Houtan Chaboki, MD
2311 M Street, N.W. Suite 501
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 800-2085
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Asian Eyelid Surgery FAQ
Dr. Houtan Chaboki specializes in facial plastic surgery. In Washington, DC, he offers Asian eyelid surgery for Silver Spring and Arlington residents who want to enhance their eye areas while preserving their ethnic characteristics. This page contains answers to some of the questions he is most commonly asked about Asian eyelid surgery.
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.
What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after Asian eyelid surgery?
Dr. Chaboki performs a complete history and physical on all patients prior to undergoing cosmetic treatments. Asian eyelid surgery is usually safe for patients with chronic, stable medical conditions. However, the surgery may be delayed or canceled as needed for patient safety. Dr. Chaboki will work with his cosmetic patients to help find a safe, appropriate plastic surgery option for them.
Will smoking affect my recovery after Asian eyelid surgery?
Smoking adversely affects your recovery. One may develop pneumonia, and treated areas don’t heal as well or may become infected. The blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the tissues shrink up and prevent the necessary healing of the area. Patients must stop smoking for a minimum of two weeks prior to surgery to decrease the risk of these complications, and they must continue smoking cessation after the procedure.
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.
Where is Asian eyelid surgery performed?
Dr. Chaboki practices facial plastic surgery at several DC area surgical facilities to accommodate his patients. Minor procedures with local anesthesia are performed in the DC office. Surgical procedures with IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia are performed at accredited facilities with a board-certified anesthesiologist.
Dr. Chaboki practices facial plastic surgery at several DC-area surgical facilities to accommodate his patients. Minor procedures including Asian eyelid surgery are performed in the DC office. Surgical procedures with IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia are performed at accredited facilities with a board-certified anesthesiologist.
- Georgetown University Medical Center
- MedStar Surgery Center
Does insurance cover Asian eyelid surgery?
Dr. Chaboki provides the finest in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at affordable prices and participates with most insurance plans. Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes both reconstructive procedures and cosmetic procedures. If your procedure is medically indicated, some portion of the cost may be covered. Our office accepts insurance in applicable cases and will, if you wish, contact your insurance company to find out whether your procedure will be covered. Insurance coverage varies greatly for patients.
* Price information is an estimation and individual pricing will vary. All prices are subject to change and costs are non-refundable.