More than half of all Asians are born without creased folds in their upper eyelids (monolids) which make their eyes seem droopy and half-closed. Some patients report vision problems due to their overhanging eyelids. The goal of the Asian double eyelid surgery is to remove the excess skin and fat of the “heavy eyelids” to achieve a more energetic, wide open, smiley expression eyes by creating creased folds.
The Asian double eyelid surgery is one of the most popular aesthetic plastic surgeries among Asians. It does not alter their ethnic appearance but enhance the eyes to look brighter, more youthful, and more energetic.
As an expert facial plastic surgeon specializing in Asian double eyelid surgery, I have performed thousands of Asian double eyelid surgeries, qualifying me to handle the unique challenges associated with such an intricate procedure. This type of surgery has potential for complications and pitfalls that many inexperienced surgeons may cause because of the numerous differences that exist between Western and Asian eyes.
The one hour procedure is done in my surgery center in Doraville, GA., using the suture method, partial incision, or full incision techniques. Patients are under local and twilight anesthesia, which makes the surgery more safe than those performed under general anesthesia. Patients return in one week to have their sutures removed.
The recovery for this type of surgery may take a few weeks to a year to achieve the final "look". Eyes may look quite swollen and bruised the first week or two after surgery, which can normally be hidden with some make up. The swelling gradually subsides as time pass, and the crease takes a more natural shape. My patients are very happy after the Asian Blepharoplasty surgery. It's nice to see my patients happy about their results.
For more information about Asian Blepharoplasty or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please call our office @ (770) 458-4255.