Double Eyelid Surgery or ‘Asian Blepharoplasty’
- Looking for Double Eyelid Surgery?
- Want to find the best Asian Eyelid Surgeon in Melbourne or Sydney?
Asian double eyelid surgery or Asian Blepharoplasty is a surgical variation of an upper eyelid lift procedure. Asian eyelid surgery creates an eyelid crease previously hidden under the epicanthal folds commonly seen on the eyelids of individuals with Asian heritage.
Asian ‘Double eyelid’ or Parallel Eyelid surgery adjusts the facial feature known as the epicanthal fold.
What is an epicanthal fold?
- The epicanthal fold is the skin fold located near the inner corner of the eyes
- Most commonly seen in people of Asian descent, on some individuals, this eyelid skin fold ‘closes up’ the eye appearance and results in a puffy-looking or visibly-tired appearance.
- Adjusting or reducing the double-eyelid skin fold can have a ‘refreshing’ and ‘brightening’ effect on the eye area and overall facial aesthetics
- Double Eyelid Surgery aesthetically opens up the eye area AND can provide a firmer, smoother platform for dramatic eye makeup on the newly formed single eyelid crease
Terminology notes: An epicanthal fold may also be seen in young children before their nose bridge anatomy is fully developed and/or in children with Downs Syndrome.
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Why do people get Asian Double Eyelid Surgery?
Conditions and reasons to have a double eyelid procedure (Asian Blepharoplasty) vary from patient to patient. They may be cosmetic or medical in nature. The KEY REASONS for requesting surgical Double Eyelid Fold adjustments are often cosmetic in nature.
Surgical requests may include:
- wanting a more uniform appearance to the upper eyelids
- creation of a single crease to reduce above-eye skin-folds
- reduction in heavy-looking upper eyelids and reduced puffiness above the eyes
- effectively opening the eyes (aesthetically) where they are partially covered by the skin fold(s)
The Asian double-eyelid reduction technique reduces the epicanthal fold(s) and enhances the eyelid crease.
- This procedure often provides a ‘refreshed’ look to the eye area of the face (upper third)
- It may also help rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes and face
- It is popular with Asian women and men of many ages
What’s involved with Asian eyelid surgery?
- The double-eyelid surgery typically involves the creation of a supratarsal crease (supra-tarsal)
- Reducing the epicanthal folds can enhance the eye/eyelid appearance
- Surgery must be carefully performed in order to sustain normal functions of the eyelids
- Surgery may be performed in a hospital or in a day theatre; the patient may be under local anaesthetic and sedatives and/or under general anaesthetic.
It’s best to choose an EXPERT Surgeon nearby who is very experienced; because your surgery outcomes involve highly visible areas of your facial appearance.
How long does Asian Eyelid Surgery take?
- Asian Blepharoplasty surgery typically takes from 1 hour to 2 hours, although this can vary
- If lower eyelid surgery is also being performed as well as upper eyelid surgery, allow 2 to 3 hours or more
- Recovery from Asian Blepharoplasty is often 2 weeks (read more below) but can vary
- Incision lines can take several months to fully mature; you will have a thin scar in the eyelid crease, tending to be less visible when makeup is worn
- Surgery results can vary from patient to patient, and all invasive surgery has risks; these will be covered during a consultation.
Does Asian double-eyelid surgery leave a face looking more western in appearance?
- No, not necessarily. While some genetic traits are more prevalent in people with Asian heritage, Asian eyelids can vary in appearance as much as those of people from other heritages.
- Asian eyelid surgery simply aims to enhance the eye area to achieve a more opened eyelid appearance, which also helps create an eyelid crease and smoother ‘eye shadow makeup platform’ for patients.
The secret to a good result from Asian Blepharoplasty is choosing a great surgeon who can provide a natural-looking enhancement that is appropriately balanced with your surrounding features.
