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
What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
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.