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Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon Details Benefits of Eyelid Rejuvenation

Facial Plastic Surgeon in Glendale Highlights Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Glendale area facial plastic surgeon Dr. A. John Vartanian performs blepharoplasty to correct sagging skin and under eye bags in patients seeking facial rejuvenation.

Glendale, CA—Dr. A. John Vartanian, a facial plastic surgeon in Glendale, uses blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid rejuvenation or eyelid lift, to remove excess skin and fat around the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Vartanian explains that patients experiencing puffy or drooping eyelids may request an eyelid lift to help restore a youthful appearance and produce a more well-rested, cheerful expression.

Excess skin and lax muscles around the eyes are symptoms typically attributed to aging; however, Dr. Vartanian says environmental and behavioral factors, such as excess sun exposure, genetic predisposition, smoking, and stress can also contribute to the appearance of under eye bags and heavy eyelids. Regardless of cause, he notes, sagging eyelids often create the appearance of advanced age, unhappiness, or tiredness, something many patients wish to amend.

In a recent blog post titled, “Discover the Benefits of Eyelid Rejuvenation,” Dr. Vartanian summarizes the advantages of undergoing blepharoplasty at his facial plastic surgery practice. Benefits of an eyelid lift include:

  •      Refreshed appearance
  •      Reduced puffiness
  •      Firmer eye area
  •      Reduced sagging

Blepharoplasty can treat many cosmetic concerns, Dr. Vartanian says, but fine lines, often referred to as crow’s feet, are not among them. The doctor typically recommends non-surgical dermal fillers to manage mild to moderate creases and eyelid rejuvenation for sagging, excess skin or pockets of fat around the eyes.

In a subsequent blog post titled, “Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Rejuvenation?,” Dr. Vartanian explains the anatomic requirements for patients requesting blepharoplasty, which include:

  •     Fat deposits on upper and/or lower eyelids
  •     Under eye bags
  •     Sagging or puffy skin
  •     Obstructed vision due to excess skin

During the consultation, Dr. Vartanian says he examines patients to determine overall health and discusses individual goals, emphasizing reasonable expectations.

Ultimately, Dr. Vartanian offers a number of cosmetic enhancement procedures, including blepharoplasty, to qualified candidates seeking to rejuvenate their appearance. Individuals who wish to restore a bright, welcoming countenance, he says, should first consider the eyes.

About A. John Vartanian, MD

Certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Vartanian specializes in facial plastic surgery. He attended Chicago Medical School and earned his medical degree with honors in combination with a master of science degree in physiology before continuing his education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received further training in facial plastic surgery at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills where he completed a fellowship under Dr. Frank Kramer. The accredited program, affiliated with UCLA, is approved by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A co-investigator for multiple FDA studies and recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Vartanian also provides pro bono services at the West-LA Veterans Administration Hospital, UCLA, and USC medical centers where he performs facial reconstructive surgery. Dr. Vartanian is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Vartanian and his facial plastic surgery practice, visit


Dr. A. John Vartanian
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
520 E. Broadway Ave. Ste. 200
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 662-0600

Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Rejuvenation?

Photo - Woman in MirrorBlepharoplasty, also known as eyelid lift or eyelid rejuvenation, is a method of restoring a youthful, vital appearance to eyes that are showing signs of aging. Many of our patients complain of looking tired, sad, or older than they feel due to sagging or puffy eyelids. By removing excess skin and reducing or relocating fat, our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. John Vartanian, can often improve the eye area with natural-looking results.

Eyelid rejuvenation can be a great way to refresh the eyes; however, not everyone is a candidate. Dark circles, wrinkles, and fine lines (crow’s feet), are best treated with dermal fillers, not a surgical procedure. Good candidates for blepharoplasty will have excess, sagging skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids. Other indications include:

  • Pockets of fat on upper and/or lower eyelids
  • Obstructed vision due to sagging skin
  • “Heavy” or puffy eyelids
  • Under eye bags

Qualified candidates will also have good overall health and realistic expectations. Combining an eyelid lift with other aesthetic enhancements, such as liquid faceliftneck lift, and brow lift, can often provide complete facial rejuvenation.

For more information about blepharoplasty or any other cosmetic facial procedure, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

Discover the Benefits of Eyelid Rejuvenation

Photo - EyeThe eyes are often the first place to show signs of aging, and many of our patients express concern about under eye bags or sagging eyelids that can make them seem tired or look older than they feel.  Eyelid rejuvenation, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical cosmetic enhancement designed to refresh the eyes and restore a more youthful appearance.  Dr. John Vartanian, our facial plastic surgeon, offers a number of advanced eyelid rejuvenation procedures for both the upper and lower eyelids that often provide natural-looking results.

