Korean eyelid surgery is synonymous with double eyelid surgery. Because double-fold eyelid surgery is so common among Koreans, it is also sometimes referred to as Korean eyelid surgery. Double fold eyelid surgery is when a monolid is converted to double eyelid. Korean patients typically start this double lid surgery when they are in their late teenage years. In these young Korean patients, double lidded eyes are created without making an incision. This is known as a suture double eyelid surgery or stitch method double eyelid surgery. In a young patient with monolids, double eyelid surgery is an effective way to create a double lid.
The second most common type of Korean eyelid surgery is called revision double eyelid surgery. Patients require a revision double eyelid surgery due to a variety of factors, but one of the most common reasons to undergo Asian eyelid surgery is that the double eyelid fold has become loose or shrunk. In these cases, an incision double eyelid surgery should be performed. By making an incision, the double lid is made more secure because the physical connection is made from collagen rather than relying purely on a suture. Another common reason for needing revision double eyelid surgery is double eyelid folds that are uneven. In these cases, the patient can have double eyelid surgery on one eyelid or both eyelids to restore balance. Often, the patient has weakness of the levator muscle which opens the eyelid.
Los Angeles Korean Eyelid Specialist
Dr. Kenneth Kim performs Korean eyelid surgery at this Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California office. The monolid is operated while the patient is awake, but sedated. Either a non-incision method or incision method double eyelid surgery will be performed. Dr. Kenneth Kim performs all types of eyelid surgery at his practice and has significant experience with the most advanced double eyelid techniques. He has worked with many of the top-ranked Korean plastic surgeons in South Korea. During a consultation, Dr. Kenneth Kim will explain which method will give you the most aesthetically pleasing results.