Increasingly, many people of Asian descent have cosmetic surgery for adjustments to their eyelids. Also known as a “double eyelid” surgery, Asian blepharoplasty in Los Angeles is a procedure that provides a natural fold in the upper eyelids above the eyelashes. It has become popular, especially among younger Asian individuals, for supplying bright and defined eyes.
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What is an Asian Blepharoplasty?
Asian blepharoplasty reshapes the skin around the eye with the goal of creating an upper eyelid with a crease. It is estimated that 50% of Asian people are born with single eyelids. By surgically creating a crease, you can get a double eyelid that will make your eyes look bigger and more open providing a more energetic appearance.
If you are thinking of getting an eyelid surgery and of Asian descent, you need to choose a surgeon who understands your unique physiology, face and eyelid structure and the nuances of making this type of surgery look great on you. The surgeons at LA Center for Cosmetic Surgery have a strong understanding of Asian blepharoplasty and have successfully helped many Asian patients get the look they desired.
Maintaining Asian Look
The most important part of an Asian blepharoplasty is maintaining your Asian ethnicity. There are key differences between Asian and non-Asian eyelid folds.
Typically, an Asian upper eyelid crease increases from the eyelashes to the midpoint of the pupil and then travels parallel to the eye. At LA Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we understand this difference and can give you a natural-looking appearance based on your particular needs. We care about providing results that will feel and look organic and give you a better appearance.
During your initial consultation, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and express your concerns about a procedure. Find out what experiences your surgeon has in cosmetic eyelid lifts, the process and location of the procedure, whether any anesthesia will be used and the risks involved.
Discover how long you should expect the recovery time to take and what your realistic expectation should be for improvement following the surgery. A plastic surgeon will discuss your health history and make a recommendation for a procedure based on your needs. Make sure to have all of your questions answered before your procedure. The feeling of comfort knowing what to expect and making the right decision is crucial in preparing for the procedure and getting the best results possible.
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It can be performed in an office using local anesthesia. There are two types of techniques that can be used for your upper eyelids. The first method is suture and non-incision in which your surgeon arranges small stitches under your upper eyelid to create a crease. This approach is often chosen for people with thin eyelid skin. It is reversible and the recovery is quick.
The other method is open with an incision that cuts above where the crease will be to stitch the skin together. Fat may be removed from the lower half of your upper eyelid. This procedure leaves a small scar but the results are usually more effective. This approach is often chosen for people with thick eyelid skin. However, it is not reversible.
It is possible to combine both procedures and get the best results available to you.
For the lower eyelid, there are two possible techniques, both involving an incision. One method involves an incision across your lower eyelid near the eyelashes where the fat pads are removed or repositioned. Weak eye muscles can also be tightened. The other method concerns an incision along the top of your lower eyelid below your eyelashes and also removes or repositions the fat pads. However, this technique is not used much.
You will experience some discomfort at first. Your surgeon can prescribe medication for the pain. Your eyes will likely be sore and feel tender. You may experience some blurry vision for a few days after your procedure.
There will be swelling and bruising for at least two weeks. It can take up to six weeks for the swelling to go down. You can use light ice packs. Talk to your doctor and see what is recommended to help your recovery.
The recovery time for an incisional procedure is one to two weeks. Any sutures will be removed a few days after surgery. Most patients return to work a week or so after surgery, feeling confident in their new look.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are You a Good Candidate for Asian Blepharoplasty?
If you are in good physical health and at least 18 years of age, you are a candidate for this surgery. The reason for being at least 18 is that eyelids continue to change until between the ages of 18 and 21. You should have a small or non-existent upper eyelid folds, uneven folds or excessive inner eyelid skin.
The three biggest reason to get an Asian blepharoplasty is if you have a single fold (meaning a single upper eyelid) and looking for a crease, if you have one eyelid without a crease (looking for a symmetrical look and have a crease in both eyelids) or if you have hooded eyelids (looking to get rid of extra fat and loose skin which will help widen your eyes).
What Is the Cost of Asian Blepharoplasty Surgery?
The cost of Asian eyelid surgery varies depending on what your needs are and which surgical approach will be taken. The average cost is between $3,000 and $5,000 for a double eyelid procedure.
Risks of Asian Blepharoplasty?
Asian blepharoplasty has some risks, like any other surgery, but is generally safe when performed by an expert plastic surgeon. Side effects can include swelling, temporary double or blurry vision and small white pimples around your eyes. There may be some skin discoloration, which can be cleared with the use of chemical peels or laser treatments.
Will There Be Scarring With Asian Blepharoplasty?
Some scarring can be expected but should be minimal or almost nonexistent after a few months.
When Will I See the Results?
After a few days of healing, you should definitely see the difference in your eyes.
Will My Wrinkles Disappear After the Surgery?
No, the procedure is not designed to remove your wrinkles around your eyes. Other procedures are available, including laser resurfacing.
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