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Eyelid Surgery from Dr. Pratt

Many male patients come to see Dr. Pratt to address their drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, puffiness, and excess wrinkles around the eyes. These issues tend to increase with age, and can make you look older, angrier, and more tired than you are. This is why Dr. Pratt offers eyelid surgery for men who want to appear active, youthful, and energized.

What can eyelid surgery accomplish?

Dr. Pratt’s eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can address the trouble spots around your eyes that are adding years to your face. This procedure has the ability to help patients:

  • Look more awake and energized
  • Look healthier and younger
  • Gain more confidence
  • Improve their range of vision
  • Reduce wrinkles, bags, and puffiness around the eyes

Eyelid surgery for men

If you’re a man who is considering eyelid surgery, be sure to select a plastic surgeon who understands male facial features. Men’s eyelids have a different shape than women’s, and men also have thicker skin and heavier facial muscles. These are differences that will definitely affect how the procedure is performed. You will need a surgeon who understands the specific structure of the male face, such as Dr. Pratt, to achieve the best results. 

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How is male eyelid surgery performed? 

Male eyelid surgery has the ability to lift the surrounding skin of the eye, creating a more defined and alert appearance. 

For the upper eyelid(s), Dr. Pratt will make a small incision in the crease of the eyelid. He will then gently and carefully remove excess fat and lax skin. Once this is complete, he will suture the incisions. 

For lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made from the inside of the lower lid. The excess fat can be removed from this incision, and puffiness can be decreased using this incision as well.

Recovery from eyelid surgery

Recovery from eyelid surgery is fairly quick and painless. Your eyes may be wrapped lightly with gauze for a few days, or compresses may be given to you for comfort. Most patients are able to return to work within a few days and continue with their exercise routine in two weeks. Any swelling and bruising are minimal, and the sutures will be removed three to four days post surgery.

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

For men who are concerned that their eyes look aged, tired, or angry, eyelid surgery may be an ideal solution. Eyelid surgery is also a good option for men whose eyelids droop so much that their vision is impaired. Candidates should be relatively healthy and have realistic expectations for the results. 

Why choose Dr. Pratt?

Dr. Pratt employs a hands-on approach and attention to detail that is invaluable when selecting the surgeon to work on your body. He is considerate, compassionate, and transparent, educating his patients about the procedures they will be undergoing to give them the smoothest and most stress-free treatment possible, with the best outcome. Dr. Pratt believes that plastic surgeons cannot just be aesthetic technicians; they need to be good doctors as well.

Dr. Pratt received his medical degree from the University of Florida, then went on to complete a general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, followed by a fellowship in plastic surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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We recognize the anxiety and concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rest assured that our patients’ health and well-being have and always will be our primary concern.

We are doing everything we can to protect one another from spreading the virus. Our intention and promise to our patients are to respect the guidelines and recommendations set forth by health care professionals regarding hygiene and social distancing. To that end, we would like to share some of the additional steps we are implementing as a practice to help protect you as well as our team members

  • Anyone entering our office will be pre-screened for symptoms of acute illness and have their temperature taken at the front desk
  • All staff member will wear masks when interacting with patients or family
  • We have increased the frequency and extensivity of our office cleaning routines
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the office
  • We will continue to offer virtual consultations as well as virtual follow-up visits when appropriate
  • We request that anyone with fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath reschedule their appointment.
  • We are limiting outside vendors from elective visitation
  • We are limiting our waiting room occupancy to fewer patients and request that any family or friends do not accompany patients inside the office
  • Patients that prefer to wait in the car prior to their appointment may do so. Please text the practice on our SMS line (704) 256.3732 when you have arrived to let us know that you are here. We can send you a text message when we are ready for you to come in.

While the COVID-19 situation and response remain fluid, please know that we are doing everything we can to limit your exposure and risk. As our response adjusts based on recommendations set forth by relevant medical experts, we will keep you updated on our website as well as social media.

Broc L. Pratt, MD

COVID-19 A Message from Dr. Pratt

We are open and seeing patients!

In response to the challenge for patients caused by the current pandemic Dr. Pratt is now offering safe and private Tele-Health services for consults. There is no charge for this service. Simply call our office at 980-375-9959 to request an appointment. We will give you specific instructions on how to schedule a virtual visit with Dr. Pratt and his patient coordinator, Ashleigh. We are pleased to be able to offer these appointments and hope this option meets your needs and helps fulfill your desired timeline.

Broc L. Pratt, MD

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