Introduction to Asian Eyelid Surgery

Genetic dispositions affect people of every race and gender in their unique way. One of the major issues that about 50% of people with Asian ancestry present with is lacking the natural fold in their upper eyelids. This can cause vision problems, self-image issues, and in some cases, major discomfort. Dr. Michael J. Sundine strives to offer his patients in Orange County and Newport Beach the most natural Asian Eyelid Surgery results in the area. To learn more about this surgery can change your life for the better, please keep reading below.

Asian Eyelift Procedure

What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Asian Eyelid Surgery, sometimes referred to as Double Eyelid Surgery, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after procedures within the Asian community. This blepharoplasty creates a pretarsal crease in the upper eyelid for patients born with monolids, a condition in which the skin of your upper eyelids covers the inner parts of the eyes. An ethnic blepharoplasty can be very effective to add a crease to the eyelid, thus producing a more awake, rejuvenated appearance using subtle enhancement techniques.

What are the Benefits of Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Sundine has seen his Asian Eyelid Surgery patients in Newport Beach benefit from their treatment in the following ways:

  • Addresses asymmetry of the eyelids
  • Corrects vision problems
  • Gives you a more youthful appearance
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Relieves eye discomfort caused by Trichiasis (a condition in which your lashes turn inward)
  • Removes excess skin and bulging fat

Who are the Best Candidates for Asian Eyelid Surgery?

The best candidates for Newport Beach Asian Eyelid Surgery are those with the following characteristics:

  • Has realistic expectations for their treatment results
  • In overall good health
  • Maintains a positive attitude
  • Should prefer the appearance of a double eyelid

What’s the First Step?

The first step in getting Asian Eyelid Surgery in Orange County is to contact our office and schedule your consultation. During your appointment, you will be able to meet one-on-one with Dr. Michael J. Sundine who will complete a thorough evaluation of your eyelids, provide his expert recommendations, and answer any questions you have. You should be as open and honest with Dr. Sundine about your aesthetic desires, as great communication always leads to optimal results. Dr. Sundine will use all of the information he gathers to build your surgical plan. If you’re happy with Dr. Sundine’s recommendations, you will be able to schedule your surgery with our Patient Coordinator. Once booked, you will be provided with pre and postoperative instructions to ensure your safety and provide the best possible surgical outcome.

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Brow Lift Before and After Results in Newport Beach by Dr. Sundine
Brow Lift Before and After Results in Newport Beach by Dr. Sundine

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What to Expect on the Day of Asian Eyelid Surgery

Asian double eyelid surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation depending on your preferences and other factors discussed with Dr. Sundine during the consultation.

Once sedated, your procedure will include removing excess fat, trimming any excess skin, and adjusting the underlying muscles to create the desired crease. Dr. Sundine will hide the incisions within the creases of your upper eyelid so that the final results look as natural as possible. Every surgery is performed with your unique traits and eye structure in mind, as well as what particular outcome you’re looking to achieve.

How Much Does Asian Eyelid Surgery Cost in Newport Beach?

The cost of Asian Eyelid Surgery in Newport Beach is dependent on several different factors as no two patients are the same, nor is the surgery. After you have a consultation with Dr. Sundine and he creates your surgical plan, our Patient Coordinator will give you a full breakdown of the costs.

Asian Eyelid Surgery Recovery

After surgery, you will be able to rest comfortably at home. Since you may still feel the effects of the anesthesia, you should arrange for a family member or friend to be able to give you a ride home and provide assistance during the first few hours of your recovery. You may experience some itching, dry eyes, bruising, swelling, and a sense of tightness in the eyelids, but these symptoms are completely normal and should subside within a few weeks. You should abstain from any strenuous activity for the first few days, but you should be able to resume your normal routine about five to seven days after any stitches are removed. Most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work about ten days after their operation.
You will need to avoid wearing contact lenses for about two weeks because your eyes may be sensitive to light and wind, in addition to being slightly irritated for a brief period. Dr. Sundine will prescribe you some eye drops to ease discomfort and prevent irritation, but you can also use cool compresses to alleviate any discomfort. After a few months, you should be able to notice a more refreshed and cheerful look around the eyes, hopefully providing you with improved self-confidence. Scarring should be very minimal, if noticeable at all. Many of our Asian Eyelid Surgery patients experience no visible scarring whatsoever.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

