About Male Eyelid Lift?

An Eyelid lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can enhance the appearance of the eyelids and/or repair any functional deficits caused by the eyelids. It can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid or both. Through an eyebrow lift you can remove:

  • Saggy skin present on the upper eyelid 
  • Puffiness caused by the presence of excess fatty tissue 
  • Under-eye bags
  • Saggy eyelids 
  • Unwanted skin and fine line present on the lower eyelid

Am I a suitable candidate for a Male Blepharoplasty?

You may be a suitable candidate if:

  • You look tired because of your saggy eyelids
  • There are fat deposits under your eye 
  • The eyelid skin has caused defects in your vision 
  • You have difficulty while applying makeup on eye 
  • Surplus kin or fine lines around the eyelids causes you to look older 
  •  Your state of health is excellent and you do not smoke
  • You have realistic goals from the procedure

Benefits of a Male Eye Lift Surgery

  • Rejuvenated and a younger-looking eye 
  • Reduces eye bags present on the lower eyelids
  • Removes any saggy, puffy skin present below your eyes
  • Removes visible fine wrinkles
  • Improves vision by correcting any defects due to eyelids

Risks and Complications of Male Eyelid lift

Apart from the general risk, some specific potential risks of blepharoplasty include:

  • Changes in pigmentation
  • Dryness of the eyes
  • Ectropion, a condition characterised by the outward rolling of the lower eyelid
  • Entropion, a condition characterised by the inward rolling of the lower eyelid
  • Difficulty while closing the eyes
  • Loss of Eyelashes 
  • Ptosis
  • Asymmetry
  • Temporary or permanent change in vision, in rare cases, may cause blindness
  • Revision surgery
  • Certain medical conditions can make an eyelid lift procedure riskier like hypothyroidism, Grave’s Disease, dry eye or lack of tears, high blood pressure level or circulatory disorders, and glaucoma.

Next Steps

Your Cosmetic Plastic surgery consultation

During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.

Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.



Ensure you have done your research, both on your desired surgery, as well as your surgeon.


Book a consultation

Submit an enquiry through our website or give us a call before booking your consultation. To ensure you are a suitable candidate for your desired procedure, Dr Turner asks to review your images before making a booking. This saves time and money if you are not a suitable candidate, in which case our lovely team will help direct you to an alternative procedure.


Meet with Dr Turner

Once your images have been approved and your consultation has been booked, we ask that you prepare any questions you may have for Dr Turner, as well as some images of desired outcomes for your surgery, this helps ensure you and Dr Turner are on the same page when discussing realistic results.


More questions?

Looking for more information before your consultation? You can book an additional 15min complimentary consultation with one of our patient liaisons here https://calendly.com/patients-bookings/patient-consult?month=2023-02


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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions about Facelift Surgery

When do you need a male eyelid lift?

You will need a male eyelid lift if:

  • Your eyes always look tired or puffy, even when you’ve got plenty of sleep
  • You have under eyes bags
  • Your lower eyelids droop downwards consistently showing the whites of your iris
  • the skin on your upper eyelids droops
  • You have vision problems because of your sagging upper eyelids
  • Your upper eyelids feel heavy, making it difficult to keep your eyes open

What causes saggy eyelids in men?

Saggy eyelid in men is often caused due to:

  • Effects of the normal aging process
  • Hereditary reason
  • Weakened eyelid muscles
  • Damage to the nerves controlling the eyelid muscle
  • Due to an injury 
  • Diseases or illnesses like diabetes, stroke, stye, tumour in the eye, Horner syndrome, Myasthenia gravis etc. 

Does eyelid surgery leave scars?

The incision will be made as close to the natural crease of the eyelid as possible. Scar from the upper eyelid lift will generally be unnoticeable six weeks after surgery. In the case of lower eyelid lift, the incision is made either inside the eyelid or just beneath the eyelashes, which will likely heal or be unnoticeable after a few weeks. 

Are you put to sleep for eyelid surgery?

Either local or general anaesthesia will be used for eyelid surgery. If your surgeon recommends general anaesthesia for you you’ll be put to sleep during the procedure. However, if local anaesthesia is recommended for your procedure you’ll be awake during the procedure.

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When should I have a facelift?

There is no defined age that is best to undergo facelift surgery – we all age differently according to our genetics and environmental experiences such as sun exposure, skin care and smoking. Facelifts can be performed from early 40′s to late 70′s. Benefits usually last longer when a facelift is performed on a younger person who still have good skin elasticity.

How long will my facelift last?

