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Asian Blepharoplasty

The anatomy of the Asian Eyelid can be quite different than other ethnic groups.

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The lateral canthal (outside corner of the eye) position is slightly higher, the medial canthus often has an “epicanthal fold”,  and the eyelid crease/fold is slightly lower (closer to the lashes) than in the Caucasian eyelid . Some people of Asian descent will have a well developed eyelid crease, whereas others have none at all, and still others a combination.

And even within the Asian population, there are variations to the crease: tapered nasally towards the epicanthal fold versus parallel to the eyelid margin. Finally, the Asian eyelid is substantially fuller than the Caucasian lid, due to a higher fat volume, and it is important to minimize the fat excision, if needed at all.  It is extremely important to understand the subtle anatomic differences in different ethnic populations so that proper surgical planning can be performed to maximize successful results. The goal of Asian Blepharoplasty is not to reconstruct a Caucasian or “Western” eyelid, but rather to achieve a natural crease and fold that is commonly seen the normal Asian anatomy.

Dr. Amadi has published research on this subject, and being trained as an Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstruction surgeon, he is ideally suited to evaluate the different subtleties of eyelid anatomy, and decide if surgery is a viable possibility for you.

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