Frequently Ask Questions
What is an Asian eyelid?
It's clear that your eyelids and eyes are very central to your appearance. Asians are unique in that their facial shape, the eyes, nose and overall sizes tends to be different from Caucasians. Approximately 50 percent of all Asians are born with the "Single eyelid" type, namely without an upper eyelid crease, while the rest are born with an upper lid crease. The latter type is traditionally called the "double eyelid" type. Asian eyelid crease are quite different from the Caucasians' in terms of length, shape and height.
Why is Asian Eyelid Surgery so popular?
For the last fifty years, double eyelid surgery ranks as the most frequently performed aesthetic plastic surgery in Asia and among Asians living in America. Although there are many attractive individuals that have the single eyelid type, many Asians desire to have the double eyelid crease, giving an overall impression of a larger appearing eyelid opening. Among women, this makes it easier to apply their eye makeup. In our practices, one hundred percent of Asians who seek to have this procedure wants to have their double eyelid crease to look natural and of the Asian configuration.
What is Asian Blepharoplasty?
Asian Blepharoplasty is a patented surgical method to creation of a double eyelid crease over the upper eyelid for an Asian.in a medical journal (Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)--titled "Asian Blepharoplasty - Anatomy and Technique", describing his specialized method of performing this surgery in Asians. One of the main reason for doing so is to point out the completely different ways of performing such procedure in Asians as compared to Caucasians. Approximately one in three patients that come to us are those who have had surgery done elsewhere by other doctors and who needed further correction. Since then, over the last two decades, Dr.Chen has published various book chapters and five surgery textbooks, further elaborating on his techniques of double eyelid surgery via Asian Blepharoplasty.
What results can be expected?
Initially the crease will look slightly higher than expected but then, over a one to two months period, it will achieve an ideal level and shape. Any detailed questions you may have regarding the immediate post-surgical period and the normal steps of healing will be explained to you at the time of your private consultation.