Does Asian eyelid surgery actually increase eye size? I know it doesn't actually make my eyeballs bigger. I'm talking about the "opening" of my eye. Will it be bigger? Or does Asian eyelid surgery just make eyes look bigger? .

Asian blepharoplasty. After Asian blepharoplasty, the eyes appear larger because the presence of the crease creates a more open eyed look.
Unless . Unless you have ptosis, the surgery will not make the opening of the eye bigger. It merely removes some of the redundant skin from the upper eyelid and in some cases will raise the lid crease (if you ask for this).
Not a bigger eye. Asian eyelid surgery will just give the appearance that your eyeball is bigger, but its really not. By doing this surgery the eyelid crease will be re-positioned to allow for more of the actual eyelid to be visible thus giving the appearance that the eye looks bigger, yet it will be the same size.
In . In most instances of a young individual undergoing the asian eyelid procedure, the palpebral aperature (opeining) does not change. However, there is an optical illusion effect that creates the impression of opeining the eye.

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Can I choose how high a crease to get with Asian eyelid surgery? I've read about different crease heights with Asian eyelid surgery. Is this something I can choose, or does the surgeon choose depending on my eye/eyelid size? .

This . This will be a decision you will make with your plastic surgeon. Some of this will depend on your own anatomy of your eyelid and brow position. You need to consult with a plastic surgeon in your area. Best of luck to you. www.natureredefined.com. Read more...
Some . Some asians want to keep their low (1-3 mm) lid crease and some want to raise the crease to a more "westernized" height of 10-12mm. Discuss at length with your surgeon. Once raised, it is not easy to lower it back. www.asoprs.org. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. You can discuss your surgical goals with your surgeon. It is possible for patients to voice their opinions on the height of their crease. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more...

Can Asian eyelid surgery help me if I do have a crease, but my eyes are hooded? From what I've read, I think my problem is too much fat in my eyelids? Does Asian eyelid surgery help with that, or do I need regular blepharoplasty? .

Asian . Asian eyelids look asian because of where the levator muscle inserts on the tarsal plate and skin (typically low) giving a very low lid crease just above the lashes. In caucasian lids, the crease is much higher (10-12 mm). Both types of lids have fat (especially in the inner corner). If you are asian, you want to discuss at length with you surgeon whether or not you want to keep the asian low crease or have more of a caucasian high crease. The surgery for both are very similar with little (important) nuances. Find your eyelid expert at www.Asoprs.Org. Read more...
Based . Based on your description, i think that you would need a standard blepharoplasty. I would recommend getting an appointment with a lid surgeon to know for sure. Read more...
From . From your description, it sounds as you will essentially be undergoing the typical "caucasian" eyelid surgery unless you are having an epicanthal fold repaired. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. From the description of your features, you may require aging Asian blepharoplasty with browpexy. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more...

Does Asian eyelid surgery always work? I'm thinking about getting Asian eyelid surgery, but I'm worried it might not look right. I don't hate my eyes. I'd just like them to look bigger. But if there's a real risk of failure with the surgery, I might skip

Results . Results of any surgery are never guaranteed whether simple or complex. This is a relatively straightforward surgery and if performed by a specialist like an oculoplastic surgeon (www.Asoprs.Org) has a high rate of patient satisfaction. Read more...
There . There is always a risk of failure with any surgery. This surgery typically has a high success and satisfaction rate but if you are concerned about the need for a revision, i would reconsider your desire to proceed with this procedure. Read more...
Find a good surgeon. Asian eyelid surgery should be done by someone with lots of experience. It creates a higher eyelid crease and sometimes removes some of the excess upper eyelid skin. If done properly, it will make your eyes appear slightly more open. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. As with any surgical procedure, there are no guarantees. But more patients experience success than failure.Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more...

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

Appear bigger. When asian eyelid surgery is performed the opening between the upper and lower eyelids is made bigger and the fold on the upper lid is further defined. The eye itself remains the same size. Read more...
Appear bigger. Blepharoplasty does not change the size of the eyes. The folds can make the eyes seem bigger. Read more...
Depends. Asian eyelid surgery can be performed strictly to create a fold without changing the size of the opening or can be combined with a levator muscle adjustment, therefor increasing the opening of the eye and changing a narrow opening to an almond shape eye. Read more...
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...
Asian blepharoplasty. After Asian blepharoplasty, the eyes appear larger because the presence of the crease creates a more open eyed look. Read more...

