4 Questions to Ask about Asian Eyelid Surgery
Following Asian eyelid surgery, many patients report feeling more confident and that they feel younger and refreshed. After your upper, lower, or double eyelid blepharoplasty, your eyes may seem larger, brighter, or more alert. At CA Aesthetics, our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Eric Li, offers Asian eyelid surgery to give you the face appearance you desire. We are located at 555 Knowles Drive, Suite 218 Los Gatos, CA 95032. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online.
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Asian eyelid surgery is a cosmetic technique designed to enhance the upper eyelids by creating a well-defined eyelid crease. This procedure creates a more open and aesthetically pleasing eye. This procedure is quite popular among patients of Asian descent, as the natural eyelid fold is either absent or not well-defined or low.
By skillfully crafting an upper eyelid crease, Dr. Li can create a more harmonious balance between your facial features, resulting in a desirable and natural look. Dr. Li specializes in performing this surgery with the utmost attention to detail while keeping in mind your unique facial structure and personal goals. During your initial consultation, Dr. Li will assess your eyelid anatomy, discuss your preferences, and develop a surgical plan that aligns with your desired results. You can have peace of mind knowing your comfort and satisfaction are in the hands of a highly-skilled professional at each step in this transformative journey.
The Asian blepharoplasty suture method is a non-incisional technique to create double eyelids. In this method, sutures are delicately threaded through the eyelid in various places to create a well-defined crease. The limitation with this approach is that most patients have an element of droopy eyelids (blepharoptosis) or excess skin, which cannot be addressed with the suture method. In fact, the suture method can sometimes worsen droopy eyelids.
Unlike the open method, where an incision is required and the crease is formed by attaching the upper eyelid to the eyelid lifting muscle through surgery, this suture method offers a minimally invasive approach to create the double eyelid. Dr. Li is skilled at performing both the suture (non-incisional) and incisional techniques of double eyelid surgery.
During your consultation, the doctor will discuss your preferred technique, while carefully considering your unique features and desired results. With his expertise, Dr. Li will develop a surgical strategy that best improves your eyelid aesthetics and achieves a natural, refreshed look.
Epicanthoplasty surgery is intended to enhance the appearance of the inner corner of your eyes, particularly by addressing prominent epicanthal folds. These folds are the skin that cover the inner corners of your eyes. They can sometimes create a narrowed or slanted look. Epicanthoplasty surgery may sometimes be advised in association with double eyelid surgery, particularly in patients with very strong epicanthal folds or those that desire higher eyelid creases, to help create a more natural double eyelid crease.
During epicanthoplasty surgery, Dr. Li skillfully rearranges the skin of the medial eyelid. By carefully adjusting the skin in this area, the eyes can have a more open and refreshed appearance.
Dr. Li thoroughly assesses the unique characteristics of each patient’s eyes to tailor the epicanthoplasty surgery to create a natural and harmonious result. If you’re considering epicanthoplasty surgery, a consultation with Dr. Li will provide you with important insights and a comprehensive plan on how to achieve your desired eye aesthetics.
Asian eyelid surgery is performed by Dr. Li in a meticulous and personalized fashion. Dr. Li will first simulate the location of the eyelid crease with special instruments, so that you can see the potential result after surgery. Once the crease location has been decided, an incision is made. Sometimes, excess skin or fat may need to be removed. Other times, it may also be necessary to correct eyelid drooping by tightening the eyelid lifting muscle.
This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation. You can expect to return to your normal activities after a week of recovery following the surgery. Your safety, comfort, and aesthetic vision are priorities for our team. Dr. Li combines his surgical expertise with a deep understanding of eye aesthetics to provide you with beautiful results that enhance your natural features and significantly boost your confidence. We are located at 555 Knowles Drive, Suite 218 Los Gatos, CA 95032. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We serve clients all over Bay Area CA from Los Gatos CA, Campbell CA, Saratoga CA, Cupertino CA, San Jose CA, Mountain View CA, and surrounding areas.