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 for Asian eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) from Washington, DC; Arlington and Ashburn, VA; Bethesda and Chevy Chase, MD; and surrounding cities to enhance their eye area while maintaining a natural look.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) of the upper eyelids is a popular cosmetic procedure for both Washington DC area men and women. Upper eyelid surgery reduces excess skin, reduces fat, and/or tightens eyelid tissue. Asian patients, in particular, often will request upper eyelid surgery to create a crease or "double eyelid". The upper eyelid cre... Read More
Upper eyelid surgery! This woman, similar to her friends and family, wanted upper eyelid surgery for years. She was familiar with the double eyelid surgery, a very popular procedure among younger patients. However, she was afraid of possible unnatural results that she had seen in other Asian patients. She... Read More
Upper eyelid surgery (i.e. blepharoplasty) is tremendously popular worldwide, but especially popular in central and east Asian countries. The terms double eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty refer to an upper eyelid surgery that creates or defines a crease in the upper eyelid, which normally isn't present... Read More
Eyelid surgery is one of the popular cosmetic procedures both Washington DC area men and women consider to improve their appearance. Eyelid surgery can reduce excess fat, tighten skin, and/or improve symmetry. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is tailored specifically for each patient.This young Asian woman had always considered upp... Read More
Even young patients can be candidates for upper eyelid surgery. This young woman disliked her heavy upper eyes, asymmetry, and excess skin hiding her long lashes. Initially, she thought she was possibly too young for cosmetic eyelid surgery. She sought a plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery and consulted with D... Read More
Asian eyelid surgery has two main approaches: suture technique and incision technique. There isn't a "best" eyelid surgery approach. The decision is mutually determined by patient and plastic surgeon, based on factors such as eyelid anatomy and recovery time.The suture technique for Asian eyelid surgery creates a double eyelid wit... Read More
Eyes have a large variety of shapes and sizes. Variations of upper eyelid creases include wide, small, oval, round, or people may have no crease at all. Eyes are also commonly asymmetric. This woman was born with an existing crease. She considered upper eyelid surgery to enhance it, but preferred conservative changes and wa... Read More
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a popular cosmetic procedure for both Washington DC area men and women. Upper eyelid surgery reduces excess skin, reduces fat, and/or tightens eyelid tissue. Patients might also report looking or feeling less tired after eyelid surgery. Each upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is tailored specifically for... Read More
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 nonsurgical treatments including BOTOX® Cosmetic or lip enhancement for a more dramatic improvement.
Houtan Chaboki, MD
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Chaboki has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the face and neck. When you choose him for your procedure, you’re choosing one of the most reputable facial plastic surgeons in DC, as well as a nationwide leader in
The price of this specialized version of blepharoplasty does not differ from that of conventional blepharoplasty. Although we cannot provide an exact quote here, most patients undergoing Asian eyelid surgery can expect to pay between $3,500 and $10,000 *. The total cost of your own procedure is dependent on a few factors, including fees charged by the anesthesiologist and fees associated with the facility where your surgery takes place. At the end of your consultation, we offer you a quote that more accurately reflects the nuances of your surgery. Our Fees & Financing page has additional information on paying for plastic surgery.
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.
Asian Eyelid Surgery FAQs
Can I combine cosmetic Asian eyelid surgery with other facial surgery?
Yes, it’s generally preferred to combine procedures such as Asian eyelid surgery with BOTOX® Cosmetic jaw reduction, or another complementary treatment. Commonly combined procedures with eyelid surgery include the following:
When can I resume regular exercise after Asian eyelid surgery?
Strenuous activities or exercise after plastic surgery will increase the risk of bleeding, swelling, and bruising, until an appropriate healing time has been allowed. This restriction during the recovery period varies based on the operation performed and patient’s medical condition. Light activities, such as slow walking, may be performed soon after anesthesia. Heavy activity, such as aerobics, yoga, cycling, running, heavy lifting, or similar vigorous activities are allowed 2 weeks after the procedure. Contact sports are generally allowed 6 weeks after surgery.
Will I need time off work after Asian eyelid surgery?
Most patients plan at least a few days or 1 week off from work. A longer period of recovery may be necessary for combined procedures.
What is recovery like after Asian eyelid surgery?
Downtime after cosmetic procedures may be a few hours to several days, depending on the specific procedure and areas treated. Office procedures are performed under local anesthesia, if any anesthesia is required. Surgical procedures are performed with either IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia and require a longer recovery period. Anesthesia normally wears off within the first 24 hours after surgery.
* Price information is an estimation and individual pricing will vary. All prices are subject to change and costs are non-refundable.
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