The facial shape of Asians is quite different when compared to Caucasians. Almost 50 percent of Asians have what is called the “single eyelid.” This means they do not have a fold in the upper eyelid. Those who have a crease in the upper eyelid are termed as “double eyelid” kinds. The crease seen in Asian eyelids is not the same as that in Caucasians, with respect to shape, height and length.

Asian Eyelid Surgery: Procedure and Recovery

There are several Asians who wish to have a double eyelid fold. This helps in achieving an overall appearance of a bigger eyelid opening. The surgery for a double eyelid fold is also termed as Asian blepharoplasty. It is a surgical treatment, which is designed for placing a pretrial crease in a set of Asian eyes lacking such a fold. Typically, Asian eyelid surgery is performed using external operational incisions, which are made along the natural skin creases (in the lower and upper eyelids).

Blepharoplasty surgery is typically performed using external sectional incisions which are made along your natural skin folds (in the lower and upper eyelids). Depending on the plastic surgeon’s choice of technique, it is possible to make the incisions via the conjunctiva, the lower eyelid’s interior surface, such as that seen in transconjunctival blepharoplasty.

Asian eyelid surgery is a short procedure and typically requires one to three hours to finish. After the surgery, there is a bit of bruising and swelling experienced by the individual, but it subsides within a week or two.

For More Information about Asian Eyelid Surgery or to book an appointment, contact Dr. John Lee.

If you have more questions about Asian Eyelid Surgery or wish to book an appointment, contact Dr. John Lee, a trained Oculoplastic surgeon and a board-certified ophthalmologist, practicing in the Philadelphia area. Call us today to book an appointment at 610.789.6701. We will be happy to assist you with all the necessary information.