3 Reasons More Men Are Opting for Eyelid Surgery

Facial plastic surgery is becoming more popular with men as the male population embraces their desire to look more attractive and youthful. Eyelid surgery is amongst the most popular of facial plastic surgeries, with over 200,000 performed in the U.S. in 2018. There are more men opting to undergo blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery than ever before and here are three reasons why.

  1. Professional reasons. It is a competitive market for professionals and many older men are competing against younger men for the same positions. Some men are striving to retain a more youthful, energetic appearance to compete against their younger rivals in the workplace. Reducing eye bags that come with age can be a strategic move to climb the corporate ladder.
  2. Social self-confidence. Men want to look attractive and it is not uncommon for a man in his forties, fifties or beyond to find themselves single. Reducing drooping eyelids or eye bags can make a man look more youthful and attractive to potential partners when they are re-entering the dating scene.
  3. Improved vision. Function can be an excellent reason for eyelid surgery. Not only can sagging skin on the upper eyelid make you look tired and older, it can interfere with vision. Men wanting to see better and look more like their younger, energetic self can achieve both with an upper eyelid lift.

Gone are the days when plastic surgery was considered for women only. Men who want to look their best and retain a more virile, attractive and youthful appearance as they get older can opt to use cosmetic procedures like blepharoplasty to get the look they desire.

Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

Why Do I Have Dark Circles Under My Eyes?

Everyone knows that if you do not get enough rest, dark circles under your eyes can let the world know you are tired. This occurs in the young and old, which is why we equate dark circles with the need for rest. However, dark circles are more common as you get older and may have nothing to do with getting enough sleep.

Lack of hydration is often the reason dark circles appear when you are tired. Your body balances your hydration when you sleep, and lack of sleep can pull water from beneath the skin under your eyes, allowing the dark blood vessels underneath to show and cause dark circles. However, not all dark circles are caused by coloring, but can be a shadow from bags under the eye.

Aging and Dark Circles

As you get older, it is common to lose fat under the skin in the face. Bone and other facial tissues can also diminish, causing hollows under the eye. This can cause a darkening under the eyes that make you look “old and tired” even if you feel young and energetic. Bags under the eyes also can occur as you get older as the skin, tissue and fat fall due to gravity and a loss of elastin in the skin. Bags can create shadows under the eyes, making you tired.

Treatments for Dark Circles

There are some creams that can help hydrate the skin or lighten darker skin, helping reduce the appearance of dark circles. Other non-surgical options include using dermal fillers to plump under the eyes to reduce bags, shadows and hollows that cause dark circles. For permanent removal of dark circles, eyelifts, cheek lifts and implants in the upper cheek can be used. Consult a plastic surgeon that specializes in oculoplastic surgery to learn more about surgical and non-surgical options for removing dark circles.

Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

Combatting Under Eye Bags and Sagging

Bags or sagging under the eyes can have one of the most dramatic effects on your face. Not only does it make you appear older, it can make you look tired and exhausted. There are several factors that cause this effect, so there are also several cosmetic procedures to combat this condition. Treating the cause is the trick to removing these eye bags for a more youthful, energetic appearance.

One of the reasons eye bags occur is the fragile structure of the skin around the eyes. This skin is thinner and tends to lose its elasticity faster than other areas on the face. As collagen wanes and gravity takes hold, this delicate skin can sag, creating bags or dark circles under the eyes. Solutions for sagging skin under the eye include:

  • Dermal fillers. Use on injectable dermal fillers can add volume under the skin and help improve collagen production.
  • Eyelift. Plastic surgery can be performed to lift the skin and tissue surrounding the eye, both on the top and bottom lid.
  • Resurfacing. In some cases, dermal abrasion or chemical peels can help minimize wrinkles and improve elasticity in the skin around the eyes.

Another cause of eye bags is loss of fat in the cheeks. The fat layer under the skin in the upper cheek can dissipate or shift downward, causing eye bags. Dermal fillers can help this in some cases; for more pronounced eye bags or fat loss, cheek implants or a cheek lift can be used to restore a more youthful appearance.

If you have eye bags that have changed the appearance of your face, schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. There are surgical and non-surgical options to reduce the appearance of under-eye sagging for a more youthful and energetic look for your face.

Posted on behalf of:
Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

Causes of Baggy Eyes

When it comes to maintaining a fresh, bright, youthful-looking face, baggy eyes are one of the most common challenges people face. Baggy eyes, characterized by puffiness and darkness around the upper and lower eyelids, occurs when the fat around the eyeball bulges past the rim of the eye socket bone, a phenomenon known as pseudoherniation of orbital fat. Baggy eyes are also the result of dermatocholasis in which excess skin accumulates on the eyelids. Several factors contribute to the appearance of baggy eyes.

Sleep deprivation

Baggy eyes are commonly seen in people who are not getting enough sleep. This is because sleep deprivation elevates a person’s blood pressure leading to constriction of the blood capillaries beneath the eyes. When the blood capillaries constrict they retain fluid which causes puffiness.


Baggy eyes can be a symptom of an allergic reaction. Makeup, pollens, soaps, animals, hair products, or certain foods are just some of the allergens known to cause baggy eyes in susceptible individuals. Allergic reactions can cause the capillaries around the eyes to leak leading to fluid retention which manifests as puffiness.


Baggy eyes are more common in older people who have thinner, less elastic skin. As the skin around the eyelids becomes more elastic it sags more. Also, more fat from around the eyeballs migrates to the area under the eyes causing puffiness.

Certain Illnesses

Baggy eyes can indicate the presence of a serious medical condition. Certain thyroid disorders and nephritic syndrome can cause fluid retention throughout the body, including around the eyes. Baggy eyes are also a symptom of periorbital cellulitis and chronic sinusitis.


It has been observed that baggy eyes tend to run in families. Hyperpigmentation beneath the eyes or protruding orbital fat pads are often genetic traits that cause baggy eyes in individuals regardless of age, health status, or sleeping habits.

Depending on the source of the problem, baggy eyes can be treated effectively using seasonal allergy medication, anti-aging skin products, or by improving one’s sleeping habits. Blepharoplasty, or surgical removal of excess fat and skin around the eye, is also an option for improving or eliminating baggy eyes.

Post provided by Benjamin Stong MD