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.

Young Asian woman -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

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.

Asian Eyelid surgery -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

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 is a Candidate

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
Asian eyelid surgery --- staring into mirror -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

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.

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.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

Asian Eyelid Surgery


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.

How Much Does a 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.

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.

Schedule A Consultation

This surgery can be a life changer, so if you’re looking into Asian Eyelid surgery in Orange County or Newport Beach, contact our office at 949-706-3100 or request a consultation through our website.

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