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Eyelid Surgery (Definition)

Eyelid surgery is a procedure used to treat excess skin and/or fat on the upper and lower lids, via surgical excision. Aside from a cosmetic indication, there may also be medical indications for the procedure, including improvement of obscured vision, lid tightening, and treatment for ...Read more


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Is it possible to reverse Asian eyelid surgery? I don't mean fix a bad surgery, i mean actually make my lids look like they did before Asian eyelid surgery? .

Is it possible to reverse Asian eyelid surgery? I don't mean fix a bad surgery, i mean actually make my lids look like they did before Asian eyelid surgery?

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Asian blepahroplasty: Reversing Asian blepharoplasty is difficult. With scarring present, it would be almost impossible to restore your eyelids to their preoperative appearance. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more

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What is Asian eyelid surgery?

What is Asian eyelid surgery?

Supratarsal fold: Asian eyelid surgery or asian blepharoplasty is surgery to either create or enhance the appearance of an upper eyelid crease or fold. An upper eyelid crease is present in roughly half of asians (depending on ethnicity) and asian eyelid surgery is directed at creating this look on patients either with low fold or no fold at all. ...Read more

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How long does Asian eyelid surgery last? I've heard that Asian eyelid surgery isn't always permanent. So how long is it likely to last? .

How long does Asian eyelid surgery last? I've heard that Asian eyelid surgery isn't always permanent. So how long is it likely to last?

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Technique dependent: The permanence of the upper lid creased formed during asian eyelid surgery depends on the technique used and the patient's aging process. Incisional techniques tend to have greater permanence than suture and partial suture techniques. ...Read more

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How do I know if Asian eyelid surgery would work for me? Are there certain people or eyelid types that get better results with Asian eyelid surgery than others? .

How do I know if Asian eyelid surgery would work for me? Are there certain people or eyelid types that get better results with Asian eyelid surgery than others?

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Some : Some individuals who pursue this surgery have a double eyelid and some do not, so there is a large variation in the crease position (double eyelid size) of patient's seeking this surgery. There are several methods to change the eylid shape and position that are commonly used. This is a very commonly performed surgery and most patient's have excellent outcomes. The risks are the same as for any surgery; risk of anesthesia, bleeding (rare), and infection. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon for this procedure to discuss your options. ...Read more

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How many times can you get Asian eyelid surgery? Friends tell me Asian eyelid surgery is not always permanent. So if i get it and it fades over time, can I get it again? How many times? .

How many times can you get Asian eyelid surgery? Friends tell me Asian eyelid surgery is not always permanent. So if i get it and it fades over time, can I get it again? How many times? 

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Asian blepharoplasty: There is no set number for how many times you can have Asian blepharoplasty. Hopefully, you will find the right surgeon and procedure for you. Sometimes, with aging, you may need aging Asian blepharoplasty eventually. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more

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Is there any preparation for Asian eyelid surgery? Before other surgeries i had to fast, avoid certain medications, etc. Will I have to do the same before Asian eyelid surgery? It seems like a minor procedure, so will preparation be easier? .

Is there any preparation for Asian eyelid surgery? Before other surgeries i had to fast, avoid certain medications, etc. Will I have to do the same before Asian eyelid surgery? It seems like a minor procedure, so will preparation be easier?

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Asian blepharoplasty: It may seem like a minor procedure, but given the thin nature of upper eyelid skin, bruising is not uncommon. Avoiding foods and supplements which may thin your blood and predispose you to bruising will help limit the amount you experience after surgery just as it did for your prior surgeries. If you are having surgery under general anesthesia, you will also once again have to fast. ...Read more

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How long does Asian eyelid surgery take? If I have Asian eyelid surgery done in the morning, will i be home by the time my kids get out of school? .

Asian blepharoplasty: Total surgery time will depend on exactly which procedures are performed, but typically will range from 1-2 hours. It's certainly possible to have surgery in the morning and be home by afternoon. ...Read more

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How much swelling will I have after Asian eyelid surgery? Will i be able to see? Or should I plan to have someone stay with me for a few days after Asian eyelid surgery? .

How much swelling will I have after Asian eyelid surgery? Will i be able to see? Or should I plan to have someone stay with me for a few days after Asian eyelid surgery?

