Latest Advancements in Korean Double Eyelid Surgery

Double eyelid surgery is a dynamic approach that allows patients to customize their upper facial features fully. As an essential marker of personality and identity, the eyes are a popular area of the face to maintain at every stage of life. From blepharoplasty to double eyelid surgery, our top, experienced plastic surgeon has developed several unique procedures to help you achieve your desired look. Below, we cover some of the latest advancements in Korean double eyelid surgery in particular.

Latest Advancements in Korean Double Eyelid Surgery

Many of our patients are interested in maintaining their sense of heritage and personal style. Anyone who wants to learn about the latest advancements in Korean double eyelid surgery might be excited to learn about the new possibilities available for their specific eye shape.

We will discuss the history of Korean double eyelid surgery and the most recent developments that make this procedure bigger and better than ever. See how far key techniques have grown over time, and schedule a consultation to see what Korean double eyelid surgery can do for you!

About Double Eyelid Surgery

Double eyelid surgery is a specialized procedure designed for patients without a crease in their upper eyelids. This is often referred to as a monolid. Monolids are most commonly seen among individuals of East Asian descent. When performing the surgery, Dr. Kenneth Kim will create a natural-looking crease in the folds of the upper eyelid, which expands the volume of the eye and creates a more youthful appearance.
Double eyelid surgery does not get rid of your natural eye shape, however. A lot of patients worry that a cosmetic procedure like Asian eyelid surgery will make them look less like an Asian person. Double eyelid surgery is made to enhance your facial features without taking away the natural beauty that lies beneath.

How Old Is Double Eyelid Surgery?

Double eyelid surgery has been around for many decades. It has been a popular cosmetic surgery choice in areas of the world like Korea, with new advancements being made to this very day. We have worked hard to perfect the process from beginning to end. By assessing other facial features such as your cheekbones and your jawline, we can help you determine how big or how small of a crease is needed to achieve your desired results. This is a refined practice that has existed for a long time, with records of eyelid surgery dating as far back as the 1950s.

We encourage you to gain a deep understanding of double eyelid surgery so you can decide if this is the right path for you. Only some people want to change the shape or appearance of their eyes. You might be excited about the rejuvenating opportunities that can result from something like a double eyelid procedure. As long as you know what to expect, you are on your way to being an excellent candidate with Dr. Kenneth Kim.

How Has Korean Double Eyelid Surgery Improved?

Any experienced Asian eyelid surgery specialist can tell you that older methods of double eyelid surgery do not always guarantee permanent results. Traditional surgeries used sutures and created three small entry points to create a fold over the eyes. While this looked good, it was impossible to strengthen the sutures supporting eyelid skin. Eventually, the eyelids would fold and droop, and the new crease would disappear.

Suture Technique

The original inventor of the double blepharoplasty procedure can be credited to Mikamo in the late 1800s. But the techniques have been vastly built upon since then. Dr. Kim’s non-surgical approach uses a suture technique, offering more beautiful and longer-lasting outcomes. This suture method was invented in Korea and patients used to have to fly across the world to have it. Now, Dr. Kim offers it to patients at his location in LA for patients across the country. We are proud to offer it as an option for those who are interested in a minimally invasive procedure with a quick recovery time.

As we mentioned earlier, the results of the suture technique are usually not permanent. Over time, the structures will weaken, and your eyelids will may start to return to their original state. You can always sign up for a revisional blepharoplasty procedure to maintain a healthy and youthful look. Having a second treatment with the suture technique is also a non-surgical process and can be completed within minutes.

Awake Korean Double Eyelid Surgery

Our advanced eyelid surgery techniques can greatly reduce pain and swelling while also promising faster in-office treatment times. This means you can receive your treatment and get back into the flow of your busy schedule without missing a beat. Not to mention, you will not have to schedule more time off from work to recover from your double eyelid surgery.

Thanks to new techniques developed across Korea and the U.S., we offer a specialized awake eyelid surgery procedure that lets you get the most precise results possible. We use localized anesthesia to completely numb the part of your face that the surgeon will be working on.

Some patients may be intimidated by the idea of an awake blepharoplasty, but our team is confident in the safety and efficacy of this technique. You can also expect benefits such as:

  • Lowered risk of complications from anesthesia
  • Fewer required days in recovery
  • Less overall pain throughout the entire process
  • No need for pain medications
  • Enjoyable results that last a very long time

We offer total satisfaction when we combine our advanced surgical methods with a team of experienced and well-known Asian eyelid surgery experts. You can schedule a consultation with one of our team members to talk to someone about what makes you excited (or scared) to pursue this surgery.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Korean Double Eyelid Surgery?

Anyone interested in this procedure might already consider themselves a candidate. We find that most patients pursuing double eyelid surgery of any kind are already well-educated on the topic and know their needs. However, we still want to review all of your options with you and go through a checklist to make sure you are a good candidate for this unique and personalized surgical journey.

Know What to Expect

First, it is a good idea for you to know exactly what to expect from double eyelid surgery. You will most likely have an outpatient procedure that lasts under an hour and allows you to go home immediately afterward. With our specialized awake blepharoplasty techniques, you can experience topical numbing while having full consciousness. This actually lets our surgeons create even more precise results that are closer to your preferences. You can watch in real-time as your eyes are transformed into a look you have always wanted.

Prepare for Recovery

While our awake eyelid surgery options give you the freedom of a short recovery time, there are still a few things you need to prepare so you can have smooth and comfortable healing. For example, it is normal for you to have blurred vision and sensitivity to light for the first few days. Make sure you wear sunglasses and stay indoors without being in direct sunlight. If you experience swelling or pain, use natural remedies to soothe it.

You will then need to follow the specific instructions given to you by the surgeon. You might be asked to use ice packs on and off for 10 minutes at a time. Or, you will be asked to avoid swimming and smoking for at least two weeks. By following what your doctor says, you are guaranteeing good healing and great results.

Be Healthy

No matter what kind of surgery you are signing up for, it is important that you are in good general health before going under the knife. Our awake procedures are far less intensive than regular surgeries that require general anesthesia. However, there are still some risks involved. Most of our patients are between the ages of 30 and 60 and do not have a history of poor health.

Seamless Experience, Smooth Results – Learn More with Dr. Kenneth Kim Today

With Dr. Kim’s very own awake blepharoplasty procedure in Beverly Hills, we offer a tremendous scope for success. Whether you are seeking cosmetic improvement for the first time or you are a veteran looking to touch up your beautiful features, you might find a good surgical match at the office of Dr. Kenneth Kim. We specialize in all types of Asian eyelid surgery procedures, including the traditional suture method and an awake eyelid surgery that reduces downtime and overall pain.

If you believe you are a good candidate for this procedure, reach out to us ASAP. We would love to help you unleash your inner beauty so you can feel confident both inside and out. Get in touch with us online or in-person to schedule an appointment and let the process of total customization begin.