What is Eyelid Surgery?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery (i.e. blepharoplasty) of the upper and/or lower eyelids helps rejuvenate one’s appearance. Often patients report appearing “tired” or “low energy”, when in fact they are full of energy. The facial appearance of some patients doesn’t match to how they actually feel and subsequently seek consultation with a cosmetic surgeon to explore potential options.
Eyelid surgery can deal with the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, and/or brow for aesthetic improvement. Excess skin and fat is often conservatively reduced, sagging muscle may be tightened, and droopy tissue can be lifted.
Read more about eyelid surgery in our blog.
What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?
The upper eyelid in patients of Asian ethnicity may lack a crease or the appearance of a “double eyelid”. Asian eyelid surgery is a subtype of aesthetic surgery dealing specifically with the upper eyelid. Upper eyelid surgery is very common in central and east Asian countries.
Asian patients who want to create an eyelid crease may use eyelid tape or glue to temporarily simulate a crease. These patients prefer the double eyelid appearance and still maintain their Asian ethnicity. Ultimately, they may consult with a plastic surgeon for permanent enhancement with eyelid surgery.
Asian blepharoplasty includes suture, non-incisional, and traditional blepharoplasty techniques. Each eyelid is unique, and the eyelid cosmetic surgeon tailors the procedure to the desires of the patient by varying the eyelid fold size, position, and shape.
Read more about Asian eyelid surgery in our website.
Revision Eyelid Surgery
All patients who undergo plastic surgery (nose, eyes, breast, etc) may want or need revision surgery. Globally, the incidence of revision surgery is estimated to broadly range around 15% for all types of procedures and patients. The request for revision procedures in aesthetic surgery often arises from the natural aging process, ie. more droopy and excess tissue develops gradually with time.
The patient who had revision eyelid surgery in this example had Asian eyelid surgery several years previously by a separate cosmetic surgeon. The patient disliked the eyelid asymmetry, multiple upper eyelid folds, and excess skin that developed. The patient wanted a rejuvenated appearance and to recreate an aesthetically appealing double eyelid. He sought consultation with cosmetic plastic surgery specialist Dr. Chaboki to review potential options.
The patient underwent revision double eyelid surgery. Excess skin from the upper eyelid was reduced and the crease recreated for natural results. A secondary benefit in this case was a relaxed and improved appearing brow after eyelid surgery alone. Some patients, however, benefit from combination brow lift and eyelid surgery.
Read more about brow lift vs. eyelid surgery in our blog.
Have more questions? Share your thoughts below. Request a consultation with Dr. Chaboki.