Approximately half of all Asians do not have an upper eyelid crease, which can cause them to look colder or less friendly than they actually are.
Asian eyelid surgery is intended to create an eyelid crease, lending a brighter, friendlier look to the eyes.
For a procedure such as this, it is vital that the surgeon you select has a considerable understanding of the anatomy of the Asian features, and how they age. Dr. Lee specializes in such ethnic surgeries. She is considered by many to be a top doctor in her field. These traits allow her to perform some of the best Asian eyelid surgery Los Angeles & Beverly Hills offer.
This modern approach works to restore a lively, healthy appearing upper-eyelid, by conservatively removing skin from the area, paired with formal crease formation, when necessary. This is then combined with some level of volume augmentation of the lateral eyebrow and brow region. This approach is aimed at creating a fuller looking eyelid, which will grant one with a youthful appearance that naturally complements the facial contours of the Asian ethnicity. In addition to an Asian eyelid surgery, Dr. Lee finds that many patients benefit from combining an eyelid surgery with an Asian rhinoplasty.
Lack of a crease line
Asians desiring a creation of a double eyelid crease are often looking to gain the look of an eye that is bright and awake. Many surgeons simply decide on an arbitrary height at which to remove skin without thinking about the crease. Dr. Lee will consult you on an appropriate height for the eyelid crease to best determine a natural result that balances and compliments your face.
Some patients may have a crease on one side or even a faint crease. Dr. Lee believes it is essential to maintain an eyelid crease position that appears natural. Dr. Lee strives to deliver the best Asian eyelid surgery Los Angeles & Beverly Hills can offer. During your consultation, Dr. Lee will discuss how to accomplish the look of symmetrical eyelid creases that fit your face, while looking natural.
Before & After
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Double eyelid creation
The desire to have a “double eyelid” is largely cultural, as this feature is considered attractive. To successfully perform surgery requires a comprehensive understanding of the natural eyelid crease shape as well as mastery of the surgical techniques required to fashion it. The primary goal is to create a naturally appearing crease.
Asian eyelid surgery – Beverly Hills style
One of the traits of a gifted plastic surgeon is the state of the art result obtained for patients regardless of the unique challenges faced by the surgeon. Dr. Lee has helped countless patients achieve their image goals and her Asian patients are among the most successful in terms of patient satisfaction. Her Beverly Hills clinic is focused on achieving the results her patients have been seeking for many years.
The eyes are considered to be the focal point of the face. Dr. Lee understands the requirements of her Asian patients with regard to their desire to have an eyelid crease without losing their Asian identity. In plastic surgery the mantra is “less is more” and nowhere is this more evident than in Asian blepharoplasty. As one of Los Angeles most esteemed plastic surgeons, she completely understands the subtleties of this procedure. Her patients are delighted with their results which create the desired double eyelid while completely respecting their Asian heritage.
This procedure is less invasive than other plastic surgery procedures. Tissue in the eyelid is removed which allows Dr. Lee to create the desired crease. The artistic perception necessary for Asian eyelid surgery is quite high since the removal of too much tissue can create an unnatural crease. As most eyelid surgery requires the removal of a certain amount of fatty tissue as well as creating a natural crease, the skill required for this is considerable.
Dr. Lee hides the incisions in what will become the natural crease of the upper eyelid, making the final result exactly what the patients was hoping for. Asian eyelid surgery creates a more aesthetic outcome as well as a more functional field of vision for patients.
Recovering from Asian blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery is among the easiest plastic surgery procedures to recover from. The tissue is isolated from the other areas of the face and most patients report that pain and swelling is minimal.
After the first week to 10 days, patients usually feel confident about being seen in public, returning to work or participating in family functions. Patients will be provided with full instructions covering the time period before and after surgery. Following these instructions as closely as possible will ensure the best possible outcome from the procedure.
Refraining from smoking is one of the most important instructions. Nicotine hinders recovery by restricting blood flow through the tiny capillaries in the area. Patients are asked to refrain from smoking for several weeks prior to and following surgery.
Using cold packs on the surgical site, as instructed, will help with swelling and bruising. Additionally, sleeping with the head elevated will greatly assist in the recovery process. It is important to avoid over-the counter pain medication and herbal supplements unless these have been approved by Dr. Lee. Otherwise excessive bleeding at the surgical site may occur, which greatly compromises the results of Asian eyelid surgery.
Beverly Hills patients can rest assured that they have found among the best Asian blepharoplasty surgeons available. Her results are praised by her many grateful patients of Asian heritage who have achieved their image goals without compromising their ethnic background.
Revision eyelid surgery
Unfortunately, for many people who have undergone double eyelid procedures, their creases were surgically created during a time in which Westernization blepharoplasty procedures were performed, e.g., aggressive fat and skin removal and a very significant crease formation. These patients offer a difficult situation to address. Removing additional skin or elevating their brows can make their crease appear even more unnatural and should be avoided. It is suggested that you meet with Dr. Lee in order to decide what will work best for your needs.
If you’re interested in having Asian eyelid surgery in Los Angeles, you can contact us online. Or may call our office directly, and one of our staff members will be able to help you schedule an appointment.