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Eyelid Surgery


The shape of the eyelids dramatically affects the shape of the eyes. Unfortunately, as people age, their upper eyelids may droop and puffy bags may appear below the eyes, contributing to a tired or angry appearance. Our blepharoplasty surgeon, Dr. O’Toole, can remove excess eyelid skin and fat to restore a more youthful and refreshed look to the eyes, all while keeping the look subtle and natural.

Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty Surgery

Los Angeles & Pasadena California

Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is an excellent option for anyone who would like to reverse the signs of aging in in their eyes and eliminate the tired appearance associated with droopy eyelids. Ideal candidates are in good overall health, have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure, and experience one or more of the following:

  • Excess sagging skin on the upper eyelid that potentially interferes with vision
  • Excess skin on the upper eyelid which hides the skin above your eyelashes
  • Wrinkling on the upper eyelid which makes you look older or more fatigued than you actually are
  • Puffiness or bags under your lower eyelids
  • Excess skin and wrinkles on the lower eyelids

It is important to discuss your medical history with Dr. O’Toole in great detail. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or glaucoma may increase your risk of complications.

Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

Dr. O’Toole performs your blepharoplasty procedure by making tiny incisions along the natural creases in the eyelids or on the inside of the lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. Through these incisions, Dr. O’Toole removes the unwanted skin and fat, creating an optimally youthful and natural appearance. The incisions are then closed. Older patients with loose lower eyelids may require lower lid tightening as well.

Often, Dr. O’Toole will recommend brow lift surgery in conjunction with eyelid surgery for enhanced results.

Recovery after Eyelid Surgery

Los Angeles blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole will closely monitor your recovery to ensure that it goes smoothly. The recovery period for eyelid surgery is not extensive, and you will most likely be able to read and watch television within a few days after the procedure. Within a week, you should be able to return to work and use makeup to hide any remaining signs of surgery. This relatively minor cosmetic procedure can make a vast improvement in your overall appearance and produce stunning facial rejuvenation.

Watch a 3D animation of blepharoplasty

Please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your complimentary eyelid surgery consultation. Dr. Martin O’Toole serves patients in Los Angeles, Covina, Arcadia, and Hollywood, California.

Blepharoplasty Candidates

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, can help produce a softer, more alert, and more youthful appearance to the upper face. With this procedure, board-certified Pasadena plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole is able to address issues including:

  • Sagging eyelids
  • Excessive skin in the upper and lower lids
  • Puffy skin and dark spots underneath the eyes
  • Crow’s feet

If you are struggling with any of these issues, you may be the ideal blepharoplasty candidate.
To learn if eyelid surgery can help you reach your goals, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery online or by calling (626) 671-1756 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. O’Toole. We welcome men and women from Los Angeles and all surrounding areas.

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?

The best candidates for blepharoplasty should be unhappy with the appearance of their eyes and the areas immediately surrounding them, and ready to take action to correct those imperfections. In addition, candidacy for eyelid lift requires:

  • Good general health
  • A full understanding of the benefits and limitations of eyelid surgery
  • The ability to take time off from work and to limit some activities during your recovery period
  • A willingness to closely follow all of Dr. O’Toole’s pre and postoperative instructions

These and additional considerations can be discussed in greater detail during your free blepharoplasty consultation at our Los Angeles area office. During this meeting Dr. O’Toole can also discuss additional treatments that may be used in combination with blepharoplasty to produce the most stunning results.

Full Upper-Face Rejuvenation (Brow Lift)

Eyelid lift can restore a more alert appearance and help accentuate the eyes, but it is not suitable for wrinkles in between the eyebrows or along the forehead, or for lifting sagging eyebrows into a more becoming location. These issues can, however, be addressed with a forehead lift – one of the most common surgeries performed in combination with blepharoplasty.

Brow lift surgery is, of course, not necessary for every patient, but may be of benefit to you. Dr. O’Toole works with each patient individually to determine optimal combinations and will discuss in greater detail those that can most benefit your appearance during your free consultation at our Pasadena office.


To schedule your free eyelid surgery consultation, please call our board-certified Pasadena plastic surgeon at (626) 671-1756 today. We welcome patients from Arcadia, Covina, Hollywood, and all surrounding areas of California.

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