Will an Asian Eyelid Lift Make my Eyes Look Bigger?

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Patients of Asian descent in the Atlanta, GA area come to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery for eyelid surgery because he understands the differences and needs of patients with Asian eyes, forehead structure, and skin.

Asian eyelid surgery (also called double eyelid surgery or a double blepharoplasty) is increasingly popular for Asian patients who believe adjustments to their eyelids will give them a more awakened look. Below, we'll look at what the surgery can help you achieve.

What is an Asian eyelid lift?

An Asian eyelid lift is a procedure that involves changing the shape of the eyelid or the skin around the eyes to achieve a specific aesthetic goal. Dr. Mang knows that each patient is different, and not every Asian person has the same goals. For example, some patients are concerned about reducing hooding over the eyes to improve eyesight, while others are looking to create a double eyelid.

At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, Mr. Mang aims to address patients' unique wishes while preserving their ethnic identity.

How does Asian eyelid surgery work?

An Asian eyelid lift can be performed using general or local anesthesia, depending on how invasive the surgery is going to be and the level of anxiety a person may feel. Most eye lifts require an incision on the crease and/or the inner or outer corner of the eyes.

Depending on your aesthetic goals, an Asian eye lift may involve:

  • Shaping the height or shape of the eyelid

  • Decreasing the eyelid fold on the upper inner corner of the eye

  • Removing fat or excess skin from the eyelid to reduce hooding

  • Creating a natural-looking eyelid fold

The surgery typically involves removing fat and/or muscle around the eye.

Will an Asian eyelid lift make my eyes look bigger?

Even if the explicit goal of Asian eyelid lift isn't to make the eyes look bigger, patients often come away with eyes that look wider, larger, more alert, and more expressive. This is especially the case for patients with a monolid who get an eyelid crease added during surgery.

If your eyes are hooded and you have fat from your eyelids removed, it's also likely that you'll be able to see more of your eyes in the mirror. Hooded lids can sometimes droop further as we age and begin to cover parts of the eye. An Asian eyelid lift can help remove that excess skin.

Dr. Mang can also reduce any asymmetries of the eyelids with surgery. As an experienced plastic surgeon, he considers each patient's facial structure, their goals for eyelid lift surgery, as well as the placement of their brows to create the most natural look possible.

What is recovery from Asian double eyelid surgery like?

After a double eyelid lift, you may experience bruising, swelling, itchiness, tightness, or dryness of the eyes. This subsides within two weeks. You will need to avoid strenuous activity for a few days while you still have stitches around your eyes and avoid contact lenses for two weeks.

Scarring from an Asian eyelid lift is minimal and can often be obscured by the eyelid fold added during surgery. Within one to two months, you'll be able to see your full results.

Get Asian eyelid surgery in Atlanta, GA

If you're of Asian descent and are interested in learning more about making your eyes look bigger, wider, and more alert, or to help with vision or other aesthetic needs, Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang performs personalized Asian eyelid surgery in Atlanta, GA.

The eyes are one of the most important parts of the face. Patients who want to freshen up their look can schedule a consultation at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery to see if they're a candidate for this double eyelid surgery.

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