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.
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.
There are numerous different methods for performing Asian blepharoplasty. The chosen method will vary depending on the individual’s desired outcome.
Often patients choose to combine a blepharoplasty with a browlift. A browlift works to reposition the brow, correcting any low lying brows. Browlifts will also reduce forehead wrinkles and frown lines.
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.
Contact us today to find out more or to book a consultation with one of our surgeons.