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Category: Facial Surgery

What Is a Brow Lift?

Posted June 21, 2016

What Is a Brow Lift?A brow lift is a facial surgical procedure that is sometimes called a forehead lift and can

·      Help to eliminate wrinkles in the forehead region, including horizontal forehead creases and those frown lines that occur at the bridge of the nose

·      Be used to lift drooping brows that hood the upper eyelids

·      Place the eyebrows in a more alert and youthful position

Initial recovery time for a brow lift will take about two weeks.…

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Fillers vs. Facelift

Posted June 09, 2016

Facial fillers and facelift surgery are two popular plastic surgery methods that can achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated face. As you evaluate your needs, the following information may help you to decide which of these options will be better for you.


  • Purpose: A facelift is a major surgery that can correct facial sagging, drooping jowls, deep wrinkles and creases around the mouth, and fat deposits under the chin or along the neck.

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How Long After a Facelift Can You Exercise?

Posted July 06, 2015

Facelift surgery requires a recovery period during which activities need to be minimized. Taking this time is essential for both your safety and pleasing results, and should not be reduced simply to accommodate an exercise routine.

While each patient is unique, it is typically advisable to avoid athletic activities for four to six weeks following facelift surgery.…

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Will a Facelift Remove Wrinkles?

Posted May 12, 2015

Facelift surgery is designed to address skin laxity and fat deposits in the neck, along the jawline and chin, and through the mid-face. With a facelift, Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole can produce a tighter and more youthful appearance, but cannot improve overall skin quality.

When facelift surgery is used to tighten skin to the point where wrinkles disappear, natural-looking results cannot follow.…

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What is Blepharoplasty?

Posted March 11, 2015

Blepharoplasty, alternately called eyelid surgery and eye lift, is a procedure that is used to produce a more youthful and alert look to the eyes. With blepharoplasty, Pasadena plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole can:

  • Remove excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids
  • Eliminate puffiness and dark circles underneath the eyes
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the upper and lower lids

Blepharoplasty is a remarkably effective way to produce a more appealing look to one of your most notable facial Features.…

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Facial Rejuvenation Trends

Posted March 03, 2015

According to a recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, facial rejuvenation procedures were among the most popular in the United States in 2014. In fact, three of the top five most commonly performed procedures by board-certified plastic surgeons in 2014 are designed to improve facial appearance.

If you are interested in discussing your facial rejuvenation options with a board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon, call Dr.…

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Post-Bariatric Facelift

Posted February 03, 2015

Following the loss of significant amounts of weight, the body is often left with loose and sagging skin. To address this, many people undergo post-bariatric body contouring, a collection of treatments that can provide remarkable and long-lasting results. However, overlooked in most post-weight loss contouring procedures is the face and neck, despite the presence of excess skin these areas can be left with following rapid weight loss.…

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Solutions for Drooping Eyebrows

Posted January 29, 2015

Drooping eyebrows can give even the most mild-mannered of people an angry or stern look. When eyebrow drooping is significant enough, this condition can also obstruct vision, obscure eyes, and produce an overall more aged appearance. If you are unhappy with the way your eyebrows have begun to droop, it may be time to discuss brow lift surgery with Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr.…

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ASPS Warns Patients to Beware of Unsubstantiated Stem Cell Claims

Posted September 03, 2014

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has recently released a report about the “worrying advertisements for cosmetic stem cell procedures.” Referring to exhaustive studies conducted by researchers at Stanford University Medical Center, the ASPS warns that claims regarding the efficacy of stem cell treatments for facial rejuvenation and other cosmetic procedures are unsubstantiated and potentially fraudulent.…

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