Male vs. Female Eyelid Surgery: Is There a Difference?

By Sheryl Pilcher on June 06, 2017

Upper and lower eyelid surgeryTo achieve the best surgical results, it's important that plastic surgeons tailor their procedures to the patient. This is a defining philosophy at our San Antonio cosmetic surgery center. We always consider the age, the curves and contours, the bone structure, and even the gender of each patient whenever we perform body contouring or facial rejuvenation procedures.

When it comes to upper and lower cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), we take numerous factors into account to make sure patients look great. Let's take a moment to consider how an approach to eyelid surgery can differ when working with male patients and female patients.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

There are, generally speaking, two options for cosmetic eyelid surgery:

  • Upper Eyelid Surgery – This type of surgery is performed on the upper eyelids when excessive drooping or sagging leads to poor appearance and/or impaired vision. This is a common procedure for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging.

  • Lower Eyelid Surgery – This type of surgery is performed on the lower eyelids when excessive bagginess or puffiness under the eyes leads to a haggard, tired, or generally poor appearance.

The ideal surgery for you and your needs will be determined during the consultation process. Either can work wonders for the appearance, yet sometimes one may be better than the other depending on the gender of the patient.

Eyelid Surgery for Women

Women often undergo upper and eyelid surgery as an option for anti-aging and facial rejuvenation. During the procedure, the removal of excess skin and fat can make the patient look many years younger. Revision of the upper eyelid can be especially effective at making the eyes look better defined and more effeminate.

Eyelid Surgery for Men

Men can undergo either upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery, though lower eyelid surgery is more common with males. Since revision of the upper eyelid can lead to a more effeminate appearance, upper eyelid surgery in men is often only performed when the drooping of the upper eyelid impairs the vision.

When performing surgery on the lower eyelids in men, many plastic surgeons focus on carefully targeted fat removal to maintain masculine facial features.

The Benefits of Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Whether you are a man or a woman, there are many benefits to undergoing cosmetic eyelid surgery. The primary benefit is that both upper and lower eyelid surgery can leak you looking younger, more vibrant, and totally refreshed. Something as subtle as an eyelift can really work wonders for your appearance. You may even appear years younger from such a subtle procedure. This may give you an edge in both your personal and professional life.

If you undergo upper eyelid surgery because of issues with your vision, you will notice improved vision quality and fewer issues with the quality of your eyesight.

Tailoring Treatments to Meet the Need of the Patient

The above are just a few of the considerations that go into custom eyelid surgery. We always consider procedures carefully from the bottom up so that patients can experience optimal results that make them look their best.

During the consultation process, we'll be more than happy to discuss these matters with you in greater detail. This will allow you to make assured decisions about your aesthetic enhancement needs.

Learn More About Cosmetic Surgery Options

For more information about your treatment options and how we can help you look your absolute best, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our team is here to help tailor your treatments to meet your needs.

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