Asian Blepharoplasty in Scottsdale
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An estimated 50 percent of people who come from Asian descent have upper eyelids that don’t have a crease, or fold, when the eyes are open. Some of these people feel that this “single eyelid” appearance makes their eyes look tired or hooded. The Asian blepharoplasty procedure, also called double eyelid surgery, was created for patients like these who wish to make their eyes look larger and brighter by creating a crease in the upper eyelids.
As an eyelid surgery specialist, Dr. Ghafouri has 17 years of experience focusing on eyelid surgeries that are designed to accentuate a patient’s appearance. As an oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Ghafouri has the training and surgical experience necessary to work intelligently with a patient’s facial anatomy in such a way that improves their appearance while also maintaining the patient’s individual and cultural identity. This unique blend of education and skill makes Dr. Ghafouri the ideal choice for performing an Asian blepharoplasty procedure. To learn more about this surgery, or to find out if its right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghafouri by calling (480) 905-1010.
Would You Benefit from Asian Blepharoplasty?
Asian blepharoplasty addresses the following issues that result from having a “single” or creaseless upper eyelids:
- A “hooded” eye appearance
- Tired-looking eyes
- Eyes that look smaller or hidden behind lids
- Difficulty applying eye makeup or the makeup is hidden when eyes are open
- Extra fold of skin of the upper eyelids covering the inner corner of eyes (epicanthal folds)
Asian Blepharoplasty Procedure Details
Dr. Ghafouri’s Asian blepharoplasty procedure takes approximately 60 minutes or less to complete, depending on the surgical approach being used. Based on the patient’s facial anatomy and surgical goals, Dr. Ghafouri may use either a non-incisional approach or an incisional approach to create creases on the upper eyelids. The non-incisional approach is creates small openings, instead of incisions, on the patient’s upper eyelid skin, using a small stitch to attach the upper eyelid skin to the underlying eye muscle that opens and closes the lid. This will automatically create a crease, or fold, on the lid when the eyes are open. The incisional approach is used when the patient has extra fat or skin on the upper lid that needs to be removed via a small incision, a process that will create a defined crease on the upper lids. Incisions are then closed with dissolvable sutures. Whichever method is being used, Asian blepharoplasty is typically performed using a local anesthetic injection with or without IV sedation.
Recovering from Surgery
Some minor to moderate swelling, bruising and discomfort are normal following surgery. These symptoms dissipate over time, and typically go away after the first two to three weeks. Dr. Ghafouri will provide you with a list of post-operative instructions to follow to help alleviate these symptoms and ensure that your recovery is as quick and comfortable as possible. Most patients can return to work and regular daily activities one to two weeks after surgery.
Q: How long does the Asian blepharoplasty procedure take?
A: The procedure itself takes approximately 60 minutes, though you will need to arrive at the surgery center approximately one hour before surgery and will be discharged about 30-45 minutes after the surgery.
Q: Is the Asian blepharoplasty procedure painful?
A: The procedure itself is painless, as sedation and local anesthesia is used to ensure that the patient stays comfortable. After surgery, there is typically only minor discomfort, and over-the-counter pain medication can be used for relief.
Q: Will the surgery leave a noticeable scar?
A: Because the incision is made in the new eyelid crease, any resulting scar is minimal and easily concealed.
Q: How long will my results last?
A. The upper eyelid creases created with the Asian blepharoplasty procedure are permanent.
Q: What are the possible risks and complications of the surgery?
A: As with any type of plastic surgery, general risks include infection, poor healing, scarring, and bleeding. The risks specifically associated with blepharoplasty include, dry eyes, photosensitivity, eye irritation and visual changes. Please read our informed consent form for a more detail discussion. In the hands of an experienced and specialized surgeon like Dr. Ghafouri, eyelid surgery is very safe with minimal risk of complications.
Q: Why should I have Dr. Ghafouri perform my eyelid surgery?
A: Dr. Ghafouri is an oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive eye plastic surgery. With his intricate knowledge of both the form and function of the eye and its surrounding area, Dr. Ghafouri combines his ophthalmological and aesthetic training to perform the Asian blepharoplasty procedure that will enhance each individual patient’s appearance without altering their identity.