Asian eyelid surgery is growing in popularity in Asian countries as well as in North America. Fifty per cent of the Asian population has no crease in their eyelid. Unlike Caucasian eyelid surgery patients, most Asian eyelid patients are young women and a growing number of Asian men that are seeking out surgery that will give them a double eyelid, or divide the lid into two areas.
Creating a crease in an Asian eyelid is done in either of two ways. It is done either with an incision, or by the placement of sutures without an incision. Suture blepharoplasty is done by passing certain sutures in the eyelid with only local sedation. The skin is not cut and is free of scars. This can achieve a natural looking eyelid crease. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and the healing is very quick.
You and Dr. Myint may decide that a bladeless blepharoplasty may be more appropriate. This newly formed eyelid crease is created by using a laser to make the incision. The procedure usually takes an hour and the sutures are removed a week later. You are able to go back to a normal routine in a week.
Both the bladeless and the suture blepharoplasty require finesse on the part of the plastic surgeon so it is absolutely essential that you go to a plastic surgeon that has specialized training in this type of surgery such as an oculofacial plastic surgeon.
It is important to Dr. Myint that he creates a crease that completely simulates a natural one in the width, height, and shape. This will maintain the desired aesthetics, without any noticeable reminders of the eyelid having had any surgery.
Above all the key is natural.