Asian Double Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) by Wave Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Laser Center
At Wave Plastic Surgery, Asian Double Eyelid Surgery (Asian Blepharoplasty) is one of the most common procedures that we perform in our outpatient surgery center. Patients of all ethnic background and age are candidates for Upper Eyelid Surgery but the technique and approach is variable so it is very important to have a plastic surgery consultation to determine the best technique for each individual.
We at Wave Plastic Surgery however specialize in Asian Double Eyelid Surgery. This procedure can be safely done under IV sedation and local anesthetic to make patient comfortable, but also awake enough to cooperate during surgery to determine the desired outcome of the upper eyelid fold. This is only way to make sure that the shape and size of the eye is symmetrical.
Asian Blepharoplasty (Asian Double Eyelid Surgery) is the most popular of all facial cosmetic surgery performed on patients of Asian descent. We believe that there are several aspects of upper eyelid surgery in young people that is essential.
- The pretarsal show, that is the size of the supratarsal show should not be greater than 3mm. Greater than this size will make the upper eyelid appear heavy and puffy.
- The supratarsal fold should be crisp, but not be too deep. This results in unnaturally operated on appearance.
- The fat resection should be very conservative. Over resection of fat can lead to sunken in look of the upper lid.
- The outer edge of the fold should taper off gradually and not turn downward abruptly.
- In people with mild ptosis, plication of the levator muscle can open the eyes more.
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What happens during an eyelid surgery?
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the eyelid surgery procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed for scars to be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.
Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin.
Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed.
A transconjunctival incision, one hidden inside the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat.
Step 3 – Closing the incisions
Eyelid incisions typically are closed with:
Step 4 – See the results
The Asian Blepharoplasty surgery techniques can be divided into two major categories.
No incision/minimal incision technique:
This technique is ideal for younger patients who have thin skin, and no excess fat with no excess skin to be removed. Patients can achieve a natural appearing crease, with minimal downtime. Under sedation, the upper eyelid is everted and from inside, suture is passed from the upper border of the tarsus to the dermis of the skin and the knot can be placed either on the inner side or just under the skin. Anywhere from 3-5 sutures are placed. This suture approximates the dermis to the levator muscle thereby creating the crease. The patient is asked to open and close the eyes during surgery to ensure adequate symmetry and shape.
This technique can be used for most Asian patients including younger patients. The incision line is well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region when the supratarsal fold is created. This technique is also ideal to correct droopy eyelids (ptosis). While creating the supratarsal fold, the upper eyelid muscle can be tightened to restore normal anatomy, fat can be removed or repositioned and excess skin can be removed. The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as the swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better designed eyelid and surrounding region. Some patient’s find that the mild swelling can persist for several weeks, while others may see swelling resolve in as little as one week.
Epicanthoplasty is eye surgery to remove the epicanthal folds. It can be a challenging procedure because the epicanthal folds overlay the lacrimal canaliculi (tear drainage canals). An epicanthic fold can also be associated with a less prominent upper eyelid crease (a feature commonly termed “single eyelids” as opposed to “double eyelids”), and is a trait that appears more commonly in Asian ethnicities. The two features are distinct; a person may have both epicanthal folds and an upper eyelid crease, one and not the other, or neither.
Some Asian patients have a condition where the width of the eyes are too narrow. To restore the normal anatomy, the soft tissue in the inner and outer corners of the eyes can be rearranged to make the eyes appear wider. This procedure can be done in conjunction with upper and/or lower eyelid surgery.
Medial epicanthoplasty is a procedure to rearrange the excess skin (Mongolian fold) which obstruct the inner corner of the eyes. This procedure decreases intercanthal distance and also reveals medial half of the eyes by turning aside the redundant drooping Mongolian fold. As a result, the eyes will look bigger and brighter, less slanted.
The outer corner of the eye can also be reshaped to lengthen the eye. Lateral canthoplasty is a procedure to reposition the lateral canthal tendon by detaching the junction of the outer upper and lower eyelids. Scars are hidden within the eyelid margins and are usually not visible. Approximately, 1-3 mm can be elongated on each eye and they rarely re-attach. This procedure is also convenient for the eyes that are slanted upward, but because of individual factors, not everyone will achieve the same result. In-office consultation is recommended.
What is Asian Double Eyelid Surgery?
Also known as Upper Blepharoplasty, Double Eyelid Surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. Asian Double Eyelid Surgery, an operation designed to create or enhance the upper eyelid crease, a common primary intent, which is to make the Asian eye appear bigger and the eyelids look more opened.
While the specific anatomic layers of the Asian eyelid are identical to those found in the Occidental or European lid, their different structural alignment and relative lengths and thicknesses are sufficient to account for the highly characteristic appearance of the typical East and Southeast Asian upper eyelid, epicanthal fold, and crease (or lack thereof).
Is it right for me?
A Blepharoplasty procedure is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper eyelids and surrounding area. You should undergo Blepharoplasty surgery for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are:
You must tell your doctor if you have any of these medical conditions:
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