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Seven Reasons Men And Women Consider Blepharoplasty

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Chances are, you’ve heard of eyelid surgery, but you may not know exactly what it does or how it works. With millions and men and women undergoing the procedure each year, however, it’s certainly worth a deeper look! Highly sought-after board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi offers the most advanced blepharoplasty techniques and technologies available at VIP Plastic Surgery to help patients rejuvenate their look and feel more confident than ever. If you’ve been curious to learn more about why eyelid surgery is becoming more and more popular, you’ve come to the right place! Learn everything you need to know about eyelid surgery here, including if it may be right for you.

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, is a complex and delicate procedure that can make dramatic improvements to a patient’s eyes, as well as their overall appearance. There are two basic types of eyelid surgeries: upper and lower. During upper blepharoplasty, the surgeon carefully makes an incision in the crease of the upper eyelid to remove excess skin and tissue. Upper eyelid surgery is a fantastic solution for droopy eyelids and loose, hanging eyelid skin. Lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, is primarily used to address bulging undereyes. The surgical technique involves a precise incision along the lower lash line, allowing the surgeon to excise fat and tissue for a more youthful, smooth look.

Why do people get eyelid surgery?

Generally speaking, most cosmetic surgeries are performed to enhance the patient’s appearance and make him or her feel more attractive, more comfortable, and more confident about their looks. When it comes to blepharoplasty, there are certainly a lot of patients who have the procedure for purely cosmetic reasons. Additionally, blepharoplasty actually has some functional benefits as well. The most common reasons that patients choose to get eyelid surgery in Las Vegas, NV include:

  1. To fix saggy eyelids
  2. To look more youthful
  3. To restore eyelid crease
  4. To improve vision
  5. To remove puffy undereye bags
  6. To improve dark circles under the eyes
  7. To enhance the results of another procedure (like a facelift)

During your initial consultation at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Khorsandi will talk with you at length about your concerns, goals, and reasons for considering blepharoplasty. Once Dr. Khorsandi has thoroughly evaluated your specific areas of concern, he will recommend a customized surgical plan that meets your needs. For some patients, eyelid surgery may only be needed on one side in order to correct asymmetry, while others will require double eyelid surgery with a combination of upper and lower blepharoplasty on both sides. Dr. Khorsandi may also suggest complementary treatments, such as a brow lift or injectables, to achieve an even more dramatic improvement. The best way to determine with certainty which procedure(s) is most appropriate for you is to be evaluated by Dr. Khorsandi personally.

Can men get eyelid surgery?

Absolutely! Dr. Khorsandi performs blepharoplasty on male patients regularly for a variety of reasons. Oftentimes, drooping upper eyelids have begun to obstruct the patient’s field of vision, in which case upper blepharoplasty is a perfect solution. For other men, puffiness under the eyes becomes increasingly prominent over time, making lower blepharoplasty an appropriate choice.

Blepharoplasty at a young age

In addition to being a valuable procedure for both men and women, blepharoplasty can also be beneficial for patients across many age groups. It is common for patients in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to undergo eyelid surgery at the first signs of aging as a preventative measure. Younger patients also choose to have eyelid surgery to help with dark circles, puffiness, and other concerns. Regardless of your age, blepharoplasty can be an incredibly useful tool for looking youthful, awake, alert, and refreshed.

Are blepharoplasty scars visible?

Dr. Khorsandi takes care to place his blepharoplasty incisions – which are exceedingly thin – within the natural lines and creases of the eyelids, meaning patients typically have virtually no visible scars.

Love your look again with blepharoplasty in Las Vegas, NV

If droopy eyelids or puffy bags are making you look older than you are, more tired than you feel, or less than thrilled about your overall appearance, it may be time to consider cosmetic surgery. Call the caring and friendly team at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your in-office appointment or online consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today, and learn more about the astonishing benefits of blepharoplasty!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.