Male Eyelid Lift in South Jersey
As we age, our eyes are often the first thing to show our years as crow’s feet and a tired or swollen appearance become the new normal. An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, can help some men feeling insecure or dissatisfied with their appearance reach their self-image goals. Depending on your needs, an eyelid lift can be performed on both the upper and/or lower eyelids. Not only can this surgery help with facial aesthetics, but it can also help alleviate some discomfort that can come with excess skin along the eyelids. For both these reasons, eyelid lifts are among the most popular cosmetic procedures among men and women, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Am I an Eyelid Lift Candidate?
Eyelid lifts can be performed at any age, if necessary. That’s why a proper evaluation is necessary to determine if this procedure is an appropriate choice for you. You may be a good candidate for an eyelift procedure if you experience:
- Bloated pouches of fat in upper or lower eyelids
- Lack of natural eyelid crease
- Above-average sagging around upper eyelids
- Wrinkling in the upper or lower skin along the eyelid
- Excess eyelid skin that causes vision issues
What Is an Eyelid Lift Like?
To start, Dr. Franckle will put you under anesthesia; this can range from general anesthesia to intravenous sedation, depending on your needs. Next, he will carefully choose your incision sites to be sure they can be properly concealed post-recovery. For Dr. Franckle to fix the upper eyelid, the incision will be placed in the natural crease of your eyelid for muscle tightening, removing extra skin, and fat deposit repositioning. In contrast, the incision for your lower eyelid will be placed just below the lash line. To close your incisions, removable sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape may be used. After your surgery is complete, you will be provided with specific directions that should be followed precisely to ensure a full and healthy recovery.
Why Choose Dr. Franckle?
Dr. Franckle is a board-certified plastic surgeon; he also displays several impressive memberships that show his knowledge in the industry. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. Because of his extensive exposure and dedication to continuing his education, Dr. Franckle stays on the cutting edge of eyelid lift procedures.
Cost of an Eyelid Lift Procedure
The cost of an eyelid lift procedure will vary depending on the patient and what the surgery entails. Generally speaking, if the lift is needed for either the upper or lower eyelid, the cost is $4,000-$4,500. If a lift is necessary for both the upper and lower eyelids, the cost is $6,000-$7,000.
We offer several patient financing options through reputable financial companies to help you plan for your breast lift. Before you apply, we recommend that you first discuss your needs with our patient coordinator, Bianca. She can help you with the application process and discuss any special offers that come up from time to time. We also accept personal checks, cashier’s checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We want to make the process as simple for you as possible, so please reach out to us in advance if you have any questions.
How to Prepare for an Eyelid Lift
Before your eyelid lift, Dr. Franckle will need to ensure you are in good enough shape for this procedure. You will undergo lab testing, take or adjust certain medications, cut out smoking, and avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements that could harm your healing process. You will be unable to drive post-surgery, so it’s best practice to set up someone to bring you and pick you up from surgery in advance. Dr. Franckle also recommends having someone stay with you the night after your surgery.
Recovery from Eyelid Surgery
If Dr. Franckle closes your incisions with sutures, they are generally removed within four to six days. To control any discomfort you may have, you will likely be given a prescription for oral medication. Bruising and sensitivity are to be expected for one to two weeks post-operation. If you wear contacts, you can begin wearing them again 7 to 10 days after your surgery. Your final results will be evident within 4 to 6 weeks or possibly sooner. After your surgery, you may also experience:
- Watering eyes
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Light sensitivity
- Puffy, numb eyelids
- Swelling and bruising
Combination of Procedures
It’s not uncommon for Dr. Franckle to mix eyelid lifts with other cosmetic procedures. Some common ones such as Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and excellent options for those looking to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Some people also choose to combine their eyelid lift procedure with a forehead lift, facelift, chemical peel, or laser skin resurfacing. Just like eyelid lifts, additional surgeries are not a one size fits all type of deal. Discuss additional procedures with Dr. Franckle during your consultation to learn what could help you reach your aesthetic goals.
FAQ’s About Eyelid Lifts
While no results can be guaranteed before surgery, many patient’s eyelids are a bit different. With this surgery, the goal is to help them look the same, helping to give your face a more cohesive look.
Sometimes, yes, but every individual is different. This is something to discuss with Dr. Franckle during your consultation.
While the recovery time for each patient may vary, you can typically get back to work within a few days if you don’t mind looking swollen or bruised. If you are worried about looking bruised, it is appropriate to take two weeks before retiring to work.
Learn More about Dr. Franckle’s Eyelid Lift Procedure Process
When done by a professional, an eyelid lift may be able to help a patient regain the confidence they feel they’ve been missing. If you live in South Jersey and are interested in an Eyelid lift, contact William Franckle, MD, FACS to set up your consultation.