Oriental Eyelid Surgery

Asian blepharoplasty, also known as oriental eye surgery, involves giving a new shape to the skin around the eyes. This is regularly called "eye debridement". Asian blepharoplasty as the name suggests is most popular among ethnic groups from East Asia.


A rejuvenated look with Oriental Eyelid Surgery

Oriental eyelid surgery which is considered a type of plastic surgery and conducted by the oculoplastic surgeons is to create an upper eyelid with a crease (fold) from an eyelid that does not have one, confirming an insufficiently marked crease, or to improve the position and/or the height of an already existing fold. Therefore, after the operation, there would be an enhancement in the visual field, and a more round shape for the eyes (which dispenses the tiredness look). Finally, the surgery allows the individuals to benefit from eye makeup like eyeshadows and eyeliners better.

Anatomically, the upper eyelids of individuals of Asian descent are relatively peculiar compared to those of other ethnic types. The upper eyelids typically bear facial expressions such as joy, sadness, or exhaustion. While there is no crease on the upper eyelids, these expressions can be hard to be conveyed or understood. You should note that the primary objective is to enhance the ability to create these facial expressions and even beautify the look, more than to Westernize it.


Different ocular anatomies

With European or generally western ethics, we see that the part of the eyelid that is just above the lashes takes on a curved appearance because it is resting on the eye, and there is no fat that "fills in" the thickness of the eyelid. This area ends in a characteristic crease (called the lid crease), and then the eyelid abruptly changes direction, separates from the eye, and moves towards the eyebrow. Therefore, for the Europeans, the part of the eyelid that is below the crease has no fat; there is a very thin eyelid that is attached to the eye.  In the eastern eye anatomy, the fat has no anatomical barrier and extends throughout the eyelid. In a way that the skin goes down smooth from the eyebrow to the eyelashes and therefore there is no crease.


Oriental Eyelid Surgery Benefits

 Oriental eyelid surgery also helps to remove excess skin and correct wrinkles between the eyelid crease and the eyelashes. The result is definitive; it embellishes the eyes and nicely curls the eyelashes. The scar would be invisible, as it will be hidden in the created crease

Blepharoplasty is a relatively light operation, which in most cases does not require hospitalization. A simple outpatient stay is enough and the patient would be able to leave the hospital after a few hours.