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According to recent data, male cosmetic surgery is on the rise. Economic times may have influenced this statistic, as a competitive job market favors energy, youthfulness, and yes, looks. The most popular cosmetic procedures for men include botox and fillers for wrinkles, chin implants to rectify a weak profile, hair transplants for a fading hairline, and liposuction for excess fat pouches. Also at the top of the list is blepharoplasty to reduce sagging eyelid skin and eyelid bags.
Male blepharoplasty should be done in a more conservative manner than female blepharoplasty in most cases, to preserve masculinity. The male eyelid anatomy can differ from that of a female, with the eyelid crease in a different position and the brow with more fullness.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift can be done in conjunction with fat injections, laser skin tightening, and botox to acheive an enhanced result. In Michigan, Dr. Brett Kotlus offers customized procedures for his extensive list of male patients. Below is a video of Dr. Kotlus' patient who underwent upper and lower blepharoplasty 1 month earlier. His masculinity was preserved and he certainly did not end up with the dreaded "Kenny Rogers" look!
A new laser treatment for eyelid wrinkles was published by Dr. Kotlus in the latest issue of Dermatologic Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal. He describes a "dual-depth" laser treatment using the fractional CO2 laser on the eyelid skin. The laser is also called ActiveFX and DeepFX, two applications of the laser that treat different levels of the skin. By treating superficial and deep skin layers at the same time, Dr. Kotlus has been able to improve surface sun damage, brown spots, and deep wrinkles in one treatment.
Shown here is a patient who received the dual-depth laser treatment at the same time as a lower eyelid lift to shift bulging fat, reducing the appearance of lower eyelid bags. The laser enhances the lower eyelid lift by firming the eyelid skin and creating a smoother appearance. Patients should expect about a week of redness after the laser, although swelling can last longer than a week.