Double Eyelid Surgery

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Would you like to improve the appearance of your upper eyelids? You may be a candidate for double eyelid blepharoplasty, where you can obtain a more desired eye shape with a small amount of skin resection.

What Makes Dr. BYUN’s Asian Blepharoplasty Approach Different From Other Plastic Surgeons?

Dr. BYUN’s Double Eyelid, or Asian Blepharoplasty technique stands out from other surgeons. He not only cuts skin away, but he tucks in the upper eye muscle for long lasting results, using his signature Muscle Repair Technique. Other surgeons will just cut the skin and you will need a redo in a matter of years. This surgery is a true repair. 

Skilled plastic surgeon Dr. BYUN makes an incision along the eyelid fold and uses an anchor technique. The upper lid is then anchored to the aponeurosis of the levator using dissolvable sutures.

Asian Blepharoplasty Procedure

We have provided a sample copy of an Operative Report. The procedure is subject to change per the patients needs.



OPERATION: Upper lid blepharoplasty, anchor technique

ANESTHESIA: General(Local)


After induction of General(Local) anesthesia, the patient was prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion. 3ml of 1% Lidocaine with epinephrine was injected to the upper lid. A total of 6ml were used. The patient had premarking of the upper lid excess skin prior to the surgery in a sitting position where 2 mm of skin was resected from the right and 2 mm was resected from the left. A strip of orbicularis muscle was taken out. The septum was opened, only a small amount of fatty tissues were excised. The medial fat pocket was opened, and a small amount of medial fat bulging was taken out. The flap of upper lid skin was anchored to the aponeurosis of the levator using a 6.0 Vicryl and 6.0 Prolene in multiple spots to secure the fixation. This was done bilateral.

How Much Down Time Is Involved With An Asian Blepharoplasty Procedure?

Swelling, bruising, and watery eyes are symptoms you may have 24 to 72 hours following surgery. At your one-week post-operative appointment, Dr. BYUN will remove the external sutures. Though many of the visible signs will fade quickly, you should allow about three months for complete recovery.

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