Asian eye surgery is referred to as Asian blepharoplasty. The purpose of this surgery is to create a defined crease in the upper eyelid skin. This surgery provides the eyes with a brighter appearance while making it much easier to use eyeliner. Asian eye surgery was developed to create a crease with a natural appearance for individuals without this crease.

The Characteristics of the Eyelids

Caucasian and Asian eyelids can be distinguished due to the position of the fold in the eyelid. In most cases, the Asian eyelid begins close to the eyelashes in the inner corner. The crease becomes larger as the distance from the nose increases until the midpoint of the eye is reached. At this point, the eyelashes and the fold become parallel. The eyelid of the Caucasian is usually farther away from the edge of the eyelashes with a greater curve.

How Does It Work?

The anatomic differences present in the Asian eyelid must be carefully considered to ensure the surgical outcome is optimized and the natural beauty of the ethnic appearance is preserved. The surgery must be customized for each patient for the creation of a beautiful outcome. The technique does not require any incision. This means the fold is virtually scarless, the crease is natural and soft, the recovery period is drastically reduced, sedation is not required and the procedure can usually be performed in an office. The goal of Asian eye surgery is to carefully assess the crease and shape of the eyelid during the initial consultation. This helps ensure the patient receives their desired appearance and results. Full recuperation should run its course in about a week at most.

Get In Touch with Us for Further Information

If you are interested in enhancing your natural features without losing the charm and uniqueness of your face, Asian eye surgery may be the solution. To find out the specifics of this procedure, we invite you to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Chase Lay, MD! At our convenient location in San Jose, CA, our caring and devoted staff will be ready and eager to explain the process in greater detail, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you achieve your unique desired aesthetic. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to hearing from you!