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What are Some Common Concerns in Asian eyelids?

Asian eyelids are uniquely beautiful. But some patients of Asian descent may be bothered by the appearance of their upper eyelids due to droopiness or issues related to the upper eyelid crease or medial canthal fold. Sometimes these conditions can even block patients’ peripheral vision and limit daily activities. Asian eyelids are anatomically different from eyelids of other ethnicities in several ways, so Asian eyelid surgery must be performed with a nuanced approach tailored to these differences.

What Are 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 usually performed in conjunction with Asian blepharoplasty to create or adjust the medial fold, giving the eyes a more open and bright appearance.
  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty including removal of upper eyelid skin, and fat as well as ptosis surgery could be performed in a way that is tailored to the Asian eyelid to restore a youthful appearance while preserving the naturally beautiful Asian features.
  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty addressing bags under eyes could also be performed together with upper eyelid surgery to give the eyes a more rested and youthful appearance.

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Being Asian herself, Dr. Shannon S. Joseph is very well-versed in the unique anatomy of Asian eyelids and has extensive experience in the surgical techniques specifically designed for Asian eyelids. In your personal consultation with Dr. Joseph, she will listen to your concerns and goals, and perform a comprehensive evaluation and meticulous measurements of your eyelids. She will then work together with you to design a treatment plan tailored to your eyelids and your needs. Dr. Joseph is also fluent in Mandarin, which adds an added layer of comfort and ease for many of her patients. 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.


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