Asian Eyelid Surgery

What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

A common genetic feature in the Asian population is the lack of a supratarsal crease or a “single eyelid.” Asian eyelid surgery can be done to create a double lid. It can also be done to help with any impaired vision due to the droop in the eyelids. The effect of the procedure helps improve peripheral vision, create a double eyelid, and provide a more youthful appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate for Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Natural aging is inevitable. However, aging can be advanced by certain factors making you look older than you are. Double eyelid surgery is an excellent blepharoplasty option for those looking to appear more vibrant and youthful. Below you will find factors that make you the right candidate for the Asian eyelid surgery.

  • An upper eyelid without a crease
  • Issues with your vision, including peripheral vision
  • Aged or tired-looking eyes

In addition to these factors, you should be a non-smoker and in good health overall. If all of these apply to you, contact Dr. Cole for a consultation today. Looking for a more vibrant and refreshed appearance, the double eyelid surgery may be right for you. It’s important to note that this procedure is often done at the same time as other procedures for convenience. Dr. Cole can discuss additional treatment options during the consultation if you have any interest.


Begin by scheduling an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Cole. At the consultation, it’s essential to communicate your expectations. Dr. Cole will be able to give you his expert opinion and manage your expectations. At the consultation, you will have a physical examination, discuss your medical history, and any prior surgeries that you have had. You will also need to let your doctor know of any medications you are currently taking. Lastly, Dr. Cole will take several photos of your eyes. These will help with planning the surgery and assessing the status of your eyes.

Before surgery, you’ll need to follow the medication instructions given to you by Dr. Cole and his team. You may need to reduce or stop taking certain medications. You will be given specialized instructions to follow in preparation for the double eyelid surgery.

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What Happens During the Procedure?

The Asian eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthesia or light sedation anesthesia. This depends on the patient, the number of procedures being performed at once, and what was discussed during the consultation. Once sedated, Dr. Cole makes incisions along the existing crease of the upper eyelids. This provides access to the underlying muscles and fat tissue. The incisions created in the new double eyelid hid well within the folds of the skin. The strategically placed incisions ensure that scarring is minimal. If taken care of properly, they will fade over time. The procedure is completed in an outpatient facility, and patients can usually leave the same day.

What Is the Downtime for a Double Eyelid Surgery?

After surgery, you may feel some mild to moderate pain, swelling, bruising, and blurred vision. You also may experience watering eyes, light sensitivity, double vision, and puffiness. These symptoms are normal and will subside within a few days or weeks if they do not, contact our office for an appointment so Dr. Cole can assess your healing.

The first week after surgery, you’ll want to focus primarily on resting and recuperating. You’ll also want to keep your face from directly contacting anything. Patients who follow Dr. Cole’s aftercare guidelines return to work and get back to most of their normal daily activities within one week. It’s essential to get help after surgery with your daily tasks, as you’ll need to focus on recuperation. While you can go back to your daily activities within one to two weeks, however, full healing may take longer. You will have several follow-up appointments, so Dr. Cole can monitor your progress and healing. Follow Dr. Cole’s instructions for healing, and you should be back to your routine in no time.

How Long Will the Double Eyelid Last?

Depending on the specific patient, how they take care of themselves and their skin, and genetic factors can impact how long the double eyelid will last. For most, it will last a lifetime. Taking good care of your skin, using SPF, eating a balanced diet, and getting regular exercise can all help with the elasticity and youthfulness of your skin. Pay close attention to caring for your incisions around your eyes. Patients often report that they are more confident about their appearance and have a significant increase in their self-esteem.

Double Eyelid Surgery Seattle

Dr. Cole is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive eyelid surgeon. He is an expert in today’s most advanced and state-of-the-art techniques in enhancement and rejuvenation. Dr. Cole began the Cole Aesthetic Center to help his patients embrace their aesthetic possibilities and become more confident in their everyday lives. Contact Dr. Cole at Cole Aesthetic Center for a consultation today!


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