The Asian patient usually wants to form a double eyelid from a single eyelid, partial creased eyelid, asymmetric eyelids, or shielded double eyelids. Our goal is to create a double eyelid that is natural and looks non-surgical for the Asian face.
50% of Asians do not have an upper eyelid crease, while the other 50% have at least some form of crease. Eyelids without a lid crease are called a “single eyelid,” while eyelids with a lid crease are called “double eyelids.” When an Asian patient gets a double eyelid, they usually do not desire a “westernized,” Caucasian eyelid, but they prefer a double eyelid that “matches” the Asian face or is similar to the double eyelid that occurs naturally on other Asians.
In the aging Asian eyelid, if the skin hangs over the eyelashes and the pupil and affects the vision, then insurance may cover the surgery.