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Generally : Generally speaking the worst swelling occurs during the first 24-48 hours. Plateaus at 72 hours and greatly improves by 96 hours. However, great variation does exist in the amount of swelling and bruising. While it is best to have someone available for the first night of recovery, it is generally not necessary beyond that. ...Read more

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What's the minimum age to get Asian eyelid surgery? My daughter is 15, and she wants Asian eyelid surgery. She's been using tape to make a crease for about a year, so she's sure she wants the double-lid look. Is she too young? .

What's the minimum age to get Asian eyelid surgery? My daughter is 15, and she wants Asian eyelid surgery. She's been using tape to make a crease for about a year, so she's sure she wants the double-lid look. Is she too young?

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For : For an elective procedure, it is best for the patient to be able to consent to the procedure. A teenager usually has to wait until age 18. If there are functional issues, a case could be made to have a procedure before that. ...Read more

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Can i get incisional Asian eyelid surgery after having the suture method? I had Asian eyelid surgery using the suture method a few years ago. It has dropped some, and i'm thinking about having it redone. But i'm thinking about getting the incisional kind,

Can i get incisional Asian eyelid surgery after having the suture method? I had Asian eyelid surgery using the suture method a few years ago. It has dropped some, and i'm thinking about having it redone. But i'm thinking about getting the incisional kind,

Asian blepharoplasty: Incisional Asian blepahroplasty is an option after having the suture method. The incisional method is a more definitive procedure. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more

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Does Asian eyelid surgery make the eyes actually bigger, or do they simply appear bigger because there's a fold?

Does Asian eyelid surgery make the eyes actually bigger, or do they simply appear bigger because there's a fold?

Not really: This operation does not increase the size of the palpebral aperature but it may give the optical illusion of a more open or alert. Eye. ...Read more

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How does the suture method of Asian eyelid surgery work? Can this kind of Asian eyelid surgery give results as good as the incision type? .

Asian blepharoplasty: Forming a connection between the skin/orbicularis muscle and the levator aponeurosis to form a supratarsal crease is one of the goals of asian blepharoplasty. For the appropriately selected patient, the suture method of asian eyelid surgery can work well. For many patients, the incisional type is a better option due to the accessibility of tissue for debulking and permanence of crease formation. ...Read more

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What are some possible complications from Asian eyelid surgery? I'm thinking about getting Asian eyelid surgery to open up my eyes. But i'm worried about what could go wrong. Could i end up looking unnatural? What problems do people have after this surger

What are some possible complications from Asian eyelid surgery? I'm thinking about getting Asian eyelid surgery to open up my eyes. But i'm worried about what could go wrong. Could i end up looking unnatural? What problems do people have after this surger

Asian blepharoplasty: Complications of Asian blepharoplasty include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, suture extrusion, scarring, prolonged swelling and loss of crease. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in Asian blepharoplasty procedures. ...Read more

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Does wearing contacts make Asian eyelid surgery fail faster? I've heard that pulling on your eyelid to put in and take out contacts makes the crease formed by Asian eyelid surgery fall out faster. Is this right? I wear contacts, so should I not bother wit

Does wearing contacts make Asian eyelid surgery fail faster? I've heard that pulling on your eyelid to put in and take out contacts makes the crease formed by Asian eyelid surgery fall out faster. Is this right? I wear contacts, so should I not bother wit

Asian eyelid/lenses: In Asian eyelid surgery, a crease is formed in the upper lid by using suture for fixation of the levator aponeurosis. Patients are instructed to avoid using contact lenses so there isn't excessive pull or disruption of the sutures in the early post op period. It is better to wear glasses in this period. ...Read more

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Will the suture method of Asian eyelid surgery last as long as the incision method? I've heard the crease from the suture method can fall out over time. Is that true? Does it happen because of a bad procedure or from something the patient does? Or is the

Will the suture method of Asian eyelid surgery last as long as the incision method? I've heard the crease from the suture method can fall out over time. Is that true? Does it happen because of a bad procedure or from something the patient does? Or is the

I'm : I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "suture method" vs "incision method". There are barbed sutures that are used for various lifting procedures but most of these have fallen out of favor for lack of long term stability. The tried and true method of incisions and sutures is the gold standard. ...Read more

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