Eyelid Surgery Pasadena, CA

Dr. Panossian addresses the common issue of aging eyelids with his expert eyelid lift surgery. This procedure rejuvenates drooping eyelids, restoring a fresh appearance to your facial features. With this cosmetic procedure, you’ll achieve a more youthful and vibrant look, enhancing the overall harmony of your face.

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If you are considering an eyelid procedure, Dr. Panossian in Pasadena is a skilled surgeon to trust for exceptional results.
Achieve a rested appearance with eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Andre Panossian
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Revitalize Your Eyes with Dr. Panossian

Blepharoplasty transforms your look, offering a vibrant appearance, correcting eyelid imperfections, and rejuvenating tired eyes. Discover the remarkable benefits.


Erase Tiredness

Transform drooping eyelids that give a tired look. Experience a refreshed, alert appearance, showcasing your true energy.


Smooth Wrinkles

Skillfully removing excess skin, this procedure unveils a youthful, smoother eyelid, enhancing your natural beauty.


Remove Under-eye Bags

Effortlessly reduce the appearance of eye bags, revealing a vibrant, rejuvenated look that brightens your entire face.

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What is an eyelid lift?

A surgical or non-surgical blepharoplasty is a great way to restore youthfulness to droopy, baggy eyes, or hooded eyes. People who have this problem frequently complain of looking tired or angry. This is the result of the signs of aging and genetics. An eyelid lift will address the upper and/or the lower eyelids to reverse these signs.

Ideal Candidates for Blepharoplasty

Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals seeking to address aesthetic concerns around their eyes. This procedure is particularly beneficial for those with loose skin on the upper eyelids, which can sometimes impair peripheral vision. It’s also ideal for correcting a tired appearance often associated with baggy eyelids. People who wish to rejuvenate their eye area for a more alert and youthful look typically find this surgery most rewarding. This procedure not only enhances the visual appeal but also can improve functional aspects related to the eyes.

Dr. Panossian is a very mild mannered, gentle soul, whose skill and knowledge along with his experience makes him one of our favorite people in the world. He is gifted in having great bedside manners, being on the cutting edge of the medical world, and having the mannerism that makes his patients instantly comfortable with trusting him and his skills. We owe a lot to Dr. Panossian for everything he did for our son. I’ve also seen his many plastic surgeries, including eyelid lifts, etc. and I can honestly say that the results are exceptional. As a human he’s confident and humble. He spent a lot of time listening to us and our concerns. We are forever grateful to Dr. Andre Panossian.

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Your Blepharoplasty Consultation

During your initial consultation, a comprehensive review of your medical history is essential to tailor a safe and effective surgical plan. This step is crucial for understanding your specific needs and goals. The focus will be on assessing your facial appearance, particularly around the eyelids, to determine the best approach for rejuvenation. This session is also an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns and understand the procedure, ensuring your comfort and confidence in the journey towards enhancing your appearance.


Cost of Blepharoplasty

The cost of eyelid surgery varies based on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, whether you’re having upper, lower, or combined eyelid surgery, and the specific techniques used. It’s important to consider that additional costs may arise for pre-operative tests, anesthesia, and post-operative care. During your consultation, you’ll receive a detailed breakdown of the costs involved, ensuring transparency and helping you make an informed decision.

How is an eyelid lift performed?

Upper eyelid surgery

Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure typically involves the removal of excessive skin and a small amount of fat from the upper eyelids. This is particularly beneficial for those with droopy eyelids or a gaunt appearance. Sometimes, Dr. Panossian may recommend fat injection into the upper eyelid in the case of someone with a gaunt appearance or deep eye sockets. The incision is strategically made along the natural crease of the upper eyelids, ensuring minimal visibility. Additionally, if there is any weakness in the muscle responsible for upper eyelid elevation, it is corrected during this procedure. 

Dr. Panossian also performs Asian blepharoplasty to re-create an upper eyelid crease. This crease is frequently absent in Asian cultures. This procedure, although simple, does require precision and attention to detail to avoid obliterating a person’s ethnic features.

The upper eyelid surgery technique involves the precise removal of excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids, resulting in a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.
During upper eyelid surgery, excess skin is skillfully removed to reveal a more refreshed appearance.

Lower eyelid surgery

A lower blepharoplasty addresses the bags underneath the eyes. Specifically, the goal is to remove the excess fat underneath the lower eyelids, which occurs as gravity and age-related weakening of the support structures takes over. Dr. Panossian prefers to reposition the fat over the lower portion of the eyelid whenever possible to correct this issue permanently. The incision is placed through the inner lining of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival) or directly underneath the lower eyelid lashes and can sometimes extend into the natural crow’s feet wrinkles. The muscle of the lower eyelid is also tightened during this time, further reinforcing the lift aspect of the surgery.

We can combine both the upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures with other types of facial plastic surgery in Pasadena, such as a facelift, brow lift, or neck lift. The result is total facial rejuvenation.

Are You Ready For A Consultation?

If you are considering this procedure, booking a consultation with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Panossian is a great way to learn about the procedure and determine if it’s right for you.

What is the recovery from Eyelid Surgery like?

An eyelid lift is an outpatient procedure. Pain is usually minimal and oral medication can make it easily manageable. There is no need for bandages. The incisions are simply lubricated with special ophthalmic ointment. Dr. Panossian may also recommend artificial tears or eyedrops to relieve dryness, burning, or itching. Light sensitivity, watery eyes, and slight blurring or double vision may occur for several days to weeks following surgery. Keep your head elevated for several days, and use cold compresses to control swelling and bruising if present. We remove the stitches in the first week following surgery.

Patients should not engage in strenuous activity or heavy lifting for up to 3 weeks. However, most patients feel ready to return to work between 7 and 10 days following surgery. At that point, you can use makeup to conceal any bruising, if present. Use sun protection such as sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen to protect your eyes and skin.

The recovery from eyelid surgery typically involves minimal pain and discomfort, with most patients able to return to work within 7 to 10 days.
After eyelid surgery, patients usually experience little discomfort and can go back to daily activities in one week. 

Risks and Complications

What are the risks and complications?

Complications from blepharoplasty procedures are infrequent when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Panossian is a facial plastic surgery expert and can deliver excellent results with minimal risk of complications. Minor complications can, however, occur such as double or blurred vision. This usually lasts only a few days. A small pimple or whitehead may form along the incision where the surgeon places the stitches. Dr. Panossian can take care of this in the office very easily, if necessary.

More severe complications are extremely rare, but can include difficulty in closing the eyes. A related problem is a persistent pulling down of the lower eyelids (or, ectropion). This can follow lower eyelid surgery but usually resolves with supportive taping of the eyelid.

In order to avoid these issues, Dr. Panossian requires strict adherence to pre- as well as postoperative instructions. Additional instructions are also provided under the Pre-and Postoperative General Instructions section. Dr. Panossian and his staff are available at all times to address emergencies or to clarify any pre- or postoperative instructions.

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