Photo showing an Asian woman pointing to her right eye


1-2 Weeks

Surgery Length

0.5-1.5 Hours

Anesthesia Type



Coverage Varies

What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Asian eyelids are anatomically different from occidental eyelids in many ways. While Asian eyes are uniquely beautiful, some patients of Asian descent may be bothered by their upper eyelids, and may wish to pursue Asian eyelid surgery.  Common reasons for which patients choose to undergo Asian eyelid surgery include:

  • Lack of upper eyelid fold
  • Asymmetry of upper eyelid fold
  • Asymmetry of upper eyelid skin
  • Excessive upper eyelid skin
  • Drooping of upper eyelids

Some patients are looking to create new upper eyelids folds (double eyelid surgery) or improve symmetry of the folds to make the eyes look bigger and brighter. Sometimes the droopy upper lids can even block patients’ peripheral vision and limit daily activities.

When most Asian patients seek Asian eyelid surgery, they are looking to enhance their natural ethnically Asian appearance, rather than becoming “westernized”. Therefore, Asian eyelid surgery should be performed by a surgeon who has a keen understanding of what makes Asian eyelids unique, and is highly experienced in the nuanced surgical techniques tailored to Asian eyelids.


What Are the Surgical Options to Enhance the Natural Beauty of Asian Eyelids?
  • Double eyelid surgery, also known as Asian blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to create an eyelid crease or improve symmetry of the creases to give the eyes a wider and more open appearance
  • Epicanthoplasty is a very intricate procedure sometimes performed in conjunction with an Asian blepharoplasty to create or adjust the medial fold.
  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty including removal of upper eyelid skin and recontouring of fat, as well as ptosis surgery could be performed in a way that is tailored to Asian eyelids to restore a youthful appearance while preserving the naturally beautiful Asian features
  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty addressing bags under eyes and brow and forehead lift addressing droopy brows, could also be performed together with upper eyelid surgery to give the eyes a more rested and vibrant appearance.


Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in this procedure, please contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph. We take care of patients from Troy, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Auburn Hills, Madison Heights, and the rest of Metro Detroit and Southeastern Michigan. Dr. Joseph will listen to your concerns and perform a comprehensive evaluation and meticulous measurements of your eyelids. Dr. Joseph will then work together with you to build a surgical treatment plan that’s designed specifically for you.