Asian Eyelid Surgery

Until recently, it was believed that the “ideal look” included Western features. However, there has been an increase in the number of Asian individuals in the United States which has shifted the aesthetic standards. Many Asian patients visit Dr. Kwan to learn about ethnic surgeries that can improve their appearance without altering ethnic identity.

Ethnic surgery is one of Dr. Edmund Kwan’s specialties. During his 20 plus years of experience, Dr. Kwan has helped many patients achieve a more attractive look without having to compromise on ethnic features. One popular ethnic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Kwan is Asian eyelid surgery New York City.

Asian individuals often have bulky, fatty eyelids, which can result in the skin around the upper eyelid to hang over. Asian patients can open up the eyes with a procedure called Asian eyelid surgery, which can rid patients of the appearance of “sleepy eyes.” Patients look more well-rested and alert.

Asians also suffer from a veil of skin in the inner segment of the eye. This can make the eyes look far apart or provides a “cross-eyed” appearance. With Asian eyelid surgery New York City, the inner corner of the eye can be opened up. Removing a wedge of skin from the inner corner of the eyelid can help bring back life to the eyes.

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Asian eyelid surgery in the hands of an expert

Asian eyelid surgery in the hands of an expert
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Edmund Kwan has been the aesthetic plastic surgeon Asian patients throughout the New York tri-state area trust for beautiful results.

Dr. Kwan understands the concerns associated with the way Asian eyes have changed over the years. Many patients are uneasy about their appearance and seek his assistance for a boost in their confidence and self-esteem. Along with many other Asian procedures, Dr. Kwan can provide patients with the solutions they need to feel better about the way they look. This can provide patients with a positive outlook in both their business and personal relationships, improving their overall quality of life.

Twenty years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery has given Dr. Kwan the technical expertise and artistic judgment required to make aesthetic changes without altering the patient’s ethnicity. Talk to Dr. Kwan today to get a better understanding of how ethnic surgery can help you look more attractive and feel more appreciative of your roots!


Asian patients who are unhappy with their double eyelids will find that Dr. Edmund Kwan and his team provide reconstructive and cosmetic surgery to address this imperfection. Below are several frequently asked questions about this particular procedure:


Patients with an Asian background may find they have specific attributes that are significant and impact their appearance. In some instances, a patient may not have a natural fold in their upper eyelid. Commonly referred to as a “double eyelid.” Women and men of Asian descent who want to enhance their facial appearance may choose to undergo Asian double eyelid surgery, or “Asian blepharoplasty,” to address this condition.


Any person of Asian descent may find that this eyelid surgery may help them feel more confident with their appearance. Interested patients must book a consultation appointment with Dr. Edmund Kwan for a full evaluation, during which he can determine if a patient is the right candidate for this or other procedures to enhance their natural beauty.


The double eyelid surgery is done quickly and efficiently under the care of Dr. Edmund Kwan. He first ensures patients are comfortable with proper anesthetics and sedation. A small cut is made in the upper lid, and any fat, skin, or excess muscle overhanging the eyelids is removed. The upper eyelid muscle called Levator palpebrae is anchored to the skin to create the natural effect desired. Patients will find that their results, when performed by an experienced professional such as Dr. Edmund Kwan, look completely natural and ensure the preservation of their Asian identity while appropriately addressing the double eyelid.


Patients are encouraged to learn about the recovery process following the Asian double eyelid procedure so they have a full understanding of what to expect. The recovery includes prescription medication that is taken to manage discomfort but is typically needed only during the first few days after the procedure. Patients can expect some swelling and bruising, as this is entirely normal during surgical treatments. Over several months, patients will see the benefits of the final results.


The results will last several decades due to the surgical removal of excess fat, muscle, skin, and creating the double eyelid. The natural aging process may cause changes over time, as aging cannot be avoided but instead delayed with cosmetic surgeries such as this.


Dr. Edmund Kwan strives to provide cosmetic procedures that leave lasting, natural results for patients. Many patients love the ability to change their appearance without having it look as though they had “work done.”


In some instances, Dr. Edmund Kwan sees patients who have had blepharoplasty performed with other medical providers and have been unhappy with the results. He can provide a revision surgery to correct these issues and help patients feel more confident in their final look.


Dr. Edmund Kwan is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who provides a wide range of facial and body procedures for men and women. If you would like to learn more about surgeries such as Asian eyelid surgery, call one of his three office locations to book a consultation visit. He has office locations in New Jersey, Flushing, and Manhattan and is available for new and existing patients.

Why choose Dr. Kwan?

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Dr. Kwan’s ample experience in ethnic surgery has provided him with both the technical expertise and artistic eye to make subtle changes within the boundaries of each patient’s ethnicity. It is also essential that such changes be in balance with the remaining facial and body features and structure. Over twenty years of experience and technical competence make such issues a matter of simple judgment for Dr. Kwan. Dr. Kwan is one of the very few doctors in the USA who performs these surgeries and offers exceptional services to those who are considering Asian rhinoplasty or other facial or body procedures. Don’t let the 5th Avenue NYC address intimidate you! Dr. Kwan and his work are not expensive, and instead are affordable and comparable in cost with other area plastic surgeons, but with quality work and with a doctor who is an expert in ethnic surgeries. Dr. Edmund Kwan also has board certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, ensuring that he has the skills and education to perform cosmetic procedures properly. Many patients find that with years of experience comes amazing, beautiful, quality results from every surgery provided by Dr. Kwan and his team!

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Learn more about ways to enhance your appearance with Asian eyelid surgery

Dr. Edmund Kwan specializes in providing surgical procedures to ensure a more attractive appearance and improved balance to the facial structures. Call for a consultation appointment today to determine if you are a candidate for Asian eyelid surgery! Three convenient office locations are available within the areas of New Jersey, Flushing, and Manhattan.

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Manhattan: (212) 734 4488
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New Jersey: (201) 947 3636
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Dr. Edmund Kwan, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon in New York specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr Kwan is committed to performing non surgical and surgical procedures to help his patients restore a more youthful appearance with natural and beautiful results. Connect with Dr. Edmund Kwan, M.D. on Linkedin