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Why do Asians have monolids?

Asians have monolids more than any other race.  In fact, none of the other races have monolids. Rather, they have double eyelids or double lidded eyes.  The medical term for this is “supratarsal fold.” Even among Asians, it is the Eastern Asians who tend to have monolids.  Eastern Asians are […]

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Does excess skin increase the chance of double eyelid fold loss?

In patients with excess eyelid skin, performing a double-fold eyelid surgery using the non-incision or the thread method carries a high chance of eyelid fold-loss. Many patients choose to receive non-incision double eyelid surgery or the thread method to make the double lidded eyes. However, certain patients are good candidates and some […]

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How Long Does The Suture Technique Double Eyelid Last?

Patients are often curious about how long the results of a suture-technique for double eyelid surgery will last. To address this question, we must first define a suture technique double eyelid surgery. The suture method is an advanced surgical technique for double eyelid surgery. A double-fold eyelid can be created […]

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Can Eyelid Ptosis Be Corrected Without Making An Incision?

Eyelid ptosis or blepharoptosis is a condition where the eyelid elevating muscle, known as the levator muscle, is weak. This condition is often diagnosed at the time of the double eyelid surgery or during an Asian blepharoplasty evaluation. Many people make the mistake of thinking that their small or sleepy-looking […]

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What is unique and special about Asian eyelid surgery?

Asian eyelids surgery is unique in that it is mainly about making a double fold eyelid from a monolid. Individuals of East Asian descent often have what is known as a “monolid,” but wish to have double lidded eyes. The double lid is created by making a connection from the […]

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Why do I have sleepy or droopy eyes after double eyelid surgery?

In some case, a patient can develop sleepy or droopy eyes after Asian blepharoplasty or double fold eyelid surgery. The cause of further drooping of the eyelids is a condition called ptosis. These patients had pre-existing eyelid ptosis, which means that their eyelid elevating muscle (known as the levator muscle) […]

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What causes double eyelid asymmetry and how do you correct it?

One of the causes of double eyelid asymmetry is when an eyelid muscle known as the levator muscle becomes weak. When the monolid is surgically changed to double eyelid, the skin on the eyelid is attached to the deeper layer such as the levator aponeurosis or the tarsus. However, if […]

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What are the causes of revision double eyelid surgery?

There are a few reasons for a revision double-fold eyelid surgery. One reason is that the double lidded eyes look unnatural. The double fold eyelid may not look natural because the fold has obvious scars that are very visible. The double fold is especially visible when the patient closes their […]

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What causes multiple folds and triple folds in Asian eyelids?

There are patients with multiple folds in their upper eyelids. On top of their natural double eyelid, a crease occurs. One of the reasons for this is that their eyelids lack fat. Therefore, rather than being an actual double fold, it is a depression of the skin or a crease. […]

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What is unique about male double eyelid surgery?

There are a few things that are unique about double eyelid surgery for men. The first thing is the size of the double-fold eyelid. The fold should be smaller than female double-fold eyelid. This is because, on average, Asian males have a smaller double lid. Therefore, the monolid should be […]

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