Asian Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Distinctions between the upper eyelids of Asian and Caucasian patients are threefold. Often the Asian eyelid is characterized by a poorly or absently defined upper eyelid crease, an excess of eyelid fat, and a lack of an epicanthal fold (the skin that covers the inner corner of the eye).
The objectives of an Asian blepharoplasty are to:
Dr. Hopping uses an incisional method and removes excess skin and fat at the same time as the crease is being created or modified.
Asian eyelid surgery may be done under sedation and local anesthesia. The procedure takes 1 to 2 hours.
Sutures are removed in 7-10 days. After the first week, many patients resume normal activities but may still have some bruising or swelling. Most patients return to work after one week and to regular exercise after week three.
Dr. Hopping’s goal is to create a more open eyelid appearance with a normal-appearing crease and a non-operated look. Results are typically long-lasting. Long-term results are subject to medical and/or environmental factors, as well as aging.