About Asian Eyelid Surgery
One of the most common surgeries performed for Asian patients by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward Lee, in Houston, TX is the Asian eyelid surgery. With smaller eyes that lack the supratarsal creases, or double eyelid folds, Asians seek consultations with an experienced plastic surgeon to create a bigger, bolder eyelid appearance. Dr. Lee's goal with this cosmetic surgery is to create a double eyelid fold and increase the vertical height of the eye to make facial expressions of the eyes looking brighter and more alert.
Dr. Lee can also combine the Asian double eyelid surgery with medial epicanthoplasty (medial eyelid surgery), and lateral epicanthoplasty (lateral eyelid surgery) to increase the horizontal width of the eye. During a private consultation in his Houston office, Dr. Lee will discuss all the options with you, explain the differences in technique, and help you decide which type of procedure and method will work best to meet your aesthetic goals. Rest assured that you are in experienced and highly-qualified hands with Dr. Lee. Call and schedule with our patient coordinator today.
Young Asian adults or adults with maturing skin and a double eyelid appearance make ideal candidates for this plastic surgery. The techniques may differ between young adults and older adults as the skin may be lax in elderly patients. However, this does not disqualify older patients from treatment! We will discuss your appropriateness for this surgery in a private consultation with a medical examination, and a discussion of your personal health history.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"The good folks at Nuveau gave me 5 star treatment. I had some filler put in my face. Painless, easy, and took years of fine lines off my face. I highly recommend their services."- G.S. / Yelp / Sep 04, 2018
"Five Stars - EXCELLENT -Super very good bedside manner treats you like person not a number am very happy with my surgery I highly recommend Dr. Lee if he was able to work with me he can work with you . Thank You Dr. Lee Kris Thomas"- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 31, 2018
"I had such a wonderful experience at Nouveau Plastic Surgery and Med Spa!! The staff is beyond spectacular. From the hands on (and handsome ladies/ gentlemen) owners Randy Rakes and Dr. Edward Lee to the nurse, injectors and Esthetician's (Alonah rocks!!).... Everyone is very informative, well trained, kind, knowledgeable, and on point. I've never felt in more capable and experienced hands. They have all the newest and greatest technology to aid in skin rejuvenation. And if you need a little help beyond that (which I did), Dr. Lee is one of the absolute best plastic surgeons in town. He is meticulous in his art. I would trust him with any procedure I decide to have done in the future and I feel completely confident in recommending him to any of my friends, family, or acquaintances. If you're looking for a wonderful med spa, Nouveau Plastic Surgery and Medspa is hands-down one of the best I've ever been to. Trust me! You'll love it there! It's amazing!!"- P.G. / Yelp / Aug 01, 2018
"Marty does brilliant work with injectables. She makes a plan, takes her time. She is very experienced and knowledgeable. I was comfortable with her and very impressed with the results. I had natural, but noticeable changes and Marty made suggestions no one else had. :)"- C.G. / Yelp / May 03, 2018
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
The Asian eyelid surgery, or double eyelid surgery, is generally performed in an out-patient setting. This type of surgery can require a local or a general anesthetic. Your surgery may take 1 – 2 hours, and is dependent on what type of incision or nonsurgical technique is used to accomplish the aesthetic goal. For patients who have an excessive skin hooding or laxity of the upper eyelid, the traditional incision method is implemented. This incision is made at the proposed double line, where the excess skin and fat are both removed, and the double line is created. For non-incisional method, several slits are make along the proposed double eyelid lid. A stitch is then used to tack down the skin and the soft tissue (where the line needs to be created). Your treatment area will be properly treated and dressed before you are discharged.
What to Expect
Patients should be prepared for their eyelids and the area around the eyes to be swollen for 1 – 2 weeks after the operation. We suggest that patients leave the surgical center or hospital with protective eyewear. You will require assistance getting home, and will not be allowed to drive a car. Keep in mind that your eyelids may not look symmetrical for a few weeks as the skin settles into its new position and the treatment area heals. If at any time after your treatment that you have questions or concerns about your eyelids, please call and speak with your patient coordinator.
See Your Beauty
We want you to see your true beauty, and if you are self-conscious about your eyelids, this can be a difficult task. Asian eyelid surgery is very common in plastic surgery, and we welcome patients to have a consultation with us. Once you have an eyelid surgery, even at a younger age, your results should be long lasting and provide you with years of beautiful results. Contact our patient coordinator to schedule your consultation appointment.