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Myths About Eyelid Surgery

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. But what if your eyelids are heavy and make your eyes appear small and tired even after having eight hours of sleep? Asian eyelid surgery is designed to place a visible crease in the upper eyelid, removing fatty pockets and excess skin so your eyes can appear more alert and engaging.

Did you know that nearly 50 percent of those of Asian descent were born without a visible crease in their upper eyelid? This can make your eyes appear tired and closed. When performed by an expert facial plastic surgeon, Asian blepharoplasty can allow your eyes to instantly appear more open, giving you an alert look, and can aid in the application of cosmetics. This simple, surgical procedure can boost your self-confidence and your self-esteem.

There are, however, many misconceptions surrounding Asian eyelid surgery. We would like to address them and set the rumors to rest.

Eyelid Surgery will Leave a Noticeable Scar

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in Asian eyelid surgery, you should not have visible scars following your surgery. The truth is, scaring from eyelid surgery is quite minimal. When expertly placed, your scars won’t be visible to the naked eye and will be hidden within the newly created crease in your upper eyelid.

Eyelid Surgery Can Remedy Dark Circles

Dark circles are the result of the thinness of the skin under your eyes and the closeness of the blood vessels in the area. While being plagued by dark circles under the eye is a common complaint, there is not a surgical procedure that can correct them.

Eyelid Surgery Can Result in Chronic Dry Eye

While this is a risk when seeking blepharoplasty in the hands of a skilled surgeon who has experience with Asian eyelid surgery, your surgery should not result in chronic dry eye. Choosing the right surgeon for your procedure is of the utmost importance for many reasons including this.

The Purpose of Asian Eyelid Surgery is to “Westernize” Asian Eyes

Asian eyes are quite different from the eyes of those of European descent and should therefore be treated with a different approach. The goal of Asian eyelid surgery should never be to make one appear more “Western,” but rather to awaken the face, giving you and appearance of one who is alert and ready to take on the day. When well-executed, Asian eyelid surgery will make your eyes appear bigger and give the world a greater glimpse into your personality.

I will need Revision Surgery as a Follow Up to my Initial Eyelid Surgery

When performed correctly, you should not need to have revision Asian eyelid surgery. This is another reason it is imperative that you select a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in Asian eyelid surgery. The Asian eye has many intricacies that are necessary to understand when performing Asian eyelid surgery. An inexperienced surgeon may not understand the delicate procedures that must be performed in order for your surgery to be successful.

Will I See a Crease Immediately Following My Asian Eyelid Surgery?

It is not uncommon for you to not see the new eyelid crease immediately following your Asian eyelid surgery. There will be swelling at the point of your incision, and the swelling will begin to reduce in size as your body begins to heal. It can take between six months to one year for your body to fully heal from your Asian eyelid surgery and the final results to reveal themselves.

Exceptional Results in Eyelid Surgery: Dr. Perry Liu

Dr. Perry Liu has a refined sense of aesthetics that allow him to envision the final result of your Asian eyelid surgery before it begins. His dedication to surgical excellence and artistry set him apart from all others in the Beverly Hills area. Dr. Liu has extensive experience successfully performing Asian eyelid surgeries, and he spends individual time with each patient before his or her surgery, so he may determine what techniques and qualities will lend the most natural result.

If you’re considering Asian eyelid surgery, a consultation with Dr. Perry Liu can be the first step in your journey to having a more rested, vital, attractive facial appearance.

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