Double Eyelid Surgery

People undergo double eyelid surgery when they are looking to achieve double eyelid creases.  This procedure is known as Asian blepharoplasty. This type of surgery is a cosmetic procedure where the skin around the eye is reshaped.  The purpose of this procedure is to create a crease on the upper eyelid where normally there is no crease.  Asian Blepharoplasty is more common among those of Asian descent although there are Asians with double eyelids and some without.

The upper eyelid fold can enhance the beauty of the eyes, allow the eyes to appear naturally bigger and the crease also creates a platform for better application of cosmetics.  Asians and Caucasians could be born with no or very shallow upper eyelid creases.  Surgical enhancement of the eyelid fold or double eyelid surgery has always been popular especially among Asians.

Asian blepharoplasty surgeries are carried out around the world but Toronto is a place where these are frequently done and thus blepharoplasty Toronto is well known around the world. Double eyelid surgery is commonly done for cosmetic reasons and is done in conjunction with rejuvenation of the upper eyelid.

The procedure of blepharoplasty Toronto or double eyelid surgery is commonly performed under conscious sedation.  The Asian blepharoplasty surgery is performed externally with an incision and closed with nylon sutures.

Common risks with this procedure and most facial plastic procedures include bruising, swelling, infection, wound opening and asymmetry.

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