Often men feel that sagging, wrinkled, drooping, or simply aging skin around the eyes could be enhanced, resulting in a better, sharper, and all-around more youthful look to their face. In most cases, they’d be correct in that assumption. Speaking with Dr. Gardenier during your initial consultation will be quite enlightening. He’ll be ready to answer any and all questions you might have. During this time, you’ll be able to view before and after photos that will help you build a better contextual understanding of the personalized procedures being suggested. This outpatient procedure is usually simple, straightforward, and can be performed under local anesthetic.

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What Are Some Of The Benefits Of An Eye Lift?

  • A fresher, happier, rejuvenated look to the face
  • Oftentimes, a friendlier appearance
  • Sometimes, improved eyesight
  • Less overall wrinkles around the eyes
  • A better self-perception in the mirror

First of all, you could look amazing! It’s simple, sometimes life and circumstance can take hold as time passes. Then, all of a sudden there’s a realization that you have that you either look older than you feel- or are projecting a look on your face that belies your true feelings. 

After all, no one wants to be perceived as tired, angry, or even sad, which is what is often reported to us. Could a successful eyelift enliven your face? Your countenance? Yes, it’s certainly possible. Might this procedure make you feel more able and purposeful? Maybe even free up your peripheral vision? Absolutely. These are all things to discuss with Dr. Gardenier at your initial consultation. He’ll help you let your eyes fully shine, as they should.

Candidacy; Do I Qualify For Eyelid Surgery?

There are no rules as to when you can get an eyelid lift—especially if it’s in pursuit of a better-functioning eye. That said, most patients are usually older than 30 years old.

In general, older age groups may be more prone to seek information regarding a male eyelid lift. This is usually due to the eyelid skin laxity interfering with the peripheral vision of the patient, or it presents a look that the individual does not want to project. Still, some men inquire about an eye lift purely for aesthetic reasons. These patients are usually older than 30 and feel that this procedure could serve their looks well. Usually, they would be correct. 

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How Is A Successful Blepharoplasty Procedure Achieved?

There are a few different methods Dr. Gardenier might suggest. These could vary by your situation, or whether your issue is with the upper lid, lower lid, or both. It’s really best to enjoy an initial consultation in person with Dr. Gardenier. This way, any and all of your questions can be answered in person, particular to your case. At the same time, you’ll be able to view before and after photos of past patients and the successful results they’ve gained from their visits to Maine Plastic Surgery.


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What Sort Of Recovery Process Might I Expect?

Your eyelids could be bruised and a bit swollen for 1 to 3 weeks after your surgery. As the surgery settles in, the appearance of your eyes could continue to improve over the next 1 to 3 months. 

At about 10 to 14 days, most men feel ready to go back to work and continue with their social engagements. However, this can depend on your type of work and how you feel about people knowing you’ve just had surgery.

Questions To Ask Before Eyelid Surgery

  • How Do I Know if I am a Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?
  • How Painful is the Procedure and How Long is the Recovery?
  • How Soon Can I Return to Work?
  • Will an Upper Blepharoplasty Change the Shape of My Eye?
  • Where are the Incisions Made for the Upper Blepharoplasty?

When you’re ready to move forward and speak with our staff, they’ll be happy to answer any of your initial questions. Then, at your personal consultation with Dr. Gardenier, you can both focus on your particular needs and wants. Reach out to Maine Plastic Surgery today. We have 30 years of surgical and non-surgical success ready to apply to your particular circumstance.

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More About Dr. Gardenier:

Dr. Gardenier is a Harvard-Trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He's held residencies and fellowships at some of the most noteworthy medical institutions on the east coast. This has produced published work in leading scientific journals, which has led to patented breakthroughs for cancer survivors. If you'd like to know more, please visit his profile page.

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