How Does Asian Eyelid Surgery Differ From Traditional Eyelid Surgery?

How Does Asian Eyelid Surgery Differ From Traditional Eyelid Surgery?

How Does Asian Eyelid Surgery Differ From Traditional Eyelid Surgery?
Cosmetic procedures are constantly improving upon their techniques to ensure beautiful results specific to the needs of the individual. When it comes to your eyes, eyelid surgery is a simple way to rejuvenate and brighten your appearance. Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Inc. provides two forms of this procedure: traditional and double eyelid surgery. Keep reading to learn the differences between the two to determine if one of these procedures could be right for you.

Traditional Eyelid Surgery

Also called blepharoplasty, traditional eyelid surgery removes excess skin, fat, and tissue from the eyelids, lifting the lid and opening the eye. This process reduces issues like sagging eyebrows, droopy lids, and bags under the eyes.

The procedure involves surgery along the fold of the eyelid. During the procedure, your surgeon will remove and reposition the tissue and tighten the muscles as needed to lift the area and yield the desired aesthetic outcomes.

Double Eyelid Surgery

There is no universal eyelid structure that applies to every person. For example, in people of European ancestry, it’s common for the upper eyelid to have a double fold. For those of Asian descent, it’s more common to see a single fold in the upper eyelid.

Asian eyelid surgery — also called double eyelid surgery — is a technique specifically for those of Asian descent interested in achieving a double eyelid. The procedure involves the same process as traditional eyelid surgery. The difference is that the double eyelid procedure adds one extra step: adding a fold to the appearance of the upper eyelid. This can alter a single-fold eyelid to have a double-fold.

Whether or not this is something you want is a matter of personal choice. Double eyelid surgery offers one more option to people interested in changing the appearance of their eyes.

Contact Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Inc. Today

If you want to learn more about double eyelid surgery or any other procedures, contact Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Inc. today. Our offices are conveniently located in St. Louis, St. Peters, and Arnold, MO, and you can reach us at 314-567-3567. You can also use our online contact form.

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