The distinctive appearance of the upper lid in an Asian patient, frequently with the absence of the “double eyelid” results from a fundamental anatomic difference between the western / Caucasian eyelid and the Asian eyelid. Many of our Asian patients seek to enhance a pre-existing natural fold, improve symmetry between the upper lids, or create new, natural-appearing double eyelid. Your evaluation will include assessment of your unique anatomy, pre-existing lid crease or folds and position of the brow. There is no single correct solution, as every case customized to address your personal preferences regarding a natural, attractive appearance of the eyes.
Cross-sectional view of an Asian ( left) and Western eyelid ( right)
Asian Blepharoplasty: Pre-op: Note the asymmetry between the upper eyelid creases, with a single fold in the right upper lid and double fold in the left upper lid. Post-op: Following surgery to the right upper lid, a lid crease was formed creating more symmetric natural-appearing eyes.