Upper face of a beautiful Asian woman after eyelid plastic surgeryAsian eyelid surgery, also known as double eyelid surgery, is a highly specialized procedure aimed at creating or enhancing the eyelid crease, a feature often sought after for aesthetic reasons or to improve the visual field. In Philadelphia, Dr. John Lee, a renowned facial plastic surgeon, offers expert guidance and execution of this transformative procedure. Dr. Lee specializes in two main techniques for Asian eyelid surgery, each with its own set of benefits, considerations, and suitability for different patients. Let’s delve into these two methods and understand why Dr. Lee’s expertise makes a significant difference in achieving optimal and permanent results.

The Full Incision Method: Dr. Lee’s Preferred Technique

The first and most commonly used method by Dr. Lee involves making a full incision across the upper eyelid. This technique is favored for its ability to provide optimal and permanent results. Here’s why it stands out:

  • Precision and Customization: The full incision method allows for meticulous adjustment of the eyelid’s anatomy, enabling Dr. Lee to tailor the procedure to each patient’s specific needs and desired outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Correction: Ideal for patients with excess skin or those requiring more significant modifications, this method can also address other eyelid concerns simultaneously, such as fat removal or redistribution.
  • Long-lasting Results: By creating a defined crease and making structural adjustments, the results are designed to be permanent, offering a lifelong enhancement of the eyelid’s appearance.
  • Recovery Time: Most patients fully recover within two weeks, although the complete healing process, including the fading of the incision line to become minimally noticeable, may take three to six months.

Given its extensive benefits and the level of precision it offers, Dr. Lee prefers this method for most of his cases. The cost of this procedure is set at $6000, reflecting the intricate work and lasting outcomes it delivers.

The Suture Method: A Minimally Invasive Alternative

The second technique involves passing sutures back and forth through the eyelid without making an incision. This method is chosen for its minimal invasiveness and the absence of a visible scar, appealing to patients looking for a softer and more natural result. Key aspects include:

  • Immediate Recovery: One of the most significant advantages of the suture method is the virtually nonexistent recovery time, allowing patients to return to their daily activities immediately.
  • Subtler Enhancement: This technique is ideal for patients desiring a less pronounced change, providing a natural-looking crease without the need for surgical incisions.
  • Considerations and Suitability: The suture method is only recommended for patients without excess skin, possessing thin skin, a high brow, and wide eyes. It’s important to note that there’s a 10%-30% chance of the crease coming undone over time, and sutures may sometimes cause irritation.

Dr. Lee advises this technique exclusively for candidates who meet the specific criteria for a successful outcome, with the procedure also priced at $6000.

Choosing the Right Eyelid Procedure for You

Deciding between these two techniques for Asian eyelid surgery requires careful consideration of your aesthetic goals, the physical characteristics of your eyelids, and a thorough consultation with Dr. Lee. With his expertise and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes, Dr. Lee guides each patient through the decision-making process, ensuring a personalized approach to enhance the beauty and functionality of the eyelids.

At his practice in Philadelphia, Dr. John Lee is committed to providing exceptional care, combining his surgical skills with an artistic eye to create beautiful, natural-looking results. Whether you opt for the full incision method or the suture technique, you can trust Dr. Lee to bring your vision to life with precision and care.

To learn more about Asian eyelid surgery and to determine which method is best suited for your needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. John Lee. Embark on your journey to rejuvenated, beautiful eyes with one of Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeons.

Posted on behalf of John J.W. Lee, MD, FACS