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The eyes are one of the most noticeable features on our face. As we get older, factors such as gravity, sun exposure, and the daily stresses of life can cause the skin around the eyes to sag and become wrinkled. Oftentimes, this can cause patients to look permanently tired or angry even though they may not feel that way.

Eyelid surgery can correct many conditions in the eye area, such as:

∙ Hanging or droopy skin in the upper eyelids

∙ Puffy skin in the lower eyelids

∙ Hollow or dark areas underneath the eyes

In addition to having an eyelid condition that need correcting, ideal candidates should also be in good overall health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations of the procedure.

Good Overall Health

Being in good overall health does not necessarily mean that you eat a perfect diet and are in supreme physical shape. It does, however, mean you should not undergo any type of surgical procedure, including eyelid surgery, if you are recovering from sickness or have other medical problems.

Do Not Smoke

If you smoke around the time of your surgery, the chance of a complication occurring is greatly increased. Blood clots, breathing difficulties, high blood pressure, excessive bleeding, and a longer recovery time can result as consequences of smoking before or after surgery. Discontinuing the habit at least a month before a surgical procedure can significantly lower the chances of these risks and complications developing.

Realistic Expectations

Although plastic surgery has proven to be very effective for many people, you should keep in mind that each person is different and will obtain different results. After eyelid surgery is complete, patients are often very satisfied with their results, but having a sensible outlook about the results you desire is just as important as being in good overall health and not smoking.

If you live in the Los Angeles or Beverly Hills area and are looking to rejuvenate your eyelids, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery at (626) 449-8910 today. Dr. O’Toole safely and effectively performs eyelid surgery for patients of all ages and looks forward to meeting you.