There are a number of ways for men to reverse the visible signs of aging and to achieve a more youthful appearance. One such option is blepharoplasty, also known as the eyelid lift. We are proud to offer this service at Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, CA.

Blepharoplasty Explained

As you get older, your eyelids tend to stretch. This causes the underlying muscles to weaken and may leave you with droopy, saggy skin either just above or just below your eyes. Droopy eyelids can make you look tired or haggard, older than you actually are. Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure designed to address this problem.

During a blepharoplasty procedure, Dr. Schoemann may remove extra fat, muscle, and skin from around the eye. The goal is to tighten those droopy eyelids, which can create a subtle yet unmistakable change to your physical appearance. Not only can an eyelid lift help you look younger, but it may also improve your peripheral vision.


What are the Key Benefits to Getting a Blepharoplasty?

There are a number of reasons why men might consider getting an eyelid lift. For example, blepharoplasty may be a good solution if you find that your saggy eyelids make it impossible for you to open your eyes completely. Additionally, blepharoplasty can help your eyes to appear more alert.

We also hear from men who are interested in removing the dark bags under their eyes, which cause them to look perpetually fatigued. An eyelid lift is a good way to accomplish this goal.

Finally, blepharoplasty can eliminate any excess skin that limits your peripheral vision, helping you to see more clearly.


Am I a Candidate to Receive a Blepharoplasty?

Dr. Schoemann is pleased to perform eyelid lifts for men throughout Encinitas and the North County San Diego area. Before you have your procedure performed, it is important to meet with Dr. Schoemann to ensure you are a good candidate.

Generally, we recommend blepharoplasty for men who fall into these categories:

  • You are seeking to address a specific issue with your eyelids, such as droopiness or bagginess.
  • You have talked with Dr. Schoemann about surgical outcomes and have realistic expectations.
  • You are in good health overall, and do not have any medical conditions that could prevent you from healing.
  • You are not a smoker.

How Can We Help You?

What Factors Play into the Cost of Getting a Blepharoplasty in the Encinitas and North San Diego County Area?

As you consider getting a blepharoplasty, it is only natural to have some questions about cost. Several factors come into play when determining the price point of a plastic surgery procedure.

Surgeon’s Fees

The surgeon’s fees will vary according to experience level. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average fee for an eyelid lift is around $3,282.

The Facility

In addition to paying a fee to the surgeon, you will also need to pay for the operating suite and recovery room where your procedure takes place.

Anesthesia

A blepharoplasty procedure will always be performed with the patient under general anesthesia. As such, the anesthesiologist’s fee must be factored into the final cost.

Prescription Medications

Dr. Schoemann may recommend medications to take before and after the procedure, both to minimize pain and to alleviate the risk of infection. These will contribute to the total cost.

Follow-Up Visits

Following any plastic surgery procedure, it is important to make at least a couple of follow-up visits to ensure your body is healing properly and that you receive the results you hoped for.

Get a Blepharoplasty at Schoemann Plastic Surgery Today!

Droopy eyelids can make you look far older than you actually are and lend the impression that you are chronically exhausted. One way to eliminate this problem is through an eyelid lift procedure.

Learn more about the benefits of blepharoplasty. Reach out to the team at Schoemann Plastic Surgery at your next opportunity.