Lawrence G. Kass M.D.




St. Petersburg / Clearwater

Asian Eyes - The Double Eyelid Surgery

(Asian Blepharoplasty)

The most popular cosmetic procedure Dr. Kass performs on Asian patients is the Asian Double Eyelid Surgery (Asian Blepharoplasty).

Most Asians have a "single eyelid" resulting in a relatively narrow eye aperture. The Asian Blepharoplasty creates a "double upper eyelid" with a well defined lid crease, and opens up the aperture of the eye, creating a look of alertness and beauty.

Dr. Kass also understands the particular wants and special needs of his Asian patients, such as the importance of creating a natural appearing eyelid which is just the right size, not too wide and not too narrow. For the lower lids, Dr. Kass achieves a pleasing reduction in the noticeable bulging of orbital fat and in the dark under eye circles which may be cosmetically unappealing.

In the before photos a young Asian woman is wearing clear tape on her upper eyelids to give the appearance of eyelid creases. Here is the same young woman after Dr. Kass performed his innovative and painless Double Eyelid Surgery as an office procedure. Now she no longer wears tape on her eyelids. Note the pleasing, natural, and symmetrical eyelid creases.

When comparing Asian eyelids with Caucasian creases it is clear that many people of Asian descent (whether they are Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese or Japanese) have little or no creases above the eyes. The intention of this operation is to create such a crease. Whereas Caucasian eyelid surgery is generally done on people in their thirties and the forties, Asian Blepharoplasty may be performed in younger age groups, even in teens who want to look more Western.

Why choose Dr. Kass?

If you are thinking of having the Double Eyelid Surgery or Asian Blepharoplasty, it is absolutely essential for you to do your homework if you want to obtain a beautiful result. Make sure that you search for a surgeon who is familiar with the Asian face and has done this procedure many times before. This is critical as an Asian Blepharoplasty is not like normal Eyelid surgery.

The normal eyelid surgery is subtractive as only the excess skin and fat is removed whereas in the case of the Asian Blepharoplasty the surgical procedure is additive in order to create a new crease where none presently exists. Superior results can only be achieved if the surgeon is intimately familiar with the anatomic differences between the Caucasian and the Asian eyelids.

For this procedure, there is no higher level of physician specialization than the American Society of Oculo-Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). As a member of this select group, Dr. Kass has performed thousands of eyelid cases in his illustrious career. Dr. Kass understands the uniqueness of the anatomy of the Asian eyelids, as well as the goals of the Asian patient desiring blepharoplasty. Thus, he is very aware of the significant anatomic difference between performing blepharoplasty in Asian patients versus blepharoplasty in Caucasians.

After almost 27 years in clinical practice in the same office location, Dr. Kass has perfected his innovative and sophisticated approach to the double eyelid surgery. In his skilled hands, you can be assured that you will receive:

  • Virtually scarless folds
  • Naturalness to the creases
  • Fast recovery

If you are considering Asian Blepharoplasty or the Double Eyelid Surgery, why not call the surgeon with the greatest experience in this field? Would you really trust your face to anyone else?

Here Is What Some Of Our Clients Are Saying:

Published: June 30, 2013
This is a Physician that knows his stuff. After seeing his qualifications, I called his office to make an appointment. I was not only impressed with his staff that was kind and informative, and even answered the phone, but after meeting him and spend...[Read More]
L. Victoria

Published: June 18, 2013
When I called for an appointment, I was helped in a prompt manner and was given an appointment within the week for my consultation. Dr Kass took the time I needed and explained all procedures with me and all the details, He was very professional, in ...[Read More]
Sarah A.

Published: June 17, 2013
I did extensive research prior to using Dr. Kass. He was well accredited and known for his excellent work. I first found Dr. Kass while researching specifically plastic surgery for the eyes. I did extensive research prior to using him. He was well ac...[Read More]
Sherry J.

Published: June 2, 2013
I was very pleased when I approached Dr Kass about my having my eyelids done. He was very professional and explained all procedures with me. He is a very positive and professional physician and you immediately develop a real comfort level with him. H...[Read More]
D. Mar

Published: May 30, 2013
Dr Kass removed several large skin tags from neck. My wife and I are so glad that he did! He spent a good amount of time with me and answered all of my questions. I had no discomfort during the removal and no scaring after I healed! Dr Kass` friendly...[Read More]
J. Brown