Male Blepharoplasty in Danville
Puffy, tired eyes can add years to your appearance. Even if you get enough sleep, the loose skin and fatty deposits around the eyes can make you look tired. Blepharoplasy, or eyelid lifts can be performed on both upper and lower eyelids to remove or redistribute extra tissue. Eyelid lifts can help restore younger and more rested-looking eyes in both men and women.
The skin around the eyes is thinner, and therefore is more prone to losing its elasticity over time. The result is loose skin that’s puffy or wrinkled. An eyelid lift helps correct this issue by targeting the upper or lower eyelid. In an upper eyelid procedure, a crescent-shaped flap of skin is removed followed by any excess fat around the nose area. The incision scar is hidden in the fold above the eye and is difficult to see once healed.
Both men and women patients frequently combine eyelid surgery with other procedures for even more dramatic results. The most common procedures they choose are browlifts and facelifts.
Dr. Ronan is a Board Certified surgeon of the American Board of Plastic Surgery with over 20 years of experience.
STEPHEN J. RONAN, MD FACS
Regarding blepharoplasty, what methods are used? What about “laser blepharoplasty”? What’s the difference?
The conventional upper blepharoplasty utilizes a crescent shaped incision located along the upper eyelid fold. Excessive skin and central fatty tissue is removed. The incision is then closed.
There are multiple options for the lower lid. Most lower blepharoplasties are of the conjunctival type. This means that an incision is made on the back side of the eyelid and fatty tissue or the bag is excised. The scar is not seen. If the patient has a minor skin excess or wrinkles, the laser can also be used to tighten the skin or improve/remove wrinkles. Patients with more significant skin excess will need the subciliary approach. An incision is made just below the eyelashes. Fatty tissue or the bags are removed. Skin excess is trimmed and the incision closed.
Will having blepharoplasty affect how my contact lenses fit?
Blepharoplasty surgery only works on the skin and muscle of the eyelids area — how your contact lenses fit is based on the shape of your eye itself. Although you won’t be able to wear contact for the first few days after surgery (to allow time for the healing process to begin without disturbance) blepharoplasty surgery will not change how your contact lenses fit or function.
Why must brows be evaluated when considering upper blepharoplasty?
The upper eyelid and the brow must always be evaluated together. This is very important.
Let’s consider someone with a low brow. The low brow causes skin to pile up on the upper lid. This weight causes the person to unconsciously lift the brow until this weight is removed. If skin is removed during an upper blepharoplasty, this weight is reduced. This allows the brow elevators to relax and lower the brow until the skin piles up on the lid again and obscures the result of the upper blepharoplasty. This situation can be avoided by recognition of the brow ptosis and treatment through a brow lift or browpexy.
When someone doesn’t have brow drooping, this situation does not occur.