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Face Procedures

Drs. Martin and Adam O’Toole offer multiple facial enhancement surgeries to meet their patients’ needs, including facelift surgery,brow lift,  rhinoplasty (nose surgery), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), neck lift surgery, and more. These procedures can restore youth and vibrancy to the face, finely sculpting each angle for elegant and attractive shapes.

To schedule your free consultation with our board-certified facial plastic surgeon, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery or call (626) 671-1756 today.

Brow Lift

Browlift Procedures Model

Brow lift surgery is designed to eliminate forehead wrinkles and creases near the brow. This procedure can enhance the firmness and tightness of the forehead area by lifting drooping eyebrows for a more alert and youthful appearance. A brow lift generally results in more comprehensive facial rejuvenation when combined with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or a facelift.

Drs. Martin and Adam O’Toole perform three types of brow lift surgery:

  • Traditional Coronal Brow Lift — this brow lift option addresses significant signs of aging, and is also a great choice for patients with higher foreheads or receding hairlines.
  • Temporal Brow Lift — this technique is ideal for addressing mild to moderate signs of aging.
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift — used to address minor signs of aging, an endoscopic brow lift uses very small incisions to lift and smooth your brow area.

All brow lift incisions are made within the hairline to minimize the visibility of post-operative scarring.

Brow lift recovery takes up to two weeks before patients can return to work and have an active schedule. Our expert surgeon will give you instructions on how to care for dressings to reduce swelling and other protective measures.

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Cheek Augmentation

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Cheek augmentation surgery lifts the mid-face area and gives the appearance of high cheekbones. Cheek implants are used to restore volume loss, which is a common side effect of aging. Cheek augmentation can also help younger patients who are unhappy with their cheekbone structure.

Cheek augmentation has a relatively simple and straightforward recovery, requiring patients to rest for one week before returning to light activities and work. This technique offers significant results after the healing process. Another advantage to cheek augmentation is that there is no visible scarring, as the incisions used are placed inside your mouth.

In some cases, cheek fullness can also be helped using other options. Fat transfer is an all-natural way to restore volume to your cheeks using fat from your own body. Injectable fillers such as JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC are specifically designed to lift and add volume to your cheeks. During your consultation, Drs. Martin and Adam O’Toole will examine your face, discuss your aesthetic goals, and recommend the course of treatment that will offer you the best results.

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Chin Augmentation

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Chin augmentation surgery enhances definition, restores symmetry, and creates a balance between your chin and the rest of your face by inserting an implant above your chin bone. This procedure helps to strengthen a weak or receding chin. Chin implants give patients a more defined neck, balance an asymmetrical facial appearance, and add contour to a round face. You may choose to add neck liposuction to your chin augmentation to further improve the appearance of your jawline.

Chin augmentation offers little to no visible scarring as the implant is placed using an incision inside your mouth or under your chin. During recovery, patients can expect some swelling, tenderness, and bruising. This should subside as the natural healing process takes place.

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Eye Rejuvenation

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Eye rejuvenation is an invaluable treatment for anyone wanting to reverse the signs of aging that often begin with the eyes and upper face, leading to a tired and stressed appearance. Eye rejuvenation reverses aging around the eyes with one or more procedures, depending on the severity of the issues being addressed.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and brow lift surgery can be performed individually or together for more significant results. This combination is ideal for patients who wish to see minimized crow’s feet, under-eye bags, furrows between the eyebrows, lines along the forehead, and sagging eyebrows.

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Eyelid Surgery

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Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) allows you to rediscover the youth of your eyes. By repositioning tissue in the lower and upper eyelid region with discreet incisions, you will be able to accurately express your facial expressions and no longer be hindered by the signs of aging that cause you to look angry, tired, or stressed. Eyelid surgery can restore your refreshed and energetic expression while keeping you looking like your natural self.

Depending on your needs and desired results, you may choose to have an upper eyelid lift, a lower eyelid lift, or both. Upper eyelid surgery removes excess fat and skin that may obstruct your vision by drooping over your eye. Lower eyelid surgery eliminates excess skin and pockets of fat in your lower eyelids that cause puffiness and under eye bags. Dark circles can also be eliminated during lower eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery offers stunning results with very little downtime required, and since incisions are hidden in the eyelid’s natural crease and lash line, there is no visible scarring.

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Facelift surgery helps patients reclaim their youth by restoring volume in the right areas, tightening loose skin, and emphasizing the contours of their natural bone structure. This is achieved by tightening the muscles in your face to provide better support, and removing or redistributing fat to eliminate jowls and restore volume where it is needed. Excess skin is also trimmed away and redraped to accentuate your natural facial contours. Incisions are placed at your temples and hidden by your hairline.

Facelift surgery addresses the mid-face, lower face, and jawline and can be extended to treat the neck. It is often performed in combination with eyelid surgery or brow lift surgery, and can also include cheek or chin augmentation for total facial rejuvenation. Injectable fillers and fat transfer can also be combined with facelift surgery to further contour your face and restore lost volume.

