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What Should I Avoid After an Asian Eyelid Lift?

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Patients of Asian descent who are interested in improving the aesthetic structure of their faces have been choosing the popular Asian eyelid lift as a cosmetic method to widen the appearance of their eyes. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang works with patients throughout Atlanta, GA to help them attain their cosmetic personal goals. Dr. Mang is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is especially skilled at performing the double eyelid lift, or Asian eyelid lift.

What is an Asian eyelid lift?

An Asian eyelid lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that places an extra crease on the upper eyelid to open the eyes a little wider for a brilliant, more alert appearance. Patients of Asian descent frequently have a monolid, which may limit how wide the eyes can open. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Mang carefully assesses each patient and their eyelid structure to determine if an Asian eyelid lift would be the most appropriate treatment path to meet their aesthetic needs.

Benefits of an Asian eyelid lift

The Asian eyelid lift provides patients with numerous benefits, including:

  • Highly-tailored, natural-looking results
  • Outpatient treatment sessions
  • Structured recovery protocols
  • Increasing the eyes’ ability to open
  • Improving vision in some cases

Will my results look natural?

Given Dr. Mang’s surgical experience, patients can walk away from their Asian eyelid lift with natural-looking outcomes that open their eyes while preserving the beauty of their ethnicity. Additionally, Dr. Mang offers multiple facial lifts and reconstructions for patients who wish to combine their Asian eyelid lift with other procedures to help meet their specific goals.

Candidates for an Asian eyelid lift

You may be a candidate for an Asian eyelid lift if you:

  • Are in good, general health
  • Have realistic cosmetic expectations
  • Are of Asian descent or have monolid-type eyelids
  • Have vision impairments caused by narrowed eyelid openings
  • Are seeking a more awake and alert appearance

Dr. Mang will evaluate your eyelids and medical history to determine if you can safely participate in an Asian eyelid lift. Patients with certain medical conditions may not qualify or may be better suited for alternative cosmetic treatments.

How the surgical process works

A patient attends a scheduled appointment at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, where they will be placed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of their customized surgical plan. Dr. Mang will then carefully sculpt the eyelids and create an extra crease in each eyelid by trimming away small amounts of fat and muscle. Once the incisions are placed, and the patient is approved for discharge, the recovery process can begin at home. Generally, an Asian eyelid lift will take approximately 1 – 2 hours to complete.

What should I avoid after an Asian eyelid lift?

Typically, patients will experience swelling, bruising, and tenderness at each surgical site for the first few days. Patients should avoid the following for at least 1 – 2 weeks after receiving their Asian eyelid lift:

  • Participating in strenuous physical activity
  • Wearing contacts
  • Rubbing or picking at the stitches

Dr. Mang can order eye drops and cold compresses to minimize discomfort during recovery. Once your stitches are removed and the swelling goes down, patients can begin noticing their desired results.

How long will my results last?

If you adhere to your pre-operative and post-operative surgical instructions, the results from your customized Asian eyelid lift can last for many years. Cosmetic surgery will not halt the skin’s natural aging process, so patients are welcome to schedule future appointments to discuss maintenance treatment plans.

Learn more about recovery and benefits from an Asian eyelid lift

If you are seeking cosmetic treatments that will give your eyes a wider, more awakened appearance, contact us at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA, and schedule an appointment today. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang will assess your needs and personal goals to determine if an Asian eyelid lift is right for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.