About Asian Eyelid Surgery
Asian eyelid surgery is a diverse surgical procedure that can create an upper eyelid with a crease (double eyelid) of variable height, reduce puffy bulges of skin below the eyes, and/or create a rounder, brighter look for the eyes. This surgery is requested by women and men alike who desire larger appearing eyes, or a more awake impression. In some cases, Asian eyelid surgery can improve the field of vision. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson performs this procedure at the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic. During your personal consultation, he will listen to your concerns, examine your situation, and formulate a treatment plan for the long-lasting outcome you want, while preserving your natural beauty.
"Best people, best surgeon! And he’s a REAL, board certified, residency-trained plastic surgeon. Go to someone you can trust, like Dr Laverson! Sensitive to patient needs, kind, extremely knowledgeable & professional who wants the best, most natural results for all his patients."- S.B. / Google / Sep 14, 2019
"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"Dr Laverson is an amazing surgeon. I had such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I found him. The staff is professional and the customer service is the best EVER. I highly recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone looking for the best plastic surgeon in San Diego and an amazing staff. Thank you guys!"- M.J. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
You may be an excellent candidate to receive Asian eyelid surgery if you experience any of the following issues:
- Have small eyes that cause you insecurity
- Possess small, nonexistent, or asymmetrical eyelids
- Appear tired or irritable due to excess skin above the eyes
- Have puffy skin on the lower eyelid that looks unappealing or hinders your vision
- Are in overall good health
To accomplish Asian eyelid surgery, Dr. Laverson can address the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both, depending on your unique concerns and goals. Depending on your surgical aims, your outcomes can be subtle or dramatic and will last for years to come.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
There are a number of techniques that can be employed to perform Asian upper eyelid surgery (also called double eyelid surgery). The most common approaches are with incisions or without incisions. The method used for your procedure will depend on your goals, unique concerns, and treatment plan. The overall goal of double eyelid surgery is to create or reshape an upper eyelid crease that gives the eyes a rounder appearance. Upper eyelid enhancements are performed in-office with the patient under local anesthesia.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
For Asian lower eyelid surgery, an incision is typically made along the bottom of the lash line. This will allow Dr. Laverson to remove excess fat and tissue and create a smoother, more open appearance. For patients with dark circles underneath the eyes, injectables can be used to help fill in the soft tissue and reduce the appearance of sunken eye bags. The type of sedation you receive for lower eyelid surgery will depend on the changes you desire and the surgical methods employed.
What to Expect
Asian eyelid surgery for the upper and lower eyelids is performed as an outpatient procedure at our AAAASF-accredited facility. Your procedure will generally take around two hours, depending on what is a part of your customized surgical plan. Dr. Laverson will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure that you heal well following your procedure. You may want to use ice packs to help reduce swelling in the days following your surgery. Additionally, you should keep your head elevated while resting and sleep upright for the first few nights post-op. Recovery from Asian eyelid surgery can take up to two weeks, and your results will last for many, many years.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does Asian eyelid surgery cost?
The costs for your personalized Asian eyelid surgery will depend on whether the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both are being addressed. Anesthesia fees will also play into your costs. After your customized treatment plan has been created, Dr. Laverson will be able to go over your cost estimates, as well as payments we accept. A member of our team can help you determine if you qualify for medical financing.
Will I have any visible scars?
Any scarring that occurs as a result of your surgery will not be visible due to the placement of the incisions. For upper eyelid surgery, the incisional technique will follow the natural crease of the eye while the non-incisional technique uses a fine thread or stitch to create a crease without making cuts. For lower eyelid surgery, the incisions will run along the lash line, which makes any scarring inconspicuous. During your procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Laverson makes every effort to make incisions as discreet as possible in areas that are easily hidden or covered.
Are there any side effects?
Following your surgery, you may experience some dryness of the eyes or minimal irritation. If these occur, we can recommend ointments and eye drops to make your healing more comfortable. It's important to protect your eyes against potential wind or sun irritation for the first several months following your procedure by wearing dark sunglasses.
Will my vision be improved?
A known benefit of eyelid surgery aside from the cosmetic advantages is that it can help improve the patient's field of vision by creating a rounder, larger eye shape. If your vision has been impaired due to excess tissue above or below the eyelids, you could benefit from this procedure in more ways than one.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Refresh Your Look
If you're unhappy with the small, tired look of your eyes and desire a brighter, rounder look that maintains your cultural identity, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson. At the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic, he will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan and achieve the livened appearance you want. We look forward to seeing you at our San Diego, CA office.