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.
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.
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.