What is an Asian blepharoplasty?

Let’s see what Asian blepharoplasty is. Most people’s top eyelids fold as they open their eyes, creating a furrow in the skin. It’s thought that half of Asians have no upper eyelid creases when their eyes are open. So, eyelid surgery for Asian people is a very popular. Some patients are concerned that their eyes would appear smaller, weary, or hooded without an upper eyelid crease. In Asian blepharoplasty, often called double eyelid surgery, the upper eyelid is creased to correct these cosmetic issues. The eyes can appear broader, bigger, and more expressive after Asian eyelid surgery. With Asian eyelid surgery blepharoplasty, the most important goal is to achieve natural outcomes.

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Asian Blepharoplasty Done by Following Surgeon:

Dr. Jiayi Hu
 Dr. Jiayi Hu 
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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?

  • Trying to achieve a long-lasting, natural-looking crease on the upper eyelid.
  • Most of the upper half of the iris is being covered by the eyelid, or the shape of the eyelid is not to one’s liking.
  • Eyelids are swollen and puffy because of the extra fat on them.

When one opens their eyes, the top (upper) eyelid folds inward, forcing the eyelashes to come into contact with the cornea, causing discomfort and injury


In Asian blepharoplasty, the surgeon removes a small bit of tissue from each upper lid using a scalpel. When the upper eyelid incisions have healed, they will be covered within the person’s pretarsal creases, ensuring that any eyelid scars are minimized. The surgeon will make a small and precise incision behind the lower lash line of the eyes or inside the eyelid if there is extra fat below the eyes. Patients with under-eye bags can reduce their bags with these incisions since surgeons can access and remove fat from these areas.

A double eyelid can be created using less-invasive surgical treatments if the patient has a partial eyelid crease and no symptoms of ptosis. Minimal incision procedures may be appropriate for these individuals. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that can be tailored to fit individual needs. The procedure is usually completed in almost 30 minutes to an hour under local anesthetic.

Recovery of Asian Blepharoplasty

Analgesics and medicated eye ointment, which will be administered, will easily alleviate any discomfort resulting from Asian blepharoplasty. Because of their sensitivity, swelling and bruising around the eyes might be expected for at least two weeks following the surgery. Swelling remnants might linger for up to six weeks in some people. Blepharoplasty might cause dry eyes and poor vision in the first few weeks after the procedure. Your vision has not been compromised and will return to normal in a few weeks when the muscles in your eyelids repair. If this happens to you, don’t panic. While recovering, your eyes will be more sensitive to strong light, so wear sunglasses if you go outside. UV rays can cause scar tissue to darken; therefore, you should shield your incisions while they are still pink. Feel free to contact us anytime during your rehabilitation if you have any questions or concerns.

So, In a nutshell, Asian blepharoplasty recovery time is as follows:

  • 4-6 days following surgery, stitches for incisional procedures are removed.
  • Bruising normally goes away in two weeks or less, on average.
  • After a week off, you can go back to your desk job.
  • After 1-2 weeks, you can get back behind the wheel.
  • 2-4 weeks after surgery, you can gradually return to your normal activities.

Possible Complications 

After Asian blepharoplasty, most patients report only mild to moderate discomfort. An individual’s level of swelling is determined by the degree of trauma they’ve endured due to surgery. To keep swelling and mild discoloration to a minimum,

  • Cold compresses can be used (such as gauze pads dipped in ice water)
  • Lift and support your head at all times
  • Strenuous activities like heavy lifting, running, dancing, etc. should be avoided
  • Steer clear of the sun
  • Remember that you are free to wash your hair and even your face after surgery