The upper eyelid crease in the Asian eyelid is often absent or positioned lower than in the Caucasian eyelid. The crease is also frequently shaped differently, and the fat pads surrounding the eye may extend closer to the eyelashes, contributing to a puffy appearance. Asian eyelids also sometimes have an epicanthal fold, which is a downward-angled fold that covers the inner corner of the eye.
The goal of Asian blepharoplasty is not to “westernize” the eyelid but to create a youthful look, while preserving natural characteristics.
In her midtown Manhattan office, Dr. Yogita Kashyap has performed double eyelid surgery/Asian blepharoplasty on many patients from all over NYC, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Upstate New York.
Why Choose Us?
At our office, you are in the best of hands for eye and facial surgery. Dr. Yogita Kashyap is an experienced specialist with elite training who can transform the appearance of your eyes safely and with minimal post-operative discomfort.
Since she specializes in eye treatment as an oculofacial plastic surgeon, she has intimate knowledge of the anatomy of the eyelids and their supporting structures…
Dr. Kashyap uses her medical knowledge, as well as her artistry, to make sure you receive natural-looking results that allow you to still look like yourself.
Dr. Kashyap is a fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon and completed her residency and fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive & Orbital Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is a clinical instructor at the Infirmary and a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
CANDIDATES FoR ASIAN BLEPHARoPLASTY
Your personal consultation with Dr. Kashyap includes a thorough eye examination, which will take about 45 minutes. This allows her to perform a full evaluation and ensure you are a good candidate for Asian blepharoplasty. Most healthy people are excellent candidates for this procedure.
If you have a dry eye condition, Dr. Kashyap may recommend treatment before your surgery, as double eyelid treatment can worsen dry eye symptoms.
ASIAN BLEPHARoPLASTY PRoCEDURE
Asian blepharoplasty is highly individualized, depending on your anatomy and how you wish to look.
Dr. Kashyap often performs the surgery in her midtown Manhattan office using local anesthesia, but the operating room may be preferable in some cases. Surgical time varies from 30 minutes to two hours.
In most cases, the incisions are made within the creases of the upper eyelids where the scars are not obvious.
Dr. Kashyap carefully excises excess skin and fat on the upper lids and places sutures to create a subtle eyelid crease.
If the lower eyelids need to be addressed, she makes incisions on the underside of the lower lids, called transconjunctival incisions. In this case, the scars are completely hidden.
You will spend some time in recovery after your surgery, but you will be able to go home the same day. Please have someone available to drive you home, however, as you will feel groggy, and your vision will be blurry for a period of time.
RECoVERING FRoM ASIAN BLEPHARoPLASTY
Most patients only experience mild discomfort, if any, after Asian blepharoplasty and can resume normal daily activities within a week of surgery. Tylenol is recommended to ease the discomfort, which should resolve within a few days.
Minor swelling and bruising subside gradually within a week or two of surgery. Cold compresses can help you through the healing period, and we may prescribe antibiotic ointment and/or eye drops.
Arnica and Bromelain are recommended prior to and after surgery to minimize any bruising and swelling.
Dr. Kashyap will see you for follow-up visits and remove your sutures 7-10 days after your procedure. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise must be avoided for two weeks. It is usually safe for you to resume wearing eye makeup and contact lenses within one to two weeks.
If you experience dry eye after surgery, we recommend artificial tears to keep your eyes lubricated.