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Male Eyelid Surgery in El Paso, TX

Because men have thicker and more masculine facial features, eyelid surgery for men requires a different set of techniques. The shape and contour of their eyes is heavier and their eyebrows generally lay flat across their forehead (without the typical arching or tapering of women’s eyebrows).

Therefore, male eyelid surgery must take these features into account.

Dr. Frank Agullo has performed eyelid surgery for men of all different ages and ethnic backgrounds, since men of different cultures can sometimes have different needs. Dr. Agullo’s knowledge of the latest cosmetic procedures will ensure that your eyelid surgery will be “pleasing to your eyes,” with no pun intended.

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What Are the Benefits of a Male Eyelid Lift?

Also known as blepharoplasty, male eyelid surgery can help address the following problems:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Dark under-eye circles
  • Loose skin on the lower and upper eyelids
  • Excessive wrinkles around eyes
  • Creases between brows

Many of the men Dr. Agullo has helped have experienced dramatic and life-transforming results.

Am I a Candidate for Male Blepharoplasty?

There are many reasons why eyelid surgery might be a good fit for aging men. With age, the skin loses elasticity, thereby causing the eyes to appear tired, droopy, and saggy. This is really nothing more than loose skin; however, this can make a man look older than he actually is.

An eyelid lift can accompany a brow lift and/or a facelift to address all facial areas.

Men who are interested in eyelid surgery commonly have:

  • Excess skin on the upper eyelids that “hood” the eyes
  • Heavy bags beneath the eyes
  • Impaired peripheral vision due excess skin
  • Lines and wrinkles around the eyes

Always discuss your expectations with your surgeon in advance to avoid any regrets or disappointments. Getting an eyelid lift doesn’t alter the physical structure of your face, merely your appearance around your eyes.

Are you a candidate for male plastic surgery? Call Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 to set up a consultation.

What Is Discussed During Your Male Eyelid Surgery Consultation?

During your consultation, Dr. Agullo will:

  • Discuss your wishes and expectations for your results
  • Evaluate your eyelid skin and determine the correct blepharoplasty technique
  • Determine any combination techniques
  • Explain how to prepare for your male eyelid surgery

How Is Male Eyelid Surgery Performed?

If you want to turn back the hands of time and reverse the signs of aging, blepharoplasty is a great solution.

Dr. Agullo will use his skilled hands to tighten the loose skin under and above the eyes and reduce any excess fat that can create the “baggy” look.

An eyelid lift normally takes an hour or two to complete, depending on whether the surgeon is doing both the upper and lower eyelids consecutively.

Many eyelid procedures are done with a local anesthesia. You can discuss the best option with the plastic surgeon to choose the right type of sedative for your circumstances and comfort level.

Here are a few techniques that can be used to achieve sensational new eyes:

Transcutaneous Upper/Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Incisions are made along the crease of the upper eyelid and beneath the lower lash line. The surgeon uses care to remove the skin without damaging any of the underlying muscle. In some cases, the muscle can be moved to the outer barrier or selectively separated.

Transcutaneous literally means “through” the skin, because that’s where the incision will be made.

There are several types of upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty techniques.

  • Transcutaneous upper eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Transconjunctival upper eyelid blepharoplasty (incisions are made within the eyelid)
  • Transconjunctival lower eyelid blepharoplasty (incisions are made within the eyelid)
  • Transcutaneous lower eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Transcutaneous lower eyelid fat lipolysis


This is an unobtrusive method of minimizing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. This method uses a softer approach to improve the deep lines, making them less prominent while maintaining a natural look.

Dr. Agullo can resurface the deep wrinkles, lines, or crow’s feet with the laser after the upper and lower lids have already been corrected through the cosmetic surgery procedure.

Dr. Agullo will often combine fat injections with or without PRP (protein rich plasma) to improve the final result.

Blepharoplasty should be done at an accredited facility, such as that of Dr. Frank Agullo’s El Paso Cosmetic Surgery plastic surgery facility.

Dr. Agullo also offers FaceTite® to tighten facial skin.

At Agullo Plastic Surgery, tailored care begins with a full consultation to discuss the goals and options available.

