Asian Blepharoplasty in Pasadena, CA

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Asian blepharoplasty, also known as double-eyelid surgery, is popular among women of Asian descent who are born without a distinctive upper eyelid fold. About 50 percent of women of Asian descent are born with this fold, and some feel that lacking an upper eyelid crease makes their eyes look smaller. To transform monolids, Pasadena, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Husam Elias can create an upper eyelid fold and the appearance of double eyelids through surgery or a stitch-based method.

During your consultation, Dr. Elias will ask the patient about their specific goals for the Asian blepharoplasty and examine the upper eyelid area with the eyes open and closed. Dr. Elias will then give his assessment to the patient on treatment options and discuss the surgical plan.

There are two different methods for performing the Asian blepharoplasty procedure, both of which are usually performed under local anesthesia in about an hour. In the first of these methods, the surgical method, Dr. Elias will make a small incision at the eyelid crease, remove a small degree of fat depending on the degree of heaviness of the upper eyelids, and then use stitches to create the fold by creating a connection between the muscle and the overlying skin. The other method is the suture method (stitch-based method). Using stitches, Dr. Elias creates the attachment from the muscle to the skin by passing stitches through the skin without the need for surgery. This method is less invasive and offers a quicker recovery but has a small chance of the fold fading over time.

After the surgery, patients should use a cold compress for the first 48 hours in 20-minute intervals on the eyes to help minimize swelling. Patients must keep their heads elevated and dry during the recovery period. Around two weeks after surgery, bruising and swelling have subsided in most patients enough for makeup to cover any remaining bruising. Dr. Elias will usually remove stitches during the first follow-up appointment. Patients usually stop taking pain medication after 5 – 7 days and plan their work schedules accordingly. It takes about 4 – 6 weeks to gradually return to full exercise. Follow-up appointments are scheduled for 1 – 2 weeks after the procedure and then several months after at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery.

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My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room.  Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:

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Dr. Elias pulled my wisdom teeth out like they called his mamma fat or something! Surgery was quick and basically painless. Didn’t need any of the pain meds and was back at work two days later looking like a snack. Diane was the nurse that took care of me for most of the process and she was so wonderful, kind, funny and sweet. If my wisdom teeth every grow back, I will definitely be coming back to Dr. Elias immediately. Thank you!

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went here for wisdom teeth removal and Dr Stephens was great. we had a detailed consultation and decided which route was best, then Greg the anesthesiologist called me the night before to address any concerns I was having. The most positive surgery experience I could have had

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If you're looking for a way to subtly enhance the shape and appearance of your eyes while staying true to your heritage, then an Asian eyelid surgery could be the solution for you. Dr. Elias is highly equipped to deliver natural results that are tailored to your specific needs. Call our Pasadena, CA office today to learn more.

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