Asian Double Eyelid Surgery - FAQ

 Our mission is to create Simply Beautiful Asians. Simple, Beautiful, and Natural. 

Asian Eyelid Surgery is a very broad topic. Terminologies are often confusing. So in this article, we will try to explain the complex eyelid surgery for Asians in simple English.

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Before & After double eyelid surgery

What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Asian eyelid surgery is an umbrella term used to describes many different types of eyelid surgeries that are popular in Asians. It is not a specific name of the procedure. 

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Before & After double eyelid surgery

What are the various types of Asian Eyelid Surgery?

There are a number of eyelid surgeries that are popular in Asians. These are:

  • Double eyelid surgery - full incision or partial incision surgery.
  • Stitch double eyelid plasty - a non-surgical way of creating double eyelid. There are many techniques. We use the Durable Suture Technique (DST). 
  • Mongolian fold surgery (aka Medial Epicanthoplasty) - lengthen the inner corner of the eye.
  • Lateral canthoplasty - lengthen the outer corner of the eye.
  • Eyelift surgery - for older patients who need to remove the loose skin. Caucasians call this procedure an "upper blepharoplasty".
  • Big Eye Surgery - levator advancement or shortening procedure - to correct the sleepy or droopy eyelids.
  • Sub brow lift - a procedure to rejuvenate the eyelid by lifting the skin below the eyebrow.
  • Revision surgery

As you can see there a number of Asian eyelid surgery procedures available to "beautify" Asian's eyes. 

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

What procedure should I ask for?

The best thing is for the patient to tell the doctor his/her choice of eyelid shape they would like to have. Bringing a photograph of an attractive eye to the consultation is very helpful. And have a conversation with the doctor about how he can help you to achieve the goal. 

What shape of double eyelid do you desire?

There are a number of double eyelid shapes you can choose from. This is the most important instruction you will be giving to the doctor. The doctor will make a surgical plan based on your instruction.  

Four types of double eyelid shape?

Generally speaking, there are 4 types of eyelid shapes you can choose from (diagram below). We can create any one of these 4 shapes for you. Which shape is attractive for you? it is purely a matter of personal preference.

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Diagram: 4 types of double eyelid shapes.

About each of 4 shapes?

Type A: in fold type. This type of double eyelid shape is popular in Japan, China and Korea.

Type B: on fold type. This is the most popular double eyelid shape in Japan, China and Korea.

Type C: parallel fold type. This is the most popular double eyelid shape in Vietnam, Thailand, and surrounding areas.

Type D: Eurasian fold type. This is the most popular double eyelid shape in Northern and western part of China and in Caucasians.

Type B and Type C are the two most popular eyelid shapes in Asians in our experience.

What technique is right for me?

This depends entirely on your current double-fold shape and what shape you would like for us to create.

We can customise the eyelid surgery so that each one of these eyelids can be reshaped to another. For example, Type A can be reshaped to Type C by performing double eyelid surgery and Mongolian fold surgery.

The best option is for you to come in for a consultation so that we can assess your eyes and have you tell us your desired eyelid shape. We can discuss with you what the most appropriate technique will be to achieve your desired eyelid shape.

 

Let me illustrate this with some examples:

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Before & After double eyelid surgery. This young woman had a "mono-lid" that was reshaped to Type B double eyelid".

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Before & After double eyelid surgery. This young nurse had a "mono-lid" that was reshaped to a type B double eyelid".

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Before & After double eyelid surgery. This young nurse had an "In-fold" that was reshaped to a small Type C double eyelid".

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Before & After double eyelid surgery. This lady had a Type C eyelid and was reshaped to Type D.

What does a typical procedure involve?
Each procedure has its own unique techniques and procedural algorithms, but generally speaking, Asian double eyelid surgery involves:

  • Designing - This is where the skin is marked to a surgery plan where it accurately reflects the desired eyelid shape.
  • Sedation - oral anti-anxiety medication to help relieve anxiety and allow for a more comfortable experience. 
  • Local anaesthetic injection - Numbing medication is injected into the surgical area so that you don't feel any pain during the surgery.
  • Surgery - Surgery is performed to produce the desired cosmetic outcome.