How common is assymetrical creases after Asian eyelid surgery? I'm thinking of having Asian eyelid surgery, but I'm worried about my eyes looking mismatched. It happened to a friend. Her doctor told her it could take 6 months for results to be final, but

In . In the hands of an experienced eyelid surgeon, i find this to be a relatively rare complication. Asymmetry can usually be avoided. Find a local eyelid specialist in your area at www.Asoprs.Org. Read more...
Assymetrical . Assymetrical creases are not at all uncommon with asian eyelid surgery. You should consult with a few plastic surgeons with experience with the procedure. It can happen to any patient or any surgeon and therefore it is important to have a good discussion before surgery regarding handling that issue should it arise. Sometimes a revision surgery is indicated. Fortunately, a minor degree of asymmetry is well tolerated as eyelids, similar to many of our other facial features are rarely completely symmetric with or without surgery. Read more...
Asymmetry . Asymmetry occurs more often in nature than symmetry. So, the answer to your question is: very common. However, the degree of asymmetry may vary and if signficant could warrant revisionary surgery. Read more...
Not commom. You should be evaluated and treated by an oculofacial plastics surgeon (its a sub-specialty within ophthalmology). These doctors have a lot more experience dealing with eyelids than the general ophthalmologist. If done correctly there shouldn't be any assymetry. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. Asymmetries are a possibility after Asian blepharoplasty especially if the underlying cause was not diagnosed preoperatively. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more...

How bad is scarring after Asian eyelid surgery? I know the scars are supposed to be hidden in the crease when your eyes are open, but what about when you blink? Is it really noticeable? I don't want it to be obvious I've had Asian eyelid surgery.

The . The skin of the eyelid is the thinnest skin of the body and does not scar significantly. After 6-9 months, the scar is typically imperceptible. Read more...
Typically . Typically the upper eyelid scar is well concealed in the upper eyelid crease and tend to form a barely visible fine line. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. When designed and executed well, the scars will be thin and hidden in the supratarsal crease. For the first few months of healing, it may be a little red and darker than the surrounding skin but with proper wound care will soften and even out. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. it takes a full year for a scar to s heal. At first the scars may be reddish and even a bit lumpy to the touch. At the end of the end of the healing process, the scar should be a fine line matching your skin. This scar will be hidden in your blink. It will be obvious to the trained eye but should blend in well for most patients. as you are healing, you can wear make up. Read more...

How do I pick a surgeon for Asian eyelid surgery? Should I focus only on surgeons who specialize in Asian eyelid surgery? Or is it similar enough to regular blepharoplasty that I can use someone who specializes in that but not necessarily Asian eyes? .

The . The surgeon who has enough training to perform asian blepharoplasty( eyelid surgery) and also has performed good numbers of that surgery with good post op results. ( always ask to see the pre and post operative pictures!). Read more...
You . You should first focus on a surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery (an oculoplastic surgeon). Look at the american society of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons (asoprs) website at www.Asoprs.Org to find one near you. There are not that many who "specialize" in asian lid surgery but if you find one, interview him before you sign up for surgery. Read more...
You . You should pick your doctor the way you would pick any other doctor. Verify credentials and hospital affiliations. Get referrals from other trusted medical professionals. Meet with at least 2 or 3 and discuss your concerns and expectations. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Having a lot of experience in Asian blepharoplasty is a plus. Read more...

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

Dr. . Dr. Placik gives a good list, and there are more risks. Just because they can happen, does not mean they will, but considering them is part of making an informed decision. In addition, if your eyelids are asymmetric, this can usually be improved; however, there is no guarantee that they will be perfectly symmetrical. Revision surgery can be attempted for further correction, but the benefit must again be evaluated versus the risks of another surgery. Be certain to discuss this and how revision surgery is handled with your chosen surgeon, before the first operation. Read more...
There . There are risks to crossing the street or flying in an airplane and, of course, there are risks to any surgical procedure. These risks can occur regardless of surgeon or technique. These include but are not limited to: infection, hematoma, discomfort, wound breakdown, hypertrophic scar formation, asymmetry, unfavorable healing, visibility, distortion with muscular contraction, lid retraction, dry eye syndrome, pain, epiphora (tearing), blindness, need for secondary surgical revisions, and inabiltity to guarantee a specific cosmetic result. Read more...
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...