn More
“I couldn’t be more pleased. A week after my procedure my nephew came over and asked why I looked so much younger. I shared that I had surgery on my upper lids. There was minimal discoloration with following the information to the letter. I’m still wondering how Dr made me look like myself only younger. I told my husband my vision has gone from a regular movie theater to a I Max. The facility is beautiful and the staff very kind and welcoming. I had an eye specialist tell me he wouldn’t let anyone but Dr. Ghafouri do his Oculoplastic.”
“I had a consultation for an upper and lower blepharoplasty with Dr.Ghafouri. He was very attentive and suggested some other minor procedures that would improve the overall results. He answered all my questions.”
“Upon an excellent recommendation, I saw Dr. Ghafouri for eyelid surgery and after discussing procedures, I opted for upper eyelid surgery and laser resurfacing to remedy under eye dark circles and bags. While resurfacing was a bit more intense, eyelid surgery was easy given the care and attention I was afforded. The technician who performed laser resurfacing coached me through recovery at every step, concern and question. Dr. Ghafouri’s advice and explanations during follow-up care have been invaluable and during the entire 4-month time frame, the entire staff was caring and attentive. Couldn’t have asked for more.”
Dr. Ghafouri offers virtual consultations for out-of-town patients. We see patients from all across the country who trust Dr. Ghafouri’s unique skills and expertise for their facial or eyelid surgeries. If you choose to travel to Arizona for your surgery, we can also recommend hotels and other resources to make your stay comfortable.
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