Eyelid Surgery: Fat Reduction? (photo)

i want to remove the fats from my eyelid without becoming double eyelids,i mean the "typical " double eyelids for asian eyes, i just dont like it. i just want a little bit of socket? is that possible? or what would you recommend for these eyes?

Doctor Answers (4)

You do not have excess fat


The Asian eye socket which you correctly point out is shallow compared to non-Asians. Your upper lid anatomy is typical for an Asian - the socket is shallow. Getting you "a little bit of socket" would require expanding the boney orbit (not removal of fat) - this would not be an appropriate surgery for cosmetic purposes.

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Fat removal for Asian eyelids


Based on your photos it may not work very well for you.  Yes, it might look nice for a year or two but it will sink in for sure an create a deep extra crease as you age.  Also, what you think is fat is your eye is mostly brow bone and frontal fat pad. . .neither of which you should remove.


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Chase Lay, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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From the pictures posted you do not have herniated fat to be removed. Any fat removal will give you a hollow eye.

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