Asian Eyelid Surgery
Double-eyelid surgery, also known as Asian eyelid surgery, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in Asian countries. Many Asian women and men desire a more defined upper eyelid crease, which "opens" the eye while still maintaining their ethnic appearance. When compared with other ethnicities, the Asian eyelid has relatively more excess skin and increased fat, which contribute to the loss of definition in the upper eyelid area. Often the upper eyelid crease is absent or incomplete, which allows the skin to hang and make the eyes appear relatively small. Patients visit Dr. Houtan Chaboki from Washington, DC and Maryland for Asian eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to enhance their eye area while maintaining a natural look.
To discuss your goals for Asian eyelid surgery and the areas you would like to improve, request your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085.
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Asian eyelid surgery is commonly performed in the office under local anesthesia. The procedure requires carefully placed incisions in the natural contours of the upper eyelid. The shape and position of the incision and crease may vary depending on patient preference and existing eyelid anatomy. Through the incision, Dr. Chaboki tightens the attachment of the skin to the underlying muscle and removes excess skin and fat, if necessary. Patients can combine this procedure with non-surgical treatments including BOTOX® Cosmetic or lip enhancement for a more dramatic improvement.
What to Expect After Asian Eyelid Surgery
Like most other cosmetic or reconstructive procedures, Asian eyelid surgery requires you to avoid strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks so your body can heal. For the first few days after surgery, you should keep ice packs on your eyes while you are awake to control swelling. You should also keep your head elevated at all times and sleep propped up with several pillows or sitting in a chair.
Many patients return to work after about a week. When swelling has fully resolved after several weeks, you'll see larger-looking eyes that still reflect your Asian ethnicity.Still have questions
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