Asian Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery)

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Asian Blepharoplasty - Double Eyelid Lift
Asian Blepharoplasty - Double Eyelid Lift

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“My surgical technique focuses on creating a natural, more youthful and more awake, unoperated look for every blepharoplasty patient.” – Dr. Tina Ho

What is Asian Blepharoplasty?

Asian Blepharoplasty-Double Eyelid Lift
Asian blepharoplasty, or double eyelid surgery, is one type of cosmetic eyelid surgery offered by Dr. Tina Ho to create creases in the upper eyelids. Patient who lack and subsequently desire upper eyelid folds may be ideal candidates for this procedure. Depending on the anatomy of a patient’s upper eyelids, excess skin and fat may be also removed during this procedure for additional rejuvenation. This surgery requires the expertise of a surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery and understands Asian eyelid anatomy well. Dr. Ho’s expertise in blepharoplasty, with a focus in double eyelid surgery, is what makes her among the best options Philadelphia residents can rely on.


Dr. Ho’s Approach to Asian Blepharoplasty

As an Asian female facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho specializes exclusively in aesthetic facial procedures including the double eyelid procedure and is experienced in treating patients of various ethnicities including those of Asian descent. She attracts patients who desire double eyelid surgery from all across Philadelphia and Newtown as well as greater Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. She devotes extensive time and effort with every patient to gauge their ideal eyelid preferences and determine an individualized surgical approach that best meets their expectations. Dr. Ho pursues a natural, conservative approach to Asian blepharoplasty and avoids removing excess skin or fat that may put a patient at risk of an overdramatic or hollowed-out eyelid appearance.

Dr. Ho typically performs this procedure in the surgery center setting with the patient under awake sedation. During surgery, Dr. Ho makes an incision in each upper eyelid and excises small strips of skin and deeper tissues to gain access to the appropriate plane for suturing. She asks the patient to open his or her eyes to confirm crease formation with her suture placement. Her surgical technique is tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy to produce smooth, natural upper eyelid creases. Dr. Ho performs meticulous closure of the eyelid incisions for minimal scarring. She strives for a rejuvenated, unoperated look for every Asian blepharoplasty patient.


What Should Patients Expect After Asian Blepharoplasty?

Asian Blepharoplasty-Double Eyelid Lift

Each double eyelid surgery is unique and catered to the individual patient. Therefore, the types of incisions utilized as well as the extent of swelling, bruising, and tenderness that occur after surgery will vary by patient. The downtime following double eyelid surgery is usually minimal; most patients can return to normal daily activities apart from heavy lifting, straining, and strenuous activity the day after surgery.

Every Asian blepharoplasty patient will follow-up with Dr. Ho one week after surgery for suture removal. Each patient will then follow-up again at weeks to months out at regular intervals for re-evaluation.

Patients should expect immediate bruising after surgery that can be managed well with icing and head elevation and typically resolve by two weeks out from surgery. Swelling of the eyelids may be more prolonged and may take months to completely subside, as Asian patients usually possess thicker skin. Post-operative pain is usually mild and managed well with prescribed pain medication. Improvement in the appearance of the eyelids is typically observed immediately or after most of the bruising and swelling has subsided. The eyelid incisions usually heal well with minimal scarring. Dr. Ho seeks regular follow-up with her patients to ensure that every patient heals well and is satisfied with their surgical outcome.


“Words Cannot Describe the Amazing Dr. Tina Ho”

Initially, I had blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery with Dr. Ho. She was great, talked me through the procedure, excellent post follow up. A week into my recovery, a dog bite to the eye – terrible! Because it was at night, I went to the ER and waited for hours. I was so upset! I called Dr. Ho and she came – 8 months pregnant – in the
middle of the night. She worked on my eye for hours to repair the torn eyelid. The bite was terrible, but Dr. Ho went above and beyond. Her post op follow up was weekly. My eyes look amazing. The eye that was injured is healed and thanks to Dr. Ho, you can’t even tell. Dr. Ho is a highly skilled surgeon, first and foremost. She is meticulous, provides honest feedback, and cares tremendously about her patients. I’m lucky to have her as my surgeon. I’m a raving fan for life!


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Why Do Some Asian Patients Lack an Upper Eyelid Fold?

Asian patients more commonly demonstrate thicker tissues and more fat in their eyelids that contribute to a fuller, puffier eyelid appearance. This finding combined with fusion of the levator aponeurosis (a fascial band of tissue connected to the levator muscle of the upper eyelid) to the septum below the superior tarsal border causes certain upper eyelids to lack a natural crease. On the contrary, fusion of the levator aponeurosis to the septum more typically occurs above the superior tarsal border in Caucasian upper eyelids.
Asian Blepharoplasty - Double Eyelid Lift

What is the Cost of an Asian Eye Surgery?

Though the price of eyelid surgery varies based on the individual needs of the patient, patients can expect a starting price of double eyelid surgery to be around $3,000, plus facility fees. Please contact Dr. Tina Ho to get more details on cost.

Book a Consult for Asian Blepharoplasty

If you are in the Philadelphia area and interested in learning more about Asian blepharoplasty, call or contact the office to book a consultation today!

Dr. Ho is a highly-skilled, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon who will help guide you through the entire process and address any questions and concerns you have along the way.

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