What is Male Eyeplasty?

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According to the figures published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), double eyelid surgery ranks among the top two cosmetic surgery procedures for men in the US. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy for male eyeplasty, and recommend the most appropriate technique.

Fantastic and committed oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides male eyeplasty and various other cosmetic procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations.

Candidates

Male eyeplasty may be performed on men who want to circumvent or correct the signs of aging in their upper face, which includes wrinkles around the eyes, loose skin in the lower eyelids, and sagging upper eyelids. But the male eyeplasty double eyelid surgery is more commonly performed on Asian men who have natural monolids.

In case of natural monolids, the crease on the upper lid is absent. Therefore, monolids give the appearance of an inattentive, sad, or disinterested person. With the help of male eyeplasty, it is possible to create an illusion of a more attractive and more approachable appearance among the Asian males.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

The patient should choose a surgeon with expertise in procedures such as male eyeplasty and male double eyelid surgery. It is important to note that the male eyelid is different from the female eyelid. The shape and contour of the eyelids of men are different from those of women.

Secondly, the skin of men is naturally thicker and their muscles are tougher. Therefore, the surgeon must be able to apply the right technique and artistic judgment to create desirable, natural looking results with male eyeplasty.

Enhanced Masculine Eyes

In case of male eyeplasty, the surgeon will remove small amounts of fat pads from the underlying tissue of the upper eyelid where the creases will go. The procedure can be performed using the incisional technique, the suture technique, or the partial incision technique. The most appropriate technique will be determined according to the patient’s unique eye anatomy.

To ensure that the results do not appear feminine, in case of male eyeplasty, the eyelid skin should be lower than what is normally done in case of female eyelid surgery. Furthermore, the surgeon must take care not to remove too much upper lid fats. If the incision is placed too high and too much fat is removed, it may lead to a more feminine look, which is undesirable for men.

The male eyeplasty procedure is usually performed using local anesthesia and light sedation. The surgery can be completed in about one to two hours in most cases. Dedicated and judicious eye surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other towns and suburbs in this region of the state for male eyeplasty.

Recovery

Patients can return to their normal routine in about five to seven days after the male eyeplasty surgery. Sun exposure to the eyes must be avoided for the entire healing period. In the first two weeks, any activities that strain the eyes, such as watching TV and going to a 3D movie, should be avoided.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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