Asian Blepharoplasty Treatment

Asian blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure used to add a crease to the upper eyelid of Asian men and women. Sometimes called “Asian eyelid surgery” or “double eyelid surgery,” the procedure relies on the skills and training of cosmetic surgeons to create a natural-looking eyelid fold and gives the appearance of a more open eye.

According to statistics from the National Institute of Health, about 50% of Asian patients are born without an upper eyelid crease. He or she may be the only one in their family without the crease and choose surgery so they can look like relatives.  Other patients want an easier way to apply eye makeup or just to widen the appearance of the eye.  The majority of patients who have the procedure are interested in enhancing and retaining their Asian appearance—not creating a Western eyelid.

To find out more about Asian blepharoplasty, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

How is an Asian blepharoplasty surgery performed?

The type of procedure used will vary depending on the provider's skills and the specific needs of the patient. Because the structure of the Asian eye is different than the Western eye, adding an eyelid fold can be challenging and a good outcome means finding a provider who is well-trained and does many of the surgeries each year.

Asian blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgery and will only take a couple of hours. Patients can return home after surgery.

The most common incisions used for the procedure include:

Each of these techniques has unique benefits and their use will vary based on what the doctor and patient decide is best.

How long will it take to recover from Asian blepharoplasty?

Recovery after Asian blepharoplasty will vary depending on the type of procedure used. One long incision across the eye will take longer to heal than a series of short or dotted ones.

Most patients heal within two weeks, but other patients can take 3-6 months. In the early weeks after surgery the eye may appear more open than the patient desired, but over the next few months the lid will settle into a more natural position. This is a normal part of the healing process.

How to choose a provider for your Asian blepharoplasty?

Providers who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eye work in the field of “osteoplastics”. If possible, look for a provider with this specialization. Make sure to interview the provider. Ask how many Asian blepharoplasty surgeries are completed each month or year. He or she should be able to provide plenty of before and after photographs. Make sure to ask any questions and get all the answers necessary before moving forward with the procedure.

Request additional information about Asian blepharoplasty

To find out more about Asian blepharoplasty procedures, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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