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In recent years, it has been extremely encouraging to see so many patients take a proactive approach to their facial aging. In many cases, that means putting in the time to learn as much as they can before their surgery and pre-surgery consultation. However, the wealth of easily accessible information available on the Internet can be both a blessing and a curse. It can be very difficult to know what info found online is true and what is false regarding a cosmetic procedure. That’s why I wanted to provide some helpful true and false statements about one of the most common cosmetic procedures that I perform, eyelid surgery.

Eyelid Surgery Will Make Men’s Eyes Look Feminine

This is false. Eyelid surgery is consistently among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures on both male and female patients in the US. This is due to its unique ability to refresh the appearance of a male patient’s eyes without minimizing the more masculine facial features. I have been performing eyelid surgery on male patients for many years and have developed specific techniques for male eyelid surgery patients.

Eyelid Surgery Can Address Many Different Causes of Facial Aging

This is true. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like myself, eyelid surgery can treat many different causes of premature aging in the upper portion of the face. This includes droopy upper eyelids, excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids, and bags that appear under the eyes.

My Face Will Look Completely Different Following Eyelid Surgery

This too is false. During eyelid surgery procedures, my goal is to provide subtle and natural-looking results for my patients. In my experience, eyelid surgery is a procedure to help patients who want to look rejuvenated, but not have their facial structure altered.

There’s a reason that the demand for eyelid surgery remains so consistently high year after year. If you think you might be a good candidate for eyelid surgery and you would like to learn more, the next step is scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. For more information or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for additional tips, news, and much more.