With over 50 doctors in sixteen departments, the VIP Surgery Center of Excellence is able to provide comprehensive service to all of our patients, no matter the procedure. Whether you desire plastic surgery, joint surgery, breast reduction, or anything in between, La Peer’s excellent staff of surgeons can help patients achieve the results they desire. One of La Peer’s most popular departments is the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Among the many procedures performed in this department is Asian blepharoplasty, a treatment which preserves the natural look of the Asian eyelid while adding aesthetically-pleasing eyelid creases. By no means does Asian blepharoplasty make the eyes look Caucasian or Westernized; rather, the goal of the procedure is to provide our Asian patients with eyes that look natural and beautiful.
What is Asian Blepharoplasty?
Asian blepharoplasty is a procedure which aims to retain Asian eyelid features while adding an aesthetically-pleasing eyelid crease. The surgery is extremely popular in South Korea, where it one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the country. As most people realize, Asian eyelids are different from Caucasian eyelids. Approximately half of all Asians are born with an upper eyelid crease that is lower or nonexistent. When present, the eyelid crease can take on a variety of forms. It can be broken or non-continuous, partial or complete, nasally-tapered or even parallel. Asian blepharoplasty adds a double eyelid crease to the upper lid, all while retaining the natural look of Asian eyelids and providing patients with a natural and symmetric look to the eyes.
How Asian Blepharoplasty is Performed
Traditionally, there are two methods in which surgeons perform Asian blepharoplasty: incisional or non-incisional. The non-incisional technique takes less time to perform and has a quicker recovery time. However, the results are less predictable than those from the incisional technique. Depending on the individual patient and his or her desires regarding surgery, a certified oculoplastic surgeon candetermine the best course of action for each patient. Whether a patient chooses non-incisional or incisional, the basic process remains the same. During both procedures, patients are placed under local anesthesia. Surgeons then remove a small amount of tissue beneath the skin and create a double-eyelid appearance in patients. The entire process is relatively quick, and many patients experience a fast recovery period.
Recovering from Asian Blepharoplasty
Asian blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient surgery, meaning that patients are able to return home in the hours following the operation. Like most procedures involving the eye, doctors recommend that patients be accompanied by a friend or loved one who can drive them home after the procedure has been performed. After surgery, patients may experience swelling and soreness in the eyes, though these symptoms typically reduce within a few days or weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will Asian blepharoplasty make my eyes look “westernized”?
A: Not at all! Asian blepharoplasty preserves the natural and beautiful look of the Asian eyes. In no way, shape, or form is the procedure meant to mimic the look of Caucasian eyelids. Patients who receive this surgery retain their Asian features with the addition of an Asian eyelid crease.
Q: Will the surgery leave scars?
A: Scarring from Asian blepharoplasty is extremely minimal and oftentimes invisible. At La Peer Health Systems, our expert oculoplastic surgeons will hide the incision scar within the crease of the eyelid itself.
Schedule an Appointment at La Peer Health Systems Today
Asian blepharoplasty is a very popular surgery in many parts of the world, especially in South Korea. The plastic surgery procedure gives Asian eyes a natural and symmetrical look. If you are interesting in undergoing this plastic surgery procedure, please contact La Peer Heath Systems at 888.636.1890 today.
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