Asian eyelids have anatomical features that tend to minimize the natural crease that can be seen in patients of other ethnicities. The upper Asian eyelid can be beautiful in its simplicity, but the lack of definition in the lid crease can create an unwanted sleepy appearance in some individuals. This tired appearance motivates some individuals to seek surgery to create a crease that will harmonize their face and give their eyes a refreshed look. A well-defined upper eyelid crease can help create a beautiful and revitalized appearance.
Why Is Upper Asian Eyelid Surgery Different?
For most non-Asian individuals, upper eyelid surgery is performed to remove excess loose skin to make the eyes look younger. However, many Asian patients request surgery to create a crease in the upper eyelid for a more defined look.
The typical Asian eyelid crease is lower and less defined than those seen in other ethnicities. In addition, the contour of the crease may be different and have a much greater impact on the overall esthetic appearance. Therefore, the surgical goals and techniques are different. Dr. Sanovich will evaluate the specific anatomy of each Asian eyelid surgery patient, and discuss the esthetic goals in detail. He helps each patient decide exactly how the lid crease should be to best enhance their natural appearance, and determine what crease contour will look best for their aesthetic goals.
The crease can be kept subtle or can be customized to the patient’s desire. With Asian eyelid surgery there is very little down-time or discomfort. Dr. Sanovich particularly enjoys performing these creative, and very effective procedures.
Dr. Sanovich performs this surgery under light, general anesthesia in our in-office surgical suite. Asian eyelid surgery is different from other eyelid surgeries. In young patients, very little skin is removed. In older individuals with loose skin, more skin (as well as fat and muscle) may be removed as needed to create the most beautiful, youthful eyelids.
Dr. Sanovich uses radiosurgery to make tiny incisions along the desired line of the upper eyelid crease. If necessary, excess skin is removed using a special laser, which prevents excessive bruising. The skin margin may be sutured to the deep tissue with permanent sutures to create a deeper, more noticeable crease, or removable sutures may be placed to create a subtle crease. The removable sutures are left in place for about ten days. There is usually no bruising, but there is mild swelling, which may take several weeks to disappear.
Most patients are back to their normal routines within a day or two, although the sutures are visible and are not removed for about ten days. There will be some mild swelling, and occasionally some bruising occurs. There is usually very little discomfort. The eyelids will look quite good in two weeks, but complete healing with development of the final improvement may take several months.
Makeup should not be applied to the upper lid until two days after the sutures are removed. Makeup applied to the suture line before the sutures are removed may permanently discolor the skin. Our esthetician will assist you with makeup application to help hide any bruising, and will give you guidance regarding skin care as you heal.
Strenuous activity should be limited for a week after surgery to help prevent additional swelling from suddenly increasing your blood pressure. All other activities can be resumed as your healing progresses.
Dallas Surgical Arts offers Asian Eyelid Surgery for patients in Dallas, TX. Call (972) 914-3660 to schedule a consultation.
Your comfort and care is at the top of our list. Our team makes it a point to provide each patient with top notch care.
Specializing in oral maxillofacial surgery as well as reconstructive surgery allows us to accomplish your overall goals.
We treat each of our patients as an individual, and provide care according to their specific needs.
We are cutting-edge and use the most advanced technology and techniques.
“Thank Dallas Surgical Arts for a staff that is phenomenal!”Amy H.
“I look forward to more outstanding results.”Roslyn G.
“Will most definitely return here if I need anything else done in the future. <3”Heather M.
“The experience could not have gone more smoothly.”Alexandra C.
“We would for sure be back for any other needs and are so thankful for Dr. Sanovich and his staff!”Laura M.