It’s often said that beautiful eyes are the key to facial attractiveness, so it’s not surprising that the eyelid lift is one of the procedures most commonly requested by people of all ethnicities. Although an eyelid lift is traditionally done to fix sagging eyelids or bags under the eyes, the Asian eyelid lift is done for different reasons. So what exactly is an Asian eyelid lift?
What is an Asian eyelid lift?
An Asian eyelid lift, also known as a double eyelid lift, is a procedure that creates an upper eyelid crease or fold. It’s been estimated that approximately half the Asian population are born without an upper eyelid crease, which is a feature that helps to define the shape of the eyes (learn more).
A double eyelid lift opens up the eyes so they have a less tired look. The positioning of the fold is not the same for all patients, as it depends on the amount of skin and fat present as well as other factors. However, the goal is always to achieve a natural look.
The Asian eyelid lift is a unique procedure that is intended to give the eyes a more open, alert appearance, while maintaining the patient’s distinctive ethnic characteristics. It is therefore fundamentally different from the conventional eyelid procedures that involve removing excess skin and fat.
An Asian eyelid lift may be performed using either the incisional or non-incisional technique. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, and normally takes 2-3 hours to perform.
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