With an almost 30-year surgical career, Dr. Michael J. Sundine is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in facial plastic surgery. He is over a 12x winner of the “Physician of Excellence” award by the Orange County Medical Association as well as an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Sundine is a plastic surgeon who tailors each procedure to provide his patients with an optimal eyelid fold that looks natural and opens up the eyes, improving overall vision. The needs of his patients are very important to Dr. Sundine and he strives to deliver results that look both beautiful and preserve your unique heritage.

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Dr. Michael J. Sundine is a renowned plastic surgeon in Orange County who has more than 23 years of experience helping patients enhance their facial features. In addition to performing eyelid lifts in Newport Beach, he is a renowned Orange county rhinoplasty and facelift surgeon. If you’re in Newport Beach, Orange County, and searching for eyelid surgery near me, look no further! To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine and learn more about your treatment options, contact us today.

Asian Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Your Newport Beach Blepharoplasty Questions Answered

Is Asian Eyelid Surgery painful?

The surgery itself shouldn’t hurt since it is performed under sedation, but you can expect to experience some swelling and bruising during the first few weeks post-surgery. Dr. Sundine will prescribe you some temporary medications to alleviate any negative symptoms, but you can also use ice packs to prevent excessive swelling or bruising.

How many appointments will I need?

Dr. Sundine will have you return about a week after your treatment to observe your healing and remove any stitches. After that, he may have you return a few more times just to ensure that you are satisfied with the results and that there are no complications.

How long until I see results?

Your swelling and bruising from the surgery will dissipate over the first week or so post-surgery. On average, most patients require about two months before they can see the final results of their treatment.

Can I combine Asian Eyelid Surgery with other procedures?

We will be more than happy to discuss your options for additional procedures if that is something you are interested in. Many of our Newport Beach Asian Eyelid Surgery patients will often get BOTOX treatments to improve any crow’s feet, but if you have a particular goal in mind, please discuss this with Dr. Sundine during your consultation.

What are the risks associated with Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Every surgery has its inherited risks or side effects and Asian Eyelid Surgery is no different. You may experience the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Difficulty closing the eyes or other eyelid problems
  • Dry, Irritated Eyes
  • Follow-up Surgery
  • Infection
  • Injury to Eye Muscles
  • Noticeable scarring
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight

Most of these side effects will be able to heal on their own over a few days to a few weeks, but if you experience any concerning or long-lasting reactions, please contact our office immediately.

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons-Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow
International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgery

Patient Reviews & Testimonials


    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children. I figured if he was so skilled that he could perform such incredibly difficult procedures on a child, I was confident he could perform a face lift with which I would be happy. The results were so far beyond my expectations that I could hardly believe. I look literally ten years younger. I am incredibly happy with the results and they seem to get better and better as the healing continues. I never had a problem getting a return call or making an appointment. Dr. Sundine is always pleasant and answers all of my questions. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

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  • "I Am Very Satisfied With The Results"

    What I really like about Dr Sundine is his vast experience and training. I also like the fact he did not try to sell me other procedures. He is also very down to earth and easy to talk to. I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend him.

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  • "Thanks, Dr. Sundine!"

    After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. He is gentle and kind and genuinely listens to you. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. Even the day of the procedure, he spent ample time talking to me, taking measurements, and making marks on my body so as to get the perfect results. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine!

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  • "Excellent Plastic Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. The office setting is state of the art and his office manager Toni makes sure that everything runs efficiently. They really listen to your needs before and after surgery to make certain that you walk out fully satisfied. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. This is not your typical Newport Beach plastic surgeon’s office. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County! The office offers a full range of injectables, peels, and lasers in addition to major cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you need a little tweak or surgery this is the physician that you should see!
    - Susan

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  • "You are the Best Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turn out so well. But more importantly, it made me feel better about myself. Again, thank you Dr. Sundine for all you have done for me. You are the best surgeon!
    - Thy D.

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