Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

What is Asian double-eyelid surgery?

Asian blepharoplasty, also referred to as double-eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed to create a pretarsal crease in the upper eyelid which is normally absent from birth in people of Asian origin. The lack of a pretarsal crease may cause an unaesthetic appearance of puffy upper eyelids and a tired look. Some individuals may also complain of difficulty in application of eye makeup. Asian blepharoplasty gives your eyes a brighter look and also makes the application of eye makeup easier.

How is double-eyelid surgery performed?

Asian blepharoplasty surgery involves placement of a fold that is more or less parallel to the lash line of the upper eyelid. In the process, a small amount of fat may be removed so as to create the crease. Then the new fold will be sutured into the eyelid and will become a permanent part of the eyelid. The surgery is done under local anaesthesia as this allows the patient to be awake and hold the eyelid in place. A sedative will be given to make you comfortable throughout the procedure. The surgical procedure usually lasts about two hours.

There are two techniques that can be utilized to perform Asian blepharoplasty. The two techniques include the open method and the suture method. The suture method is employed in individuals with thin skin and thin eyelids that fold in a spontaneous manner. If there is excess fat, then it can be removed through a stab incision. The open method is performed in individuals with thick excess skin and with thick muscles.