The demand for eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty has increased across the US in the last 5 years, and included in this, is a growing demand for Asian eyelid surgery. Asians are known for their distinctive eyelids. Some of them do not have a defined crease in the upper eyelid, and so the lid does not double over itself. Because of this, some Asians opt to have double eyelid surgery to reshape the skin around the eyes.
The technique used for Asian eyelid surgery differs somewhat from the methods popularly used for eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. In the case of the Asian patient, the surgeon will create what is known as a supratarsal crease in the upper eyelid. This gives patients a more open-eyed appearance, and is done in a manner that does not significantly change their ethnic appearance.
There are different types of techniques used to carry out Asian eyelid surgery, and the choice often depends on the age and gender of the patient. During this type of surgery a small amount of skin is removed. The outer end of the eyes are also cut, making them appear wider and rounder.
Orange County Plastic Surgeons performing eyelid surgery on Asian patients should be familiar with the anatomy of the Asian eye. When correctly performed, eyelid surgery gives patients natural looking eyelids. The procedure ought to be done in a manner that does not affect the delicate beauty of the Asian eye. Very often only subtle changes are required, especially if the patient already has a partial crease.
Men and women that opt to have Asian eyelid surgery do so, because they want their eyes to appear larger. Some Asians believe this is a more attractive look, and women also like the fact that it makes it much easier to apply makeup.