Eyelid Lift for Men


Dr. Kelly Sullivan recommends eyelid lift surgery for patients concerned about excess or sagging skin above the eyelids. If you have fat deposits under your eyes or feel like you look tired, angry or overly serious, eyelid lift surgery might be for you. You might also be a candidate if you’ve lost peripheral vision due to droopy skin.
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eyelid lift for men before and after
eyelid lift for men before and after

Procedure & Results

Dr. Kelly Sullivan will make an incision along the natural lines and creases of the upper eyelids. This enables her to remove excess skin, fat and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures. The lower eyelids are usually addressed with injections of filler material into the “tear trough deformity” or shadow area under the eye.

A blepharoplasty can take from one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Eyelid lift surgery is done on an outpatient basis with general or local anesthesia. Because safety is always our first concern, Dr. Kelly Sullivan always works with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure that surgery is as safe as possible. Following your surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home.

You should expect the following results from your eyelid lift surgery by removing excess, puffy, sagging skin and fat deposits. Eyelid lift surgery will:

  • Create a more energetic, alert, and youthful appearance
  • Eliminate the constant “tired” look
  • Restore proper visual acuity
  • Improve overall appearance and self-image

*PLEASE NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kelly Sullivan.

Recovery & Aftercare

Dr. Kelly Sullivan will give you written instructions for what to expect and how to care for yourself after an eyelid lift surgery. These might include:

  • Patients may experience some degree of bruising and swelling
  • Bed rest the day of surgery
  • Limited activity for three to five days following surgery
  • Avoid strenuous activities for about one to two weeks
  • Return to work within seven to 10 days

You will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Kelly Sullivan to monitor your recovery from eyelid lift surgery, so be sure to keep them. With careful self-care and compliance with Dr. Kelly Sullivan’s advice, most people have a complete Eyelid Lift surgery recovery and a happy outcome.

Insurance Guidelines

Blepharoplasty is usually deemed cosmetic unless the original indication for surgery was for visual field obstruction or sagging.  Our office will work with your insurance company to determine the scope of your benefits.