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Asian Eyelid Surgery

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.

Customized Eyelid Surgery Options

At Dallas Surgical Arts, we understand that every patient is unique and may have different goals for their eyelid surgery. That's why we offer customized eyelid surgery options to meet your specific needs and desired outcomes. Whether you're interested in Asian eyelid surgery or traditional upper eyelid surgery, our experienced surgeons will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Our customized eyelid surgery options include:

  • Asian eyelid surgery tailored to enhance the natural beauty of the eyes
  • Traditional upper eyelid surgery to address drooping or sagging eyelids
  • Creation of a natural-looking eyelid crease to achieve your desired aesthetic
  • Individualized recovery plans to ensure a comfortable and smooth healing process

When you choose Dallas Surgical Arts for your eyelid surgery, you can trust that you'll receive personalized care and exceptional results. Schedule a consultation with our team to explore your customized eyelid surgery options today.

How Is An Upper Eyelid Crease Created?

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.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Recovery

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.

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