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Your eyes are one of the most prominent features of your face. Asians tend to have unique facial characteristics, making the shape of their eyes different in terms of length, shape, and height. Nearly half of all Asians have what is called a “single eyelid,” without an upper eyelid crease. The lack of a crease in the eyelid can make it harder to apply makeup successfully, leaving many women unhappy with their appearance. Eyelid surgery to create this crease is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgeries in the Asian community.

Asian Eyelid Surgery

The procedure

Asians desire this eyelid surgery to make the eye appear brighter, more open, and more awake. It is critical that the cosmetic surgeon performing the procedure creates a look that respects your Asian heritage, and appears completely natural, in harmony with your facial features.

At FACE Cosmetic Surgery, we understand how important it is to create an attractive crease that respects your Asian culture, while enhancing what nature gave you; the saying, “less is more” could not be more important in the performance of a Toronto Asian eyelid surgery procedure.

The surgery is performed by making a discreet incision along the upper eyelid. The skin and underlying tissues are altered to create the desired crease, resulting in a brighter, more “open” eye appearance.

Before & After

The best way to determine whether a surgeon is capable of giving you the results you desire is to view his past work and results.

Am i a candidate for asian eyelid surgery?

Asian eyelid surgery in Toronto is one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries we perform on patients of Asian descent. If you are living with any of the following conditions, you may be a candidate for this minor surgical enhancement:

  • Your vision is impaired due to heavy, droopy eyelids
  • You cannot produce the look you want with the application of makeup
  • You don’t like the appearance of a “single eyelid”

In your first consultation with one of our surgeons, they will evaluate various factors to determine the most effective way to reshape your upper eyelids to include a crease, including:

  • Age and gender
  • The thickness and quality of the skin in the eyelid area
  • The look you envision for your eyes

Asian Eyelid Surgery: FAQ

We know you likely have many questions concerning Asian eyelid surgery in Toronto. We are always available to answer your individual questions, but have provided answers to basic questions below:

How long will the procedure take?

The procedure itself takes about one hour to perform on its own, however a surgery can take longer if paired with other procedures, which many patients choose to do -- whether a rhinoplasty or other procedure.

Does asian eyelid surgery require anesthetic?

Yes. The procedure is performed with IV sedation and local anesthesia to provide pain-free comfort and relaxation during your surgery. You will be conscious but not stressed or feeling pain while the eyelid surgery is performed.

How should i prepare for surgery?

As with all surgical procedures, it is important that you are in good general health. Prior to your surgery, we will review any current medications you take, as well as evaluate your health history for your own safety. We offer our patients full instructions to guide you in preparing for the surgery.

How long will my results last?

The results from a Toronto Asian eyelid surgery are long lasting. As the years pass, the result can be affected by various factors including aging skin, or medical and environmental factors. We encourage our patients to stay in touch with us regarding their results.

Getting started: asian eyelid surgery

Your first step is to visit FACE Cosmetic Surgery in the Yorkville area of Toronto for a private consultation to discuss your goals and expectations in detail and to have your questions answered. You will receive a professional opinion from one of our experienced surgeons and be provided with a custom treatment plan. Our surgeons believe that communication is key to planning a successful treatment plan and ensuring each person is confident and comfortable with the suggested procedure, including Asian eyelid surgery.

If you are of Asian descent, feel unhappy with the appearance of a “single eyelid,” and want to create a more aesthetic look, call our Yorkville office to schedule a free consultation. We focus our practice upon creating natural-looking, appealing outcomes, in our state-of-the-art, out-patient surgery center.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

At FACE Toronto we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations. Our team has been working diligently on enhancing our safety protocols to protect the well-being of our patients, team members, and families. We would like to highlight how we are providing a safe environment for you and our team:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office for any symptoms of COVID-19. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVD-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. A mandatory Covid-19 consent form must be filled out before arrival to the clinic and temperature checks will be administered upon entering the building.
  • We have implemented a policy for the safety and testing of our staff members including daily screening and temperature checks. We will be maintaining physical distancing as much as possible throughout the office for staff and patients.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients.
  • We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. We are not servicing any walk-in patients and not allowing visitors or children to accompany any patient.
  • For your safety all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, a mask will be provided. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments. The software we have in place provides appropriate safety and privacy for the interaction.
  • We have increased our in-office cleaning. All areas of patient traffic are regularly cleaned throughout the day. All treatment rooms are cleaned between every patient encounter. All chairs and table tops in the waiting room as well as treatment rooms will be wiped down between patients, including counters, keyboards and door handles. Our credit/debit card terminal will be disinfected after each use. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.

We are so excited to welcome you back and look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to contact our team by phone at 416-479-4244 or email at [email protected].