Due to age, environmental stressors, or genetic predisposition, eyes may develop excess, sagging skin. Fat pockets may also develop in the upper or lower eyelids. An eyelid lift can often correct these unwanted conditions and help give patients a more open, cheerful appearance.

There are several methods of performing blepharoplasty, and Dr. Vartanian will discuss the benefits of each option during consultation. Alone or combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments, such as dermal fillersfacelift, or neck lift, an eyelid lift can help restore an inviting, well-rested countenance.

Check out our blog next week to discover if you make a good candidate for eyelid rejuvenation. If you have questions or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vartanian, please contact us today.

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon Takes Unique Approach to Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery

facelift, neck lift, Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon, Advantage Facelift: Benefits of Dr. Vartanian's Facelift ApproachDr. A. John Vartanian offers his patients innovative facelift and neck lift procedures designed to provide natural-looking results without the appearance of surgery.

Glendale, CA — Individuals seeking to improve signs of aging on the face and neck without being subjected to excessive downtime may be excellent candidates for a facelift and/or a minimally invasive neck lift, says Dr. A. John Vartanian, a Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Vartanian provides treatment intended to achieve the most natural-looking results while restoring a youthful aesthetic to the skin and contour of the face and neck, and he often performs the two aforementioned procedures in combination for an improved outcome.

In a recent blog post titled, “Advantage Facelift: The Benefits of Dr. Vartanian’s Facelift Approach,” Dr. Vartanian details the advantages of his modified facelift technique. The Vartanian Facelift is designed to:

● Reposition deep tissue layers
● Diminish appearance of deep wrinkles
● Conceal potential scarring
● Provide long-lasting results

Of paramount importance to his patients, Dr. Vartanian emphasizes techniques that provide a natural-looking result without the appearance of “pulled” skin or detectable scars. He states his technique allows for long lasting results while preserving natural facial landmarks, such as normal earlobe position, and leaves nearly undetectable incision lines. In almost all his facelifts, he notes, he will also address the neck in the same setting with a neck lift. Many patients also come to him seeking revision facelift surgery to improve the unsatisfactory results of a previous procedure performed elsewhere, he asserts.

In a subsequent blog post titled, “Candidacy for a Minimally Invasive Neck Lift,” Dr. Vartanian discusses the symptoms that can be addressed through his less invasive neck lift technique, including:

● Inelastic skin on the neck
● Loose muscle tissues
● Fatty tissue buildups

Candidates for either of these procedures often experience indications of aging on both the face and the neck, he says. By combining the two procedures, he adds that the entire face from brow line to lower neck can be rejuvenated for a more comprehensive result. Recuperation may take as little as a few days for one procedure and a week for two, but individual experience varies. Dr. Vartanian reminds patients that some light bruising and swelling in the treated area is normal.

Ultimately, Dr. Vartanian aspires to perform enhanced facial rejuvenation treatments that restore his patients’ youthful appearance without visible signs of surgery. His custom facelift and neck lift procedures are two options that offer long-lasting, natural-looking results.

About A. John Vartanian, MD

After concluding his undergraduate studies at University of California, Irvine, Dr. Vartanian earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. He remained at the Chicago Medical Center to complete his head and neck surgery residency training as well as his general surgery internship. Dr. Vartanian also furthered his education by participating in the UCLA-affiliated facial plastic surgery fellowship at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills, California under the tutelage of Dr. Frank Kramer — one of the highest levels of facial plastic surgery training approved by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. When not at the office, Dr. Vartanian provides instruction to physicians-in-training at both UCLA and USC. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about the facial rejuvenation procedures available at Dr. Vartanian’s practice, visit or facebook/dr.john.vartanian.


Dr. A. John Vartanian
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

520. E. Broadway Ave. Ste. 200
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 662-0600

Rosemont Media
(858) 200-0044

Welcome to Our New Website

Dr. A. John Vartanian and his staff at A. John Vartanian Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are pleased to welcome you to their new website. Our goal in creating the newly designed site is to provide you with a comprehensive resource for questions regarding our practice and the surgical and non-surgical procedures we perform, which include rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelid surgery, dermal fillers, laser skin rejuvenation, and much more. Features of the new site make it easier for you to peruse our patient galleries of before-and-after photos, view videos of Dr. Vartanian featured in the media, and learn about current information in the field of facial cosmetic surgery.

As you tour the new site, we invite you to read more about our practice and our experienced team, as well as the latest news and events. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with our facial plastic surgeon, we invite you to contact our Glendale plastic surgery office today. We look forward to hearing from you!