Double eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a popular surgical procedure to create a crease in the upper eyelid region. This gives a patient the appearance of having bigger eyes. The goal of a double eyelid surgery reshaping is to create eyelids that are more harmonious to a patient’s face, while keeping ethnicity and heritage in mind.
Who is a candidate for double eyelid surgery?
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy Asian men and women who do not suffer from any pre-existing eye conditions. Patients with an overactive thyroid gland may not qualify for eyelid surgery due to the increased risk of swelling and other problems around the eyes. Eyelid surgery is perfect for patients of any ethnicity who are seeking to improve the appearance of their eyes.
What is the procedure and recovery like?
The procedure is performed in our office using local anesthesia or under moderate sedation in an operating room. We only use modern, state-of-the-art techniques to enhance a patient’s heritage. The techniques used are personalized to each patient’s age and ethnicity.
The procedure is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Recovery is usually one to two weeks, at which time patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first two to three weeks after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in seven to 10 days.
Our experienced surgeons reduce bruising and recovery time with the application of state-of-art techniques and the use of homeopathic or herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.