By: Dr. Michael Pasquale

Asian Eyelids or Asian Blepharoplasty

People across the world have diverse physical features and within this diversity there is a common thread, the desire to improve personal appearance. It does not matter which part of the globe you are from people everywhere want to look attractive and feel desirable.

Why Do Asians Need or Want Double Eyelid Surgery?

While some Asians have a clear crease on the upper eyelid there are many who either have no crease or a weak crease. The surgery for double eyelid adds a clear crease to the upper eyelid and frames the eyes in a better manner. Patients, who have had the double eyelid surgery, have a brighter, more youthful and well rested appearance. Their eyes look more alive and attractive. Thus in Asians the double lids are very desirable.

As you can see below a patient of Dr. Pasquale, the upper picture does not have a double lid and after there is a double lid created.

double eyelids

Most caucasians have a double lid, but this is NOT to say that asians want a caucasian looking upper eyelid. In asians the crease is lower and when some surgeons make an asian eyelid crease too high, it does not look good , like a Caucasian eye on an Asian. This does not appear natural and is not desirable.

Double Eyelid Surgery Info

You will arrive at our surgery center and be prepared by the nursing staff, simple things like blood pressure and heart rate and the like. The double eyelid surgery may last between 1-3 hours and is performed under anesthesia either local or you may want to go to sleep. This will be your choice decided at the preoperative visit. There should be absolutely no pain during the actual procedure in either case.

Dr. Pasquale will make incisions where the pre operative markings are once a proper height of the crease is decided. This eye design will be between you and Dr. Pasquale. He then removes excess tissue to obtain the desired look of the double eyelid procedure. For individuals with little fat and thin skin a different technique may be used. What technique is chosen is dependent on what is best for you. Very fine sutures are used to close all incisions.

Recovery from Double Eyelid Surgery

Following the double eyelid surgery, the patient’s eyes do not typically require any bandage and only a application of antibiotic ointment. Iced cold gauze is placed and should be continued at home. Patients are advised to keep their head elevated. Medication and a cold compress may be used to relieve the discomfort. After two days a mild antiseptic solution will be used to clean the area, stitches are removed after five days.

This is not a big operation in most cases, healing is quick and patients are returned to normal activity in less than a week. We have done over a thousand of double eyelid crease cases on Japanese, Chinese and Koreans over the years. Hawaii population is 70% Asian so that is the standard here.

Japanese Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery in Hawaii

The desire to look beautiful and attractive sees no political or cultural boundaries. Men and women from across the globe are opting for eyelid cosmetic surgery that enhances their natural features, making them look attractive and appealing. Japanese eyelid surgery in performed in Honolulu, Hawaii at Dr. Michael Pasquales clinic. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Pasquale has completed his residency in plastic surgery and has also earned a 2-year training certificate in cosmetic surgery from NYU Downtown, Manhattan where he worked under some of New Yorks best cosmetic and plastic surgeons. He is also an osteopathic physician and a surgeon. Dr. Pasquale believes in Japanese eyelid surgery that does not try to make the individuals eyes or face look western or occidental but in fact tries to bring out or augment the persons natural oriental looks. Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery at our clinic at Honolulu, Hawaii, ensures that you maintain your individuality whilst defining your eyes and surrounding area in a manner that you choose to.

What is Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery?

Japanese eyelids like many oriental eyelids have either no crease or a weak upper eyelid crease and Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery provides a chance to add a crease at the eyelids that help define the eyes in a better manner. A double eyelid surgery may be performed as Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery to give the eyes a crease that helps bring out the natural features of the eyes and associated area.

Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery in Hawaii

At our clinic at Honolulu, Hawaii, all aspects of the Japanese eyelid surgery are discussed and the client is encouraged to speak about what he or she expects of the surgery. This is basically to ensure that the client is clear on all aspects of the Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery and has realistic expectations of it.

  • Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia and may or may not include removal of fat and excess skin.
  • If there is no need to remove fatty tissue and skin then tiny incisions will be made in the eyelid crease, such that no scars are visible as they will be covered by the crease.
  • Excess fat and skin may also be removed in the Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery.
  • In younger patients with less fat and excess skin the surgery may not require any incisions and this is called the suturing technique. In this case the sutures are placed on the eyelid and require the hand of an expert cosmetic surgeon.

Recovery from Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery in Hawaii

The eyes would feel bruised and swollen and ice packs and medication prescribed by the surgeon would help ease the discomfort. In about two days the swelling will reduce and the stitches may be taken out by the fifth day. As the surgery is not very invasive the risk of complications are reduced. With its great climate and terrific scenic beauty Honolulu, Hawaii, is a great place to recover from Japanese eyelid cosmetic surgery.

Korean Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery in Hawaii

The way you feel has a lot to do with the way you look and modern cosmetic surgery has made it possible for people to achieve the look they desire. Asian or oriental features are quite distinct and different from those of people from the west.

Korean eyelid cosmetic surgery should not be taken as a surgery to provide a western look as there are as many Asians with a strong upper eyelid crease as there are those who have no or a little crease. Korean eyelid cosmetic surgery in Hawaii has become immensely popular. What the surgery does is to add a crease in the upper eyelid and thereby gives it a double eyelid effect. The crease divides the eyelid into two clear sections or ‘double eyelids’. Honolulu, Hawaii is considered a tropical paradise ideal for a holiday but it is also a popular destination for people looking at cosmetic surgery.

Korean eyelid cosmetic surgery is available in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr Michael Pasquale ensures that his patients understand all aspects on the Korean eyelid cosmetic surgery and encourages them to voice their thought and desires. This is basically so that the patient has a realistic opinion of the surgery. Dr. Pasquale has done his residency in plastic surgery and also a 2-year training certificate in cosmetic surgery from NYU Downtown, Manhattan. Korean eyelid cosmetic surgery enhances the natural features of the individual and does not try to in any manner westernize it. Korean Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii

Eyelid Surgery Technique

The technique used for the surgery would be decided after the surgeon has studied the amount of excess fat and skin in the eyelids. The crease that is to be created is made keeping in mind the person’s facial features. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and any excess skin and fat may be removed also. In case skin is not to be removed then tiny incisions are made at the lid crease. When the eyes are open the incisions are not visible. For case in which there is no fat to be removed and the person has very thin skin incisions may not be required. Such a technique is called suturing technique, and involves putting sutures to provide the double eyelid.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Recovery from Korean Eyelid Surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii Since the surgery generally uses local anesthesia it doesn’t require much time to recover initially. The eyes would feel bruised and swollen and may be comforted with ice packs or medication prescribed by the cosmetic surgeon. Korean eyelid surgery done with the suturing technique would take lesser recovery time as it requires no incisions. After 48 hours the eyes may be washed with a mild antiseptic. The sutures would probably be taken out 5-7 days after the Korean eyelid surgery. Honolulu, Hawaii, is a wonderful place to recover from the Korean eyelid surgery. The climate and location is perfect and you will enjoy the short recovery period required for the Korean eyelid surgery. It is crucial that you follow the surgeon’s instructions and advice to hasten the recovery process.

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