Patients will call our office for consultation and ask if we perform blepharoplasty in Asian patients. The answer is yes. When performing an upper blepharoplasty in Asian patients it is important to pay attention to the epicanthal fold as well as the location of the upper eyelid crease in terms of it’s distance from the lash line. There are some occasions where an Asian patient will choose to either raise the upper eyelid crease, raise one crease and lower the other crease, or simply create a crease of lid fold to the eyelid.
The other components to the blepharoplasty are the same as in other eyelids. Frequently, the Asian eyelid may contain more pre-tarsal fat. The amount of fat that is removed will depend on the patient’s goals. Often as women age, they indicate that they are having difficulty putting on eye make-up and that there is too much fullness to the lateral aspect of the upper eyelid. The upper eyelid blepharoplasty can help to remove excess skin of the upper eyelid as well as remove pre-tarsal fat. this can open the aperture of the lateral aspect of the eye and create a more distinct upper eyelid crease.