Ethnic Blepharoplasty Surgery
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.
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.
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