Eyelid surgery is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure among individuals who wish to look and feel youthful. The procedure targets loose, excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids that often create a concerned or aged appearance. While the goal of eyelid surgery is to restore a rested and energetic appearance, the approach used to achieve this differs between male and female patients.
Dr. Donald Hause meets with many male eyelid surgery patients who wish to look younger while preserving their masculine features. Here, our Sacramento plastic surgeon explains some of the special considerations for eyelid surgery for men, and how he tailors his surgical technique to meet men’s specific needs.
Using a Conservative Approach
In general, male eyelid surgery is performed using a more conservative approach compared to female eyelid surgery. To avoid over-correction and feminizing a man’s appearance, Dr. Hause will typically limit the amount of fat, tissue and skin that is removed during male eyelid surgery. This approach usually requires shorter incisions and leads to more natural-looking results.
Paying Attention to Masculine Features
An experienced male eyelid surgeon like Dr. Hause knows how to enhance the eye area while still maintaining the characteristics that make men look handsome and masculine, including the outside corners of the eyelids. The outside corners of male eyelids are not arched whereas female eyelids typically do have a slight arch. Dr. Hause is careful to not arch the outside corner of the eyes in male patients because the effect may cause the man to look feminine.
Another distinct difference between female and male features is the position and arch of the brow. Female eyebrows usually sit a little higher on the brow bone than male eyebrows and have a slight arch. Male eyebrows typically sit flat on the brow bone. Over elevating or arching the brow can give a male patient to look feminine.
Learn More about Eyelid Surgery
To find out if eyelid surgery can help you achieve the youthful and rested appearance you desire, please schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hause. Contact Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery by calling (916) 646-6869 or emailing our office today.