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Asian Eyelid Surgery

For many of Asian descent, the upper eyelid is shaped without a visible crease or fold. While this is a natural formation, there are those that desire a different shape to their eyelid that can make their eyes look larger and more open for an energetic appearance. The Asian eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty can remove excess skin or fat on the upper eyelid and create the desired crease for the double lid effect. Dr. Joseph Rousso uses his skill and artistry to create beauty and balance with all his facial plastic surgeries, including Asian eyelid surgery.

The crease at the fold in the upper eyelid creates what is referred to as a double lid. About 50% of those of Asian descent are born without the double lid. While there is nothing wrong with a single lid, there are those that would prefer the look of a double lid for aesthetic reasons. However, it is important to ensure the procedure is done carefully to make the lid look natural and match the balance of the face. Although the double-lid is prevalent among Caucasians, it is not the goal to make the eye look Caucasian. It should retain the ethnicity of the patient, creating a beautiful, double lid Asian eye.

Reasons for a Double Lid Eye Surgery

The little crease and fold in the upper eyelid make a substantial difference in the overall appearance of the eyes and face. Once added, the crease can make eyes look wider and more alert. For some patients, the double lid makes them look younger. There are more options for wearing eye makeup and creating new looks with shadows and eye liners. For some, removing excess skin during the procedure can help improve vision. There are many reasons our patients seek this cosmetic surgery, often coming down to personal preference in their appearance.

If you are considering Asian eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with one of the top facial plastic surgeons in New York City. Contact our clinic in Manhattan to book your appointment with Dr. Rousso to learn more about the options in Asian blepharoplasty.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
  • My son had a cleft lip and now he looks like he never had it! Thank you so much! M. T.
  • Dr. Rousso is absolutely awesome! M. Z.
  • He was super kind and mindful of my comfort!!! Highly recc! G. R.
  • Dr. Rousso took his time and answered all of my questions or concerns. S. S.

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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.