Source: Channel 10 - The Project TV. 

What is the usual recovery?
This is the photo of usual recovery.

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Upper eyelid surgery progress. There are individual variations. Usually, we do ask you to take 2 weeks off work. But in some cases, the swelling lasts significantly longer - up to 3 months.

Where is the procedure performed?
This entirely depends on your personal preference.

  • If the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, then the surgery is performed in our clinic. 
  • If you prefer to have the procedure in the day surgery, this can be arranged. There is an additional cost for hire of day surgery, appropriate staff and the anaesthetist.
  • You do have a choice in choosing the location of the surgery. This is usually discussed at the time of consultation.

What are the risks?
There are two types of risks.

1. Risk related to any surgery. These are scarring, infection, prolonged bruising, prolonged swelling, accidents and suture granuloma.

2. Risk specific to double eyelid surgery. These include the fold height being higher or lower than expected, fold becoming undone, noticeable asymmetry, and prolonged recovery. However, these risks are minor and are generally well accepted by the patients.

Warning
‘Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’

What is the commonest complaint following double eyelid surgery?
1. Swelling - it takes full 3 months for the swelling to settle. Most people are happy to return to work after 2 weeks after the surgery and 1 week after a Stitch procedure.

2. Asymmetry - right eye and left eye swells differently. This will improve over the next few weeks.

I am worried about scarring?
An unsightly scar following a double eyelid surgery is not common. However, it is also true that all surgical incisions will leave a scar. Most scars are hidden in the natural skin fold. They are rarely visible when the eyes are open. But they are visible when the eyes are closed. 
Generally speaking, after some weeks, most scars do heal well. Any residual scar does appear as a natural skin fold and they can be covered with makeup.

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After some weeks, most scars do heal well. Any residual scar does appear as a natural skin fold and this can be easily disguised. 

Choosing to enhance your appearance with cosmetic surgery is a big decision, and if you choose the right doctor and the right practice, it can be one you'll be very glad you made. We are a dedicated Asian Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. For more information, please fill in the inquiry form below or contact us.

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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Before & After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery - one week after the surgery. Some swelling is to be expected.

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Before & 6 weeks after Asian Double Eyelid Surgery. An example of the type C Asian Double fold.

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Before & 1 week after Asian Double Eyelid Surgery. An example of the type B Asian Double fold.

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Before & 6 weeks After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery. An example of the type B Asian Double fold.

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Before & 6 weeks After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery and Big Eye Surgery. An example of the type B Asian Double fold.

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Before & 6 weeks After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery. An example of the type C Asian Double fold.

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Before & Immediately After Asian "Big Eye" Double Eyelid Surgery. Smaller eyes are pulled open "bigger" using our "big eye" surgery technique. 

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Before & 1 week After Asian "Big Eye" Double Eyelid Surgery. Smaller eyes are pulled open "bigger" using our "big eye" surgery technique. It's great for correcting the sleepy eyes.

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Before & 6 weeks After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery. An example of the type B Asian Double fold.

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Before & 6 weeks After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery. An example of the type C Asian Double fold.

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Before & 6 weeks After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery - Durable Suture Technique. An example of the "type A" Asian Double fold.

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Before & immedeiately After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery - Durable Suture Technique. An example of the "type B" Asian Double fold.

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Before & immediately After Asian Double Eyelid Surgery - Durable Suture Technique. An example of the "type A" Asian Double fold.

‘Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’

Choosing to enhance your appearance with cosmetic surgery is a big decision, and if you choose the right doctor and the right practice, it can be one you'll be very glad you made. We are a dedicated Asian Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.  For more information, please fill in the inquiry form below or contact us.

Specialist in Asian Cosmetic Surgery
Simply Beautiful Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic

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Phone: (02) 9411 4880, SMS 0417068518

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