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How Should I Prepare for My Male Blepharoplasty?

Proper preparation goes a long way for a safe and smooth plastic surgery.

Make sure you:

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning for at least two weeks before the surgery.
  • Quit smoking at least two weeks prior.
  • Don’t take aspirin or prescription medications which contain blood thinners either before or after your surgery. This includes ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, green tea, St. John’s Wort, and other herbal supplements.
  • Allow yourself recovery time for a few days to a week.
  • Ask someone to drive you to and from the surgery.
  • Don’t use any lotions on your face.
  • Stock up on supplies like ice packs, small gauze pads, and medical necessities.

What Can I Expect for My Male Eyelid Surgery Recovery?

As you might expect, you should limit your work and activities for a few days after eyelift surgery to give your eyes a chance to heal normally.

Some men experience dry eyes following blepharoplasty, which is completely normal. If the dry eyes prolong for longer than two weeks, it’s best to seek Dr. Agullo’s advice on how it should be handled. In the meantime, you should stick to your prescribed or recommended eye drops as per Dr. Agullo’s advice.

Make sure to keep your eyelids and eyes iced with soft ice packs or cubes wrapped in a washcloth. Some people use freezer bags with frozen peas as another alternative.

Swelling should start to diminish within a few days to one week, and should heal entirely after a few weeks. The most important aspect of your healing will be rest, so try to keep your eyes closed and get plenty of rest, at least for the first few days.

Finally, try to avoid sun exposure for a few months after blepharoplasty. It can make your skin red or blotchy and will simply hurt your eyes, which may be very sensitive for a while. Always wear UV protective sunglasses — you may also wish to buy larger frames to help cover the areas around your eyelids.

Is My Eyelid Surgery for Men Painful?

Since eyelid surgery is performed with anesthesia, there will be no pain during the procedure. Most post-treatment discomfort can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.

Will My Eyelid Lift Scars?

Scars are barely visible since the incisions are made in hidden areas around the eyes.

When Will I See My Male Eyelid Surgery Results?

Getting an eyelid lift can do wonders to restore your self-esteem and to improve your masculine facial appearance.

Many men who have undergone blepharoplasty reported feeling and looking at least a decade younger than their true age, and most have been exceptionally pleased with the results.

How Much Is Male Eyelid Surgery?

Pricing varies depending on the extent of the treatment or surgery.

You can see a list of the approximate prices of each procedure on our current fee schedule.

Consultations start at $150, which is applied to the cost of your treatment. Generally speaking, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective”. Dr. Agullo does not accept insurance plans.

The prices listed on our fee schedule represent the minimum cost of the procedures, including anesthesia and surgical facility fees, medical tests, garments, and recovery products. The cost of prescription medications is not included. The exact price of each procedure can only be determined after a thorough consultation.

All fees must be paid in full prior to the scheduled treatment.

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What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Male Eyelid Surgery?

What are the potential risks associated with male eyelid surgery?

Although rare, complications can occur. Rest assured that most patients are very pleased with blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Frank Agullo is a renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon and an accredited member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Some risks or problems with eyelid surgery could include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Dry eyes
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

Talk to your doctor right away if anything seems unnatural. One simple question can save a big headache later and Dr. Frank Agullo is very compassionate, approachable, and easy to work with.

His goal is to ensure your total satisfaction and to help you achieve amazing results.

Does insurance cover male eyelid surgery?
Most Insurance companies typically don’t cover eyelid lifts unless they are medically necessary to correct visual defects. Dr. Agullo does not accept insurance plans.
Are eyelid surgery results permanent?

It is important to note that getting an eye lift will not permanently stop your eyes from aging; however, the procedure is long lasting. Upper eyelids look great from five to seven years (or for the rest of your life), whereas lower eyelids rarely need correction ever again.

In some cases, if the lids begin sagging again, the next step would entail a forehead or brow lift, rather than another eyelid lift.

Interested in Male Plastic Surgery?

If you want to learn more about Dr. Agullo’s male eyelid lift, contact his office by calling (915) 590-7900. Dr. Agullo offers male blepharoplasty for patients in El Paso, Texas, and the greater El Paso area.

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