The eyes, able to express a wide range of emotions from surprise to sadness, are often referred to as the “windows to the soul” for a reason: they’re one of the first things that people notice about your face. Which helps explain why blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery was the 4th most popular elective cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States last year according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS) with over 15% of those procedures performed on men. And for those over 50, it was the most popular procedure. Why? Because when your eyes look younger, it literally shaves years off your face making you feel brighter, fresher and more confident.
Sagging skin beneath the eyes, drooping of the upper lid beneath the brow bone, and “crows feat”, those little wrinkles that appear on the outside corners of the eyes when you smile, are typically the first signs of aging on the male face. While exercise and good nutrition can keep your body young and supple. And proper skin care, including the regular use of sunscreen, can help maintain the smooth texture and soft feel that is associated with youthful skin, the pull of gravity is unavoidable. It will affect everyone at one point or another. So, if you’re someone who looks in the mirror and doesn’t love what he sees, who feels that his outside no longer reflects his youthful inside, then a blepharoplasty could be the answer to your problems.
The skilled surgeons at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center are experts at both the upper and lower blepharoplasty. As the name suggests, an upper blepharoplasty reduces the sagging skin of the upper lid, opening up the eye and giving a slight lift to the outer corner thus reducing the severity of any “crow’s feet”. A lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, is ideal for eliminating the bags and puffy skin that are common in the aging eye. Your surgeon may suggest one, the other or both. All of these options will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation so call us today and find out whether or not a blepharoplasty is right for you.