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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 Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

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

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