Asian Eyelid Surgery
Some Asian women and men want more defined eyes with an upper eyelid crease, while still preserving their ethnic appearance. Loose or heavy upper eyelid skin and puffy under-eye bags can make the eyes appear small and cause difficulties with applying eye makeup. Our patients from around the world, across the nation, and nearby cities like Los Angeles and Santa Monica choose Asian eyelid surgery to enhance the unique, natural beauty of their eyes.
Every year, thousands of Asian women and men choose eyelid surgery to attain a more vibrant, refreshed, and youthful appearance. There are numerous differences between Caucasian and Asian eyes. Most of them are unseen muscular and other underlying tissue differences, such as the increased fat content and somewhat thicker skin of Asian eyelids. Often the crease of the upper eyelids is incomplete or non-existent, allowing the skin to hang over the lashes and conceal much of the eye.
Special Considerations for the Asian Eye
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed. However, an Asian blepharoplasty has added potential for complications and unfavorable results if meticulous attention is not paid to aesthetics and proper surgical techniques. Your personal goals must be given adequate consideration. If you are of Asian descent and are considering eyelid surgery, you should consult our surgeons, who have a detailed understanding of the ethnic variations in eyelid anatomy and the surgical skill necessary to maintain your ethnicity and achieve your individual goals.
In most Asian blepharoplasties, a fold is created in the upper eyelid. For some patients, fatty deposits are removed from beneath the eyes as well. The procedure can take from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the extent of your surgery. Our surgeons take care to consider the many different cultural preferences within Asian groups as well as your own personal goals.
Many of our patients elect to combine their eyelid procedure with other facial sculpting procedures, such as a brow lift, facelift, or even BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. We will take the time to explain the available options and answer your questions during your personalized consultation.
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To learn more about the improvements you can gain through Asian eyelid surgery, request a consultationonline and schedule your visit during one of the select times our surgeons have set aside exclusively for Web visitors.