Blepharoplasty (men)

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can restore a youthful appearance to the eye area. The upper and lower eyelids are lifted and loose or excess skin and fat tissue are removed from the eye area.

How does it work?

Before the procedures, an dermatologist will review the patient’s medical history and outcomes of the procedure. The doctor also will test the patient’s vision and his/her ability to produce tears.

Prior to the procedure, patients should:
– Avoid smoking.
– Avoid medications, food and beverages indicated by the doctor.
– Arrange for transportation home following the procedure.

Upper eyelid excess skin and fat can create a heavy looking eyelid, aged appearance, puffiness, and sometimes block the upper field of vision.

Upper blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess skin and fat and can improve the field of vision.
Double eyelid surgery, also called Asian eyelid surgery, is performed to create or enhance an upper eyelid crease. This type of surgery is performed on Asian people to “westernize” the appearance of the eyelid.
Lower blepharoplasty can be performed to remove excess skin and improve the contour of the eyelid by adding or removing fat. Sometimes tightening the eyelid is needed to correct sagging, while laser skin resurfacing can be used to improve wrinkles and skin texture.

Ideal candidates

Ideal candidates are non-smoking, physically and psychologically healthy. The majority of patients are over 35 years of age, but there are cases where younger patients demand this intervention (especially in the case of inherited dark circles).


Patients with serious ocular disorders such as glaucoma or retina detachment do not qualify for this type of intervention.

Post-surgery recovery

Immediately after surgery, patients can have the feeling of tension and periocular mild discomfort; common painkillers will be used to provide relief
– Sleep with your head elevated
– Intermittent local cold applications
– In the first 48 hours, bruising and swelling may occur in the periocular area
– Stitches will be removed 6-7 days after surgery
– Bruising can persist for up to 1-2 weeks
– Inflammation may persist, depending on the particularities of each individual, from one to several weeks
– The patient can return to normal activities in about 7-10 days
– It is recommended wearing sunglasses 2 weeks post-surgery

The outcome of these procedures will be fully appreciated a few months postoperatively.

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