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Asian Eyelid Surgery in Chicago with Dr. David Shifrin

“The eyes are the gateway to the soul.” The appearance of our eyes is a key way in which others perceive us. A wealth of information and emotions are communicated non-verbally through our eyes. Unfortunately, with time the aging process can make our eyes appear tired and sad, inaccurately reflecting the vibrant person that lies within. Due to changes in the physiology of an Asian eyelid as opposed to a Western eyelid, many Asians lack an eyelid crease. These problems are addressed with Asian double eyelid surgery, which modifies the anatomy to produce a crease that looks natural and maintains your ethnic heritage. David Shifrin, MD in Chicago, is world-renowned in his expertise and skill as a plastic surgeon and works diligently to provide the results that both of you are happy with. He strives to deliver the best asian eyelid surgery Chicago has to offer. So schedule your Asian eyelid consultation today to learn more.

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What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Western eyelids have a higher level of union between the anatomy of the eyelid and the muscle that opens it, which permits the development of a crease.

In addition, tiny fibers linking this juncture to the eyelid skin allow for the development of a crease in Western eyelids. The connection between the muscle and the eyelid structure is weaker in Asian eyelids. Additionally, the eyelid has excess fat or puffiness. These elements prevent the Asian eyelid from developing a distinct crease. Any additional fat or puffiness is also eliminated to enhance the definition of the eyelid crease. The incisions for the Asian eyelid procedure are pretty similar to those for blepharoplasty or standard eyelid surgery. Only sutures can be used to do double eyelid surgery on some people. In certain situations, the eyelid crease can be made without a conventional incision utilizing three or four different sutures. Not every patient qualifies for a "suture alone" procedure.

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Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can help reverse the effects that aging and sun exposure have on the appearance of the eyes. There are a number of procedures that can be combined to improve the appearance of the eyes. Extra skin and fat in the eyelids can be removed or reshaped, the youthful tone and shape of the lower eyelid can be rejuvenated, the hollow cheek area (tear trough) under the eyes can be filled, and the position and shape of the eyebrows can be corrected.

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What are the Benefits of Asian Eyelid Surgery?

A double eyelid is frequently more appealing to Asians. The significant advantage of double eyelid surgery is that it makes the eyes look more open and attentive. The eyes look to be less weary as well. A "single fold" eyelid frequently has a disguised crease, and the underlying tissue seems more "puffy." A double eyelid can also help with eye make-up application and improve the look of the upper face.

For All Ages

Am I a Good Candidate for Asian Eyelid Surgery?

You may benefit from Asian blepharoplasty if you have a single eyelid (without a crease), a low crease, asymmetrical creases (different in each eye), or double creases. Patients over 50 who have extra skin hanging over the crease or blocking their peripheral vision are also suitable candidates.

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Your Asian Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Dr. Shifrin will study the anatomy of your eyelids during your consultation and customize your blepharoplasty accordingly.

He removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids, minimizing the undesirable thickness and ensuring that the lids properly fit the contour of the eyes. Following surgery, these upper eyelid incisions will be buried within the patient's newly constructed pretarsal creases, ensuring that any eyelid scars are barely noticeable.

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Asian Eyelid Surgery Recovery

The pain from eyelid surgery is mild and readily controlled with pain medicine and medicated eye solution.

It is common to have apparent bruising and swelling for approximately two weeks following this operation. You may feel ocular dryness and impaired vision in the weeks following asian eyelid surgery. If this happens to you, don't be concerned; your eyesight will get back to normal within a few weeks as your eyelids recover. Dr. Shifrin provides extensive follow-up treatment to all of his patients and is always approachable.

Asian Eyelid Surgery Results

You will begin to see the ultimate outcome of your eyelid surgery after around six weeks.

Mild residual puffiness may remain while the sensitive tissues surrounding your eyes adapt, but your eyes will seem considerably rejuvenated, alert, and younger. Incision lines might be slightly pink for up to six months. They will eventually disappear to a thin, practically unnoticeable white scar. The effects of eyelid surgery might continue for many years, if not a lifetime. Your eye region will continue to age naturally the following surgery, and the results of your eyelid surgery may fade with time. Some of our Chicago Asian Eyelid Surgery patients want to have the treatment repeated to correct drooping as they age. Whether you choose this option or not, you will always benefit from the years removed from your appearance through eyelid surgery.

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Schedule your Chicago Asian Eyelid Surgery Consultation with Shifrin Plastic Surgery Today

During your consultation, Dr. Shifrin can discuss the options that are ideally suited for your individual needs.

Many people considering eyelid surgery also may be good candidates for a brow lift or facelift procedure. Dr. Shifrin will take time during your facial rejuvenation visit to discuss the overall state of your face and neck and how it affects your appearance. If you would like to learn more about the Blepharoplasty procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Shifrin today. Alternatively, you can call our office at (312) 502-6200 to schedule your appointment.

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Asian Eyelid Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions

East Asian eyelid surgery, like other surgeries, will cause scarring, but it will be judiciously placed. The incision will be hidden within the crease thanks to Dr. Shifrin's meticulous treatment. It is barely apparent, especially when the scarring has faded.

Eventually, but not throughout the recuperation period. Placing and removing contacts necessitates pulling on your eyelids, which we do not advocate until your incisions are completely healed. We ask that you wait a few days or weeks or until Dr. Shifrin gives you the all-clear.

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