What is an Asian blepharoplasty?

Let’s delve into the world of Asian blepharoplasty. When most people open their eyes, their upper eyelids fold, creating a crease in the skin. Interestingly, about half of Asians lack upper eyelid creases when their eyes are open.

This has made eyelid surgery a highly sought-after procedure among Asian individuals. Concerns often revolve around the fear of smaller, tired-looking, or hooded eyes due to the absence of an upper eyelid crease.

In Asian blepharoplasty, often referred to as double eyelid surgery, the upper eyelid is reshaped to address these cosmetic concerns. The outcome? Eyes that appear larger, wider, and more expressive, all while maintaining a natural look.

Why Grand Genesis?

  • Largest Private Plastic Surgery Centre in Ontario, fully equipped state of the art facility located in Richmond Hill, efficient and user friendly but more economical than downtown luxury mini clinics

  • 2 Fully Equipped Operating Rooms – 15 Recovery Beds for Overnight Stays

  • 15 Plastic Surgeons (Guest & In house) – 30 Nurses

  • VERY SHORT waiting times for Consult & Surgery

Asian Blepharoplasty Done by Following Surgeon:

Dr. Jiayi Hu
 Dr. Jiayi Hu 
Click to read more about him and his background.


The estimated price of Asian Blepharoplasty Surgery is $4,500 to $6,000. Our surgeon can give you the exact cost after the examination.


Who is a good candidate for Asian Blepharoplasty?

Those aiming for a lasting, naturally appearing crease on the upper eyelid. Individuals whose upper eyelids overly cover most of the iris or are dissatisfied with the eyelid’s shape. People with puffy and swollen eyelids due to excess fat.

Individuals experiencing discomfort and irritation as the upper eyelid folds inward upon opening the eyes, causing the eyelashes to touch the cornea.


In Asian blepharoplasty, a skilled surgeon delicately removes a small amount of tissue from each upper lid using a scalpel. As the upper eyelid incisions heal, they strategically blend into the person’s pretarsal creases, minimizing any visible eyelid scars. In cases where there’s excess fat below the eyes, a meticulous incision is made behind the lower lash line or inside the eyelid. This technique also benefits patients with under-eye bags, allowing surgeons to access and remove unwanted fat.

For those with a partial eyelid crease and no ptosis symptoms, minimally invasive surgical options can create a double eyelid. These individuals might be suitable candidates for less-invasive procedures. The adaptability of blepharoplasty makes it a personalized procedure. Typically performed under local anesthesia, the surgery lasts around 30 minutes to an hour.

Recovery of Asian Blepharoplasty

Medicated eye ointment and pain relievers provided post-surgery ensure any discomfort following Asian blepharoplasty is manageable. Expect swelling and bruising around the eyes for up to two weeks, gradually subsiding. In some cases, residual swelling might persist for about six weeks. Temporary dry eyes and compromised vision are normal in the initial weeks, but vision will fully recover as the eyelid muscles heal. Sensitivity to bright light may arise during recovery, prompting the use of sunglasses when outdoors to protect the healing incisions from UV rays that can darken scar tissue. Should any questions or concerns arise during recovery, our team is available for assistance.

In summary, the Asian blepharoplasty recovery timeline unfolds as follows:

4-6 days post-surgery: Removal of stitches from incisional procedures. Bruising typically fades within two weeks. Return to desk jobs after a week’s rest. Resuming driving within 1-2 weeks. Gradual return to normal activities within 2-4 weeks.

Possible Complications 

After Asian blepharoplasty, most individuals experience mild to moderate discomfort. The extent of swelling is influenced by the surgical trauma experienced. To minimize swelling and discoloration, consider these measures:

Use cold compresses (such as gauze pads dipped in ice water). Maintain a raised head position. Avoid strenuous activities like heavy lifting and vigorous dancing. Protect yourself from sun exposure.

Feel free to wash your hair and face after surgery while being cautious around the incision sites.