What is Asian Blepharoplasty?
Asian blepharoplasty, also known as double eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to create an upper eyelid with a fold. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Clyde Ishii attributes its rise in popularity among Asian women to western models. “The key with this operation is to make the patient look natural, and not overly westernized. If the surgeon has a clear understanding of what the patient wants, understands the anatomy, and how the operation is conducted, they can do a good job,” explains Dr. Ishii.
Dr. Ishii points out that when a western blepharoplasty technique is applied to an Asian the results are not natural-looking, so the patient is usually distressed by how they look with the end result.
“I communicate with my patients prior to surgery to get a clear understanding of their end goal because I’m not just creating a fold, removing skin or fat. First, I need to know if I can deliver what they want and secondly, if I can perform this procedure, will my patient be happy when we are done,” explains Dr. Ishii.
Most Asian patients have a narrow palpebral fissure, which is the width of the eye, so the double eyelid surgery widens it. “Their eyes look much bigger and more proportionate to their face, this transformation can happen overnight!” exclaims Dr. Ishii.
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