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Asian Eyelid Surgery: Making an Informed Choice

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at

If you are one of the almost 50% of Asian people born without creased eyelids who is interested in having Asian eyelid surgery, Beverly Hills is one of the best places in North America to get the procedure done. In addition to being one of the first places in the United States to offer Asian eyelid surgery, Beverly Hills is also one of the first to provide more than one method of having the procedure performed.

Patients who choose to have their eyelids surgically altered to form a crease are generally able to choose between two options. The non-incisional, or suture method is less invasive, and produces faster recovery times, but is only suitable for a small number of people with thin enough skin and a lack of fatty tissue around the eyes. The results are also less permanent than those achieved with the more common incisional method.

It is the incisional method of Asian eyelid surgery Beverly Hills’ Asian community is likely the most familiar with. This method involves making an incision along the eyelid, parallel with the eyelashes. A small piece of skin and some fatty tissue are removed and the incision is then sutured closed to form a crease. The results of this procedure are, for the most part, permanent, although aging may still cause sagging of the skin in the area as the patient’s skin loses elasticity.

The main advantages of this method are its permanence, as well as the greater control it gives your surgeon over the shape, placement and contour of the final crease. It is also suitable for any patient, regardless of the thickness of their eyelid skin or the amount of fatty tissue surrounding the eye. Although it requires slightly longer recovery times than suture-based methods and carries a somewhat higher risk of visible scarring, many patients find the additional control to be well worth it.

Regardless of which method you choose for your Asian eyelid surgery (Beverly Hills location), it’s important that it be an informed choice. For such a simple procedure, the effects it can have on your physical appearance and self-image are profound.

In order to make sure you have all of the information you need to make the best decision possible, it’s a good idea to book a consultation with Dr. Liu. He will make sure you have all the most up-to-date information on the procedures available to you, as well as how your choices are affected by your unique goals and physical context. Cosmetic surgery is certainly not “one size fits all”, and by carefully discussing your goals with you, and considering your individual circumstances, he can help you determine the best way to achieve those goals.

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