Eyelid Lift

What Is an Eyelid Lift?

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid lift surgery, is a rejuvenating procedure that enhances the appearance of the upper and (or) lower eyelids, giving a more youthful and smoother look. Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is an expert in male plastic surgery in NYC and offers upper and lower eyelid surgery to patients affected by the signs of aging. As men age, they often experience puffiness or sagging skin around the eyes, sometimes obstructing their vision.

Undergoing an eyelid lift procedure can effectively turn back the clock, reducing the visible effects of aging and revitalizing your facial appearance. This surgery provides a refreshed, youthful look that appears more vibrant. Cosmetic procedures, like blepharoplasty, are a common choice among men and should be embraced without shame.Eyelid Lift

How Does Eyelid Lift Surgery Work?

During a consultation, your surgeon in NYC determines the precise locations for each incision, typically small and strategically placed in and around the eyelid creases.

Blepharoplasty involves the removal of excess skin and fat as necessary, and also the insertion of fat to areas that require it. It’s important to note that the term “eyelid lift” can be misleading since the procedure doesn’t involve lifting the eyelid itself.

In the case of an upper blepharoplasty, a minor incision is made to eliminate excess skin and fat. A fine suture is then used to create an eyelid crease.

Lower blepharoplasty can be more complex. Incisions may be made just below the lash line or, in some cases, on the inside of the eyelid, a technique known as the transconjunctival approach. This method allows for the removal of fat without visible external incisions. Combined with laser resurfacing, it can also help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the eyelids.

Is an Eyelid Lift Right for You?

Many healthy men with realistic cosmetic objectives are excellent candidates for an eyelid lift.

Excessive skin and fat in the upper eyelid can lead to sagging, making the eyes appear heavy and adding years to your facial appearance. This condition may also impede your vision. An upper blepharoplasty procedure removes the surplus skin around the upper eye, enhancing your vision and overall aesthetic.

Lower blepharoplasty focuses on improving the contour and texture of the lower eyelid. It can involve tightening the eyelid to address sagging. I can also incorporate fat to achieve a more contoured and less “hollowed” appearance.

Double eyelid surgery is performed to create an upper eyelid crease.

Eyelid Lift Recovery Time

Recovery time following eyelift surgery for men in NYC can vary based on several factors, including the specific procedure.

undertaken, the patient’s overall health, and their adherence to postoperative guidelines from the surgeon.

Typically, the recuperation period spans 1 to 2 weeks after eyelift surgery. During this phase, patients may experience common symptoms like swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the eye area. Adhering closely to the surgeon’s post-surgery directives is essential. These instructions might entail maintaining an elevated head position, applying cold compresses to alleviate swelling, and refraining from activities that might encourage heightened blood flow to the eyes.

In most cases, patients can typically resume their regular routines, including work, within 7 to 10 days following the surgery, though they may still have some minor swelling and bruising during this time. While the healing process continues, it may take several months for the full results of the surgery to become entirely visible.

Eyelid Lift Cost in NYC

If involving both the upper and low eyelids, eyelid lift surgery can range from $6,000 to $12,000. However, keeping the focus on one area can cut costs in half. Speak with your plastic surgeon to identify the best course of action.

Eyelid Lift Consultation

Accomplished board-certified plastic surgeon specialist Dr. Steinbrech has extensive experience in performing an eyelift for men in NYC. For more details about upper and lower eyelid surgery for men in NYC, please call 646-949-0130 or visit Dr. Steinbrech’s office.

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Dr-Douglas-SteinbrechDouglas S. Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon that specializes in male aesthetics. Dr. Steinbrech is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Learn More seals


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