Dr. Jill Hessler is a talented plastic surgeon who has focused her practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery. As a result, she is able to confidently offer some of the latest, most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments. In addition, she has extensive experience performing specialized facial plastic surgery procedures, such as Asian blepharoplasty.
Minimal incision double eyelid surgery
During the minimal incision double lid surgery, Dr. Hessler creates very small (6-8 mm.) incisions in the middle of the eyelids. She uses these openings to carefully re-arrange the underlying eyelid structure so as to create a fold. Because of the fundamental changes to the eyelid structure, the crease is permanent and dynamic. It is visible only when the eye is open.
The main advantage of the incision double eyelid surgery is that it creates a permanent eyelid crease. Because the crease is dynamic, it also appears more natural than the crease created through the no-incision method (below). In addition, the incision allows Dr. Hessler to remove any redundant skin or fatty tissue, which is important for many older patients who wish to also rejuvenate their eye appearance. Finally, the incisions allow Dr. Hessler to fully customize the eyelid creases and folds so that they beautifully complement each patient’s eyes and face.
The main disadvantage of the minimal-incision double eyelid surgery is that the recovery takes slightly longer than recovery after the no-incision technique. Generally, most incision Asian blepharoplasty patients recover within 7 to 10 days, while no-incision patients generally recover within 5 to 7 days. Typically, the incision Asian blepharoplasty is recommended for mature patients who desire a pronounced change in the eyelid appearance, combined with the rejuvenation of the eye area.