Upper Eyelid Surgery

Eye Surgery » Upper Eyelid Surgery



Our eyes are one of the most noticeable features in our face and are often termed as the windows to our soul. As the window, it also often gives hint of our racial background, and unfortunately, our age. Notice that people with single eyelids are often regarded as of Asian origin while people with deep set eyes most often are Westerners.

Though racial differences no longer matter, the standard of beauty had always been inclined to harmonious facial features. For the eyes, the seemingly universal yardstick is a double eyelid both for men and women. For the last few decades, double eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty has ranked as the most frequently performed aesthetic plastic surgery for Asians.

The fold on the upper eyelid defines ones racial origin, the skin on the other hand are the ones that betrays our age. Notice that seemingly older people have sagging eyelids that almost covers their eyes even as they open it wide.



Upper eyelid surgery covers two popular eyelid surgery procedures, the Asian Blepharoplasty and the Eye lift Surgery.

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ASIAN BLEPHAROPLASTY or what is commonly known as double eyelid surgery is mostly concerned in creating an artificial fold along the upper eyelid to make the eyes look brighter. This procedure is usually combined with removal of excess fat on the upper part of the eyelid, near the eye brows to lessen or eliminate the puffy look. Since a common misconception for this procedure is that Asians want to look more Western, your surgeon will have to clarify your desired result as most often, patients who undergo this surgery still wants to preserve their native feature. Experienced surgeons like Prof. Somyos Kunachak will be able to deliver the difference between a natural looking Asian feature and copy-cat Western look.

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EYE LIFT on the other hand involves the removal of excess skin on the upper eyelid. In some cases, the eye muscle is also tightened to prolong the effect of the surgery. Note that as we age, our muscles weaken, so our skin starts to drop as well, therefore, a combination of muscle adjustment and excess skin removal may be necessary.



Eyelid surgery may be a pretty minor surgery but if done right, this procedure brings a lot of change in the appearance of a person. At Yoskarn Clinic, we make sure every patient gets the best result for every procedure they undergo in our center. We also make sure we understand the desired result of the patient as there is a very fine difference between the result of the techniques that is used for upper eyelid surgery.

Aside from meticulous work, we also take pride in offering a whole package of services from transportation to hotel accommodations, to tours after recovery.

Our affiliate hotel, Aphrodite Inn, is located adjacent our own center, with one whole floor dedicated to all our patients who would like to have any surgery or treatment with us. Each room on the 2nd floor of Aphrodite Inn is complete with mechanical beds and soft, hotel, mattresses to assure patient comfort. Since there is an adjoining door on the 2nd floor of the hotel to our center, patients are also granted with privacy as you won’t have to walk around or go out with bandages. Our surgeon and nurses also visits patients staying in the hotel everyday to see their progress in recovery.


Post-op patients who are staying in the hotel are allowed to have a companion with them to stay in the same room with their own comfortable bed, free of charge.



Since scars from upper eyelid surgery cannot be covered, Prof. Somyos Kunachak always tries to make the incision as clean cut as possible so as not to leave an unpleasant mark on the skin. Recently, techniques such as the Non-Incision technique, or the Mini-Incision technique had been developed to further improve the possibility of scarring, these techniques is not applicable for everyone.

For Eyelift surgery where in skin will be resected, a full incision will be necessary. For younger patients who would like to do double eyelid surgery, Non-Incision technique may be an option but it will still be considered by your surgeon as the condition of the muscle of the eyelids and fat deposit on the area will also be major factors.

Typically, scars for eyelid surgery are inconspicuous and can be covered by make up once it’s healed.



Upper eyelid surgery, whether Asian Blepharoplasty or Eyelift surgery, is most commonly done under local anesthesia. Surgery time usually takes about 1 hour and recovery is about 7-10 days.

Swelling will be at maximum for the first 48hours after surgery then it will gradually subside. There should be no worries about seeing as post-operative patients will be able to open their eyes immediately after surgery. However, since this procedure is done in an out-patient setting where you can go home after the procedure, it may be wise to make arrangements for your transportation. 

Post-operative patients will be able to function on their own after surgery but we still highly encourage having someone available for assistance. Keeping the eyes closed and rested as much as possible will also facilitate faster healing.

Sutures are removed 5-7 days after surgery depending on the condition of the incision site. Wide rimmed hat or dark sun glasses are highly recommended to be worn when sun exposure is to be expected to protect the incision site from sun damage which may cause darkening of the scar.
































































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