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.
What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?
Asian eyelid surgery must take your background and identity into consideration and create a look that truly reflects who you are. Asian eyelid surgery focuses on creating an eyelid shape that looks natural while still opening the eye and creating a beautiful eyelid crease.
The procedure involves a minor reduction of the fat pad in the upper eyelid, which can cause the eyelid to hang more heavily over the eye. It requires delicate removal of skin and subtle alteration of the eyelid to create the eyelid crease. This surgical approach is minimalist and produces subtle yet attractive results that leave your face looking naturally refreshed.
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.
What Are the Benefits?
Undergoing eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills must be designed for your background, performed by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee means you will achieve a balanced, harmonious result that you will enjoy in all the years ahead. The benefits of Asian eyelid surgery include:
- A more open, friendly, and refreshed appearance
- The creation of an eyelid crease
- Reduction of the fat pad which may inhibit the eyelid from lifting
- Reduced strain on the eyelid muscles with excess skin and fat removed
- A subtle, minimalist approach that produces a remarkably attractive result
Asian Blepharoplasty Before & After
Average Cost of Asian Blepharoplasty in Los Angeles
The average cost of eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills ranges between $4,000 to $6,000 for upper eyelid surgery. Lower eyelid surgery costs slightly more, ranging from $5,000 to $7,000. The total cost will be much higher if the upper and lower lids are both performed in same surgery. Although having the two surgeries performed together will be more cost-effective then having them performed separately. If eyelid surgery is being performed for cosmetic reasons, then is not covered by insurance.
Who is a Candidate?
You could be a candidate if you have an Asian background and want to enhance the appearance of your eyes. Candidates include the following:
- Healthy individuals that are medically safe for eyelid surgery
- People who desire a reduction to the fat pad above their eyes for a more open, refreshed look
- Those who would like to have an eyelid crease created for cosmetic purposes
Candidates are looking for eyelid surgery that will maintain their cultural identity while giving them the aesthetic benefits they envision for themselves. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimberly Lee to see how she can help you with this delicate surgery. She is known for her ability to create a refined, elegant, natural look.
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.
Recovering From Asian Blepharoplasty in Los Angeles
Our Los Angeles blepharoplasty 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.
Before & After
Browse through Dr. Kimberly’s before and after photos, giving you a visual representation of her stunning results.
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.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Kimberly Lee For an Asian Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Kimberly Lee is a board-certified head and neck surgeon that specializes in Asian-specific facial surgeries. Facial plastic surgery can significantly alter your appearance, which is why Dr. Lee practices a minimalist approach, geared to enhance your look while honoring your cultural identity.
She understands Asian anatomy and the aging process of the Asian face and can correctly determine how your custom Asian eyelid surgery should be performed. Never settle for anything less than the best when it comes to any facial surgery.
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.
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