Due to the natural ageing process and the effects of gravity. Facial ageing will unfortunately continue. With that being said, your face will always look younger than it did if you had never had a facelift done. Overall, this procedure tends to reset the clock, leading to a 10+ year advantage over individuals of the same age. If, over time, you would like an additional facelift, it is generally not as comprehensive as the initial surgery.

Will people be able to see that I’ve had a facelift?

After getting a facelift, many patients mention that their friends and family make remarks about how they look fresh and rested. People might ask if you have been away on holiday or if you’ve “changed something”. There is no characteristic look of a facelift. Forget about the problems with the old fashioned unnatural face lifts. Modern procedures are undetectable. The procedure simply restores your youthful look and no one will be able to tell you’ve had anything done. You’ll just look like a well-rested and fresh version of you.

Do you do fat transfer as part of a facelift?

Fat transfer are an integral component of any facelift surgery, to give complete rejuvenation of the face. The concept of the volumetric facelift, combines the benefit of restoring facial volume associated with ageing with fat injections combined with lifting and tightening the deeper facial structures with a SMAS facelift procedure. There are very few patients that don’t benefit from the addition of fat grafting as part of a facelift procedure.

Will I have any scars?

The incisions used during a facelift, will depend on the procedure and the technique used. For instance, the incisions made for a traditional facelift will differ from a short-scar facelift or midface lift. With incisions made in natural borders, hairlines, and folds, once fully healed, they will be barely noticeable. At first, they may be pink and slightly raised, but within the first few months, they will begin to quickly fade.

How quickly will stitches be removed? How quickly will I heal?

Once you leave the hospital, a follow-up appointment will be made within the first 7 days. At this time, Dr Turner will assess your wounds and remove stitches. After this step is completed, it’s recommended that you commence topical silicone ointment along the incision line. Overall, most patients look presentable after the first 2 weeks. The full healing time for soft tissue and skin will be around 6 months. Although scaring may be red and itchy at first, within the first few months, they’ll begin to lighten. After 1-2 years, they will soften and be barely noticeable.

How long will I need to take off work?

More patients can return to work after 2 weeks following surgery. Within the first 3 days, you will likely experience swelling, which then settles after approximately 1 week. Overall, the healing process is rapid, and you will be able to return to your regular routine within 2-3 weeks. At 2 weeks, for instance, you can generally begin to perform light exercise, gently increasing activity levels over 6 weeks.

Will I need a drain after my facelift?

Yes, in most cases. Drains are used to gather excessive fluid after a facelift procedure. Your drain will be removed the day after your procedure. If you’re having a short scar facelift in a limited area, you might not need a drain. Dr Turner will advise you before the procedure so you know exactly what to expect.

Do hairlines shift after a facelift?

During your consultation with Dr Turner we evaluate which incision placement is best suited for you. If you require a large amount of skin removal than an incision placed along the hair line will minimize any hairline shifts which are an unfortunate stigma of having a poorly executed facelift surgery.

How long does eyelid lifts last?

Various factors will determine how long the results of an eyelid lift will last. It could last six to ten years but it will vary from patient to patient. As the natural ageing process continues, the results of the procedure will start to show some changes.

Does insurance cover hooded eyelid surgery?

Most insurance companies do not cover hooded eyelid surgery done for purely cosmetic reasons without any medical indications, however, if the surgery is conducted for a medical reason your insurance company will cover some parts of the surgery depending on your insurance.

How much does it cost to fix droopy eyelids?

The price for fixing your droopy eyelids will depend on the following factors:

  • The surgeon 
  • The hospital 
  • Time taken for surgery 
  • The price will also vary if you’re eligible for Medicare benefits and you are insured or uninsured.

A tentative estimate and price range to fix your droopy eyelid procedure will be made available at the time of the consultation. The cost for the surgery will comprise of:

  • Hospital Costs which will include the time and your length of hospital stay
  • Surgeon Fee
  • Anaesthetists Fee
  • If applicable assistants fee

Does Medicare cover droopy eyelid surgery?

Medicare will not cover any eyelid surgery performed purely for a cosmetic reason but you may be eligible for a rebate if the eyelid impacts your field of vision, causes trouble with eye functioning and affects the health of your eye. 

Is eyelid surgery painful?

No, eyelid surgery usually is painless. Apart from the minimal discomfort during the surgery, you’ll generally feel little pain after it and recover quickly.

About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you  beautiful results. He is one of Sydney’s great Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a focus on face surgeries in New South Wales.
Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most effective and safest surgical procedures. 
Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.