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Managing the Aging Asian Eyelid

Published on April 24, 2013 by

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 […]

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Why Asian Eyelids Can be More Easily Made Symmetrical

Published on December 26, 2012 by

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,” […]

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My Thoughts on Medial and Lateral Canthoplasty for Asian Blepharoplasty

Published on June 2, 2012 by

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 […]

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

Published on April 18, 2011 by

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 […]

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Does Asian Eyelid Surgery Represent a Loss of Ethnic Identity

Published on March 31, 2011 by

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?  […]

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