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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? .

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? .

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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