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It is very common for men to develop puffiness above and below the eyes or sagging skin in the upper eyelid. Sun damage, natural aging, and even unhealthy lifestyle choices (poor diet, smoking, alcohol intake, etc.) affect how our skin responds to these events and choices.

Close up of man's blue eyes

While all facial areas and features will eventually develop signs of age and damage, the eyes are often the first to go. In fact, some men notice laxity in the upper eyelids as early as their 20s. 

And for many men dealing with issues around the upper and lower eyelid, plastic surgery procedures like blepharoplasty are the only solution. 

Are My Puffy Eyes Caused by Normal Day-to-Day Issues, or Are They Age-Related?

We all have puffy eyes from time to time. This is normal. Maybe you didn’t get a restful night’s sleep; maybe your diet consisted of too much salt; or maybe you’re dehydrated or stressed. All of these contribute to regular and expected puffiness around the eyes. 

However, if you notice that your upper eyes remain heavy and the bags beneath your eyes do not go away (even when the above items are not factors), you may require a cosmetic correction. 

Fortunately, Dr. Calabria offers several options to correct age-related issues with the eyelids so that your entire face looks more youthful and inviting.

What Eyelid Procedures Are Available?  

Dr. Calabria is a leading expert regarding male facial plastic surgery. Because of this, he only offers cosmetic procedures that can achieve high-quality results. 

To address eyelid issues, Dr. Calabria offers upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery) and lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery). Patients can correct just their upper eyelids or lower eyelids, or they can combine upper and lower blepharoplasty into one procedure for a more dynamic transformation.

Upper Blepharoplasty 

For upper eyelid surgery, muscles and fat in the upper eyelids are repositioned or removed, and sagging skin is excised to give you a more natural and youthful appearance to the eyelids. 

This surgery can help men aesthetically (by removing heavy, sagging skin) and practically (as severe sagging upper eyelids can obstruct some men’s vision). 

Lower Blepharoplasty

Dr. Calabria offers transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty, meaning the incision is made within the lower eyelid. This location conceals the incisions and any resulting scars. After the incision is made, fat is removed from the lower eyelid. 

After this procedure, you can look forward to clearer, more natural-looking skin beneath the eye.

How Can I Get the Most Out of My Eyelid Surgery?

While combining upper and lower blepharoplasty helps the areas around your eyes improve, many men choose to combine their eyelid surgery with other facial procedures. 

The primary reason for combining other procedures with your blepharoplasty is to achieve a more balanced and dramatic enhancement to your facial features. The two most common combination procedures are brow lift (forehead lift) and facelift surgery

Brow Lift

A brow lift is used to correct heavy, furrowed brows, sagging skin, and lines in the forehead that can make you look much angrier and more tired than you are. 

Dr. Calabria uses an endoscopic approach for this procedure, so you don’t have to worry about an extensively invasive procedure that will leave unsightly scars on your skin.


Facelift surgery addresses age- and lifestyle-related skin laxity, wrinkles, and fine lines on the lower two-thirds of the face. 

Dr. Calabria offers several facelift options for men, including vertical facelift surgery, the stem cell enhanced facelift, and the one-stitch facelift procedure

At your consultation, Dr. Calabria will discuss your eyelid surgery and any other procedures he may recommend for you.

Want to Learn More About Eyelid Surgery With Dr. Calabria?

If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty or any other facial procedures we offer, call us now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Calabria. You can reach our Beverly Hills office at (310) 879-1488, our Rancho Mirage office at (760) 836-0077, or our Italy office at +39.349.4662323.