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Face Procedures


Dr. O’Toole offers multiple face enhancement surgeries to meet the needs of his patients, including facelift surgery, 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

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. Brow lift generally results in more comprehensive facial rejuvenation when combined with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or a facelift.

Brow lift recovery takes up to two weeks before patients can return to work and 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

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 discouraged by their cheekbone structure. Dr. O’Toole will give you an accurate recovery time estimate during your consultation. 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. Cheek fullness can also be helped by injectable fillers such as VOLUMA. Ask Dr. O’Toole if this is right for you.

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Chin Augmentation

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. During recovery, patients can expect some swelling, tenderness, and bruising. This should subside as the natural healing process takes place. Once healed, patients should expect an improved appearance to their jawline, featuring angular contours.

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Eye Rejuvenation

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 in combination with each other 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

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) allows you to rediscover the youth of your eyes. By repositioning tissue in the lower and upper eyelid region with discrete 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 still looking like your natural self.

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Facelift

Facelift surgery helps patients reclaim their youth by restoring volume in the right areas, tightening loose skin, and accentuating the contours of their natural bone structure. This surgery addresses the mid-face, lower face, and jawline and can be extended to treat the neck. Facelift surgery is often performed in combination with eyelid surgery or brow lift surgery for total facial rejuvenation.

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Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial plastic surgery is a customized set of surgeries that address various facial needs. Some of the procedures included are facelift surgery, brow lift surgery, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and ear surgery. Dr. O’Toole also offers chin, cheek, and lip augmentation, along with several non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. No matter how extensive you think your issues are, Dr. O’Toole has the experience needed to help you find solutions.

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Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation surgery can address thinning lips or changes caused by aging. Additionally, lip augmentation can enhance younger patients’ lip appearance, giving them lush, sensuous fullness. Augmenting the lips can be achieved with dermal fillers or lip implants. Facial fillers typically have little to no downtime, while lip implants have a more significant impact on your body and require more healing. Be sure to talk to Dr. O’Toole during your consultation to determine which technique is right for you.

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Neck Lift

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 addressing other signs of aging and can be performed alone or in combination with a facelift to restore a natural and youthful appearance.

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. To prevent irritation and discomfort in the neck area, it may be recommended to wear bandages until you have healed. Most patients can return to work within one to two weeks.

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Otoplasty

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 having the chance to undergo social ridicule for the size, shape, or projection of their overly large ears. Like all surgeries, otoplasty’s recovery process is individual to 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

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) fixes imbalances between the nose’s proportion to the face and refines the width, shape, tip direction, nostril width, and more. Dr. 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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FAQs

What should I expect during the consultation of my face enhancement surgery?

During your face enhancement surgery consultation, you and Dr. O’Toole will discuss your goals, desired outcome, and medical background. Dr. O’Toole will evaluate your general health and examine your anatomy and facial characteristics to determine the best techniques that will 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 a 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 once? 

Depending on your medical background, you can undergo a combination of facial enhancement procedures to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. If you experience several aging or facial shape concerns, this may be the correct answer for you. For example, men and women who wish to correct aging in the face may also consider corrections to the 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 realize your ultimate goals with precision and patient-oriented care.  

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