Asian Eyelid Surgery

Asian Eyelid Surgery in San Francisco, CA

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What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Charles K. Lee is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who understands the intricate anatomy of the Asian eyelid. Asian eyelid surgery is distinct from upper or lower eyelid surgeries, requiring meticulous planning and precise execution of microplastic techniques. Dr. Charles K. Lee, a leading authority in Asian cosmetic surgery, has shared his expertise in a textbook chapter published in Clinics in Plastic Surgery, describing his own techniques to help teach other plastic surgeons perform Asian eyelid surgery.

This transformative procedure, also known as double eyelid surgery or supra-tarsal crease blepharoplasty, can help you achieve the look you desire while preserving your Asian heritage. Patients who have consultations for this surgery just want their eyes to appear more open.

Dr. Lee will improve your appearance, reduce irritation from inverted eyelashes, and amend asymmetries with the Asian eyelid surgery for natural results.

Are you a Candidate for Asian Eyelid Surgery?

If you are an Asian man or woman looking to enhance the features of your eyelids, you may be an ideal candidate for double eyelid surgery. Common reasons for considering Asian eyelid surgery:

  • Absence of eyelid folds
  • Impaired vision due to excess upper eyelid skin
  • Chronic irritation caused by inverted eyelashes
  • Eyelids that are not the same size or shape

During a personalized consultation, Dr. Lee will assess your facial features and discuss your aesthetic goals to create a tailored treatment plan.

Dr. Lee's Surgical Techniques

Dr. Lee performs Asian eye lid surgery using the finest German and Swiss medical instruments and fine sutures in Asian Eyelid Surgery. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and takes approximately an hour, with each plan customized to meet the patient's needs. Dr. Lee modifies the orbicularis muscle, the orbital fat, the orbital septum, the levator muscle, and the tarsus. He will close any incision with ultra-fine sutures to minimize scarring.

Do you offer epicanthoplasty?

Dr. Lee is also highly skilled in the epicanthoplasty surgical technique. With this technique, Dr. Lee strategically addresses excess skin covering the inner eyelid, resulting in an eye that appears more open. This procedure can be performed independently or in conjunction with Asian eyelid surgery for optimal results.

Asian Eyelid Surgery Recovery

After surgery, you will receive post-operative instructions from Dr. Lee. Expect bruising and swelling, which may last several weeks, but results typically become apparent within 3 – 4 weeks. Thanks to Dr. Lee expertise, the incisions are strategically placed so there is minimal scarring. Not only will you appear rejuvenated, but improved vision may result from the removal of excess skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of training has Dr. Lee had in Asian eyelid surgery?

Dr. Lee personally spent time as a visiting professor in Seoul, Korea at one of Korea’s top hospitals. He trained with world-renowned surgeons in the past and lectured to the Seoul resident doctors on topics in plastic surgery. These experiences, combined with practicing in a multicultural city like San Francisco, CA as a board-certified plastic surgeon, have allowed Dr. Lee to hone his surgical skills.

What is Asian cosmetic surgery?

To preserve the appearance and the standards of beauty for your Asian face, there are techniques Dr. Lee can provide. You will look like you, only with a new eyelid fold — not a stylized version of you. The difference in surgical technique may be very subtle, but very important. Dr. Lee would maintain the specific characteristics and desired lines for your Asian face. As for Asian eyelid surgery, there anatomic structures in the Asian eyelid that must be addressed for an optimal result.

How long will my results last?

The duration of your results varies but depends on surgical technique, the surgeon's expertise, and the aging process. You are still at the mercy of the aging process so your skin will continue to age and your eyelid skin will change as a result. Dr. Lee's commitment to surgical excellence ensures a long-lasting eyelid fold tailored to your aesthetic goals.

Do you offer revision Asian eyelid surgery at L Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Lee is renowned globally for his expertise as an Asian eyelid revision surgeon, who has been known to take on even the most challenging cases.

Discover beautiful results

Asian eyelid surgery is a transformative procedure that can significantly impact your life. Schedule your Asian eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Lee at L Plastic Surgery in San Francisco, CA, whether you're local or from abroad. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients for this life-changing procedure. Enhance your natural beauty today and schedule a consultation.

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