This type of blepharoplasty is an operation which reshapes the upper eyelids for cosmetic purposes. It is popular among Asians and involves creating a crease that divides the eyelid into a top and bottom portion. Many Asians do not have this crease, although there are also many who have it.
To retain the patient’s natural Asian look, the plastic surgeon aims to create a crease similar to that which is found naturally in Asians. Otherwise the eyelid will not blend with the rest of the patient’s features and may not look normal. Thus, the challenge for a plastic surgeon is to enhance the patient’s appearance, not to westernize an Asian face.
This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis and it takes around one hour, under local anesthesia, with or without sedation.