Asian Blepharoplasty

is the asian blepharoplasty the exact same thing as the double eyelid surgery procedure? i'm sure you already posted this here somewhere, but pls do tell me what it entails. thank you doctor.

Doctor Answers 11

Asian eyelid surgery is the same as double eyelid procedure

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Basically these two terms are the same. Many asian individuals have no visible fold in their upper lid because of a lack of attachment from the skin to the muscle and this is what is created in the double eyelid procedure. It is important to go to a surgeon experienced in this because some will make the mistake of creating the fold at the same level as a caucasian lid which is higher up thus taking away the appropriate ethnicity of the patient. This cannot be fixed later.

Asian eyelid surgery is generally same thing as double eyelid surgery

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Generally Asian eyelid surgery is synonymous with double eyelid surgery.  Asians usually do not have the supratarsal fold which creates the appearance of having a double eyelid.  Caucasians usually have the supratarsal crease naturally.  This fold is created surgically with the Asian eyelid surgery.

James Tang, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
3.4 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Double eyelid procedure is a type of Asian Blepharoplasty

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There are many variations of Asian blepharoplasty.  For blepharoplasty of the Asian upper eyelids some patients are looking to decrease the amount of hooding of skin or to diminish puffiness while others may be interested in achieving more prominent eyelid crease in each upper lid or better symmetry between the two eyelids.

It is very important for the patient to know approximately what he or she is hoping to achieve.  It is equally critical that the surgeon listen carefully to ascertain  the patient's goals and that he or she has considerable experience performing eyelid surgery in patients of Asian ethnicity.

Hope this helps.

Mark Lucarelli, MD FACS

Madison, WI

Mark J. Lucarelli, MD
Madison Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Asian Blepharoplasty versus double eyelid surgery

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I would personally make a distinction between Asian Blepharoplasty and double eyelid surgery.

Asian Blepharoplasty is a procedure to rejuvenate an Asian eyelid.  Some Asians prefer to keep their natural creases and some prefer to change them.  You don't have to create a double eyelid in Asian Blepharoplasty.  The main point is that if an Asian wants a Blepharoplasty, they do not need to have a double eyelid.

Double eyelid surgery necessitates creating a double eyelid in an Asian patient who has a single eyelid.  The method in which this is done varies.  A Blepharoplasty can be performed at the same time or not.  

Sam Goldberger, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon

Asian Blepharoplasty and Double Eyelid Surgery is essentially the same thing

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Asian Blepharoplasty and Double Eyelid Surgery is essentially the same thing. Double eyelid surgery specifically means creating the crease in the upper eyelid. Now this doesn't have to be used only on Asians. Caucasians can have this as well and can lose their double eyelid later on in life due to aging. So this procedure of creating a double eyelid can be used for this group as well.

Most of the time when Asians want an eyelift they usually come in to discuss creating the double eyelid crease and in this instance when you are talking about an Asian Blepharoplasty, creating the double eyelid crease is usually a part of this procedure. Sometimes though in older Asian patients who have a double eyelid already, Asian Blepharoplasty could just be a regular blepharoplasty that is applied to all races and could mean that a double eyelid crease creation may not be necessarily a part of the eyelift.

I hope that was interesting for you!

Thanks for reading.

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon

Asian blepharoplasty procedure

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Asian blepharoplasty is creating an eyelid fold on the Asian eyes. The technique involves removal of fat on the upper lids, usually a small strip of muscle to create a fold, and sometimes placing additional stitches in the muscle to create a deeper fold if the patient desires.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

Asian blepheroplasty

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Asian blepheroplasty or the double eye lid surgery is the same. It is done to create the eyelid fold in the right position and at same time get rid of the inner eyelid fold (epicanthal fold).

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Asian blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery

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Asian blepharoplasty or double eyelid blepharoplasty is surgery to create a supratarsal crease that is often absent in may patients of Asian descent. It is relatively straightforward.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Asian blepharoplasty means any eyelid surgery on an Asian eyelid

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Double eyelid surgery specifically refers to forming a double fold in an eyelid that does not have a defined fold or break in the upper eyelid. Many surgeons who do noT specialize in Asian eyelid surgery blend the two terms and essentially feel they mean the same things. However, it is important to make these distinctions because this is a surgery that is all amount being very precise so that the surgeon accomplishes what the client is looking for.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Asian Blepharoplasty aka double eyelid procedure

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The Asian Blepharoplasty is performed for those patients, mostly Asian, who desire an elevation and enhancement of the upper eyelid fold. The anatomical difference between the Asian eyelid and the Western eyelid is based on lack of attachment of the skin to the underlying levator muscle( the muscle that opens the eye), a lower attachment of the septum ( the structure that separates the back half of the eyelid from the front) and an extra layer of fat in the tissue just in front of the septum.

A skillfully and artfully done Asian Blepharoplasty will address the issues by removing a small ellipse of septum, thinning the extra fat layer for a few millimeters and finally re-attaching the skin to the levator muscle. This operation is very subtle and difficult and needs to be done by someone with frequent experience with the surgery. It is also more time consuming than the standard upper blepharoplasty.

The patient should expect to pay more for this procedure as well

Good luck.

J. Timothy Heffernan, MD
Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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