Intro TO PROCEDURE
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BEFORE & AFTERS
ASIAN DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY
Asian double eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that provides a way to alter the appearance of the eyelid to better suit a person’s aesthetic preferences. For some, the crease of a double eyelid is an attractive feature that accentuates the appearance of the eyes, and the option to reshape and redefine their eyelids is highly desired.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao has performed numerous Asian double eyelid surgeries for patients in Manhattan over the course of his career. He focuses on providing beautiful results that look incredibly natural.
WHAT IS A DOUBLE EYELID?
A double eyelid refers to the presence of a natural skin crease along the upper eyelid that forms a small fold or lining, creating the appearance of a double eyelid. This is in contrast to eyelids that have an epicanthic fold, which covers the eyelid from corner to corner, creating the appearance of a single smooth eyelid.
Both the epicanthic fold and the double eyelid can occur naturally among people of Asian descent. However, there is a noticeably smaller likelihood of a double eyelid forming naturally. In most instances, the eyelid crease forms very close to the lash line of the eye, creating the appearance of a single eyelid.
While the double eyelid is the predominant type of eyelid found among the western population, the goal of Asian double eyelid surgery is not to “westernize” a person’s appearance. The procedure is performed to create a crease along the upper eyelid that looks as natural as a natural double eyelid.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ASIAN DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY?
Good candidates for Asian double eyelid surgery should be in good overall health and should prefer the appearance of a double eyelid over the one created by an epicanthic fold. They should have realistic expectations for the procedure.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Lao at our Manhattan office, he will go over your pertinent medical history, evaluate your current health, and ask about your reasons for undergoing the surgery.
Congenital upper-eyelid ptosis is an issue that is quite common among the Asian population. Surgery can be performed to correct sagging while also creating the appearance of a double eyelid for comprehensive results.
THE ASIAN DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY PROCEDURE
Asian double eyelid surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation depending on the preferences of the patient and on other factors discussed during the consultation.
During the procedure, excess fat may be removed, excess skin can be trimmed, and underlying muscles are adjusted in order to create the desired crease. The incisions used for the procedure are hidden within the creases of the upper eyelid so that the final results look as natural as possible.
RECOVERY AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Sutures will need to remain in place for around four to six days. Some mild swelling and bruising are to be expected. Elevating the head and applying an ice pack can help to manage swelling and provide some relief. During your recovery, it is best to avoid applying makeup to the eyes, rubbing or stretching the eyelid tissues, or excessively cleaning the area, as these could compromise your results.
On average, it will take around one week to recover from surgery, though strenuous activity should be avoided for a few more weeks. Your results will gradually begin to show after a few weeks. It will take around one to two months to see the full results of your procedure.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY
Contact our Manhattan office today to schedule a consultation for your Asian double eyelid surgery. Dr. Lao has the technical skill required to perform the procedure and can provide you with the beautiful and natural-looking results you’re in search of.
ASIAN DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY MANHATTAN FAQ
Q: Will It Be Obvious That I Had Surgery?
A: Dr. Lao uses extreme care and precision when performing eyelid surgery to ensure the safety of his patients and provide the best possible aesthetic results. The incisions are well hidden within the folds of the eyelids, and care is taken when adjusting the eyelid tissues to ensure that the results look natural.
Q: Will Asian Double Eyelid Surgery Also Make Me Look Younger?
A: The primary goal of Asian double eyelid surgery is to create a natural-looking skin crease on the upper eyelids. An upper-eyelid lift can be performed in conjunction with the procedure to address loose and saggy upper-eyelid skin and rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes.
Other treatments, like Botox injections for crow’s feet around the corners of the eyes, can be performed as well for more comprehensive results.
Q: How Long Will My Results Last?
A: The results of your Asian double eyelid surgery should be permanent. The eyelids will still age normally following the procedure. Proper skin care can help to preserve the youthful appearance of the eyelids.
Q: Will My Insurance Cover Asian Double Eyelid Surgery?
A: Insurance does not cover procedures performed for cosmetic purposes. If you suffer from ptosis of the eyelids that is obscuring your field of view or decreasing your quality of life, your insurance may cover corrective surgery of the eyelids.
Q: How Long Until I See My Asian Double Eyelid Surgery Results?
A: A majority of the swelling and bruising will dissipate over the first week of recovery. Some swelling will persist. It typically takes around two months or longer to see the full results of your Asian double eyelid surgery.
Q: I Am Unhappy with My Results from Another Surgeon. Can a Revision Surgery Be Performed?
A: Yes, revision Asian double eyelid surgery can be performed to correct the appearance of the eyelids after a primary procedure. It is important to allow the eyelids to properly heal enough before undergoing revision surgery; you should wait at least six months before undergoing an additional procedure.
WILLIAM LAO, M.D.
April 2, 2020
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are only seeing patients in person who require necessary follow-up care after surgery. However, we are offering complimentary Virtual Consultation using various apps like Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
William Lao, MD