How is the eyelid fold surgery done?

Patients of Asian descent are often interested in learning more about eyelid fold surgery. Asians are known for having puffy eyelids or large folds. Dr. Edmund Kwan of the New York City and New Jersey areas can help patients in achieving a more beautiful appearance by performing eyelid fold surgery. Many patients interested in having this procedure done want to learn more about how it is completed.

An eyelid fold surgery is performed by making a small incision in the upper eyelid. This is called the incision technique. An actual cut is made across and the levator muscle is attached to the skin. Therefore, when the eye opens, it pulls on that part and the eyelid fold appears. This is done on both sides, and once the eyelid fold is made, it is mostly permanent.

The size of the fold will depend on where the fold is put and where the incision is made. For a bigger fold, the cut will have to be made higher. There is another technique called the non-incision technique where three very small punctures are made. Through these punctures, three stitches are put inside, which give the fold. This non-incision procedure is less permanent and the folds can disappear within a year or two.

In Dr. Kwan's view, most patients are candidates for incision technique. The scars in the upper eyelid area are practically invisible. This procedure requires patients to consider approximately two weeks of recovery time, and expect noticeable results after one month from the procedure date.

Patients of Asian ethnicity who are interested in learning about the ways in which eyelid fold surgery can improve their appearance are encouraged to speak with Dr. Edmund Kwan to educate themselves on the benefits and risks associated with such reconstructive treatment. A consultation visit with a physical examination is the best way to determine candidacy for this or any other surgical procedure offered through his practice. Many patients are excited to learn that eyelid fold surgery can drastically enhance their natural beauty and allow them to feel self-confidence in their own skin!

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    The staff treated me very kindly, with respect and genuine smiles. Dr Kwan is a real professional in my opinion. He took the time to listen to my story, addressed my concerns and took his time to walk me through the process and give me his opinion and explanation on his recommendation. I had my surgery in his practice and we went over everything again before I met up with the anesthesiologist, who was equally as nice and professional as everyone else at his practice. We started counting bikes ... and after bike #6 I fell a sleep. When I woke up, he was there to tell me I did great and before I knew it I was in a taxi cab back home with my best friend who came to pick me up. So I don't know if this is typical, but I had no pain whatsoever after the surgery. . I am very very happy with the results. Dr Kwan did an amazing job and I couldn't be more pleased.
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    I have been using Dr Kwan for over 10 years now. I have had many different procedures and all of them have turned out great. One of the breast augmentations had a crimp in the left breast and he had no problem going in to revise it to assure my satisfaction. I have always liked the way he answers each of my concerns and we go over everything for each procedure I've done several times to assure we are on the same page :) Take a list of any questions or concerns an I guarantee you will love your results no matter what procedure he is doing for you! .
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