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Please note online appointments can only be booked for our Wayne office at this time. Please call 267.627.6463 to schedule appointments with Dr. Ho in Center City (Philadelphia).

For consultations or treatment visits booked online, a consultation or deposit fee of $150 will be charged at the time of scheduling.

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Asian Blepharoplasty in Philadelphia

(Double Eyelid Surgery)

Conveniently located to serve Philadelphia, Wayne, and the entire Main Line.

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Introduction to Asian Blepharoplasty

Achieve a more bright-eyed appearance with the help of Asian blepharoplasty in Philadelphia. Also known as Asian eyelid surgery, this surgical facial procedure involves adding a crease to the upper eyelid. Visit Dr. Tina Ho, a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in this type of surgery, to accomplish the best results.

Before and After Asian Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery)

Asian Upper Eyelid Lift

This lovely patient presented for surgical consultation, bothered by the heaviness of her upper eyelids. I recommended upper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid lift, with a conservative approach to removing the excess tissue from her eyelids given her ethnic features and mild brow heaviness to ensure a rejuvenated result that did not look overdone. The patient has healed beautifully and we are thrilled with her surgical results. Her eyes appear more refreshed, she has restored creases to her eyelids, and her scars are minimal at three months out from surgery.

Asian Upper Eyelid Lift

This wonderful patient desired Asian blepharoplasty, or double eyelid surgery, to create creases in her upper eyelids. I typically perform this delicate surgery under awake sedation. After making the incision and excising small strips of skin and deeper tissues, I ask the patient to open their eyes during suture placement to ensure appropriate crease formation. Two months later as shown in her after photos, this featured patient is healing beautifully, and we are ecstatic with her surgical results. Her eyelid scars will continue to fade with time.

What is Asian Blepharoplasty?

Asian Double Eyelid Surgery

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. Patients 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.

Am I A Good Candidate?

You are a good candidate for Asian blepharoplasty if you are in good overall health, have no underlying visual problems, and live a healthy lifestyle.

Asian blepharoplasty is typically performed on people who lack a natural crease in their upper eyelids and desire one.
People with glaucoma, dry eye, hypertension, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and/or heart disease are not ideal candidates for blepharoplasty. These people must seek professional advice before undergoing the treatment to ensure its safety.

Your Asian Blepharoplasty Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Ho, a physical examination of your eye region will be conducted. You will be expected to explain your goals, medical issues and allergies, lifestyle, and treatment history during your blepharoplasty consultation.

An assessment of your medical history and risk factors will be conducted. Dr. Ho will take preliminary documentation and discuss surgical options and treatment alternatives with you.

Dr. Ho’s Approach to Asian Blepharoplasty

As an Asian female double board-certified 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 Wayne 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?

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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.

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

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

Dr. Tina Ho

Dr. Tina Ho

Why Do Some Asian Patients Lack an Upper Eyelid Fold?

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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.

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.

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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 double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who will help guide you through the entire process and address any questions and concerns you have along the way.

Your Asian Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery) will be performed by Dr. Tina Ho in her surgery center in Philadelphia and Wayne.

Your Asian Blepharoplasty in Philadelphia will be performed by Dr. Tina Ho in her surgery center in Philadelphia.