Eyebrow and eyelid lifts are becoming increasingly popular throughout the U.S. This may not surprise many people but what may surprise you is that the trend is especially true with men. Consider a recent article for FOX 13 Salt Lake City titled “Men lining up for botox and eyelid lifts?”
According to the author of the article, “Psssst. Men, do you ever catch a glimpse of your reflection in a mirror or window and think ‘Hey, who’s that tense, frowning guy?’ It can be a jarring discovery: You feel great, and yet your tired-looking face is sending a different message to your family, friends, colleagues and maybe even to that panel of prospective coworkers at your latest job interview. Procedures such as eyebrow lifts and eyelid lifts, which rejuvenate how guys look and feel, are becoming more and more accepted among men. In fact, in 2012, eyelid surgery was the second most popular plastic surgery among males with 29,050 men undergoing the surgery that year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. ‘The reason that they state when they come in is that they need to look their best in a competitive job market,’ said Cori Agarwal, M.D., a plastic surgeon with University of Utah Health Care. ‘Sometimes they’re competing with people who are 10 years younger than them, and they want to look more youthful.’ While more men are getting plastic surgery — men make up 15 percent of patients nationwide — many men still don’t realize all the options that exist to help boost their confidence and freshen up their countenance. ‘I think people sometimes think that cosmetic surgery is just for looking good, but it’s really for quality of life,’ Agarwal said. ‘It’s for feeling comfortable in your body and looking on the outside like you feel on the inside.’ In an eyelid lift — or blepharoplasty — a surgeon removes some of the hanging skin on the upper eyelid that drapes over the brow down toward the eyelashes. Often, an eyebrow lift is done in conjunction with an eyelid lift, and it can be performed one of two ways.”
If you are considering an eyebrow or eyelid lift, you need a surgeon you can trust. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
With Dr. Moulton-Barrett, blepharoplasty surgery is an outpatient procedure and may be done in our office, a surgical clinic, or the hospital. Our eyelid surgery is typically performed using local anesthetic and intravenous sedation and the procedure takes between 30 to 90 minutes.
For more information, contact us for a consultation.