Eyelid surgery – Men

Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after eyelid surgeons in Palm Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. The goal of eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is to improve the appearance of aged upper or lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery is also popularly known as eyelid lift. Some common eyelid changes with aging include excess skin, droopy skin, bulgy fat, and bags that can make the person appear tired. Sometimes, the skin sagginess can interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery helps the eyelids regain the youthful and rested appearance. In cases where the skin was interfering with vision, the surgery can also improve sight. Dr. Rueda may refer you to an eye doctor if he determines it’s necessary to obtain other information to guarantee the eye is healthy before the surgery.

What can eyelid surgery correct

Skin laxity

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue of the eyelid weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissue of the eyelid then droops under its own weight. Eyelid surgery allows repositioning and removal of excess saggy skin.

Bulgy fat

As the soft tissue weaken, the structures that contain the fat around the eyelid loosen and allow the fatty tissue to bulge in the eyelid. Eyelid surgery allows repositioning or removal of excess fat to achieve a younger look.

Eye hollows

Hollows in the lower eyelid are caused by multiple reasons, mostly a combination of droopy internal tissues and loss of internal tissue volume. Eyelid surgery can improve hollowing by repositioning internal fat.

Bulgy fat

As the soft tissue weaken, the structures that contain the fat around the eyelid loosen and allow the fatty tissue to bulge in the eyelid. Eyelid surgery allows repositioning or removal of excess fat to achieve a younger look.

Eye hollows

Hollows in the lower eyelid are caused by multiple reasons, mostly a combination of droopy internal tissues and loss of internal tissue volume. Eyelid surgery can improve hollowing by repositioning internal fat.

What can eyelid surgery correct

Skin laxity

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue of the eyelid weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissue of the eyelid then droops under its own weight. Eyelid surgery allows repositioning and removal of excess saggy skin.

Bulgy fat

As the soft tissue weaken, the structures that contain the fat around the eyelid loosen and allow the fatty tissue to bulge in the eyelid. Eyelid surgery allows repositioning or removal of excess fat to achieve a younger look.

Eye hollows

Hollows in the lower eyelid are caused by multiple reasons, mostly a combination of droopy internal tissues and loss of internal tissue volume. Eyelid surgery can improve hollowing by repositioning internal fat.

Bulgy fat

As the soft tissue weaken, the structures that contain the fat around the eyelid loosen and allow the fatty tissue to bulge in the eyelid. Eyelid surgery allows repositioning or removal of excess fat to achieve a younger look.

Eye hollows

Hollows in the lower eyelid are caused by multiple reasons, mostly a combination of droopy internal tissues and loss of internal tissue volume. Eyelid surgery can improve hollowing by repositioning internal fat.

Eyelid surgery procedure

Dr. Rueda offers two types of procedures for upper and lower eyelid lift surgery: traditional lift, and transconjunctival lift combined with non surgical skin tightening

Incisions

Made and hidden just below the eyelashes (lower eyelid), and made and hidden in the eyelid crease (upper eyelid).

Areas Corrected

Skin laxity (moderate to severe), bulgy fat.

Incisions

Made in the inside of the eyelid (lower eyelid) therefore it is never visible.

Areas Corrected

Skin laxity (mild), bulgy fat.

Dr. Rueda performs a chemical peel that tightens the outside skin for patients who choose the transconjunctival procedure and have mild to moderate skin laxity. This leads to reduced laxity, improved skin color, and less wrinkling around the eyelids.

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. Most patients are actually surprised at having less discomfort than they expected. There is swelling and bruising for first 7-10 days. Usually no bandage is applied, but eyelid ointment is applied for 5 to 7 days. Ice packs and head elevation are encouraged to reduce swelling.

Most patients generally return to work in 1 week. Exercise is not allowed until 3 weeks after the surgery.

The cost of an eyelid surgery varies from patient to patient depending on the type of technique needed, anesthesia time, and surgical time. At Precision, we make sure we provide you with an accurate personalized price that will cover all costs needed for you to obtain a fantastic result.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your eyelid surgery

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for your eyelid surgery. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best eyelid surgery Palm Beach can offer.

No Visible Scar Options

No Visible Scar Options

Dr. Rueda has found that a significant amount of patients can achieve excellent eyelid surgery results without visible scars. These options are usually available for patients who have mostly eyelid bags and fullness with mild skin laxity.

Customized Surgery

Customized Surgery

Most eyelid surgery is not simply about removing excess skin or fat in a one size fits all approach. Most of the time patients desire fullness in some areas, custom eyeshadow space, and many other factors that require significant planning. A small portion of patients may need a eyelid lift or correction of lid droopiness with the eyelid surgery. Dr. Rueda works with each patient to make sure each eyelid procedure incorporates these fine but important changes.

Anesthesia Options

Anesthesia Options

Most patients prefer to have sedation with this procedure. However, some patients want to avoid any form of general anesthesia and have the procedure done with local anesthetic. At Precision we specialize in performing the procedure safely and comfortably using both techniques.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Patients with skin laxity or bulgy eyelid fat are good candidates for surgery. Patients with history of dry eyes may need special testing prior to surgery. Those with prominent eyes need special techniques used to minimize risk of eyelid surgery complications. Patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity may benefit from an internal eyelid incision surgery with skin tightening. In your consultation with Dr. Rueda your case is individually analyzed and the best recommendation is made.

Most patients seeking eyelid surgery are between 40-70 years of age. The older the age the more likely a traditional surgery is needed.

They type of anesthesia is highly dependent on the patient. Most of these procedure are performed with local anesthesia and sedation, however, some patients have it done comfortably under local anesthetic.

Your eyelid surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.

Yes! In fact many patients choose to have their eyelid surgery along with other procedures like browlift and facelift.

Complications are very rare in eyelid surgery as it is a common and very safe procedure. However, although rare, some risks include: bleeding, infection, eye dryness, and change in eyelid position.