Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Eyelid surgery in Asian patients

Many of Houston eyelid surgery patients are Asian and inquiring into upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery for their Asian eyelids. Asian eyelid anatomy is different than the Caucasian eyelid anatomy. The upper eyelid crease is much lower and there is an epicanthal fold close to the nose. This needs to be kept in mind when performing upper eyelid surgery in Asian patients.

With lower eyelid surgery in Asian patients, the fat frequently will extend all the way up to the lash line. The fat is what composes the “bags” under the eyes. It is important with Asian lower eyelids that the fat just below the lash line is also addressed during lower eyelid bags surgery.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston, Texas.