Asian eyes are characterized by the occurrence of a monolid, or an upper eyelid that lacks the “pretarsal” creases or double folds typically found in Caucasian eyelids. Many people of Asian descent have monolid eyes that work well with their facial features, but for those who desire bigger eyes that appear more interested and awake, Asian blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery is a popular solution.
Asian eyelid surgery is a procedure that aims to create “supratarsal” creases or natural-looking folds in the lids. The result is a permanent crease that helps make the eyes look bigger, brighter, and more appealing.
Reasons To Undergo This Procedure
Contrary to popular belief, most Asian patients do not undergo eyelid surgery to appear more “westernized.” Monolids can sometimes result in a permanently sleepy, disinterested, or unhappy facial expression, which is what most patients aim to improve upon.
Asian eyelid surgery creates subtle, natural-looking creases that make the eyes look bigger and wider, while still maintaining its inherent Asian characteristics. This procedure can help improve the following:
- Lack of an eyelid crease
- Asymmetrical upper eyelid folds
- Sleepy, tired-looking eyes
- Puffy eyelids due to fatty deposits
What Are The Benefits?
There are different anatomical considerations when it comes to Asian eyelid surgery, and in order to achieve the desired results, it requires a customized approach that is designed to address each patient’s unique needs.
Dr. Jacob Sedgh is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with years of experience in cosmetic eyelid surgery. With artistry and surgical precision, he uses fully tailored techniques to help patients achieve their surgery goals. Here are some of the benefits you can expect from this procedure:
- Permanent, well-defined eyelid folds
- Bigger and wider eyes
- Increased prominence of upper lashes
- Eyes that appear brighter and more engaged
Before & After
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Dr. Sedgh is known for his tailored approach and natural-looking results. During the initial consultation, he will listen closely as you explain your surgical goals and concerns before recommending the most ideal surgical plan to achieve the most optimum eyelid enhancements. This first meeting will also consist of:
- An inquiry and evaluation of your medical history
- A thorough physical assessment
- A comprehensive explanation of the procedure
- A discussion on the best surgical execution plan
For out-of-town or overseas patients who are unable to travel to Dr. Sedgh’s Beverly Hills clinic for a consultation, the doctor offers virtual consultations via video conferencing. Should you decide to undergo the procedure, assistance with travel logistics (transportation, hotel accommodation, aftercare services, and more) can also be arranged to ensure a more convenient and relaxed trip.
Asian eyelid surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, which is why you will be advised to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you during the first 24 hours post-surgery.
You may observe some bruising and swelling in the immediate area after the procedure, along with minimal discomfort or pain. To effectively manage these, Dr. Sedgh will prescribe medications and specific postoperative instructions to help alleviate these symptoms and facilitate a speedier and more comfortable recovery.
Usually, most patients find that they are presentable enough to return to their daily activities after about 7 to 10 days. Dr. Sedgh will personally examine you and assess your recovery progress through regularly scheduled follow-up appointments from the first postoperative day up to a year after the eyelid surgery. These meetings are usually conducted at his clinic, over the phone, or via video conferencing.
Comfort & Transparency From Start To Finish
When under the care of Dr. Sedgh, you will feel comfortable, cared for, and you will understand every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. His approach to facial enhancement is to achieve a refreshed, natural look – with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.