Eyelid surgery is one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in the world. Its minimally invasive nature and relatively quick recovery time make it a procedure with high patient satisfaction. The structure of the Asian face requires specialized expertise; The surgeons at The Spiegel Center are among the few elite plastic surgeons who possess the detailed knowledge necessary for excellent results. In fact, Dr. Spiegel authored one of the most important medical papers on the aesthetics of Asian eyelids and double eyelid surgery.

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Perfect Eyelids That Don't Sacrifice Who You Are

Lack of a defined upper eyelid crease is a common reason patients of Asian descent pursue facial plastic surgery. The procedure that is used to correct this cosmetic complaint is called a blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery. During a blepharoplasty, the eyes can be made to look larger by reducing the fat and enhancing or creating an eyelid crease that looks completely natural. 

Eyelid SurgeryBefore & Afters

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A Brighter, More Refreshed Look 

Blepharoplasties are popular because they typically result in the patient looking younger and more attractive. A well-done double eyelid surgery will enhance and define the upper eyelid fold, or introduce one if necessary. This procedure also makes the eyes appear bigger, which gives a friendlier, youthful, and more open countenance. 

An added bonus is that patients achieve better results with eye makeup as well, thanks to the new contours of their eyelids. Some patients benefit from eye lengthening and the extension of the inner corners of the eyes, which is called a medial epicanthoplasty. A one-on-one consultation with one of our surgeons is the best way to determine what modifications would best suit your face.

What Happens During The Procedure?

A precise hand and meticulous approach to details are key to a successful double eyelid surgery. For best results, a specialist in plastic surgery who has years of experience with Asian facial surgeries is non-negotiable. This procedure can be done under local anesthesia and sedation, which means a much more comfortable and shorter recovery time for the patient. 

There are a variety of approaches to the blepharoplasty, and the needs of the patient dictate the best one to use. For eyelid fold creation, the doctor uses a combination of precise, minute incisions and special suturing to create a natural-looking fold. For those with heavy upper lids, we delicately remove excess fatty tissue and skin. All incisions in this procedure are camouflaged and nearly undetectable by the untrained eye.

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Epicanthoplasty Explained

For some patients, an epicanthoplasty, or inner eye lengthening, may be suggested. This removes the small section of skin from the inner corners of the eye to make the eye appear larger and longer. An epicanthoplasty can occur with eyelid fold creation, in some cases optimizing the overall look. The goal of the epicanthoplasty is to achieve a brighter, younger look and reduce the appearance of tired-looking, small eyes.

Does Eyelid Surgery Require Much Recovery Time?

One of the reasons patients love this surgery is because recovery is minimal and usually quite smooth. Patients can head home right after the surgery with the help of a friend or family member. At The Spiegel Center, we specialize in techniques to minimize downtime, and most patients can return to desk work and light activity rapidly, even the next day.

Swelling, bruising, and redness are to be expected and can be managed with the use of cold compresses. Typically this subsides in a few days with proper post-operative care. Patients should refrain from exercise and should rest for at least 4-5 days. We will provide a customized recovery plan, and patients who carefully adhere to this plan will experience a seamless recovery and exceptional results.

Natural-looking, Subtle Results

After a double eyelid surgery, patients love that their face looks younger and more inviting. Puffiness is reduced, and the eyes appear larger and beautifully contoured. Scars will be expertly hidden, and friends and family will notice a new, refreshed appearance without realizing surgery ever happened. We love to see patients happy and proud of looking the way they’ve always wanted.

Am I A Candidate?

Are you frustrated with the way you look and wish for open, youthful, and better-defined eyelids? A double eyelid surgery may be right for you. Below are some reasons that patients seek this procedure:

  • Have a ‘monolid’, or lack of eyelid folds
  • Feel eyes are too small
  • Have puffiness or sagging in the eye area
  • Vision is hindered by excess fatty tissue or skin
  • Eyelashes obstruct vision or cause irritation
  • Have an overall tired appearance 
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Trust A Facial Specialist With Your Eyes

Our elite surgeons are among the top 5 plastic surgeons on the East Coast, and in the top 15 most accomplished plastic surgeons worldwide. Dr. Spiegel and Dr. Tower are both double-board certified with years of experience helping patients from all backgrounds look as good as they can.

In addition to being highly trained, our doctors are known for developing innovative surgical techniques to improve results, which we then teach to other practicing plastic surgeons through lectures and medical publications. To schedule a consultation, call The Spiegel Center today!

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