Eyelid Surgery for Men and Women: What Are the Differences?
By Dr. William Cohen on June 28, 2017
Patients who visit our cosmetic surgery office here in Orange know that we offer plenty of procedures to fight signs of advanced age. Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can be an effective way of reducing wrinkles and enhancing the overall appearance of your face.
You may not realize it, but plastic surgeons perform cosmetic eyelid surgery differently on women and men. It comes as a surprise to many patients. Let's explain why the surgery differs in greater detail below.
Upper Eyelid Surgery and Lower Eyelid Surgery
First, let's consider the types of cosmetic eyelid surgery. There are two different kinds of eyelid surgery:
Upper Eyelid Surgery – Upper eyelid surgery helps treat sagging upper eyelids, which can make a person look younger and also prevent issues with impaired vision caused by drooping upper eyelids.
Lower Eyelid Surgery – Lower eyelid surgery targets the lower eyelids, and is ideal for puffiness below the eyes or bagginess around the lower eyelids.
Both of these surgeries can dramatically improve your appearance, helping you look years younger and far more refreshed in the process.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery for Women
When performing cosmetic eyelid surgery on women, both upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery are options to consider. Upper eyelid surgery can dramatically enhance a woman's appearance, helping her look years younger. Lower eyelid surgery is able to give a woman's face a more refreshed and energized appearance.
During the consultation process, a cosmetic surgeon can determine the most ideal manner of performing the eyelid surgery to ensure a woman looks her very best.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery for Men
For men, lower eyelid surgery tends to be more common. This allows men to appear more relaxed and refreshed, and can take years away from the face. When it comes to upper eyelid surgery, surgeons need to act carefully. Adjusting the upper eyelids can lead to a more effeminate appearance. This is why it's generally avoided unless there is significant sagging that impacts eyesight and vision.
When performing upper eyelid surgery on men, plastic surgeons need to act carefully to ensure incisions and adjustments do not leave a man's eyes with a more effeminate shape. All efforts are made to consider what would achieve an ideal outcome for the patient.
Ideal Candidates for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are men and women who suffer from issues that affect the appearance of their eyes. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from any medical conditions that would make a facial surgery a risk to overall wellness. It's important that candidates for surgery understand all of the risks and benefits related to the procedure and that they have realistic expectations about the recovery process.
Carefully Tailoring Surgery to the Patient
Aside from the gender of the patient, we take a number of other factors into account when tailoring a surgery to the patient's needs. During a consultation at our practice, we would be more than happy to go over all of your concerns and questions, providing you with the answers you need to make confident choices about your surgical options.
Learn More About Facial Rejuvenation
For more information about eyelid surgery and whether or not it's right for you, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and facial surgery center today. Our team will help you undergo the most effective facial rejuvenation procedure to meet your aesthetic goals.
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