San Francisco's Leading Eyelid Surgeons
Dr. Denise wong
LEADING EXPERT IN EYELID SURGERY
Aesthetic surgery represents a unique blend of science and art, both requiring creativity, manual dexterity, and great attention to detail. As a surgeon and artist, Dr. Denise Wong exemplifies these qualities and understands the concept of beauty in balance. She treats each patient individually and strives to provide the best, most natural look to obtain excellent cosmetic results.
Dr. Wong is double-board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery, by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. An expert in the field, she has given multiple lectures, authored several publications, and actively teaches at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Wong’s professionalism, sincere compassion for others, and enthusiasm to educate her patients, lend to the highest quality of patient care.
Asian Double Eyelid SUrgery in San Francisco
Asian double eyelid surgery (also known as Asian Blepharoplasty) is one of the most common procedures that we perform at WAVE in our San Francisco plastic surgery center. Patients of all ages and ethnic backgrounds may be good candidates for traditional upper eyelid surgery, but the technique and approach will be different for each patient. It is imperative to have a plastic surgery consultation to determine the best technique for you.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Wave Plastic Surgery are specialists in both Asian single eyelid and double eyelid surgery. With a growing number of individuals of Asian descent throughout the Bay Area, this has been one of our most highly sought-after plastic surgery procedures.
Our industry-leading plastic surgeons together have years of combined experience in helping those coming from South Korea and many other Asian cultures. WAVE helps these men and women discover new anti-aging standards of beauty and to achieve their aesthetic goals.
How Does Asian Double Eyelid Surgery Work?
The goal of this specialized upper Blepharoplasty procedure is not to make the eyes appear more youthful, but to accentuate the eyes by giving them a wider, more open appearance.
This procedure is performed by making a discrete incision along the upper lid and manipulating the eyelid skin and underlying tissues to form the eyelid crease. Your Asian double eyelid surgery can be safely done under IV sedation with local anesthesia to help make you remain comfortable, but also awake enough to cooperate during your surgery to determine the desired outcome of the upper eyelid fold. This is the best way for our plastic surgeons to make sure that the shape and size of your eyes remain symmetrical.
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Double Eyelid Surgery Methods
Three main surgical techniques are used to create the double eyelid fold. Asian eyelid surgery is extremely specific and customized due to the inherent differences in anatomy, personal goals, and preferences.
When choosing the most appropriate method, individual characteristics of the eyelids, such as the amount of excess skin, heaviness of the eyelids, asymmetry, ptosis, eye shape, as well as the type of double eyelid desired must be considered. The recommended surgical approach to accomplish your specific goals and desired results will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.
No Incision Suture Method
At Wave Plastic Surgery, a special threading technique is used to create the double eyelid crease. This procedure
takes approximately one hour and can be performed under local anesthesia with light sedation.
Through tiny punctures made along the eyelid skin, the permanent suture is meticulously threaded and anchored to the tarsus in a continuous fashion to create the double eyelid crease.
The results are long lasting, natural appearing eyelid folds that make the eyes appear bigger, brighter, and more inviting. Since skin or muscle is not removed, a full incision is not needed. The amount of swelling and bruising is minimal, leading to an overall quicker recovery.
Ideal Candidates for the Non-Incision Suture Method are:
Minimal Incision Method
Two or three small incisions are created along the desired double eyelid created. Excess fat is removed when
necessary. Fixation sutures are placed, connecting the tarsus to the muscle and dermis layer of the skin which
create the double fold line. Very fine sutures are then used to meticulously close the incisions.
Ideal Candidates for the Minimal Incision Method have:
Full Incision Method
Full incision is made along the entire upper eyelid to create the desired crease. Excess fat, muscle, subcutaneous tissue and skin are removed. Fat resection should be conservative to avoid hollowing or sunken in appearance. Fixation sutures are placed to connect the tarsus and levator muscle to the dermis of the skin, creating a natural, defined upper eyelid crease. Very fine sutures are then used to meticulously close the incisions.
Ideal Candidates for the Full Incision Suture Method have:
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Complementary Eyelid Procedures
The Asian double eyelid surgical procedure is often combined with complementary procedures to achieve the eye shape and size that the patient desires. The inner and outer portion of the eye can be targeted to create a larger, more vibrant look.
