Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty surgery, has become increasingly popular among men in recent years. As societal attitudes towards cosmetic procedures have evolved, more men are considering eyelid surgery. However, it’s essential to recognise that achieving natural and satisfying results for both men and women requires an understanding of their unique anatomical differences.
In this article, we delve into the realm of male eyelid surgery, focusing on addressing specific concerns and achieving masculine results that honor the unique characteristics of male facial aesthetics.
Understanding Male Blepharoplasty
Male eyelid surgery takes a more conservative route compared to female eyelid surgery. Skillful surgeons carefully limit the amount of tissue, fat, and skin removed to avoid over-correction and any telltale signs of surgery. The incisions used in male eyelid surgery are typically shorter, ensuring discreet and natural-looking results.
Respecting Masculine Features
A crucial aspect of male blepharoplasty is maintaining the unique characteristics that define masculinity. Surgeons are particularly cautious about the outer corners of the eyelids. While a slight arch on the outside corner is desirable for a youthful female eyelid, male eyelids should not have the same arched appearance. Experienced surgeons understand the importance of refraining from creating a high arch on the outside corner, as it could lead to a feminised look.
Moreover, the location of the incision plays a significant role in determining the eyelid crease height. In female patients, a higher lid crease is preferred for applying makeup like eye shadow. However, using the same incision design in male patients may risk feminising the eyelid. Thus, surgeons ensure that the incision is placed lower in men to maintain a masculine appearance.
Managing Hooded Eyelids
Hooded eyelids can make a man appear older and tired. The position and arch of the brow are distinctive masculine features that require careful consideration during male blepharoplasty. Female eyebrows often sit slightly higher on the brow bone and have a subtle arch, while male eyebrows sit flat on the brow bone or a bit lower.
Dr. Jack Zoumaras understands the importance of preserving masculinity while addressing hooded eyelids. He delicately removes excess skin or fat, ensuring that the final result retains the patient’s masculine and rugged features, helping them appear more rejuvenated without compromising their inherent masculine charm.
Dealing with Under Eye Bags
Under-eye bags and puffiness are common concerns for both men and women. However, male blepharoplasty necessitates a specialised approach due to differences in facial anatomy. Men tend to have thicker skin and larger fat deposits under their eyes, requiring a skilled surgeon to strike a masculine balance during the procedure. The goal is to reduce under-eye bags while preserving the strong and rugged contours around the eyes that define masculinity.
By skillfully removing or repositioning excess fat, surgeons achieve a revitalized look that aligns with the patient’s natural masculine characteristics.
Eyelid surgery is often combined with volume restoration to the cheeks, usually achieved through dermal fillers. This step ensures a smooth transition between the lower eye and cheek area. In male patients, surgeons aim to keep the cheeks flush and level to maintain a masculine contour. Conversely, women may prefer a more defined and elevated appearance of their cheekbones.
Eyelid Surgery in Artiste Plastic Surgery
If you’re considering male blepharoplasty surgery in Sydney, look no further than the expertise of Dr. Jack Zoumaras. Renowned for his skillful approach and dedication to preserving masculine aesthetics, Dr. Zoumaras stands as one of the best and highly-qualified surgeons for the procedure.
Take the first step towards regaining your youthful confidence and achieving natural-looking results. Book a consultation today.
Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.
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