Eyelid Surgery Santa Monica
Blepharoplasty is a very common type of Santa Monica plastic surgery that is performed on the eyelids. Asian eyelid surgery is a form of blepharoplasty, specialized for people of Asian descent. Patients of Asian heritage may have different needs than other patients, which is why this specific type of blepharoplasty is called “Asian eyelid surgery.” The most apparent difference between Asian and non-Asian eyelids is the positioning of the crease. In an Asian eyelid, the crease can be very close to the lash line, which can make it almost invisible. Through Asian eyelid surgery, a surgeon can make an incision to create a second crease higher up on the eyelid. Asian eyelids can also have an epicanthal fold, which is an angled fold of skin that covers the inner corner of the eye. Epicanthal folds can be seen among infants and children regardless of ethnicity. Epicanthal folds are also present among people of Asiatic descent. Therefore, Asian eyelid surgery can also include an incision to remove this fold, which can also eliminate lower eyelid wrinkles in Santa Monica.
For the upper eyelids, a surgeon uses the suture or incisional technique. With the suture technique, the surgeon uses specific stitches to “pinch” the eyelid to create a visible crease. This technique is minimally invasive and requires the least recovery time. On the other hand, the incision method requires making an incision in the eyelid before doing any surgical work. This technique will be used over the suture technique if the patient has excess skin, fat, or structural problems with the eyelid that can’t be addressed with sutures. In older patients, an eyelid surgery may also be accompanied by a Santa Monica brow surgery for the best results.
Because an Asian eyelid surgery Santa Monica requires only one incision on each eyelid, recovery can be simple and quick. Without complications, the surgery itself can take an hour at most, and many patients are able to return to work the next day. Some swelling and bruising is normal, which should be unnoticeable by around the two-week mark. The Asian eyelid surgery is safe, quick, and minimally invasive. The staff at Westside Face have the knowledge and experience to provide a satisfying experience. If you’re interested in Asian eyelid surgery, contact us today for a consultation.