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Our San Jose Asian eyelid surgery is a custom surgery to alter eyelid shape, often involving creating a “double eyelid,” or adding a crease. A smooth eyelid without a crease may hide some lashes or part of your eyes. After surgery, the eye shape is subtly altered and has a beautiful, natural-looking crease. Both Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline have a personal understanding of the Asian eyelid, and they pull from that background to achieve the most natural-looking results.


Our Approach to Asian Eyelid Surgery: Artistry and Technique.

We can perform several surgical techniques to enhance the look of the Asian eyelid. The most crucial objective is understanding your goals. Do you know what eye shape and appearance you desire? If you are unsure, it is time to do some research – and some soul searching.

We want to gain a thorough understanding of the look you envision in planning your surgery. We will work closely with you at this phase. Dr. Cheng will sketch the process on paper for you, so you understand how the operation works, in detail. You can provide feedback about the look you want during the sketching process.

Art and Medicine Coming Together

Working with you and sketching the planned changes helps to verify that the procedure will enhance your eyes as you desire. The sketching process helps us formulate a plan for how to best create the crease; how much skin to take; how high to make the crease and crease shape. It aids us in making decisions about whether to pull the crease closer to the nose; whether to subtly widen the eyes; or to repair ptosis (a droopy lid). When you work with us at Cheng Plastic Surgery, your eyelid surgery is far more than a surgical procedure – it is art and medicine coming together to enhance the focal point of your face – your eyes.

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What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Many people with an Asian background have inherited eyelids without a natural crease. A custom procedure, Asian eyelid surgery involves removing a thin strip of skin, muscle, and fat (when needed) from the upper lid to create a natural-looking crease. Various surgical approaches can be employed. The surgical technique used will be based on what you desire.

Am I a Candidate?

If you lack an eyelid crease and find it challenging to apply makeup, or would like a slightly more open look, revealing more of your eyes and lashes, you are likely a candidate for this surgery. Some patients with an Asian family background may choose upper eyelid surgery to create the crease, and a more open look, and lower eyelid surgery to address undereye bags.

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What Should I Expect in the Procedure?

The beauty of the results is the direct result of the skills and artistry of your facial plastic surgeon. You must choose your surgeon carefully – you will live with the results for years!

At Cheng Plastic Surgery, we are recognized as being among the most accomplished facial plastic surgeons for Asian eyelid corrections and enhancement. The procedure performed with meticulous care, customized to match the unique eye structure of the individual.

It proceeds as follows:

  • The area is numbed, so you are comfortable throughout the procedure. You may also choose to go under IV Sedation – especially if combining multiple procedures.
  • Your eyelid is marked where the crease will be created.
  • An incision is made where the crease is to be formed, with a sliver of excess skin and fat delicately and carefully removed.
  • The incision site is hidden within the newly-created crease.

Recovery from Asian Eyelid Surgery

When you undergo this delicate procedure at Cheng Plastic Surgery in San Jose, you can expect a relatively rapid and easy recovery. To plan correctly, we advise:

  • Take one week off work to rest and heal.
  • Follow all aftercare instructions carefully for faster healing.
  • Expect some bruising and swelling in the early stages of recovery.
  • You may have blurry vision in the first few hours after surgery due to the anesthetic.
  • Take the time to rest and heal, with your head elevated.
  • Apply the eye drops and ointment as directed.
  • Use Tylenol for pain relief if needed, and a lightweight cold compress to reduce swelling.
  • Do not wear contacts for a week.
  • Drink lots of water and avoid any alcohol during healing.
  • Eat healthy foods, low in salt to avoid excess water retention.

If you wish to learn more, contact us today at Cheng Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation for arguably the best Asian eyelid surgery San Jose has to offer.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020:

Even with social distancing, we're still here for you.

During this difficult time, we will continue to try and be there for all of you in any capacity we can. To protect ourselves, our staff, our community and of course, you, we will still continue to refrain from seeing patients in the office (unless urgent or emergent) until the Shelter-in-Place Ordinance has been lifted. But this doesn't mean all communication stops!⁣

As social distancing, self-isolation and shelter-in-place are extremely important during this time, so is trying our best to still keep a sense of "normalcy" within our daily routines. Communication is a fundamental component of everyday life and something we strongly believe is key to alleviating stress, anxiety and even depression. If we can be a pillar of relief, happiness or normality in the not-so-normal climate we are experiencing - we've done our job not only as your physician, but as your friend.

If you are interested in simply just chatting, advice on the current health crisis, a follow up to a treatment or planning for a future procedure, both Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline will be doing Virtual FaceTime Appointments starting Monday, March 23rd! They will be available Monday - Friday from 9 AM PST - 12 PM PST.

Please email us at che[email protected] with a date and time that works best and we will be sure to reach out in a quick and efficient manner. If you would prefer to call the office and leave us a message at (408) 255-3223, a staff member will reach out as soon as possible.

During this time, we also feel it is extremely important to take care of YOU!

Reading your favorite book, doing at-home yoga and putting on your favorite face mask or serum is not only physically beneficial, but mentally as well.

To contribute to your self-care routine, we will be offering phone orders for SkinCeuticals products with20% off your total AND free shipping!

What do you have to do? Call the office Monday - Friday between 9 AM PST - 12 PM PST and let us know which products you'd like, we will process your payment over the phone and the products will be shipped directly to your door! If you would prefer curbside-pickup style, we are more than happy to accommodate that as well! (Keeping our 6-foot social distance, of course.)

"It is how we embrace uncertainty in our lives that leads to the great transformations of our souls." - Brandon A. Trean

We will all get through this, together!

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Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery


Monday, March 16, 2020:

Even with social distancing, we're still here for you.

As the current situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, we are continuing to make decisions regarding our practice to keep ourselves and our community healthy. As the future of this virus is uncertain, it is mandated by Santa Clara County Public Health Department Officials that all non-essential businesses close their doors and shelter in place.

Because of this region-wide order, our office will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 and will be rescheduling all non-emergent treatments, follow up appointments and surgeries after Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.⁣ All future in-office events for March and April have been postponed until further notice.

To those patients that need to be seen urgently for post-operative or emergent appointments - please call our office phone number. Your call will be forwarded to an employee that can best help you as we will still have remote access to our schedule. They will make the necessary arrangements to ensure you receive the proper care. ⁣

We are confident that we will make it through this and become a stronger and smarter community because of it. Yes, most people do not die from COVID-19 and many can be asymptomatic - but the sooner we isolate from one another, the sooner we can make sure those statistics do not change.⁣

As physicians, we hold health to the utmost importance so we please ask those of you who can - work from home when possible, do not go to restaurants or bars, limit your public exposure and be cognizant of those who are sick, elderly or immunocompromised. In this time, we have to not only think of ourselves, but think of those that can be directly affected and do all we can for the sake of our community, our state, and our country.⁣

We do not believe this is a time to panic - but rather the opposite. It is time to be rational and act with extreme purpose. By preventatively closing our doors for the next 3 weeks - we may be helping change the course of a potentially life-changing event in history.⁣

We look forward to a future of health and happiness with you at Cheng Plastic Surgery!⁣

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Caring and cautious regards,⁣

Dr. Elbert & Dr. Jacqueline Cheng

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