The monolid or single eyelid, is a facial characteristic found in most of the Asian population, specifically people with East Asian heritage. Individuals with a single eyelid lack the eyelid skin flap known as the supratarsal epicanthic fold. Many individuals of Asian descent wish to create a “double eyelid” through Asian eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. The procedure involves modifying the shape of the eyes so that they are appear more open.
Dr. Richard Westreich is a renowned board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in Asian eyelid surgery in NYC and routinely performs this cosmetic surgery as an outpatient procedure.
The goal of an Asian blepharoplasty is to create a natural-looking fold or crease in the upper eyelid. The procedure can be performed using different surgical techniques, the most common being: full incision, partial incision, and the suture technique (DST method). Which Asian blepharoplasty technique is best depends on a patient’s individual eyelid anatomy and particular aesthetic goals.
The placement of the incisions is what distinguishes the surgical methods from one another–as does the extent of tissue removal.
The healing process depends on the technique used. It is typical for a patient to have bruising for a couple of days after the surgery. If more tissue is removed, the recovery may take 1-2 weeks.
On occasion, a less accomplished surgeon than Dr. Westreich may deliver unsatisfactory results to a client, prompting the need for a revision blepharoplasty. This can occur when the eyelids have been rendered asymmetrical, when the crease is placed too high or too low, or simply when a client is not happy with their outcome. Revision surgery requires great skill and experience, qualities Dr. Westreich holds in abundance. He is known for his ability to overcome a variety of obstacles, such as the buildup of scar tissue from former surgeries. Most clients find that their disappointment with the original procedure quickly turns to delight upon undergoing eyelid surgery with Dr. Westreich.
When the upper eyelids droop, sag or impair vision, it is called eyelid ptosis. This condition can cause a patient to appear fatigued, grumpy, depressed or disinterested. While there are many origins to eyelid ptosis, the most common is the onset of old age. Often the doctor can address this issue during your Asian double eyelid procedure.
During surgery, the patient is given local anesthesia. Dr. Westreich will then make an incision at the eyelid’s crease, eliminating excess tissue, skin and fat, and thus correcting the ptosis. He uses ultra fine sutures to close the wound, which are usually taken out after approximately 7 days. Asian ptosis surgery typically has a brief downtime of a few weeks while the swelling gradually subsides.
The center of the eyelid is dominated by the epicanthal fold, which is responsible for much of the eye’s aesthetic. Subtle adjustment of this patch of skin can help the eye to appear more open and engaged. Epicatholplasty is often performed in tandem with Asian double eyelid surgery, although this need not be the case.
During the procedure, Dr. Westreich will create a series of tiny, invisible incisions using sophisticated instruments designed for this purpose. Through these incisions he will reshape the eyelid to give the eyes a more elongated, attractive look. Downtime and scarring are minimal, thanks to Dr. Westreich’s highly conservative techniques.
As a pillar of the New York surgical community, Dr. Westreich delivers subtle, engaging eyelid results that complement the rest of the features and augment the smile. He is double board certified in both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, and provides a meticulously detailed approach that preserves spontaneity in the expression while minimizing flaws. Dr. Westreich is keenly attuned to the preservation of cultural identity, and makes it his mission to offer an in-depth consultation process so that each client might have the time and space to fully and confidentially express their deepest aesthetic wishes.
Dr. Westreich is pleased to offer his clients treatment on-premises at our acclaimed office in New York City or a nearby accredited surgical suite. Here you will find outstanding client care in a safe, innovative environment that boasts groundbreaking technology and state-of-the-art equipment and software.
On hand to serve you is our team of compassionate and seasoned RN’s, surgical techs and medical assistants, all standing by to go the extra mile on your behalf. From the moment you step into our comfortable, climate-controlled waiting room, to your final stay in our tranquil recovery suites, your visit will be one of healing and repose. If there is anything special you require during your stay, do not hesitate to ask.
During an Asian eyelid surgery consultation, Dr. Westreich will evaluate the shape of your eyes to determine which surgical technique will be most appropriate. Dr. Westreich believes that an Asian blepharoplasty should result in a subtle, natural transformation that blends with the other facial features.
As part of the consultation, Dr. Westreich shall provide you with access to our full library of stunning before and after photographs. If you do not see a patient with similar aesthetic issues, do not hesitate to ask the doctor for additional photos. Dr. Westreich will also make use of advanced computer imaging in some cases to help you gain a better idea of your projected outcome.
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