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Asian Eyelid Surgery

What is Asian Eyelid Surgery and what makes it different from Upper Blepharoplasty?

In simple terms, it is upper blepharoplasty for Asian patients. However, the anatomy and desired aesthetic goals of Asian patients are different from that of Caucasian patients. The Asian upper eyelid is different from the Caucasian eyelid, most notably in the area of the lid crease. This crease is often lower or absent in Asian patients, and this feature is often different among Asian nationalities. Some issues that patients notice day to day and bring up to surgeons include difficulty with the application of eyeliner and eye shadow, the position of the eyelid crease relative to the eyelid margin, and excess skin crowding the field of vision. Dr. Jae Kim listens to these concerns, performs a thorough evaluation, and offers his recommendations for the best-desired result. Sometimes this may require widening the opening of the eyelids, or ptosis repair, which can be performed in the same procedure. The overall goal is not to simply “westernize” the eyes, but to create an appearance that is harmonious with your facial features and will bring out your eyes for a long time.

Where Will the Surgery Be Performed?

Asian Eyelid Surgery is an outpatient procedure that may be performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. Dr. Jae Kim can perform this surgery in the office under local anesthesia. Oral medications may be given prior to the surgery for more comfort.

Will I have a Visible Scar?

For this procedure, incisions are made on the thin upper eyelid skin. They are carefully placed and sutured so that the resulting scar heals very well and is virtually imperceptible. The eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on the body and heals with minimal scarring.

What Happens After Surgery?

Once the procedure is over, patients return home to start their recovery process. You will need to arrange for a ride home in advance from a friend or family member. Please note that you may not use any rideshares or taxis while being medicated. You may notice some swelling and bruising above and under the eyes. Any sutures are removed about one week after surgery. We encourage patients to walk around the house after surgery for better blood flow and patients can return to normal physical activity two weeks after.

What is the Cost of Asian Eyelid Surgery?

The price of Asian Eyelid Surgery is determined by a number of factors. Cost is impacted by the techniques involved, the time it takes to perform the surgery, and more. Patients will receive a full estimate after their consultation where our patient coordinator will go over what is to be expected and required prior to, during, and after surgery.
I had a great experience with Dr. Kim!!! He did his best to make me feel comfortable during the procedure and explained the whole process to me beforehand. The entire staff were also so nice! You can tell they all get along and have a great work culture. Sally R.
I love this office . First and foremost Dr. Kim has the most kind, heart warming staff working with him. Secondly, I have had several consultations with Dr. Kim regarding procedures that I am considering. During the consults he really takes time to understand my needs and give honest advice along with visuals of what I would like to achieve. His work is so precise to what I aim to achieve and is totally on point 💯 to satisfaction. Dr. Kim and his staff are vextremly friendly, patient and professional. I am definitely becoming a regular here. Must try the Diamond glow facial and other skin rejuvenating procedure! Nikki P.
I really enjoyed my visit to Dr. Kim’s office. From the moment that I walked in, the staff was extremely welcoming and friendly. Dr. Kim is very educated and easy to talk to. He really took the time to listen and to try to make sure you knew what would be best for you. Another bonus is he brings his cute little dog to the office with him. I would100% recommend him and his staff. Pam K.
Visiting Dr.Kim’s office has been a wonderful experience thus far. His staff makes me feel happy and assured at every visit. Of course, the man of the hour has always been calm, humble and tends to humor me at every comment and answers every question that has came up in our visits. I believe I have made the right choice to receive Dr. Kim’s medical expertise as being under his hands, he has been gentle during the operation as well as produced excellent results. (Biggest plus, I have never felt rushed under his care lol you’re the bomb Dr. Kim!!!! Jennifer C.
After interviewing several physicians I decided to go with Dr. Kim. Professionalism is extremely important to me but so is the character of the physician, the attitude, and personality. He made me feel comfortable, he was confident but not arrogant. I trusted his expertise and I was not disappointed. Thank you Dr. Kim! Judy G.
I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Kim for Asian eyelid surgery (upper eyelid blepharoplasty)!!! My results turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Dr. Kim really took the time to listen to me and what I wanted. Together, we carefully planned out where the eyelid crease would be, and it is exactly where we had planned! I also had a quick and somehow painless recovery, which I’m sure much of that can be owed to his excellent surgical technique. I feel so much more beautiful and confident after this surgery. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner in life. Thank you, Dr. Kim, for quite literally changing my life, and thank you to his wonderful staff who made this such a pleasant and efficient experience! JA