Asian blepharoplasty is an operation to create an eyelid crease of the upper lid or to enhance an existing eyelid crease.

As any surgeon who does Asian blepharoplasty would attest to, it is the most difficulty blepharoplasty to perform, given the complexity of the anatomy and the variation of eyelids in different Asian ethnicities. It is the astute recognition of these factors that lead to a successful result. The goal of an Asian blepharoplasty is achieve a more prominent eyelid crease that simulates the natural crease and contour, while enhancing the appearance of the size of the eyes. The key is not to Westernize the eyes, but to maintain its naturalness.

What to expect after surgery
The skin of the eyelid is the thinnest of the body, which means the incision is unlikely to leave any visible scarring. Furthermore, the incision is often hidden by the eyelid fold.

Blepharoplasty is ordinarily performed under sedation on an outpatient basis. Many patients are able to undergo the surgery under local anesthesia right in the office. It is generally recommended that patients plan on staying home for 2-3 days after the procedure and apply ice to the eyelids to reduce bruising and swelling. It typically takes about 2 weeks for the bruising to disappear completely, although this can be effectively covered with makeup or sunglasses after the first week. It is not unusual, though, for Asian skin to swell for a month after surgery. Minimal restrictions are placed regarding exercise, bending and heavy lifting for one week to prevent bleeding or more swelling than necessary. Sutures are removed 7-10 days after the eyelid lift surgery, once the wounds are completely healed. Final results can be evident by 4-6 weeks when the last of the internal swelling resolves.