According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 29,050 male patients received eyelid surgery in 2012, a procedure that is quickly becoming the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for men.
As we age, the skin in our eyelids naturally droops, making us appear older and tired, and sometimes even obscuring our vision. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excess eyelid tissue so the eyes appear wide awake and unobstructed.
Now, more men are turning to this procedure to keep up with their younger colleagues at work by presenting a refreshed and aware appearance. The stigma around men's cosmetic surgery has also faded, allowing more males to openly pursue surgical solutions they might not have considered even a decade ago.
"I think people sometimes think that cosmetic surgery is just for looking good, but it's really for quality of life," one University of Utah Health Care doctor told a local Fox affiliate. "It's for feeling comfortable in your body and looking on the outside like you feel on the inside."
Blepharoplasty is a relatively low-pain procedure that doesn't require an exorbitant amount of recovery time, and many patients are able to return to work just a week after receiving it. Just make sure you find a Long Island plastic surgery group you trust, with the necessary credentials to perform the procedure safely and correctly. Contact Dr. James Marotta to schedule a consultation and find out what your options are and whether or not you might be a candidate for an eyelid lift. Talk to Dr. Marotta about your aesthetic goals and what, if anything else, you hope to gain from the surgery to ensure the ideal outcoem for your procedure.