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Asian Eyelid Surgery

If you have not noticed or thought about it, the eyelids of Asians are quite different from those of other ethnicities. About 50% of Asians are born with double eyelids (i.e., an upper and lower part prominently defined by a crease). Performing eyelid surgery for patients of Asian and of Western descent (Occidental) differ tremendously in terms of goals, technique and procedure. For instance, the goal of eyelid surgery for Western patients is to restore to a fresh and youthful appearance. This is accomplished by removing extra skin, stretched skin, and fat that is not in the optimal position as well as lifting sagging eyelid tissue. Eyelid surgery for Westerners is performed on patients age 40+. Unlike eyelid surgery for Westerners, the aim of Asian patients seeking double eyelid surgery is usually not an anti-aging blepharoplasty procedure, but the actual creation of an eyelid crease, enhancing a poorly defined crease, and/or improving symmetry of the eyelid structure. Many young Asians in their teens and early 20’s desire double eyelid surgery. Despite what some commentators say, Asians do not seek double eyelid surgery so they can look more Western and are proud of their heritage and culture. Each patient has his/her unique reason for double eyelid surgery, and some reasons reported to Dr. Eisemann include wanting to have more expressive eyes, to enhance their unique beauty, to have eyes that look bigger and more proportional to the face, and some women enjoy having more eye “real estate” to work with when using cosmetics. As with any plastic surgery procedure, you should carefully vet your surgeon’s credentials, years of experience and certifications by the American Medical Association. But, with Asian eyelid surgery, you need to be very clear regarding your expectations. You want a surgeon who has performed more than just one or two of these operations during his/her career.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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