What is asian blepharoplasty?
Many Asian patients are born with eyelids that either have a faint crease in the upper lid or lack the crease altogether, creating the impression that the lids are heavy. These “single eyelids,” which appear cumbersome, also tend to create a tired appearance. Fatty deposits in single upper eyelids can cause a hooded look that produces distressed expressions even when the person does not feel that way.
Due to the positioning of the eyelid fold, the anatomy of the Asian upper eyelid differs from that of a Caucasian eyelid. Fortunately, Asian blepharoplasty, or the “double eyelid operation,” can help San Francisco patients achieve a much more vibrant appearance by creating the formation of a crease and, as a patient may desire, a “Westernized” appeal.* This procedure is one of the most requested surgeries by people of Asian ethnicity in the United States. Dr. Kaplan will create a fold in the upper lid with a minimal incision.
Dr Kaplan’s extensive experience in this procedure allows him to produce natural-looking results that do not interfere with the distinctive, desirable characteristics of his Asian patients’ eyes.* Dr. Kaplan takes the patient’s entire face into account when performing this procedure, in order to provide the individual with an overall aesthetically pleasing appearance.*
How to perform asian blepharoplasty?
The particular technique for every double eyelid surgery will depend on individual circumstances. Such as the amount of excess skin and fat in the eyelids. The condition of the skin and muscles around the eyes, and the position of the eyebrows. To create a crease and transform a “single eyelid” into a “double eyelid,” a tiny incision is typically made. Within that incision, a small amount of fat and skin are removed, and a crease is produced as the incision is closed. In cases where the crease of the upper lid exists but is obscured by fatty deposits, Dr. Kaplan can use surgery or a laser to reduce the excess fat and skin to give definition to the fold, which may help correct any impaired vision.*
Are there any risks with an Asian blepharoplasty?
As with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks associated with the double eyelid operation. Fortunately, significant complications with Asian blepharoplasty are rare*. Keep in mind, this type of eyelid surgery is more complex than traditional blepharoplasty. The procedure takes longer and requires a deeper incision in the eyelid. To reduce the risk of complications, San Francisco patients should disclose all health information and be open and honest with Dr. Kaplan during their consultation.
We will do everything to ensure that your surgical experience is as safe, comfortable, and effective as possible. We will review your health history, surgery goals and expectations. Possible risks and complications, the recovery process, and several other details regarding this type of eyelid surgery procedure.
For more information about this popular, highly-specialized procedure, please contact the San Francisco surgery practice of Dr. Kaplan today. You can start by calling (415) 923-3005.