All About Asian Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is usually performed to address excess skin which causes a tired or narrow eye appearance.  This condition is usually a result of the aging process.  But this is not the only reason a patient may seek out consultation for upper eyelid surgery.

The anatomy of the Asian upper lid differs from that of the Caucasian eyelid giving it a distinctive appearance.  Approximately half of the Asian population  (typically descendants of the Han race) have eyelid creases which are similar to the Caucasian eyelid crease.  However, the remaining people of Asian race may have little to no crease in the upper lid.  This difference has been variably described as a ‘single eyelid’ or lack of an upper eyelid crease vs the more Western ‘double’ eyelid which has a crease. Several procedures have been developed to address this difference for Asians who wish to add a crease to their upper lids.

The procedure is similar to a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) where the skin around the eye is reshaped. In fact, the scar position is nearly identical to a typical upper lid lift.  The difference between the two procedures is that in order to create a crease above the eyelid (i.e. double eyelid), tissue between the skin and the supportive structure of the eyelid is removed.  The skin is then fastened to the underlying structures, which can give the appearance of a crease.   Many Asians desire to have this performed as it gives the overall impression of larger eyes.

The procedure itself is a relatively quick surgery and virtually scarless.  The individual patient’s eyelid anatomy (amount of fat, exact size of the underlying support structures, and skin to be removed, if any) and the symmetry or asymmetry between the eyelids determine the length of the procedure.  Recovery occurs on an outpatient basis with the final results appearing after one to two months.

There has been some controversy with this procedure.  Critics of the Asian Eyelid Blepharoplasty have proposed that the single eyelid in those of Asian decent who have it are changing a beautiful feature of their heritage and should not change it to fit into the “Western standards of beauty.”

When asked about this controversy, Dr. Franckle responded, “This is certainly a compelling argument and is likely the basis for many arguments against cosmetic surgeries which alter our natural appearance.  Happily, we live in a world where anyone has the right to decide for him or herself what is best for them.”  Dr. Franckle believes that anyone considering this type of surgery think it through as it is difficult to reverse.  “The small, imperceptible scar which usually results from this surgery is not easily undone and will likely result in a permanent and irreversible change to the eyelid.”

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Many patients choose to undergo abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in conjunction with other body contouring procedures to help reduce the downtime associated with recovery. One popular option is liposuction to help remove stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise alone.⁠

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The first step in the consultation is to review your medical history. During the medical review, it is important that you share any history of breathing issues or allergies, which could impact the nasal passage and results of the surgery.⁠

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The three commonly paired procedures for a mommy makeover include: Breasts, Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction⁠

Each pregnancy is 100% unique, as is each mother’s body. As such, each procedure plan designed by Dr. Franckle is entirely different from one patient to the next.⁠

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If you have fully developed breasts and are unhappy with their size or shape, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. Candidates should also be non-smoking adults in good physical health and should not be pregnant or currently be breastfeeding.⁠

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