- Asian double eyelid surgery aims to ENHANCE the eye area but SUSTAIN natural-looking results
- Patients report they feel their eyes look ‘more awake’ or ‘more refreshed’ – but natural vs over-adjusted.
Tip: Avoid discount surgery with a less-skilled eyelid surgeon who might overly-adjust your eyelids or remove too much skin.
The RISKS of choosing a less-trained, less-skilled surgeon means you COULD end up with higher risks including potentially looking startled rather than refreshed.
Who performs Asian Double Eyelid Surgery in Melbourne? Your choice…
- Several nearby surgeons perform Asian eyelid surgery in Melbourne, Australia but Not ALL Surgeons have the same levels of skills and expertise
- Because of the RISKS of having any form of eyelid surgery, including asymmetry, be sure you do your RESEARCH on your Surgeon of choice including ONLINE SURGEON REVIEWS to see what former patients are saying about your Surgeon.
- You can also attend events to meet Surgeons at the CocoRuby Plastic Surgery Clinic in Hawthorn East (Melbourne).
Be sure you understand that results vary from patient to patient and that all invasive surgery has risks.
- Choose a highly experienced Surgeon instead of a junior surgeon or non-specialist
- Consider who is best to see for a second opinion before proceeding.
Double Eyelid Lift Surgeon| Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Dr Patrick Briggs is a highly regarded Plastic Surgeon in Melbourne and Sydney
- He focuses his entire practice on attaining natural-looking eyelid surgery results including Asian double eyelid surgery, upper and lower blepharoplasty and canthoplasty.
So if you want an enhanced eye appearance that still looks natural and balanced with your other facial features, rather than unnatural, be sure you call us on 1300 264 811 to visit our leading eyelid expert.
More information on general eyelid surgery and Asian Eyelid Surgery (Double-Eyelid Reduction surgery or Asian Blepharoplasty) can be found on our Blepharoplasty Surgery page.
Unsure about which Eyelid procedure is best for you? Schedule a Consultation.
- Consultations are discussion starting points to discuss your options
- Having a consultation shows you what your OPTIONS are and potential outcomes – they do NOT mean you have to go through with surgery or set a date
- Take your time and think it over, and do your research about procedure options (we can provide you with PDF reading materials or search online)
What happens during a consultation
- You’ll fill in your medical forms and meet your Surgeon for an eyelid assessment
- Our Melbourne eyelid Surgeons will be able to assess your existing anatomy, skin condition and your surgery goals to evaluate if you’re a GOOD CANDIDATE for Asian eyelid surgery.
- They’ll suggest the best eyelid surgical techniques to consider for reshaping your upper eyelid(s) through Asian eyelid surgery (if you have under-eye puffiness, they may also discuss lower eyelid surgery).
- If you decide to proceed, Surgery schedules may require advanced notice and mandatory waiting periods apply.
- Please follow Preparation and post-surgery guidelines for best results; please contact us for details.
ALWAYS Choose a Qualified and Experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon for your Surgery
It can help to choose a clinic with experienced Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation Surgeons for the best Blepharoplasty Surgery outcomes.
Our team of eyelid lift surgeons are amongst the most respected and highly experienced Plastic Surgeons in Australia. Our Team includes Dr Richard Sackelariou in Melbourne and Sydney and Dr Patrick Briggs in Melbourne.
It’s also a good idea to review some BEFORE and AFTER EYELID SURGERY PHOTOS. You’ll see even MORE photos in our Clinic during a consultation, where you can ask any and all questions you have about your surgery options, risks, scars and recovery.
How to Book your Initial Consultation for Asian Eyelid Surgery
- A Referral from your GP or from your specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
- Schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Surgeon by paying the $300 booking fee.
Please contact a Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation.
Send an enquiry form today or phone 1300 264 811 and ask for Michelle.
*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient.
The information we provide is of a general nature. To find out what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full history and surgical consultation. Read more about surgical outcome variability on our Disclaimer Page.