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Lip Augmentation

Lip Procedures Model

Lip augmentation surgery can address thinning lips or changes caused by aging. Additionally, it can enhance younger patients’ lip appearance, giving them lush, sensuous fullness. Lip augmentation can be achieved with dermal fillers, fat transfer, or lip implants.

Dermal fillers typically have little to no downtime and offer temporary lip augmentation. Most injectable lip fillers last anywhere from six months to a year. Fat transfer lip augmentation uses fat from your own body that is injected into your lips for an all-natural lip augmentation solution. Fat transfer offers lasting results with little downtime required. Lip implants are a permanent lip augmentation option that involves the placement of a soft, pliable implant into your upper lip, lower lip, or both. Lip implants have a more significant impact on your body and require more healing. Be sure to talk to your doctor, either Dr. Martin and Dr. Adam O’Toole, during your consultation to determine which technique is right for you.

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Neck Lift

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Neck lift surgery enhances the balance between the face and neck while tightening sagging skin and lessening a double chin. This surgery allows you to reinvigorate your neck by smoothing vertical banding and tightening lax muscles. Neck lift surgery can also address other signs of aging and restore a natural and youthful appearance. A neck lift can be performed alone or in combination with a facelift for more complete rejuvenation. Neck lift surgery eliminates excess skin and fat, leaving you with firmer, smoother skin and beautifully natural, subtle results.

Laser-assisted liposuction (SmartLipo) can be done to reduce excess fat under the chin and in the upper neck. It also assists in tightening the skin in these areas. This procedure is done under local anesthesia without the need for deeper sedation.

Patients who receive a neck lift may experience some form of swelling and inflammation. Wear bandages until you have healed to prevent irritation and discomfort in the neck area. Most patients can return to work within one to two weeks.

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Ear surgery (otoplasty) corrects abnormalities regarding the size and shape of the ears. Unlike many other forms of plastic surgery, otoplasty can be performed on children, allowing them to restore facial balance before being subject to social ridicule for the size, shape, or projection of their overly large ears.

Otoplasty reshapes the ears to restore symmetry and bring your ears into balance with the rest of your face. It addresses everything from minor to more serious issues with the size, volume, and positioning of the ears. Otoplasty can be used to repair congenital ear issues, as well as issues that stem from trauma. It is typically used for protruding or overly large ears but can also be performed on structural abnormalities that draw unwanted attention.

Like all surgeries, otoplasty’s recovery process depends on each patient’s biological disposition, habits, and ability to follow proper recovery instructions. Otoplasty results are expected to be permanent.

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Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) corrects imbalances in the nose’s proportion to the face and refines the width, shape, tip direction, nostril width, and more. It can be used to correct congenital asymmetry and asymmetry caused by injury or trauma. Besides the aesthetic benefits of rhinoplasty, it can also repair blockages in the airway so you can breathe more easily.

Rhinoplasty is performed using two techniques: open rhinoplasty, which is used for more complex correction, and closed rhinoplasty, which is used for making minor adjustments. Open rhinoplasty leaves a faint scar along the bottom of the columella, while closed rhinoplasty uses incisions placed inside the nose, leaving no visible scarring.

Drs. Martin and Adam O’Toole will ensure that your recovery plan is organized and directed with the utmost care, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of your life-changing rhinoplasty results as soon as possible.

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What should I expect during the consultation for my facial enhancement surgery?

During your facial enhancement surgery consultation, you and Drs. Martin and Adam O’Toole will discuss your goals, desired outcomes, and medical background. They will evaluate your general health and examine your anatomy and facial characteristics to determine the optimal techniques to safely and effectively achieve your goals. You may also be shown before and after pictures of previous patients to help you get a clear understanding of what to expect from your results.

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon before undergoing facial enhancement surgery?

  • For facial augmentations that include implants: Which implant type and size do you recommend to meet my goals? Do different implants have different costs or recovery times?
  • How should I prepare for my facial enhancement surgery?
  • Is there any reason I shouldn’t undergo specific facial enhancement surgery, such as rhinoplasty or otoplasty?
  • What are my complication risks after facial enhancement surgery, and how can I reduce them? When can hematoma occur?
  • What will the recovery process be like after my facial enhancement surgery, and what is my expected timeline for healing?

Can I undergo a combination of facial enhancement procedures at one time?

Depending on their medical history, most patients can undergo a combination of facial enhancement procedures to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. If you have more than one concern regarding aging or facial shape, this may be the answer for you. For example, men and women who wish to correct aging in the face may also consider undergoing surgery on their neck. Others may want to adjust their nose with rhinoplasty in addition to improving a weak chin or jaw. The experts at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery will help you realize your ultimate goals with precision and patient-oriented care.


“Dr. O’Toole and his staff are amazingly warm and comforting. I felt comfortable asking as many questions as I wanted and left feeling completely confident in my plastic surgery treatment. Dr. O’Toole was my breast implant surgeon and after 20 years, I wouldn’t go to anyone else for future body beautification needs. In fact, I love his work so much, that I have referred my mom and she has happily booked her appointment already. He is truly the best plastic surgeon! Love you all!”
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