What Is Asian or Double Lid Eye Surgery?

Published on: December 6, 2018 (Last modified on: December 23, 2022)

One of the most common ethnic eyelid surgeries requested is the Asian or double lid eye surgery. Many people of Asian descent have upper eyelids that do not have a crease, making the lid look singular. Often the skin from the upper eyelid can sag over the top lashes, making the eye looking smaller and even impeding vision. A double lid eye surgery pulls back the extra skin and creates a crease on the top lid for improved form and function.

Benefits of a Double Upper Eyelid

The purpose of creating a double upper eyelid on an Asian eye is not to make it look Caucasian, but to improve the appearance and function of the eye. The goal is to help enhance the look of the eye while keeping it balanced with the rest of the face, retaining the ethnicity and shape. This procedure can have several benefits, including:

  • Improving eyesight
  • Lift in the upper lid for a more energetic appearance
  • Exposed eyelashes and crease for enhanced options for makeup
  • Create symmetry if eyelids on each eye are uneven
  • Rounder, larger eyes

With this procedure, the crease in the eyelid is usually thinner than a “western” eye to keep the ethnicity of the face. There are different types of creases that can be used, depending on the preference of the patient.

If you are considering double lid or Asian eye surgery, you want to choose a plastic surgeon that specializes in eye plastic surgery. Choose an experienced aesthetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgeon to perform your procedure to ensure the right form and function is created with your new eyelid appearance.

Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

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