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Asian Eyelids Surgery Honolulu Hawaii
Asian double Eyelids Plastic Surgeon

Asian Eyelids surgery correction is referred to the upper eyelids without the fold.
The percentage of presence of the fold varies, depends on the country of origin.

The stitch method

If the patient is young-less than 25 years old a stitch method could be use, but last only for few years and eventually will disappear.
The stitch method is very commonly done in Asia.

For more permanency of the fold- The cosmetic Blepharoplasty procedure is done, for excision of skin, fat removal and for creating the fold-suture have to be placed to the conjoint fascia to the dermis with either permanent or absorbable sutures.

Regarding the epicanthal fold (also small percentage of Asian) if is present. We have to evaluate the degree of the fold (This is the web of the skin in the corner of the eye),
Surgery correction is recommended is the large web This also can be treated surgically-by use of W-Plasty.
The scars are more noticeable but eventually fade and shape super side the scar.
These two procedures could be done at the same time as well
The longevity of the fold-depends at what age is performed but mostly 15-20 years.

Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are:
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blepharoplasty
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

You must tell your doctor if you have any of these medical conditions:

  • Eye disease such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina
  • Thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease and under or overactive thyroid
  • Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders or diabetes

Getting back to normal You should be able to read or watch television after two or three days. However, you won't be able to wear contact lenses for about two weeks, and even then they may feel uncomfortable for a while.

Most people feel ready to go out in public (and back to work) in a week to 10 days. By then, depending on your rate of healing and your doctor's instructions, you'll probably be able to wear makeup to hide the bruising that remains. You may be sensitive to sunlight, wind, and other irritants for several weeks, so you should wear sunglasses and a special sunblock made for eyelids when you go out.

Your surgeon will probably tell you to keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days, and to avoid more strenuous activities for about three weeks. It's especially important to avoid activities that raise your blood pressure, including bending, lifting, and rigorous sports. You may also be told to avoid alcohol, since it causes fluid retention.

Marco Rizzo, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Plastic Surgery Honolulu Hawaii
Queens Medical Center POB2
1329 Lusitana St. #401
Honolulu HI 96813
Tel: 808-533-2900
Fax: 808-356-8195
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Marco Rizzo, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
1329 Lusitana St. #401,
Honolulu HI 96813
Tel: 808-533-2900
Fax: 808-356-8195