Ethnic Blepharoplasty in London

Written by Dr Julian De Silva

    • The ethnic eyelid is anatomically different from the European eyelid. These differences are related to the underlying facial anatomy, including skin thickness and underlying subcutaneous fat. The shape and support of the eyelids, as well as the shape and dimensions of underlying bones all have a bearing on how the eyelids look.
    • A variety of anatomical variations may occur in the ethnic eyelid. Typically, these include relatively full brows, fine upper eyelids, lines in the lower eyelids (with or without bags) with variable dark circles and facial lines. These characteristic changes usually occur as a consequence of facial ageing. However, genetics also play an important role. 
    • Some younger patients present with lines or swelling around their eyelids from their twenties. These genetic changes can give individuals an older or more tired appearance. Dr De Silva uses specialist techniques to produce a natural-looking result. By performing surgery on the inside of the eyelid he achieves a scarless result.
    • Dr De Silva has many patients of ethnic descent who request eyelid surgery in London, the most popular destination in the world for Middle Eastern patients to have cosmetic surgery.

Ethnic Blepharoplasty includes:

      • Asian Patients
      • Middle Eastern Patients
      • South Asian Patients
      • Afro-Caribbean Patients
      • Mediterranean Patients
  • Dr De Silva specialises in facial surgery and is renowned for delivering natural-looking results using the most innovative and contemporary techniques from Beverley Hills and New York.
  • While eyelid surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries he performs, ethnic Blepharoplasty is technically difficult. Some cosmetic and plastic surgeons do not perform it, but Dr De Silva is a specialist in transforming the eye areas for patients from around the world.
Ethnic Blepharoplasty

Dr De Silva’s technique

  • There is considerable variation in requests for ethnic blepharoplasty, but the key to successful surgery is meeting each patient’s expectations. Thus, Dr De Silva advises patients with specific requirements to bring photographs of eyelids they like.
  • Dr De Silva tailors eyelid surgery to each patient using the most advanced techniques to ensure a natural, long-lasting result.

What type of anaesthesia is used?

Many patients are apprehensive about having general anaesthesia. Dr De Silva has developed an advanced form of sedative anaesthesia, also known as “twilight anaesthesia”—a combination of local and sedative medications.

This sophisticated sedation uses tiny amounts of four to five sedation medications that cumulatively give a relaxing and safe experience. Avoiding the risks and side effects of general anaesthesia the recovery period is much shorter, with most patients going home 30 to 60 minutes following the procedure.

These are the most advanced sedation techniques available, and the optimal option for patients considering eyelid surgery.

Revision Ethnic Blepharoplasty

While this procedure is challenging, over 30% of all Dr De Silva’s patients have undergone previous surgery and are termed revision procedures. Deemed more difficult than primary surgery, with Dr De Silva’s advanced techniques he obtains a good overall appearance and improvements in the symmetry of the eyelids.

Middle Eastern female patient

Dr De Silva and patient safety

  • The intricate anatomy of the eyelids requires precision and should only be undertaken by a specialist.
  • Patient safety is of key importance for all facial plastic surgery, overriding other desires. It is uppermost in Dr De Silva’s mind when he is determining whether surgery is the right procedure for his patients—and he will only perform a procedure if it is safe to do so.
  • Dr De Silva has made appearances on Sky News to talk about the area of patient safety and believes in giving patients all the information about their procedure, including the risks. He talks through the surgery with them and establishes his patients’ goals to ensure the surgery meets their expectations.

What are the risks?

  • The risk of keloid scarring is a risk in patients with darker skin. Dr De Silva’s surgery techniques provide scarless surgery where incisions are made on the inner side of the lower lid (trans-conjunctival).
  • Eyelid surgery requires in-depth knowledge of anatomy and attention to detail, with the difference between success and failure as little as 1mm. Choosing a specialist eyelid surgeon, such as Dr De Silva will ensure you have the best result.

Patient recovery experience

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About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr De Silva is a facial cosmetic surgeon, author, educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to growth factors, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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