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All You Need to Know About Asian Eyelid Surgery in Nepal

The anatomy of the Asian eyelid is quite different, the greatest being a crease (or fold) near the low margin of the upper lid. A large percentage of Asian women and men do not have this crease or the fold is virtually undetectable. This is also known as a single-fold upper eyelid.

The single-fold upper eyelid is desirable for some Asian individuals. Others find the double-fold upper lid to be more attractive. Most ladies use eyelid stickers to be able to put eyeliners while doing their makeup. With this one-hour procedure, the problem will be permanently solved.

Asian eyelid surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures we perform here at Alka Cosmetic and Dermatology. The primary purpose is to create a space for Mongolian eyes so that they can put an eyeliner. As the name suggests, the surgery is mainly done by Mongolians or Asians to have fuller, bigger eyes.

How common is Eyelid Surgery?

In 2017, around 1.3 million people worldwide underwent double eyelid surgery, according to a report by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Thus, eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a common procedure. This is one of the top five most common cosmetic surgeries performed each year in the United States. Eyelid Surgery accounts for 23% the of total cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2009 in Australia.

The procedure is convenient, it is safe, and there are no hidden risks or costs associated.

Asian Eyelid Surgery is intended to increase eyelid exposure, make them symmetrical, and also tighten the skin where the eye starts to sag.

How is the Asian Eyelid Surgery performed?

There are two ways to perform this 30-minute double eyelid surgery. First is the closed thread/suture technique. Simple stitches are used to create a depression in the skin. This is a simpler procedure performed when a patient neither has excess fat or skin but desires a tighter, fuller cosmetic look.

The second is the open incision technique. This second technique creates a more intricate design. After your plastic surgeon/ dermato surgeon creates an incision, removal of excess skin and fat in the upper eyelid is performed as needed. The surgeon then uses sutures to mimic fibrous attachments present in double eyelids. The incision is then closed with sutures. These will be removed in the clinic 4-6 days after your surgery.


Asian Eyelid Surgery in Kathmandu, Nepal

Is the Asian Eyelid Surgery safe?

Blepharoplasty is a safe procedure. It is usually an outpatient procedure and patients may notice swelling, bruising, watery eyes, dry eyes, or light sensitivity. These symptoms are usually mild, occurring hours or days after the procedure, and resolve without incident. Figuring out your risks and weighing them against potential benefits is an important part of our pre-surgical consultation here at Alka Cosmetic and Dermatology.

While significant pain is rare, any potential discomfort can be controlled with medication. Non-strenuous jobs and daily routines can be resumed after one week to ten days.

To make you feel safe, this was published in Stanford’s Research, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:

1) Most patients experience minimal pain after surgery.

2) The degree of swelling is patient-specific and depends on the amount of trauma incurred by the surgery (e.g. incisional method with the removal of fat and excess skin is significantly more traumatic than a partial incisional method without fat removal).

3) Stitches are removed 7-8 days after surgery for incisional methods.

4) Bruising and swelling usually resolves at about 2 weeks.

5) You may return to work (desk job) after 1 week.

6) You may drive 1-2 weeks after surgery.

7) You can gradually resume physical activity 2-4 weeks after surgery.

8) It is advisable to not use eye makeup for a few weeks after the procedure. 

9) Your treatment provider will call you for dressing in-between to avoid infection. He may also prescribe antibiotics and pain-killer. 

Related Treatment: Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

This article revolved around the cosmetic procedure for the upper eyelid. Some people also benefit from clinical treatment/ correction in the lower part of the eyes. This similar procedure is called Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty. While it is optional, you may wish to explore the benefits of this procedure while you visit our treatment provider for your first consultation. 

Lower Eyelid Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

About your treatment provider

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that should be done by a qualified plastic surgeon or a trained dermato surgeon. You will also need to have a physical examination and give a thorough health history before being considered for blepharoplasty. Some eye conditions may make you ineligible for the procedure. You should also have an eye exam before having eyelid surgery, to test your vision and screen for other eye conditions.

As such, it takes a skilled and experienced service provider to perform the procedure with perfection. This is why we recommend none other than our own in-house treatment provider, Dr. Rajan Babu Tajhya.

Certified Dermatologist Dr. Rajan Tajhya
Dr. Rajan Tajhya

Dr. Rajan Babu Tajhya is a board-certified dermatologist and laser specialist. He completed his M.B.B.S. from Kathmandu University and Specialized Dermatology from Tribhuwan University in the year 2010 A.D.

Dr. Rajan Babu Tajhya keeps himself updated on the latest treatment procedures available in Dermatology. Our past clients frequently praise him for his calm personality and ethical treatment methodologies.

Dr. Tajhya has successfully performed Asian eyelid surgery in the past. Mr. Tajhya would rather do the removal treatment perfectly over a course of sessions than try to rush and improperly complete the treatment at once.

He is extremely well-spoken with his clients, but his actions and results certainly speak more than his words.

Where to get started and get my eyelid procedure done as soon as possible?

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