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Category Archives: Asian plastic surgery

Managing the Aging Asian Eyelid

One of the most confusing things that I have encountered is how to manage the aging Asian eyelid.  The reason for this is twofold.  First, if an Asian is born without an upper-eyelid crease where do you make the incision so that you don’t have a visible scar?  Second, when you remove skin from the […]

Why Asian Eyelids Can be More Easily Made Symmetrical

Why Asian Eyelids Can be More Easily Made Symmetrical Symmetry is perhaps the hardest thing for me to fix.  I can improve one’s asymmetry but I can’t fix it.  In fact, in all my consent forms I state “the two sides of the body are not the same and can never be made the same,” […]

My Thoughts on Medial and Lateral Canthoplasty for Asian Blepharoplasty

My Thoughts on Medial and Lateral Canthoplasty for Asian Blepharoplasty Besides creating a supratarsal crease in the upper eyelid for Asian blepharoplasty, there are two other modifications of the eyelid shape that can be performed, namely a medial and/or lateral epicanthoplasty.  The canthus describes the joining of the upper and lower eyelids so the medial […]

Globalization of Beauty: Trends and Concepts

Globalization of Beauty: Trends and Concepts The traditional view on beauty has focused on the standard of the Caucasian, Nordic race.  In the past two decades the trend has been to incorporate many models of mixed heritage.  In fact, with the growing acceptance of marriage between races, racial lines have continued to blur in the […]

My Strategy for Asian Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

My Strategy for Asian Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty There are three principal methods for creating a so-called “double eyelid”, or upper eyelid crease in an Asian patient: the suture method, the partial-incision method and the full-incision method. I have tried all three over the years but have found that the full-incision method has been the most […]

Asian Eyelid Surgery – Things You Need To Know About Your Recovery

Asian Eyelid Surgery – Things You Need To Know About Your Recovery Like any procedure, understanding the nature of what follows a surgery is one of the most important elements to solid patient education.  Unlike most procedures, the recovery time following an Asian eyelid procedure can be very long so it is worth exploring this […]

Does Asian Eyelid Surgery Represent a Loss of Ethnic Identity

Does Asian Eyelid Surgery Represent a Loss of Ethnic Identity Asian eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty is perhaps one of the most controversial procedures that I perform because it has deep social and cultural connotations that are tied to it.  The biggest question is whether creating an upper eyelid fold constitutes making Asians look White?  […]