Written by Dr. Julian De Silva

  • The ethnic eyelid is anatomically different to the European eyelid. These differences are related to the underlying facial anatomy including the thickness of the skin, underlying subcutaneous fat, shape and support of eyelids, shape and dimensions of underlying bones.
  • The ethnic eyelid can have a variety of anatomical variations, typically these include a relatively full brow, fine upper eyelid show, lines in the lower eyelid with or without bags and variable dark rings and facial lines. These characteristic changes usually occur as a consequence of facial ageing; however, genetics also has an important role. Some younger patients present with lines or swelling around their eyelids from their twenties. These genetic changes can give an older or more tired appearance. Dr De Silva uses techniques ensure a natural looking result, scar less surgery by hiding scars on the inside of the eyelid.
  • Dr De Silva has a large number of patients of ethnic descent who request eyelid surgery in London, the most popular destination for Middle Eastern patients to have cosmetic surgery in the world.
  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty includes:
    • Asian Blepharoplasty
    • Middle Eastern Blepharoplasty
    • South Asian Blepharoplasty
    • Afro-Caribbean Blepharoplasty
    • Mediterranean Blepharoplasty
  • Dr De Silva specialises in the face only; he is known for natural looking results and uses the most innovative and contemporary techniques from Beverley Hills and New York. Blepharoplasty is one the most common cosmetic surgery he performs, ethnic Blepharoplasty is considered to be technically a difficult procedure, which is why some cosmetic and plastic surgeons do not perform the procedure.
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Dr De Silva’s Blepharoplasty Technique

Dr De Silva tailors each eyelid surgery to the individual patient. Key to a successful surgery is achieving each individual’s expectations. There is considerable variation in requests for ethnic blepharoplasty and Dr De Silva advises patients with specific requirements to bring photographs of eyelids they like. Dr De Silva utilises 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,” which is 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 avoid the risks and side effects of general anaesthesia. A much shorter recovery period than general anaesthesia, with most patients able to leave 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

Ethnic blepharoplasty is regarded as a challenging aspect of eyelid surgery as the degree of detail is fine and aspects including asymmetry are often present. Over 30% of all Dr De Silva’s patients have undergoing previous surgery and are termed revision procedures. Although more challenging than primary surgery often with Dr De Silva’s advanced techniques the overall appearance and symmetry of the eyelids can be improved.

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Dr. De Silva and patient safety

Patient safety is of key importance for all facial plastic surgery. The intricate anatomy of the eyelids requires precision and care. Dr De Silva is a keen advocate of patient safety and has championed the need for patient safety on Sky news

Patient recovery experience

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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 and plastic surgeon, author, global 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 regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, 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 regenerative 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. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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