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 designed much lower at a height between 4mm to 7mm.
So how does the plastic surgeon decide which height to choose to create the double lid?
If the male monolid does not have any excess skin, then the fold should be set low at around 4mm. However, if the male monolid has excess skin, then the double eyelid fold height should be set higher on the monolid at around 7mm to create double lidded eyes. If the patient has significant excess upper eyelid skin, the excess upper eyelid skin can be excised at the same time the monolid is created into the double eyelid.
Another very import aspect of male double eyelid surgery for Asian eyes is that the double lidded eyes should not have visible scars because men do not typically wear makeup on their eyelids. Therefore, it is especially imperative that the double fold eyelid does not leave a noticeable scar. One way to create a non-visible double lid is by using a suture technique. This is also known as non-incision double eyelid surgery where an incision is not made on the eyelid to create double lidded eyes. This creates natural-looking double eyelid result without any scarring. However, if the patient has excess upper eyelid skin hooding, then an incision double eyelid technique must be performed. The key aspect is to make the incision of the double lid look as natural as possible.
Los Angeles Male Eyelid Specialist Dr. Kenneth Kim
Dr. Kenneth Kim is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Kim has a unique method to make Asian male eyelid look as natural as possible. During the consultation, Dr. Kim explains how high the double fold eyelid should be and whether or not the excess skin should be excised. Dr. Kim has worked with top Korean plastic surgeons using the most innovative Korean eyelid surgery practices that produce optimal results in patients with monolids or pre-existing double eyelid folds.