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Blepharoplasty in Thousand Oaks, CA

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Blepharoplasty is a fat and skin removal eyelid surgery that corrects a condition known as ptosis. It is also one of the most common aesthetic surgeries performed in the United States. [1] Eyelid ptosis can cause drooping of the eyelid skin over the eye, or so-called “eye bags” situated below the lower lid. This sagging may give our loved ones the impression that we are constantly exhausted or run-down, or we may feel as though the sparkle we once had has faded from our eyes. The continued prolonged usage of muscles around the eye over time creates visible fatigue in the upper face, which can be distressing when we look in the mirror and can lead to further physical complications if left untreated.

Luckily, there is a remedy to this problem, and Azar Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers an effective and long-lasting surgical solution to eyelid ptosis. Dr. Kouros Azar has dedicated his professional life to providing cosmetic services to his patients in the Thousand Oaks, Malibu, and Simi Valley areas for over a decade. He invites you to his state-of-the-art location in Thousand Oaks to experience eyelift surgery that could drastically transform your everyday life. We are conveniently located next to the 101/23 interchange. Schedule your consultation now by calling our offices at (805) 373-7073, or fill out our online inquiry form for more information.

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis is the sagging, in varying degrees, of excess skin over or under the eye, which may lead to visible drooping. Evidence also shows that the effects of ptosis are more than just cosmetic. Men and women with this condition often complain that they experience blurred vision and an increase in watery eyes, which can cause discomfort and interfere significantly with their daily lives. [2]

Ptosis can be caused by a pre-existing medical condition, or sometimes, one’s genetics. For example, double-eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in Asia. [3] Much of the time, however, ptosis is a visible result of the aging process. This is known as acquired ptosis. Frequently, patients complain of the following symptoms:

  • An inability to see clearly out of one or both eyes
  • A drooping of the skin surrounding one or both eyes
  • A feeling of heaviness in one or both eyes
  • A marked difference in their facial appearance
  • Headaches from constant vision strain

Upper eyelid ptosis is measured by recording how much lower the upper eyelid has fallen from its regular anatomical position. There are varying degrees.

Mild Ptosis

Mild Ptosis is an eyelid droop< of up to 2 mm. Patients may experience some discomfort and minimal loss of eye function.

Moderate Ptosis

At the moderate stage, the eyelid is up to 3mm lower than anatomically expected. Patients may complain that they look sleepy, and their vision may begin to become impaired.

Severe Ptosis

The most serious level of ptosis can mean the upper eyelid is up to 4 mm lower than it should be. This can lead to a number of issues that interfere with vision. Visit Dr. Azar’s website now to find out more about blepharoplasty to improve eyelid drooping and take the first steps toward a healthier, happier appearance!

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Patients who undergo eyelid lift surgery are quick to point out the difference it has made in their lives. Advantages of blepharoplasty can include:

  • Improved vision and line of sight
  • Rejuvenated eye appearance and shape
  • Reduced discomfort from irritation
  • A reduction in skin furrows around the brow due to eye strain
  • A more refreshed overall facial appearance
  • Improved self-esteem

Blepharoplasty Candidates

Who Are Ideal Candidates?

Blepharoplasty candidates are healthy men and women who are frustrated with the appearance and effects of weakened muscles and excess skin interfering with their vision, and people who want to attain a more youthful facial appearance. Ideal candidates for this procedure are:

  • Patients without preexisting conditions that could delay or hinder the healing process
  • Non-smokers
  • Patients whose vision has been affected by eyelid sagging
  • Patients who have a realistic attitude and expectations

Read more about the most up-to-date surgical and non-surgical procedures Dr. Azar offers in his blog. You will be sure to find a treatment that suits your needs!

Personal Consultation

A Careful analysis

After a careful analysis of your facial bone structure and musculature, an assessment of your vision, and a comprehensive review of your medical history, Thousand Oaks Blepharoplasty provider, Dr. Azar, will evaluate the severity of your eyelid droop. He will then provide you with an individually tailored plan for your surgical procedure in a safe, comfortable environment. His years of experience and training will ensure you are given the very best care from start to finish! Schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Azar today to see the difference for yourself!


