Asian Eyelid Surgery

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

Eyelid ideals and aesthetics vary among different ethnicities in terms of beauty preferences. For instance, those of North Eastern descent, such as China, Mongolia, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, often opt for a smaller eyelid height.

Individuals of South Eastern descent, like those from Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Malaysia, prefer a taller eyelid. To accommodate this aesthetic enhancement, Asian eyelid surgery is designed to reflect your unique cultural influences and preferences.

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What is Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Asian eyelid surgery also known as double eyelid surgery, aims to create a crease in the upper eyelid for those of Asian descent who lack a natural crease. This procedure enhances the appearance of the eyes in terms of your culture, providing a more defined eyelid contour. Dr. Lanford specializes in intricate surgery, offering a sense of aesthetic relief and respect for culture for those who need it.

Who is a good candidate for Asian Eyelid Surgery?

The best candidates for Asian eyelid surgery in Washington D.C. and Baltimore typically exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Desire for a natural double eyelid crease
  • Good overall health
  • Realistic expectations
  • Stable emotional well-being
  • Non-smokers or those willing to quit before and after surgery
  • No significant eye conditions
  • Understanding of the procedure and recovery process

How much does Asian Eyelid Surgery cost in Washington DC & Baltimore?

The cost of Asian eyelid surgery in Washington D.C. and Baltimore can vary depending on several factors, including the specific techniques used. To determine the exact cost tailored to your individual needs and goals, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Landford. Here, we can discuss your desired outcome and provide you with a personalized treatment plan, including an estimate of the associated costs.

What should I expect during a consultation for Asian Eyelid Surgery?

During your consultation for Asian eyelid surgery with Dr. Wilmina Landford at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington D.C. or Baltimore, MD, you can expect a thorough assessment of your overall health and a detailed discussion about your cosmetic goals. Dr. Landford will explain the procedure, including the techniques involved and what you can expect during and after surgery. By the end of the consultation, you’ll feel well-informed and confident about moving forward with Asian eyelid surgery, and we will plan together the best schedule that fits your needs.

How do I prepare for Asian Eyelid Surgery?

We want you to have a pleasant experience that produces optimal results, so you should follow these tips before receiving your Asian eyelid surgery:

  • Stop smoking
  • Arrange transportation
  • Arrange caregiver support
  • Prepare recovery areas
  • Stay hydrated and eat healthily
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Stay informed and ask questions


Asian Eyelid Surgery risks & safety.

To ensure a safe and successful Asian eyelid surgery in Washington D.C., and Baltimore, it’s essential to understand the potential risks and safety measures involved, which can be: 

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Asymmetry
  • Changes in eyelid shape or function
  • Vision changes
  • Other potential complications

What are the steps of Asian Eyelid Surgery?

Asian eyelid surgery in Washington, D.C., has specific steps. Dr. Landford performs this surgery with precision and expertise. 


We typically begin by administering local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Once you are comfortable and the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Landford carefully makes an incision along the predetermined crease line of the upper eyelid.


Next, she meticulously removes excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue as needed to create a well-defined and natural-looking crease. Dr. Landford will close the incision with fine sutures, crafting minimal scarring and optimal healing.

Surgical Techniques for Asian Eyelid Surgery

Surgical techniques for Asian eyelid surgery vary based on individual eye shapes and aesthetic goals, with standard methods including:

Incisional technique

This traditional method involves an incision along the eyelid to remove excess tissue and create a natural-looking crease.

Non-incisional technique

The suture or stitching method involves creating a crease using sutures placed within the eyelid tissue, avoiding external incisions.

Buried suture technique

 In this method, sutures are placed within the eyelid tissue to form a crease, with the knots buried beneath the skin to minimize visible scarring.

Partial incision technique:

This hybrid technique combines elements of both incisional and non-incisional methods, focusing on specific areas of the eyelid while preserving tissues.

Combination technique

Some surgeons may employ a combination of surgical techniques to achieve customized results tailored to the patient’s unique anatomy and desired outcome.

Where are the incisions and scars for Asian Eyelid Surgery?

During Asian eyelid surgery, the incisions are typically made along the predetermined crease lines of the upper eyelid, ensuring that resulting scars are discreetly concealed within the natural fold of the eyelid. Dr. Landford employs precise techniques to minimize scarring and achieve natural-looking results.


Asian Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Following Asian eyelid surgery in Washington D.C. or Baltimore, patients can expect initial swelling and bruising around the eyes, which gradually subsides over the following weeks. Dr. Landford will provide postoperative care instructions to promote optimal healing, including using cold compresses, prescribed medications, and regular follow-up appointments.

Why Choose Us?

Experience unparalleled expertise in the world of plastic surgery with Dr. Wilmina Landford. With esteemed residency training in plastic surgery at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Landford brings knowledge and skill to every procedure she undertakes. Dr. Landford offers a transformative experience integrating cutting-edge techniques with a profound understanding of individualized beauty. She is a top choice for Asian eyelid surgeries. Choose Dr. Wilmina Landford for results that surpass expectations and reveal your most authentic, vibrant version. Embark on your journey to timeless beauty with us today!

Schedule a Consultation

If you could benefit from Asian eyelid surgery in either Washington D.C. or Baltimore, we encourage you to contact Landford Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation with Dr. Landford. Call your nearest location or use our website to fill out an appointment request form today, and a member of our fantastic team will be with you shortly.

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