Asian Double eyelid surgery
Double eyelid surgery or "Asian blepharoplasty" creates an eyelid crease resulting in a larger and more symmetric, almond-shaped eye. The height from your upper lash line to the new eyelid crease is customized to your preference and existing anatomy.
Typically, individuals of North Eastern descent (e.g. China, Mongolia, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan) prefer a smaller eyelid height ranging from 3-6 mm. Whereas, individuals of South Eastern descent (e.g. Thailand, Vietnamese, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Malaysia) prefer a taller eyelid, ranging from 7-10 mm. Fat removal and excision of excess eyelid skin may also be necessary to achieve optimal results.
This procedure may also be performed with an epicanthoplasty, where the inner corner of your eye is extended medially towards your nose. The combination of these two procedures will lengthen the width and height of your eyes to enhance aesthetic appearance.
Sometimes the upper eyelid is positioned a bit low. This is called an eyelid ptosis. You can choose for a simultaneous correction during your asian blepharoplasty. There is an incisional or a non-incisional method.
There are 2 main types of surgery done by Dr. Verschooten: with or without a skin incision.
This technique is best suited for those patients with excess fat and skin in the upper eyelid. This method provides the most permanent results of the two methods listed here, however because there is an incision throughout most of the length of the new eyelid crease, there will be a visible scar. The eyelid skin is very thin, and the scar is typically cosmetically acceptable. After your surgeon creates an incision, removal of excess skin and fat in the upper eyelid is performed as needed. The surgeon then utilizes sutures to mimic fibrous attachments that are naturally present in double eyelids. The length of the incision is then closed with sutures that will be removed in 6-8 days after your surgery.
This method is ideal for patients that do not have excess fat or skin in their eyelids. The main advantage is the absence of an incisional scar and minimal to absent swelling. However, this method is not as resilient as the incisional methods and may produce a double eyelid that unfolds in the future.
There is no incision, instead your surgeon will create several tiny holes and pass sutures through these holes to (similar to the methods described above,) mimic fibrous attachments that are naturally present in double eyelids. All the sutures are buried underneath your eyelid skin. Therefore, you will not need to come for suture removal.