This procedure focusses on the corner of the eye near the nose. By shaping and contouring the inner corner of the eyes, a Medial Epicanthoplasty makes the eyes look longer and more almond-shaped. It is often paired with Asian Blepharoplasty to give the eyes a rounder, clearer appearance.
A Lateral Canthoplasty is a lower eyelid procedure that focusses on the outer corners of the eyes. This procedure opens up the outside corners of the eyes to make them look bigger and longer. When incisions for double eyelid surgery are paired with a Canthoplasty, the combination helps augment the shape and angle of the eyes.
Is Blepharoplasty right For You?
Asian Double Eyelid Surgery, aka Blepharoplasty, is the most popular of all facial cosmetic surgeries performed on Asian patients. We believe that there are several aspects of upper eyelid surgery for younger patients to consider when determining if they are right for this procedure. Some of these determining factors include:
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If you have wanted a change in the look of your eyes, you may be a prime candidate for our popular Asian Blepharoplasty procedure. Not all plastic surgeons are trained in this specific form of eyelid surgery, and going to a newer and inexperienced practice can result in a look far different than what you had wanted.
Our doctors all understand the goal of Asian eyelid surgery and have years of experience working with east Asian patients, as well as all other sorts of Asian backgrounds, including those from China and South Korea. Talk with us today about your procedure.
Our Asian Upper Eyelid Specialists
Dr. Peter is CEO and Chief Surgeon of WAVE Plastic Surgery Center with over 20 years of plastic surgery experience, overlooking 30K+ successful plastic surgery cases. He has mentored master surgeons around the world in state-of-the-art techniques, and has been inducted into the RealSelf 100 & 500 Hall of Fame.
His many accolades and first hand results are evidence of Peter’s expertise.
Specializing in Upper Eyelid Surgery, Dr. Wong has a deep understanding of the unique anatomy of the eyelid which is critical in performing this highly technical and intricate surgery. She is experienced in approaching various specific eyelid characteristics for different ethnicities, especially Asian cultures.
She uses precise microplastic surgical techniques to enhance the natural shape and inherent beauty of your eyes, making them appear bigger and brighter.
Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelid Surgery
Asian Blepharoplasty is the medical term for a type of eyelid surgery designed to create a crease above the ‘monolid’ that some people with East Asian ancestry have. Asian Blepharoplasty is considered an Upper Eyelid Surgery, but it can be paired with Lower Eyelid Surgery to augment further the size and shape of a person’s eyes.
Double eyelid surgery is also known as East Asian Blepharoplasty. It is the most popular plastic surgery procedure for patients with Asian ancestry. Double Eyelid Surgery is a delicate procedure that reshapes the skin around the eye. It is usually performed to create or augment a crease, or fold, above the eye.
The eyelid surgery is ambulatory, so patients return home the day of the operation. After 7 to 10 days, the sutures are removed, and any swelling will quickly subside. The swelling usually dissipates completely 2 weeks after the Blepharoplasty. Patients typically return to work a week after the surgery.
The average cost for eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is around $4,000 for upper eyelid surgery and $5,000 for lower eyelid surgery. Most Plastic Surgeons will bundle upper and lower eyelid surgery for a discounted price.
Eyelid surgery typically begins with local anesthesia to numb the area, along with light intravenous sedation. Patients remain awake, but stay comfortable and do not experience any pain during the procedure. After any surgical procedure, some discomfort can be expected. All patients are provided with prescriptions for pain medication. Patients typically have very mild discomfort after their eyelid procedures.
Eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on the body. As such, it heals more quickly than any other skin on the body. The incisions made during an Eye Lift procedure are made along the eye’s natural creases. These incisions will heal quickly and be almost invisible and are typically only visible when the eyes are closed.
Blepharoplasty is a relatively quick and non-invasive cosmetic procedure. A plastic surgeon can perform the upper eyelid surgery in an hour and the lower eyelid surgery in another hour.
Yes, if you have double eyelids but are not satisfied with their appearance, you can still have this procedure done. Eyelid Surgery can be used to enhance and rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes. Excess skin can be removed and reshaped to give the appearance of larger, more vibrant eyes.
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