Actual double eyelid patient of Infinity Life Center
If you notice the eyelid on the left , there is no definition of a crease while the right there is. The Asian eyelid on the left was before the double lid procedure and on the right after.
Double Eyelids procedures are extremely common in Japan , China and Korea. In the mainland of the United States it is not as common.This procedure creates a crease in the upper eyelid as many Asians do not have any definition or line. This is a noted Asian beauty standard and it is considered less attractive to have no line or crease.
At the Infinity Life Center our Chief of Plastic Surgery , Dr. Michael has been teaching in Asia for many years. Previous to a larger plastic surgery industry developing in Korea , China and Japan he and his Hawaii peers were teaching many of the plastic surgeons in training here. These young doctors who would come to Hawaii for fellowships, now they are the experts in Asia. So with our expertise locally here in Hawaii we have the skills and experience in double eyelid surgery. It is by no means new to us, with our history of teaching in Asia and indeed we have clinics in Asia.
Double Eyelid techniques
There are several techniques to create a double eyelid in Asians. One of the more simpler techniques is what is known as the thread or single stitch technique. This is where the surgeon simply takes a suture and grasp some skin with needle like a pleat creating the fold. The advantage is recovery is quicker than a traditional procedure. The disadvantage is that the double eyelid crease may not be as well defined , and many cases does not last very long.
The traditional way to create a double eyelid is make an incision at the level above the eyelashes where one wants to but a crease. Variations include such techniques as the Anchor Blepharoplasty or a less complicated procedure known as a simple Blepharoplasty.The advantage of the traditional surgical double eyelid creation is that it exact and the crease can be controlled more precisely. Additionally this procedure assures that the line will stay.
Double Eyelids not done properly
Perhaps you have seen Asians who look like they have had the eyelid altered and it appears as a Caucasian eyelid. That is the crease is to high and upper eyelid appears hollow. This is not a properly done double eyelid procedure and usually is done by some one who is not familiar with Asian beauty standards. Instead they do a Caucasian eyelid procedure on an Asia, This has to be guarded against and we see this occasionally. Again we know Asian eyelid surgeries.
Double Eyelids Honolulu Hawaii
We at the Infinity Life Center can provide you with a double eyelid procedure by one of our cosmetic plastic surgeons. Recovery can be rather quickly than many people imagine. For the simple Double Eyelid techniques the stitches come out in most cases with very little swelling.Recovery will depend on the type of procedure suited for you.
Consultation is the best way to determine the procedure that will be best for you. We can also do virtual consultations for our our off island patients and many fly in have the procedure done and leave in a few days. Contact us for more information about your double eyelid procedure.