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How to Choose a Surgeon for Your Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

Posted on Jun 04, 2013 at

Approximately half of all Asian people are born with an upper eyelid crease that helps define the shape of their eye, and is generally thought to be more aesthetically pleasing. That means that approximately half of all Asian people are born without that more aesthetically attractive eyelid crease, and many of them are choosing to remedy the situation by undergoing Asian double eyelid surgery. Beverly Hills is comprised of between 8% and 10% Asians, which has given rise to a growing demand for a procedure that has been consistently popular in Taiwan and Korea.

Asian double eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that involves a local anesthetic, and takes less than two hours to perform. Recovery time is estimated at 1 to 3 weeks for major symptoms, and a few months for everything to settle into its final form, but that can vary significantly from patient to patient depending on physiology, general health, and immune system strength. Most people plan to be away from work for about a week.

In Taiwan the full incision and DST (double suture twist) methods are the most popular varieties of double eyelid surgery. Beverly Hills follows similar trends. In the full incision method, fat is removed from the upper eyelid through an incision, producing a slight cavity which is then used to form the eyelid crease. The DST variety involves pinching the upper eyelid to form the crease, which is then held in place by sutures.

If you’re planning on having Asian double eyelid surgery, Beverly Hills is home to a number of very talented plastic surgeons. Choosing the right surgeon for you can be a bit of a challenge, though, so here are some things to consider:

Find a Surgeon Who Specializes in Microsurgery

The more experience your doctor has with microsurgery, the more likely you are to be happy with the final result of your eyelid surgery. Beverly Hills is home to some of the best plastic surgeons in the world, and many of them specialize in microsurgery. A further bonus would be a surgeon who has trained reconstructive surgery.

Trained in Asia

Asia was the birthplace of double eyelid surgery, Beverly Hills was not. A surgeon who was trained in Korea or Taiwan, where this procedure is extremely popular, is more likely to be able to provide the results you want than someone who trained elsewhere.

An Art Background

A surgeon with a background in the arts, in particular visual art, has an undeniable advantage over a surgeon who does not. In the end, your plastic surgeon’s aesthetic judgment is what will determine the look of your results. Choosing an artistically minded surgeon is a good idea.

If you’re seriously considering having an Asian double eyelid surgery, you should book a consultation with Dr. Perry Liu. His reconstructive and microsurgery training at prestigious medical facilities in both the US and Taiwan, in combination with his background in the art of Chinese painting are what make him the perfect choice for you.

Dr. Perry Liu is a board certified plastic surgeon. His skills embody the convergence of art and medicine that is the essence of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Liu is graduate of Duke University, and continued on to medical school at Emory University in Atlanta You can find Dr. Perry Liu on Google+

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