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Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) for Asian and Non-Asian
Every year, 100,000 men and women in the US choose eye lid lift to improve the way they look. “Droopy” eyelids can make you look older and can also impair vision. Blepharoplasty corrects these problems and also removes puffiness and bags under the eyes that make you look worn and tired.  If you are wondering how blepharoplasty can change the way you look, you need to know how eyelid surgery is performed and what you can expect from this procedure which we will be explained in this pamphlet.

Eye Lid Lift Surgery makes it possible to correct many signs of premature aging that can undermine self-confidence. By changing how you look, this eye lid plastic surgery can help change how you feel about yourself.  Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat, muscle, and skin from both upper and lower lids. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area.

Asian blepharoplasty, also known as “double eyelid surgery”, is a common aesthetic procedure among East Asian population.  The goal of such surgery is to create more defined eyelid crease and therefore an illusion of having larger eyes and more alert appearance.  Additional benefit includes creating a good platform for application of eye makeup.  Many different ways of Asian blepharoplasty have been developed.  They vary in the invasiveness of the procedure and the permanency of the surgical eyelid crease generated by the particular procedure.

Whether the surgery is performed for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified eye plastic surgeon is very important. During the pre-surgical consultation, you will be examined or asked to answer queries concerning vision, tear production, and your desires for surgery. Dr. Hsu will explain what you can expect from blepharoplasty and take a complete medical history. Factors to be weighed include age, skin type, ethnic background, and degree of vision obstruction. Furthermore, you can expect an open and honest exchange between you and Dr. Hsu, which will establish the basis for a successful outcome.

In upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon first marks the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made, and excess fat, muscle, and loose skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar.

In lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes the incision in an inconspicuous site along the lashline and smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are then trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed. When sutures are used to close this kind of incision, they are invisible to the eye. They are also self-dissolving and leave no visible scar. Under normal conditions, combined upper and lower blepharoplasty take about two hours.

A certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Cold compresses, as well as head elevation when lying down, will enhance healing and relieve discomfort. Dr. Hsu will prescribe medication for discomfort.

For a week and a half following blepharoplasty, you will clean the eye area (the eyes may feel sticky, dry, and itchy). Eyedrops and ointment may be recommended. Dr. Hsu will also list activities and environments to avoid in the weeks immediately following surgery. Stitches will be removed in about seven to ten days after surgery.

Successful facial plastic surgery is a result of good rapport between patient and surgeon in order to develop trust and exacting expectations. Dr. Hsu can answer specific questions about your specific needs.

The type of anesthesia, the surgical facility, any supportive surgery, and the risks and costs inherent in the procedure will be outlined. As with all facial plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites.