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Asian eyelid surgery is a prevalent procedure undertaken by Dr. Eftekhari, leveraging his expertise acquired during specialized training, including time spent in Beverly Hills mastering eyelid surgery. The upper eyelid anatomy varies significantly in patients from Korea, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia, distinct from Western counterparts.

Asian patients exhibit unique configurations of creases, upper eyelid skin folds, upper eyelid fat, and brow descent. A key distinction lies in the proximity of eyelid fat to the skin, often resulting in a lower or nearly invisible upper eyelid crease.

As a board-certified eyelid specialist, Dr. Eftekhari focuses on eyelid plastic surgery to revitalize both the eyes and the face. His extensive training includes membership in the esteemed American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a select group comprising only 750 members globally. Experience the expertise of Dr. Eftekhari in Asian eyelid surgery for a tailored rejuvenation of your unique features.

Distinctive Approach:
Understanding the Nuances of Asian Eyelid Surgery

Every eyelid surgery is a unique experience. In your office consultation, Dr. Eftekhari meticulously examines your eyelids, captures photographs, and designs a personalized treatment plan that mirrors your distinctive facial and eyelid features. In Asian eyelid surgery, Dr. Eftekhari places particular emphasis on crafting the upper eyelid crease design, taking careful notes on the desired crease formation. While no results are guaranteed, Dr. Eftekhari takes special care to meet your expectations meticulously.

Innovative Techniques:
Exploring the Procedure for Asian Eyelid Surgery

In Asian eyelid surgery, the incision typically follows the natural upper eyelid crease. However, Dr. Eftekhari devotes extra time to muscle division, potential fat removal, and precise setting of the eyelid crease location. For select patients, Dr. Eftekhari introduces a technique popular in Asia, known as sub-brow blepharoplasty. This modification, involving an incision just under the brow hair follicles, is suitable for those with significant brow tissue sagging or those desiring preservation of their existing upper eyelid crease.

Many patients opt for combined upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty in the same procedure, streamlining downtime and yielding the most aesthetic outcome.

Aftercare for Asian Eyelid Surgery

Recovery after Asian upper eyelid surgery aligns with standard procedures. Scar prevention is a focal point, particularly for Asian patients prone to hypertrophic and keloid scarring. Dr. Eftekhari, during your consultation, discusses these nuances and emphasizes his focus on natural, non-hollow rejuvenation. Sutures are removed 1 to 2 weeks post-surgery.

Preparing for Upper Eyelid Lift Surgery

Upper lid lift surgery is minor, requiring minimal preparation. Discontinuing blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medication, and most supplements a week before surgery is necessary to minimize bruising. Smokers should abstain for at least two weeks before and after the procedure to facilitate wound healing.

Recovery After Lid Lift Surgery

Recovery is manageable. Post-surgery, a cold compress and eye ointment regimen, when diligently followed, minimizes bruising and swelling. Pain is mild, manageable with over-the-counter medication. Light swelling may persist temporarily, but most patients can resume work within 72 hours.

Risks with Upper Blepharoplasty

Dr. Eftekhari’s specialization and expertise mitigate potential risks, including infection, bleeding, and poor wound healing. Comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and muscular structure enhances safety.

Results After Upper Eyelid Lift Surgery

Patients experience satisfying, natural-looking results. Drastic improvements are achieved without revealing the surgical intervention. Results include a refreshed, alert, and younger appearance.

Surgery Location and Making an Appointment

Surgery for Asian upper eyelids can occur in-office or in an operating room with IV sedation. General anesthesia is typically unnecessary. Whether in-office or at the Ear Nose and Throat Surgery Center, someone should accompany you for a drive home.

Ready to embark on this transformative journey? Contact us today. Our team will assist in scheduling an in-person consultation with Dr. Eftekhari at our conveniently located offices in Downtown Salt Lake City, Draper, and Park City, Utah.

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