Just over half of people of Asian origin are born without a visible upper eyelid crease – a fold in the area just above the eyelashes. Our oculoplastic surgeons offer an Asian blepharoplasty procedure that creates a natural looking crease on the upper eyelid, creating an improved shape.
Having an oculoplastic surgeon perform your Asian blepharoplasty means you get the expertise of a surgeon with deep experience of the periorbital region of the face. It’s important to note that there is a difference between Caucasian and Asian eyelids. The Caucasian lid crease is somewhat larger than an Asian eyelid crease and also tapers closer to the eyelashes as the fold goes out. The goal of Asian eyelid surgery is to avoid giving an appearance that resembles a caucasian look on an Asian face, the key is to create an entirely natural look.
Am I suitable for Asian blepharoplasty?
Asian blepharoplasty is suitable for both men and women who wish to alter the appearance of their eyes by adding in the upper eyelid crease.
This procedure is suitable for those who are over 18 years old. Patients will also have to stop smoking prior to the procedure, as well as during the recovery period.
How is an Asian blepharoplasty performed?
There are numerous different methods for performing Asian blepharoplasty. The chosen method will vary depending on the individual’s desired outcome.
- Suture method: this method is often popular as it has the fastest recovery. This method works to achieve the double eyelid, however, it does not involve an external incision. While this method has less scarring and faster recovery, it is not as long-lasting. Patients often need revision surgery to maintain the look.
- Incision method: this method involves making an incision in the skin on the upper eyelid, with any excess skin and fat also being removed. This option is longer lasting than the suture method. However, this procedure will result in some bruising and swelling that will last for a few weeks.
- Partial incision method: this method is a combination of the suture and an incision. This procedure involves a small incision and will have a shorter recovery time. However, as with the suture method, this will not be long-lasting and may need further procedures to maintain the look.
Often patients choose to combine a blepharoplasty with a browlift. A brow lift works to reposition the brow, correcting any low lying brows. Brow lifts will also reduce forehead wrinkles and frown lines.
What is the recovery period like?
The recovery period will vary depending on what method was used during the procedure. In most instances, patients will need to take a week off from work to rest and recover. By this point, most of the swelling will have gone down. Once the swelling has gone down patients will be able to notice the end result of the blepharoplasty.
During recovery, patients can use cold compression to help minimise swelling. If any pain or discomfort is experienced, the surgeon will be able to recommend medication for pain management. To help with the recovery period, you should stop smoking at least two weeks before the procedure. You may also have to stop certain medications, which will lower the risk of bleeding after the procedure.
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