Asian Eyelid Surgery
Asian Eyelid Surgery?
Numerous men and women of Asian descent have “single” eyelids, meaning they have no visible crease or fold in the upper eyelid, or it is located so close to the eyelashes, it’s not noticeable. This smooth eyelid can cause the eyes to appear smaller, the area to look puffier, and the face to appear tired when it’s not. It can also make the application of eye makeup more difficult.
Asian eyelid surgery can change the way you look by creating a crease in the upper eyelid. This crease can make the eyes appear larger, brighter and more defined, and make it easier to apply eye makeup. Eyelid surgery to create this crease is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the world.
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How is Asian Eyelid Surgery
Once you decide to move forward with eyelid surgery, your doctor will provide you with instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, and will inform you about what to expect during recovery.
Asian eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you won't have to stay overnight in our clinic. However, you will need a friend or loved one to accompany you to the clinic, and drive you home. The surgery will take one to three hours, depending on how much correction is necessary. A local anesthetic may be used, but we can also administer general anesthesia if that will make you more comfortable. Please note, this will increase the overall cost of your surgery.
Depending on the extent of correction needed, Asian eyelid surgery generally involves making an incision in the upper eyelid, and removing excess tissue, which may include skin and fat. The incision is then sealed in such a way as to create a crease. Your surgeon will use a specific technique that is designed to both complement the shape of your eyes, and preserve your ethnic identity, thereby keeping your eyes in balance with the rest of your face.
Asian eyelid surgery can also correct asymmetric upper eyelid creases to achieve a more even appearance.
Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort, and antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. You may also receive eye drops. You'll return to the clinic in one week for your follow-up appointment, and your surgeon will provide you with any necessary further instructions at that time.