How To Prepare

To prepare for your blepharoplasty procedure, Dr. Azar will recommend that you:

  • Avoid taking Aspirin, Naproxen, or other NSAID pain relief medications
  • Limit sun exposure up to two weeks before your surgery
  • Use a high SPF sunscreen if you are outside
  • Refrain from smoking for several weeks before your procedure
  • Organize for someone to take you home after your surgery

Dr. Azar will give you a full list of instructions. It is vital that you follow these directions to ensure a safe, and speedy recovery.

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Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty procedures involve the repositioning and removal of skin and fat from around the eye. For your convenience, it is possible for an upper and lower eyelid lift to be performed in the same surgery.

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid lift surgery involves marking the area, before making incisions along the horizontal plane of the upper eyelid creases. As a result, scarring is minimally noticeable. This also will allow Dr. Azar to make any necessary adjustments to the delicate muscles that lift the eyelid. Skin and fatty tissue are then carefully removed or sculpted until the desired effect has been achieved.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

With the lower blepharoplasty Westlake Village plastic surgeon, Dr. Azar, will take the transconjunctival approach; a popular technique, making an incision on the underside of the lower eyelid just below the eyelashes in the natural skin crease, and removing or redistributing fatty tissue for the desired effect.

Blepharoplasty Recovery

As with any surgical procedure, it is important to heed the advice of medical professionals and take good care of yourself afterwards. Following a blepharoplasty Thousand Oaks patients should schedule a period of rest, and ensure that somebody is available to pick you up when you are discharged. The newly altered tissues around your eyes will need time to adjust and begin the healing process. Some patients may experience the following short-term symptoms after eye lift surgery:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Watery or teary eyes
  • Puffy or swollen eyelids
  • Temporary numbness
  • Bruising and swelling

Although there may initially be some discomfort, a blepharoplasty is among the least painful facial cosmetic procedures. [1]

Blepharoplasty Results

Our clients notice clear differences in the appearance of their eyes once swelling has gone down and stitches are removed. Westlake Village blepharoplasty patients will start to see the effects between 10 and 14 days after the procedure. A more youthful, rejuvenated appearance can lead to a boost in self-confidence and a new lease on life around friends, family, and coworkers. Trust Dr. Azar to help you by visiting his world-class location in Thousand Oaks, or see what his patients have to say in their testimonials.

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures

Dr. Azar offers a number of complementary procedures to further rejuvenate the look and feel of your face, including:

Face lift

For a radiant cosmetic makeover, you may consider a standard facelift procedure or a mid facelift to further enhance the rejuvenation and revitalization of your face.

Brow lift

The addition of a brow lift surgery would reduce signs of brow furrowing immediately above the eyelids, further restoring the youthfulness of your facial features.

Neck lift

Combining your eyelid lift with a neck lift would tighten and smooth the appearance of the skin around the neck, enhancing your new, younger-looking features.

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Cost of Blepharoplasty
in Thousand Oaks

The cost of your blepharoplasty procedure will vary according to its complexity and the details of your personal treatment plan. Dr. Azar’s friendly, knowledgeable team is ready to answer any questions you may have. To find out more about financing options, click here.


  1. Drolet, B. C., & Sullivan, P. K. (2014). Evidence-based medicine: Blepharoplasty. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 133(5), 1195–1205. https://doi.org/
  2. Finsterer J. (2003). Ptosis: causes, presentation, and management. Aesthetic plastic surgery, 27(3), 193–204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-003-0127-5
  3. Hu, X., Ma, H., Xue, Z., Qi, H., Chen, B., Zhou, Y., & Huang, W. (2016). A modified mini-incisional technique for double-eyelid blepharoplasty. Plastic surgery (Oakville, Ont.), 24(2), 80–82. https://doi.org/
  4. Lee, H., Lee, J., & Baek, S. (2012). Postoperative pain assessment for upper lid blepharoplasty in Asians. Annals of plastic surgery, 69(3), 244–246. https://doi.org/

Schedule your Thousand Oaks plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Azar today

Dr. Kouros Azar, founder and medical director of Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, is an attentive listener, a devoted surgeon and doctor, and a highly-skilled biomedical engineer. He matches his patients with the best possible treatments by drawing on his extensive expertise, compassion, and research skills. Make an appointment with Dr. Azar now to discuss your rejuvenation options.

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