Asian eyelid surgery, or Asian blepharoplasty, is a popular surgical procedure to create a crease in the upper eyelid region. This gives a patient the appearance of having big, beautiful eyes. At New York’s Facial, Plastic, Reconstructive and Laser Surgery, we only recommend the most state-of-the-art techniques, depending on a patient’s preference.
Asian eyelids look different from Caucasian eyelids due to several anatomical distinctions. The upper eyelid crease in the Asian eyelid is often absent or positioned lower than that of the Caucasian eyelid. The crease is also often shaped differently, or consists of multiple creases. The fat pads that surround the eye extend closer to the eyelashes, sometimes causing a puffy appearance. Asian eyelids also often have an epicanthal fold, a downward angled fold of skin that covers the inner corner of the eye.
Eyelid surgery is the most common cosmetic surgery performed among people of Asian descent. A common misconception regarding Asian blepharoplasty is that the goal is to “westernize” the Asian eyelid in order to make it look less Asian. Actually, the goal of Asian eyelid surgery is to create a youthful and attractive look, while preserving the natural shape and characteristics of the Asian eyelid.
Who is a Candidate for Asian Eyelid Reshaping or Asian Blepharoplasty?
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy Asian men and women who do not suffer from any pre-existing eye conditions. Patients with an overactive thyroid gland may not qualify for eyelid surgery due to the increased risk of swelling and other problems around the eyes. Eyelid surgery is perfect for patients of any ethnicity who are seeking to improve the appearance of their eyes.
What is the Recovery like from Asian Eyelid Reshaping or Asian Blepharoplasty?
Asian eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is performed in our office using local anesthesia or under moderate sedation in an operating room. We only use modern, state-of-the-art techniques to enhance a patient’s heritage. The techniques used are personalized to each patient’s age and ethnicity.
The procedure is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Recovery is usually one to two weeks, at which time patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first two to three weeks after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 7-10 days. Our experienced surgeons reduce bruising and recovery time with the application of state-of-art techniques and the use of homeopathic or herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.
Those patients considering Asian eyelid surgery should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s credentials and training. Our doctors are Board Certified, with extensive knowledge to deliver the best cosmetic results while safeguarding proper hearing function.
To schedule a private consultation with the Hudson Valley, Westchester County and the Tri-State Area’s best Asian eyelid surgeons, please contact our Concierge Patient Coordinators at (845) 454-8025 or email us at info@NYfaceMD.com