Asian Eyelid Surgery
As a board certified oculoplastic surgeon, with practices in both Beverly Hills and Shanghai, Dr. Raymond Douglas specializes in Asian blepharoplasty. His unique understanding of Asian eyelid anatomy and artistic approach to double eyelid surgery make him highly sought after by Asian patients around the world.
What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?
For Asian eyelid surgery to be successful, we must consider factors including the shape of the eyes, brows, and the eyelids. The fullness and fatty tissue of the upper eyelid is also a matter of importance because this directly relates to the appearance of the natural crease in the lid. A skilled surgeon will also consider the shape and height of the lid crease when planning surgery.
Who is a candidate for Asian Eyelid Surgery?
What is the difference between standard eyelid surgery and Asian eyelid surgery?
Studies have indicated that Caucasian eyes contain specific attachments within the skin along the fold of the upper eyelid. These attachments lead to deeper tissues and they retract when the eyes open. In eyelids without a fold, there are no such attachments. Asian blepharoplasty involves discrete incisions in the area where the new crease will lie. Through incisions, an attachment is made between the levator aponeurosis or the upper tarsus. This attachment will transform the new crease into a deeper fold when the eyelid opens.
How do I prepare for Asian Eyelid Surgery?
Before undergoing surgery, it is necessary to review all medications, including vitamins and supplements to ensure no products are being taken that can thin the blood and create possible surgical risks. Some medications may interact or contradict anesthesia, meaning they may enhance or degrade the effects of the numbing anesthetic.
Patients seeking Asian eyelid surgery may also be advised to discuss their proposed procedure with their ophthalmologist if they are currently receiving care for eye conditions such as dry eye.
At International Orbital Institute, it is our intent to provide patients with care that achieves satisfactory results in a single procedure. Learn more about Dr. Douglas’ extensive training in eyelid surgeries and about Asian eyelid surgery. Call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 657-4302.