Asian Eyelid Surgery/Double Blepharoplasty

Your eyes are an important part of the image you project to the world. If you, like about 50 percent of individuals of Asian descent, do not have an upper eyelid crease, you may be considering Asian blepharoplasty to enhance your eye shape. Sometimes called double eyelid surgery, this surgical procedure creates an eyelid crease and visual separation between the upper and lower lids.

At Réviance® Plastic Surgery, Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim specialize in Asian facial plastic surgery. They both practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area and are highly sought after for their expertise in this area. Patients seeking double blepharoplasty/eyelid surgery from Clackamas, Portland, and other Oregon and West Coast cities trust our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons’ experience, skill, and sensitivity when performing this delicate procedure.

How Is Asian Eyelid Surgery Different From Traditional Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, treats functional and cosmetic concerns in the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure addresses excess fat and sagging skin that contributes to eye bags and hooding that can impede vision.

On the other hand, Asian blepharoplasty is intended for patients who are (usually but not exclusively) of Asian descent who want to add an eyelid crease. This procedure creates a natural-looking eyelid fold, resulting in a double eyelid.

Your Asian Eyelid Surgery Consultation

Your consultation with Dr. Chan or Dr. Kim is your opportunity to ask questions, discuss your goals for the procedure, and learn more about your treatment options. While Asian eyelid surgery can be performed on its own, many patients may benefit from additional facial rejuvenation to complement their new look.

Dr. Kim and Dr. Chan believe in a personalized, multi-modality approach to treatment, which often includes facial fat transfer and fractional laser skin resurfacing to enhance your results. Depending on your unique needs, budget, and preferences, our facial plastic surgeons create a comprehensive treatment plan specific to you. And while they may make recommendations, they never pressure you.

Meet Our Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim are highly respected specialists in facial plastic surgery. In addition to being double board-certified plastic surgeons, they are medical scientists, artists, and innovators at the forefront of regenerative aesthetic medicine. Their elevated surgical techniques and multi-modality treatment plans help you look and feel your best.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Patients pursuing Asian eyelid surgery should be in general good health, nonsmokers, and able to commit to the recovery period and all postoperative instructions. The surgery is appropriate for patients primarily looking to:

  • Create the appearance of double eyelids
  • Remove excess fat and puffiness around the eyes
  • Correct downturned lashes that brush against the eyes

Dr. Kim and Dr. Chan customize your eyelid surgery to address both form and function.

What To Expect During Your Asian Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Kim and Dr. Chan tailor their surgical plan based on the shape of your eye and what is best and safest for your unique case. Typically, Asian blepharoplasty uses one of two techniques:

  • Incisional approach: Your facial plastic surgeon removes excess skin, fat, and tissue and creates a new crease above the eye using discreet incisions. This is the most commonly used approach and is highly effective.
  • Suture technique: This approach to double eyelid surgery involves passing sutures inside the eyelid to create a crease. This technique is only appropriate for certain candidates, and results are typically shorter lived.

Asian Eyelid Surgery Revision

Some patients come to us after previous eyelid surgery with another provider to correct their initial results. Others, especially those who have chosen the suture technique, are in need of a follow-up procedure to address suture loosening or degradation over time.

Patients trust Dr. Chan and Dr. Kim for complex and revision plastic surgery cases due to their meticulous skill and advanced training in facial plastic surgery.

Recovery After Asian Eyelid Surgery

Recovery time varies depending on the technique used and whether your surgery is a primary (first) or revision procedure. Most patients need 7 to 10 days of downtime before they feel well enough to return to work.

Recovery from Asian blepharoplasty may take longer than traditional blepharoplasty. This is due to the deeper incisions needed to create a crease in the eyelid. Swelling and bruising may also be more prominent as a result, but most patients see a significant improvement after 2 to 3 weeks.

Dr. Kim and Dr. Chan will guide you through the postoperative period and are there to answer any questions that may arise.

How Much Does Asian Eyelid Surgery Cost?

Your Asian eyelid surgery cost depends on multiple factors, including the technique most appropriate for your case and whether you choose to enhance your results with complementary procedures. Dr. Chan and Dr. Kim provide you with a personalized quote and cover your financing options during your consultation. Eyelid surgery is generally considered cosmetic, so insurance is unlikely to cover your procedure.

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim

Discover the Réviance Difference Today

Asian eyelid surgery is best trusted to experts with extensive knowledge and experience working with Asian facial features. Dr. Chan and Dr. Kim use the utmost care and sensitivity to preserve what makes you “you” while delivering the most natural, flattering results.

To meet with our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons and discuss how Asian eyelid surgery can give you the appearance you want, please request a consultation or call us at (503) 953-1230 to get started today.