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Eyelid Surgery for Men: Pack Your Bags

May 4th, 2011

I frequently hear that nipntuck procedures for the eyes are the “best bang for the buck” to freshen the appearance of the face.  It is one of the surgeries that is  most popular with male patients.  It is a common  belief that by removing eye bags, cosmetic surgery can restore a rested and more youthful appearance.  I agree.  Keen competition in the business world drives more business executives to maintain both a vibrant and healthy look.

The blethoplasty  procedure involves the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.    It is a misconception that liposuction is used for eyelid surgery. Upper eyelids require removal of skin and a small  amount of fat.    Lower eyelids have fat repositioning, followed by the re-draping the skin and muscle . Only a very small amount of skin is removed from lower eyelids.  Patients usually have minimal bruising and may return to work in as little as a few days.  Makeup easily covers slight bruising during recovery, however it needs to be applied with a light touch.

I have a conservative approach to eye surgery and avoid that overly severe “almond eye” look that seems to be so popular in Hollywood.  My patients look more rested, like they’ve just come back from vacation.  Here in the Midwest, spring is a likely time for that “cosmetic surgery vacation.”  I also see a slight uptick in requests for facial rejuvenation surgery, particularly eyelid surgery and facelifts during the summer months when vacation time is usually plentiful.

As I mentioned in an earlier post this week, I was recently interviewed by Bill Ward, reporter for the Minneapolis StarTribune to discuss new trends for  men and cosmetic surgery .

Click here to read the article.

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