Asian Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Lifts Surgery for Asians –
Whether to improve one’s vision or simply for cosmetic reasons, one of the most commonly requested procedure by our Asian patients is an upper eyelid surgery known as Asian Blepharoplasty. Asian Blepharoplasty is performed to enhance the fold of the upper eyelid, thus creating a smooth -but still natural-looking- double eyelid
In this article board certified plastic surgeon discusses blepharoplasty as it applies to the unique eye shape of Asian patients.
Asian Cosmetic Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
There is no single “correct” or “perfect” eyelid appearance or shape. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, and any type of cosmetic surgery is designed to help the patient feel happier with their own appearance.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed for “crease formation”—which is the desire of many Asian patients seeking upper eyelid surgery.
During one’s Asian Blepharoplasty consultation, Troy, MI board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will take into account any pre-existing fold or crease of the eyelid, as the upper eyelid’s total amount of skin, where the eyebrows are positioned on the face, and most of all, the patient’s own aesthetic goals and desired outcomes of their Asian Blepharoplasty procedure.
The goal is typically NOT at all to “Westernize” the appearance of the Asian eyes. Rather, Asian blepharoplasty is generally performed to obtain a more open and attractive eyelid appearance – while still maintaining the ethnic integrity of the patient’s appearance.
Asian Cosmetic Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Since the bone structure of the typical Asian face has a flatter eye area, Asian individuals, in many cases, may experience very prominent under eye bags as part of the aging process.
Consequently, many cases of Asian Blepharoplasty are also performed on the lower eyelid are done so in order to smooth out such bags.
It is possible to perform Asian Blepharoplasty on the lower eyelid without creating a visible incision. The end result is an under eye area free from bags or unwanted puffiness.
Asian Medical Blepharoplasty for Vision
Asian Blepharoplasty may also be performed to remove redundant skin that obstructs the patient’s line of vision. Many people of all ethnicities experience drooping of the eyelids with age, which can obstruct the vision.
Because of their ethnic eyelid structure, mature Asian patients may be particularly prone to this frustrating issue. However, blepharoplasty performed by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon like Troy, MI area Dr. Ali can lift the sagging eyelids to improve vision – with the added benefit of a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
With documentation from an ophthalmologist diagnosing obstruction to the patient’s field of vision, Asian Blepharoplasty patients may also be entitled to have their procedure covered by insurance. Check with your insurer, as coverage will fluctuate from patient to patient.
The staff at our Troy, MI area medical spa are happy to discuss any concerns regarding insurance with all of our Asian Blepharoplasty patients. In some cases, patients may pay for the procedure prior to the surgery and then may be reimbursed by their insurance carrier at a later date. And for patients undergoing Asian Blepharoplasty for purely cosmetic purposes, financing options are available.
Asian Blepharoplasty – Troy, MI Area
Available both to improve vision or for purely cosmetic reasons, Troy, MI board certified plastic surgeon is committed to meeting the goals of all his Asian Blepharoplasty patients in a way that respects their ethnic heritage. If you are in the Troy, MI area and are interested in Asian Blepharoplasty, contact us today for a consultation.