Male Blepharoplasty

When aging starts to set in, it can make you look more tired or angry than you really feel. For many men, this can mean they have a hard time getting ahead in their career or romantic life. The eyes are one area where you can communicate a lot, even without words, so looking alert and awake can come with some big benefits. The eyelid lift can be an effective way to lift and brighten the eyes for an all-around anti-aging effect.


What is an Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure aimed at removing excess, hanging skin and fat pads from around the eyes. These can contribute to a tired or aged look, even when you feel young. Many men benefit from upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of both, and can even benefit from removing skin that hangs into their field of vision. In most cases, you can combine your eyelid surgery with other facial procedures like rhinoplasty or a facelift.

Eyelid Lift Candidates

Men who can benefit most from an eyelid lift are those who have puffiness or sagging eyelids, either upper or lower, that cause them to look aged or tired. Because the eyelid lift requires surgery, it’s important to be in good overall health and able to commit to downtime afterward. Dr. Diktaban will discuss your best options for facial plastic surgery during a consultation. In some cases, men can benefit from mini-surgical options like AccuTite™ instead of an eyelid lift.

What Happens During an Eyelid Lift?

Dr. Diktaban can perform eyelid surgery right in our state-of-the-art Manhattan office. There are two different types of eyelid surgery, and one or both may be better for you based on your goals and anatomy.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

The upper eyelid lift is best for men who have hanging, sagging eyelids that cover the mobile eyelid or hang over their field of vision. Using an incision in the natural crease of the eye, Dr. Diktaban can remove loose skin and fat and lift the tissues to a more upright position. The incision is then closed with special sutures.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

This option can be performed with an incision on the inside of the lower eyelid. This allows Dr. Diktaban to reposition fat and underlying tissues to a more rejuvenated, upright position. Once the skin is smoothed and any excess is removed, the incisions are closed and made ready for recovery.


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Results and Recovery

Eyelid surgery comes with at least one week away from work, depending on your job. That’s because many men experience dryness and light sensitivity after eyelid surgery, as well as the usual swelling and bruising. Dr. Diktaban will provide aftercare instructions like keeping your head elevated, avoiding exercise, and taking prescribed medications to manage discomfort and swelling. It can take a few months before you see your final results, but many men see a noticeable improvement in their profile, looking more alert, awake, and refreshed.

Eyelid Surgery Cost

There are a variety of factors that affect the cost of your eyelid surgery including anesthesia, the extent of your surgery, any combined procedures, and more. During a consultation with Dr. Diktaban, you’ll receive a full cost estimate of your eyelid surgery and a professional recommendation on the best way to achieve your personal cosmetic goals.

Schedule a Consultation

Eyelid surgery can be an excellent option for men hoping to boost their profile for a younger, more energetic look. To meet with Dr. Diktaban and discuss the best plastic surgery procedures for men, we invite you to contact our Manhattan office by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I watch TV after eyelid surgery?

It’s important to rest and relax after eyelid surgery, but many men find that they have difficulty seeing properly immediately after eyelid surgery. In this case, you should consider opting for audiobooks or podcasts instead to save your eyes from becoming fatigued too easily. It can also be helpful to wear sunglasses if your eyes are sensitive to light.

Can I use eyedrops after eyelid surgery?

Yes! You should use eyedrops during your recovery period to keep your eyes moisturized and comfortable. It’s common for your eyes to feel very itchy, so using eyedrops liberally can keep you from rubbing or touching them. Dr. Diktaban will recommend the right ones to buy over the counter during your consultation.

Can I sleep on my side after eyelid surgery?

It’s strongly recommended that you sleep on your back with your head elevated during the first few days of recovery. This helps reduce swelling and keeps blood from pooling in the area. If you’re prone to moving around in your sleep, trying keeping yourself in place with pillows or sleeping on a recliner.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.