Blepharoplasty for Men

As men age, the effects of time, genetics, and lifestyle can become more pronounced, often manifesting as drooping eyelids, puffiness, and bags under the eyes. These signs contribute to an aging appearance, making you look tired and less alert.

Blepharoplasty, tailored specifically for men, offers a rejuvenating solution to address these concerns and restore a youthful, refreshed appearance.

Understanding Blepharoplasty for Men

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a specialized procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Unlike the traditional approach, blepharoplasty for men focuses on enhancing masculine features while maintaining a natural look.

By targeting specific areas of concern unique to men, such as brow position and eyelid shape, this procedure aims to achieve balanced, harmonious results that align with masculine facial aesthetics.

Who is a Suitable Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

Men seeking blepharoplasty are often bothered by a tired appearance from the sagging skin. In some cases, this sagging skin can even reduce their field of vision. Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty for men exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Desire to address sagging or drooping eyelids
  • Concerns about puffiness or bags under the eyes
  • Good overall health with no medical conditions that may impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure
  • Absence of severe eye conditions

Combining Fat Grafting with the Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure

Adding fat to the lower eyelid after removing excess skin (lower blepharoplasty) is typically done to address volume loss and hollowing that often occurs with aging. Here’s why fat grafting may be added in such cases:

Volume Restoration

Aging, along with the removal of excess skin during blepharoplasty, can result in a hollow or sunken appearance under the eyes. Fat grafting can restore lost volume in this area, providing a fuller and more youthful contour.

Natural Look

Fat grafting uses the patient’s own fat tissue, making it a natural and biocompatible option for facial rejuvenation. It can blend seamlessly with surrounding tissues, resulting in a more natural appearance compared to synthetic fillers.


Fat grafting allows for precise placement of fat to address specific areas of volume loss or hollowing, tailoring the procedure to the individual’s unique anatomy and aesthetic goals.

Long-Term Results

While fillers provide immediate results, they are temporary and require regular maintenance injections. Fat grafting can offer longer-lasting results since the grafted fat becomes a permanent part of the recipient site.

Enhanced Outcome

Combining fat grafting with lower blepharoplasty can enhance the overall aesthetic outcome by addressing both the structural changes (such as excess skin) and volumetric changes associated with aging around the eyes.

Understanding Your Blepharoplasty Results

Dr. Andrews can describe the procedure and the results perfectly, but being unable to see it in real-time can make some patients apprehensive. With the Crisalix 3D Imaging software, you can see a visualization of your “after” pictures. We are proud to offer the Crisalix 3D imaging technology at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery–this game-changing tool lets you see you “after” before scheduling your procedure.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Under anesthesia, The blepharoplasty procedure for men begins with carefully placed incisions along the eyelids to minimize visible scarring. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the underlying muscles may be tightened to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Incisions for the upper eyelids are discreetly positioned within the natural crease to preserve masculine features. In contrast, incisions for the lower eyelids are typically placed below the lash line to address puffiness and bags.


While initial results may be visible shortly after surgery, the full benefits of blepharoplasty for men become more apparent as swelling subsides and the healing process progresses. Your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative instructions, including proper wound care and activity restrictions, to facilitate a smooth recovery process.

With proper adherence to post-operative guidelines, men can enjoy long-lasting improvements in their appearance that help them look more youthful, alert, and rejuvenated.

Following blepharoplasty for men, temporary symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Discomfort around the incision sites

Schedule A Consultation Today

You don’t need to settle for a tired, angry look just because you are aging; schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery to explore how blepharoplasty for men can revitalize your look and boost your confidence. Contact our Coralville, IA office at (319) 220-4644 or fill out the online contact form to take the first step toward looking the way you feel.

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Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon

I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph


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