8 West Cosmetic Surgery

8 West Cosmetic Surgery

September 21, 2011 09:00 ET

Undergoing Double Eyelid Surgery-Tips from Eyelid Surgeon and Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2011) -

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Double eyelid surgery (also called Asian eyelid surgery) is a cosmetic eyelid procedure that creates a natural looking, permanent crease in the upper eyelids, making the eyes look more open and larger. Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, the founder of 8 West Cosmetic Surgery in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is a Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who has been performing double eyelid surgery on Asian patients for over ten years.

"Double (Asian) eyelid surgery is designed to create a crease in patients who don't have one. And what that does is create a more open appearance to the eyes, better expose the eyelashes and reduce puffiness," Dr. Buonassisi said. "One of the most exciting parts of the consultation is what I like to call 'designing the crease.' Patients who opt for the Incisional Technique can choose their new crease height and shape – including how the crease tapers into the inside and outside corners of the eyes."

Dr. Buonassisi suggests the following to people considering Asian eyelid surgery:

  1. Make sure you've done your research on double eyelid surgery, and are aware of the different techniques that are available. The Suture Technique has a shorter recovery time but the results may be temporary. A small percentage of people experience breakage of the suture and loss of the crease. Also, there is less ability to control the height and shape of the new crease with the Suture Technique.
  2. Make sure that part of your consultation includes a discussion of the height and shape of your new crease; whether you want an inside or outside eyelid fold; and what works with your face. Every patient's facial structure is different, and the shape of the new crease can change your overall look. Some types of creases look more natural than others.
  3. Ask your eyelid surgeon to show you before and after photos of previous patients who have gone through double eyelid surgery so you can get a visual idea of what the results you achieve will look like.

For a comprehensive comparison of the Incisional Technique and the Suture Technique, and to learn about your crease height and shape options, visit 8 West Cosmetic Surgery's informative online guide that includes an educational video discussing Asian eyelid surgery, as well as a comprehensive overview of the surgery, crease variations, and what to expect during the recovery period.

To learn more about 8 West Cosmetic Surgery, or to book a consultation, please visit http://www.8west.ca.

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