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Blog: Asian Eyelid Surgery Can Give You the Look You Want

Posted July 11, 2016 in Eyelid


Asian Eyelid Surgery Before and After PhotosEvery ethnic group has a few distinct characteristics. Common ones include skin color, hair texture, and eye shape. One of these traits is the “double eyelid,” where the upper eyelid has a natural, distinguishable fold above the eyelashes. While Caucasians and many other ethnic groups have this natural eyelid crease, approximately half of Asians do not. For those who would like to have this natural eyelid crease,
Asian eyelid surgery can create its appearance with virtually no scarring.

Double Eyelid Surgery

Asian blepharoplasty, or double eyelid surgery, creates an upper eyelid crease. In some cases, Dr. Lee uses the double sutures and twisting (DST) method to accomplish this without making any incisions. With the DST method for double eyelid surgery, the double eyelid is created with virtually scarless folds, leading to a quick recovery and natural-looking results.

Creating a Natural-Looking Asian Eyelid Crease

Double eyelid surgery is not meant to make Asian eyes look Caucasian. In fact, among Asians who have a natural upper eyelid crease, the angle, position, shape, and size of the fold is quite different from the Caucasian lid crease. Asian eyelid surgery does not try to mimic the Caucasian eyelid; rather, it creates a natural-looking crease that will flatter the Asian face.

The Advantages of Asian Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Lee’s Asian eyelid surgery using the DST method leaves virtually no scarring and has a quick recovery period in comparison to incisional eyelid surgery. The DST method rarely leads to fold failure; however, if it does, the issue is very correctable, and many feel that it is still preferable to the risks of incisional surgery. The results will look natural and create the appearance of a larger eye opening. Double eyelid surgery can also make it easier for Asian women to apply eye makeup.

If you are interested in learning more about undergoing Asian eyelid surgery, schedule your consultation with Dr. Charles Lee. Call (310) 231-6811 or complete our online contact form to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lee today.

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