As the tissues in the eyelids lose elasticity, the eyes can take on a puffy, droopy, and tired appearance that prevents people from looking as good as they feel. These characteristics are inherited for some individuals, becoming visible in their 30s and 40s while they are still relatively young. Others experience these signs of aging in their eyelids once they’re in their 50s or older.Schedule a Consultation
Sagging or hooded upper eyelids may cause you to appear older than you are and prevent you from presenting your natural facial expressions.
Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin, eliminates eyelid hooding, and repositions excess fat. This allows patients to have complete control over their expressions and a more youthful gaze.
Under-Eye Bags and Puffiness
Bags underneath the eyes are commonly associated with being tired, angry, or sad. This is a result of the natural aging process, along with dark circles and puffiness.
Dr. O’Toole can use eyelid surgery to remove or redistribute excess fat pockets beneath the eyes to restore a youthful, awake, and smooth appearance.
As your eyelids age, it is common for the skin on the upper eyelids to become so lax that your peripheral vision becomes impaired from the physical obstruction.
Eyelid surgery removes excess skin to allow patients to have an uninterrupted and restored line of vision.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From Blepharoplasty?
Pasadena blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. O’Toole will closely monitor your eyelid recovery to ensure it goes smoothly. The blepharoplasty recovery period 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.
Does Blepharoplasty Leave a Scar?
Most incisions formed by your eyelid surgery will be hidden by the natural eyelid crease and not leave any significant scarring.
What Is the Cost of Blepharoplasty?
The cost of eyelid surgery will be based on your personal and specific needs. Blepharoplasty cost can also fluctuate based on the complexity of the concerns. However, you cannot know the actual price of your blepharoplasty until Dr. O’Toole evaluates your eyelid issues.
Is Eyelid Surgery Painful?
General anesthesia will keep patients from feeling discomfort or pain during their blepharoplasty. Post-operative pain can be alleviated and managed with over-the-counter medication.
Please speak with Dr. O’Toole if you are experiencing severe pain that requires attention.
Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelid Surgery
Am I the right candidate for eyelid surgery?
Good candidates for blepharoplasty in the Pasadena area have realistic cosmetic goals and are in overall good health. The ideal eyelid surgery candidates are unhappy with their eyes’ appearance and the areas immediately surrounding them.
An ideal candidate for eyelid lift surgery requires:
- A full understanding of the benefits and limitations of eyelid surgery
- The ability to take time off from work and limit certain activities during the recovery period
- A willingness to closely follow all of Dr. O’Toole’s pre-operative and post-operative instructions
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.
Contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your complimentary eyelid surgery consultation and see if you are a candidate.
How should I prepare for my blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. Patients should arrange for a friend or family member to drive them home after their surgery. Prior to treatment, patients can also prepare by filling their pain prescriptions (if prescription medication is being used).
Does blepharoplasty get rid of crow’s feet?
Dr. O’Toole can use specific eyelid surgery techniques to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eyes.
Will eyelid surgery improve my vision?
Removing excess skin from the upper eyelids can dramatically increase a patient’s line of sight. However, blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure and cannot correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism. Blepharoplasty can help to remove any loose skin that would obstruct or hinder peripheral vision.
When will I see the final results of my eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery results will become fully noticeable within four to six weeks. Residual inflammation and bruising will subside within the first month. However, the eyelid area may have slight swelling for several months. Once you are completely healed, the eyelids will appear more youthful, lively, and defined.
What if I am not happy with my blepharoplasty results?
Blepharoplasty results are permanent; however, Dr. O’Toole can examine your eyelids to determine if you are a candidate for revision blepharoplasty.
Dr. O’Toole is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Pasadena with extensive expertise in facial plastic surgery, and he treats many patients from the Greater Los Angeles area. It is important to Dr. O’Toole to spend a significant amount of time with each patient during the consultation to ensure all your needs are met with your initial blepharoplasty surgery.