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Asian eyelid surgery

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One of the most popular and widely performed procedures is Asian eyelid surgery in New York. Reasons patients are interested in this procedure are to address asymmetries, skin redundancies, ill-defined creases, and underlying ptosis (droopy eye). Dr. Kwak has a mastery of the Asian eyelid anatomy and combines this knowledge with the understanding of each individual’s motivations for the procedure always considering the cultural and ethnic identities of each his patients.

Why should clients choose

Dr. Kwak is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in NYC with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of Asian eyelid surgery. In addition to his extensive training at some of the most elite hospitals in the US, he has studied with some of the busiest plastic surgery clinics in Korea. He continues further honed his skills alongside the nation’s most revered physicians.

Asian double eyelid surgery is considered a demanding and challenging cosmetic surgery, so it is important to choose a surgeon with an impeccable reputation. Dr. Kwak is known for his precision, skill, and ability to produce results that are as natural as they are exquisite. During your private consultation in his NYC office suite, the doctor will answer questions, explain the procedure, and offer you a series of options for the style of your results. In some cases, Dr. Kwak may suggest additional procedures such as ptosis surgery or epicanthoplasty to enhance your outcomes. Due to Dr. Kwak's advanced experience with Asian facial features, many of his patients tend to opt-in for his individually customized Asian rhinoplasty procedures as well.

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Details of the surgery

Asian blepharoplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia and takes approximately one hour. The technique chosen by Dr. Kwak is customized to your needs and will depend largely on your unique anatomy, and in some instances, on your age. There are typically two approaches – one that requires incisions and one that does not.

Revision Asian blepharoplasty

When a previous procedure has resulted in asymmetrical eyelids, a crease that is too high or too shallow, or another type of deformity, a revision double eyelid surgery may be necessary to correct the irregularities. Dr. Kwak has performed hundreds of revision Asian blepharoplasties and understands the difficulties of working with scar tissue that may have formed after previous treatments. While results may vary, many of Dr. Kwak’s NYC clients find themselves pleased and excited with their outcomes, especially after the frustration and disappointment of prior cosmetic experiences with other less qualified doctors

Asian Ptosis surgery

Do your drooping upper eyelids cause you to appear sleepy, disengaged or sluggish? Eyelid ptosis has a few different causes, such as aging or genetics, and each unique scenario is treated accordingly. Sometimes ptosis surgery is performed in conjunction with Asian double eyelid surgery.

During the procedure, the client receives local anesthesia. The doctor will create an incision in the eyelid crease which allows him to make adjustments. Afterwards, ultra fine sutures are used to seal the incisions. These are removed after one week, which is around the time that patients are able to return to work.


The epicanthal fold is a unique feature to the Asian eye. The epicanthal fold stretches over the central area of the eyelid and affects the appearance of the eye a great deal. When it is properly aligned and adjusted to the patient’s liking, the eye looks more open, elongated and attractive. Epicanthoplasty can be performed with or without Asian double eyelid surgery. It requires a series of micro incisions within the boundaries of the inner eyelids; however, Dr. Kwak takes great care to minimize scarring through a conservative approach with fine-tuned, nuanced instruments.

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