Many Asians that have hooded eyelids,and are without a fold in the area above the lids, often choose to have an eyelid lift. Aesthetic eyelid surgery is also known as blepharoplasty, but when performed for this purpose it is referred to as an Asian double eyelid lift. It’s done to create a natural looking crease in the eyelids, and to make the eyes more open and uplifted. But how does an Asian eyelid lift work?
Asian Eyelid Lift Techniques
Asian eyelid lift separates the eyelids into two parts. The incision method and the suture method are the operative techniques that are usually used to perform an Asian eyelid lift (learn more).
- With the incisional method, the surgeon will form the crease by making an incision in the upper eyelid. The tissues beneath are then attached to the incision line, which forms the crease. The placement of the crease is determined by the shape of the eyelid, as well as precise measurements that are done prior to surgery.
- With the suture technique there is no incision, and no tissue is removed from the skin. The sutures are used to compress the skin on the outside of the lid, so that it meets the muscle that keeps the eyelid open, thereby creating the crease. Since the stitch is very fine and done behind the skin, it is not easily visible.
You can contact the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center for more information on how an Asian eyelid lift works to improve hooded eyelids. They have offices serving both the East Bay and North Bay areas. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Serebrakian by calling their Pinole office at (510)724-8282, or by calling their Larkspur office at (415)461-5755.