Asian Double Eyelid Surgery (Asian Blepharoplasty) is a blepharoplasty procedure used to create a supratarsal epicanthic fold in the upper eyelid of the patient who lacks such a crease. The supratarsal epicanthic fold is common to most ethnic groups, but is absent in approximately 50% of the Asian population.
Placing or replacing a fold in the upper eyelids will give patients bigger, brighter eyes. The procedure is highly sought after by patients who desires to enhance the symmetry of the eyes with natural-looking creases that are suitable for Asian's facial features.
Dr. Wang, with plastic surgery offices in Pasadena and the Inland Empire, is highly experienced in Asian Double Eyelid Surgery. Based on the shape, size and width of your eyes, distance between your brows and eyes, fat density underneath your eyelid, skin elasticity, height of your nose bridge, and your facial structure, Dr. Wang will discuss the double eyelid surgery options with you.
Whether it's the suture or incision, including the full-incision, partial incision and no incision methods (e.g. the DST method), for the crease formation, height of the crease, removal of excess skin or fat, the Asian double eyelid surgery should vary by patient's anatomy and desire. If you think you're ready to discuss your Asian Blepharoplasty options, now is a good time to request a consultation online or call Wang Plastic Surgery at (888) 360-6688 today to schedule your appointment.
How long does Asian double eyelid surgery take?
Eyelid surgery usually takes from one to three hours.
What can I expect after Asian double eyelid surgery?
After the procedure, Dr. Wang is likely to lubricate your eyes with ointment and apply a bandage. Stitches will be removed two days to a week after surgery. You may experience soreness and tightness in your eyelids that can be relieved with medication as prescribed by Dr. Wang. You will be required to keep your head elevated and use cold compresses for several days to reduce swelling and bruising. You are also likely to experience excessive tearing, sensitivity to light and temporary changes in your vision.
What is the recovery period like?
During recovery back home in Pasadena or Riverside, your eyes may feel gummy for a week or so. Dr. Wang will show you how to clean your eyes. Dr. Wang may also recommend eye drops to relieve dryness, burning or itching. You should be able to watch television or read within two or three days. You will want to avoid contact lenses for about two weeks or until they begin to feel more comfortable. It is, however, recommended that you wear sunglasses and a sun block for eyelids to reduce sensitivity to the sun, wind and other irritants. Scars may remain slightly pink for six months or more, but will fade to a nearly invisible white line. Read Dr. Wang's advice about recovery from surgery.
How long before I can return to normal activity?
Dr. Wang may advise you to minimize your activities for three to five days and to avoid more strenuous activities — particularly those that raise your blood pressure — as well as alcohol, for about three weeks.