Double eyelid surgery is the third most popular cosmetic procedure among Asians in the United States. Properly done, it can have a profound effect on appearance and self confidence while also improving peripheral vision in many people who have experienced restriction in vision due to eyelid issues.
Creating a crease in the upper eyelid can be a simple matter of enhancing an existing though indistinct crease, lengthening and deepening it to frame the eye. In many people this is enough to open the eye creating an open and more engaged appearance. For others creating a crease where none exists is done to achieve the aesthetic and functional goal.
Choosing The Right Surgeon Is The Most Important Decision..
Since the eyes are the focal point of the face, it is very important to choose your surgeon carefully. Providing among the best double eyelid surgery Los Angeles residents could ask for requires exacting surgical skill and a keen eye to the art of facial proportion.
Dr. Liu and Dr. Kwon Are Both Much Sought After For This Delicate Procedure
Double eyelid surgery is done on an outpatient basis at Avant Aesthetic’s state-of-the-art Beverly Hills surgical center under local anesthesia with sedation. This removes the risks associated with general anesthesia and usually results in patients being able to return home shortly after surgery. Additionally, local anesthetic with sedation is necessary to allow interaction between the patient and our doctors during surgery to ensure proper placement of the crease.
Reshaping the upper eyelid requires an in-depth examination of the thickness and quality of the eyelid skin as well as an evaluation of the anatomy of the eye. Other factors that are considered are the amount of fat under the eyelid, healing history, age and gender. With all of this information to hand, both Dr. Liu and Dr. Kwon create a unique surgical plan that will produce a natural crease in the eye without losing the Asian characteristics that define ethnicity.
Incision Or Suture Technique?
There are two established methods of double eyelid surgery in Los Angeles; sutures or incision. Each method has advantages and disadvantages both in outcome and recovery time. Prior to surgery, depending on your doctor, Dr. Liu or Dr. Kwon will discuss both techniques and depending on how much excess skin or fat exists in the eyelid, will make their recommendation.
If sutures are the procedure of choice, the crease will be formed by creating small openings through which stitches are used to attach muscle and tissue forming the crease. For patients who choose the incision technique an incision is made where the eyelid would naturally crease. Excess skin and fat are removed and when the incision is closed, the double eyelid is created. The incision is placed within the crease so that there is no scar visible after healing.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery Time
Recovery time with sutures is less than with the incision technique. Patients can return to work or school a few days after having a suture technique. Those with incisions will need about a week before they might want to reappear at their normal activities.
Outcome for sutured eyelids is very good but may require revision surgery several years into the future. The sutures can move or aging can change the anatomy of the eyelid making the crease less evident. With the incision technique, outcome is excellent and permanent in the vast majority of cases.
Whether the suture or incision technique is used, patients can be confident that they have chosen world-class specialists for their procedure. Dr. Liu, Dr. Kwon and the entire Avant Aesthetics team strive to provide the most refined Asian eyelid surgery available in all of Beverly Hills.
Deciding to undergo this treatment is a highly personal choice. Finding the proper surgeon is crucial in the process. Before you choose your Beverly Hills surgeon, ask the following about Asian double eyelid surgery:
- What kind of experience do you have with this specific procedure?
- Can you show me before and after photos of some of your patients?
- What training and credentials do you have for this treatment?
- What is your overall philosophy toward your work and this treatment in particular?
- What are the risks and benefits of Asian double eyelid surgery?
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Many people want to know about the cost, recovery time, possible side effects and any non-invasive treatment options. Once you are satisfied with the answers, schedule your procedure and carefully follow the surgeon’s advice for prep and after-care.
Patient Concerns About Asian Double-Eyelid Surgery
Most of the patients we talk to have many questions about our Los Angeles double eyelid surgery. Some of the most frequently asked questions include:
- How different will I look after the surgery?
- Is there a preferred crease height to aim for?
- Am I too old or too young for the surgery?
- How much does the procedure cost?
- What kind of recovery time should I expect?
- Is there anything else I need to know before I go ahead with the surgery?
The final results will depend quite a bit on how aggressive you choose to be during the surgery. Many times, adding or deepening the crease can result in a dramatic difference in your look. Other patients choose a more moderate creasing, and the results will, naturally, be less dramatic. If you are unsure which is best for you, spend a good deal of time looking at before and after pictures of Asian double eyelid surgery. Ask Dr. Liu and/or Dr. Kwon for their opinions and be sure to voice your own preferences. By providing photos as a guideline, you and our doctors can create a treatment plan that will create the most effective results.
Being prominent specialists in both reconstructive and cosmetic techniques, Dr. Perry Liu and Dr. Edwin Kwon have both spent the last 15+ years working with world-renowned cosmetic surgeons in a wide range of disciplines, both in the United States and in Asia. Dr. Liu is especially renowned for a procedure called: Asian Double Eyelid Surgery. He practices in his office out of Beverly Hills CA. Call (310) 855-3960 today to get a free consultation.