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The anatomy of an Asian eyelid is different than caucasian eyelids and pose unique issues during a reconstructive procedure.

Asian Eyelid Surgery

What is Involved in Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Asian eyelid surgery is a very precise and unique type of surgery. The anatomy of an Asian eyelid is different than caucasian eyelids and pose unique issues during a reconstructive procedure. During Asian eyelid surgery, the crease of the eye must be carefully maintained during the procedure. The shape and form of the eyelid are also unique and must be considered during a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery procedure. The surgeons who perform this type of technique are specially trained in the intricacies of the Asian eyelid and understand what needs to be done during the procedure to maintain the shape and function of the eyelid.

What Incision and Suture Techniques are Used?

The suture technique used in Asian eyelid or double eyelid surgeries is highly specialized and involves maintaining the correct crease within the eyelid's structure. It is less invasive than the incision technique, but to be effective it must be used on eyes that have a specific type of anatomy. During the incision technique, several small incisions are used to restructure the eyelid. It is more invasive than the suture technique and requires a much longer healing time. The anatomy of the eye will guide the doctor in what technique is used. Each type of procedure requires a special type of training that involves learning the anatomy and function of the Asian eye.

How Long Does it Take This Type of Procedure to Heal?

An Asian eyelid surgery will require at least two weeks of healing time. The initial swelling that is caused by the procedure can last anywhere from five to seven days. It may last slightly longer with the incision technique. After approximately ten days, the visible signs of the procedure will be gone. The swelling and bruising caused by the procedure will have gradually disappeared and the look of the eye will have returned to normal. The interior of the eyelid may still be healing so it is important to continue to follow the doctor's orders when it comes to cleaning the area and protecting the surgery area from injury.

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San Francisco Institute of Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine

421 Post Street 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102

415-767-1919

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