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
"Dr. Lee performed successful trigger thumb surgeries (right & left) for my daughter (7 yo). I was very nervous about my dtr needing surgery & kept delaying it until I found him. I sought 2nd opinions, but after meeting Dr. Lee in consultation, I knew he was the right surgeon. He explained every detail calmly & answered all my questions. He is knowledgeable & highly skilled. My dtr had no complications or infections; she recovered quickly. Today, she has perfectly working thumbs, hardly any scar!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 17, 2018
"I went today for my first facial with Teta. A friend had referred me so I decided to see what it was all about. When I arrived I was greeted immediately by 3 friendly faces. They welcomed me in and offered me a beverage. So far so good! First class service! Shortly after I began my facial not knowing really what to expect. Teta was very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable. I left feeling rejuvenated and fresh faced! This was a great experience and I have already booked my next appointment! I feel good about my skin :) Thank you Teta and Nuveau for a first class experience from start to finish! I would definitely recommend!"- B.S. / Yelp / Apr 04, 2018
"Ok I don't even know where to start so I'll start with how caring and professional Dr Lee was from the first moment I met him, his office was amazingly clean and smelled so good and not to mention a beautiful office, his staff Eva, and I apologize for forgetting the other young ladies name but they were absolute sweethearts just being nice sometimes can go further than you could ever imagine, now getting back to Dr Lee, I was terrified about having my procedure, however I made my decision based on his education, reviews, and mostly his smile it was one of the most genuine smiles I'd seen unlike many doctors today they make you feel like NEXT I've got another right after this but Dr Lee actually wanted to take his time and Perfect his work he expressed it and definitely showed it, after I got home and finally removed the wrapping after 2 days(nervously) but as I kept unwrapping I was confused looking for scars I just knew I'd have racetracks all over that area and I cried real tears because I didn't find one ugly or nasty scar that man is amazing my life will never be the same I can't wait to go shopping and show off a little lol I'm gonna conclude here because there's so much more I could say but Dr Lee if you ever read this review I just wanna say God truly blessed you with an amazing gift and heart and with the utmost respect you are beautiful on the outside, it was one of my first thoughts but my last thought was how beautiful you are on the inside....(I have to get this out) PLEASE go and help those poor celebrities in Hollywood they really could use your services"- A.C. / Yelp / Feb 14, 2018
"Dr. Lee is very friendly and helpful. He takes time to work with you and always want you to have the best experience."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 30, 2017
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.