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Asian Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Crease Surgery)

What is Asian Blepharoplasty?

An Asian upper blepharoplasty procedure aims to increase the eyelid’s dynamic appearance if you have a single eyelid by creating a “double eyelid,” which can be customized to the patient’s desired goal

Asian double eyelid cosmetic surgery can be performed simultaneously with droopy upper eyelid ptosis surgery, if necessary. Double eyelid surgery removes skin to show more upper eyelid, while ptosis surgery helps elevate a droopy upper eyelid. Epicanthoplasty can be performed separately, a procedure for aesthetic correction of the medial epicanthal (Mongolian) fold. (Epicanthal fold results from redundant or abnormally distributed skin at the inner corner of many Asian patients.) Asian upper blepharoplasty can also be combined with scarless lower blepharoplasty for under eye fat bags if desired.

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2 sisters undergoing Asian upper blepharoplasty by Dr Taban.

The goal of Asian blepharoplasty should be to achieve a natural, symmetric result. At the same time, we aim to preserve the Asian features of top eye skin, with or without forming a “double eyelid,” as desired by the patient. What we do not do is try to “Westernize” the patient’s eyes. Making the eye crease look Caucasian or “Westernized” results in an unnatural aesthetic that would be visually unpleasant. The goal is to preserve the natural prominent upper lid orbital fat. With this in mind, we then focus on creating an aesthetically pleasing Asian eyelid crease. Our goal is to deliver a natural look comparable to a natural-born Asian eye fold with a double eyelid crease.

Anatomy of the Eyelid

Asian eyelids are anatomically different than Caucasian eyelids. The upper eyelid orbital fat is more prominent, and the upper lid crease is lower or nonexistent in Asian eyelids. Many Asians are born without a top eye fold crease (“single eyelid”), while some are born with an upper eyelid crease (“double eyelid”). The upper eyelid skin crease, when present, can display a range of characteristics. These include:

  • Partial or complete
  • Nasally-tapered
  • Parallel
  • Or multiple

These can be in contrast to the classic semi-lunar shape of Caucasian upper eyelids. The shape and the eye fold corners (canthus) of Asian eyelids are also different from Caucasian eyelids.

Asian Eyelid Surgery Correction Procedure

Asian eyelid crease surgery can be performed to create a “double eyelid” appearance. This is often the ultimate goal for patients with poorly defined creases or to even out asymmetric creases. There are two main types of techniques for Asian blepharoplasty or eye fold crease formation. These are namely incisional and non-incisional.

In short, the non-incision (suture) technique is faster with quicker recovery. However, it does have some limitations. Namely, its effects are less predictable and likely not long-lasting. The incisional technique, on the other hand, is more predictable and long-lasting.

Both operations are usually performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation. Surgery usually lasts between 30-40 minutes, depending on your unique procedure. After the surgery, you will be able to return home the same day. However, you will need someone to drive you back.

What Is the Recovery Like?

Similar to most lid surgeries, the main recovery period is about 7-10 days with obvious swelling and bruising. There is little to no discomfort after the first day. We prescribe a few medications.

During this time, it will be essential to follow all your post-operative instructions. One of the most important parts of recovery is simply to rest. By giving your body time to heal, you will see better results overall. Dr. Taban will provide you with information about what activities to avoid to achieve optimal results.

If you have any questions at any point after your surgery, let us know. We will gladly be there for you every step of the way. As you continue to heal, your results will begin to reach their final appearance. And they should then be with you for years to come.

Young Asian woman, with asymmetric upper eyelid crease, underwent customized Asian upper blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery). Here before, 1 week postop, and 3 months postoperative photos are shown.

Is This Procedure Right for Me?

You could benefit from an Asian blepharoplasty procedure if you want to create a more visible upper eyelid crease customized to the individual. The first step is to have a consultation with Dr. Taban. During this time, you can express your goals and start working with Taban on a treatment plan. He provides complete information along every step, so you will never feel left in the dark.

You will always be central in the process. And Dr. Taban ensures that every aspect of your procedure plan is fully matched to your specifics and needs. In a way, he never performs the same procedure twice because he always adapts it to best suit your natural features.

We also want our patients to meet a few standards to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery. During your consultation, these can be fully discussed. These include:

  • Be in general good health
  • Have healthy goals and expectations
  • Avoid smoking before and after the procedure to promote healing

Contact the Los Angeles Oculoplastic Experts

Dr. Taban is one of the leading oculoplastic eye surgery doctors in the LA region for Asian blepharoplasty. Contact us via our online support form or by telephone call or text (310) 278-1836.

Schedule your consultation today to take the first step toward your ideal aesthetic. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals! If you have any questions about our procedures, we will gladly answer them.

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Before & After Surgery Photos

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Young beautiful young Asian woman underwent Asian upper blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery).
Young beautiful young Asian woman underwent Asian upper blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery).
Asian man underwent cosmetic Asian upper blepharoplasty with crease formation. Asian blepharoplasty needs to consider the natural Asian eye shape and eyelid structures to provide natural results. Before and 3 months after cosmetic eyelid surgery photos are shown.
Young Asian lady, complained of upper eyelid asymmetry, droopy lazy left eye, and under eye bags. She underwent left upper eyelid ptosis surgery, bilateral upper eyelid Asian blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty (transconjunctival with fat repositioning). Before and 2 months after eyelid surgery photos are shown.
Young Asian woman underwent Asian upper blepharoplasty to have more defined upper eyelid crease. Before and 3 months after eyelid surgery photos are shown.
Before (left) and after (right) lower eyelid transconjunctival Asian blepharoplasty
Before (left) and after (right) Asian upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty.
Middle age Asian woman underwent Asian upper blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery) with natural results.
Before (left), prior aggressive upper blepharoplasty resulting in hollow upper eyelids, and 2 months after (right) filler injection in upper eyelid-brow area.
Middle age Asian female, underwent Asian upper blepharoplasty with crease formation. Before and 2 months after Asian blepharoplasty photos are shown.
Before (left) Young female, with asymmetry upper eye folds and top eyelid ptosis. After (right) 3 months after upper blepharoplasty and left top eye skin ptosis surgery (droopy eyelid surgery). Note natural, more symmetric eyes.
65 year old Asian female, underwent Asian upper blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery) and lower blepharoplasty, resulting in more youthful, rested, natural eye appearance.
65 year old Asian female, underwent Asian upper blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery) and lower blepharoplasty, resulting in more youthful, rested, natural eye appearance.

Beautiful young Asian lady, with single mongoloid eyelid, underwent Asian upper blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery), to create more visible eyelid crease and open eyes.

Young Asian woman, with asymmetric upper eyelid crease, underwent customized Asian upper blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery).  Her sister also underwent similar procedure with me.

Young Asian woman, with asymmetric upper eyelid crease, underwent customized Asian upper blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery).  Her sister also underwent similar procedure with me.

Contact the Los Angeles Oculoplastic Experts

Dr. Taban is one of the leading oculoplastic eye surgery doctors in the LA region for Asian blepharoplasty. Contact us via online support form, or via telephone at: (310) 499-2565.

Next, read about Canthoplasty Treatment.

*Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

It has been 3 weeks since I had ptosis and double eyelid surgery. And the results has been amazing, ... ... my experience with Dr. Taban has been such a blessing. Only wish I found him sooner!!! ...

Kris.Ze
10/15/2015

April 10, 2017

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