Orange County’s Best Eyelid Surgery Center

Everyone has their own ideal for what they consider beautiful. One way to add a level of dynamic shape and contour to your appearance is through Asian eyelid surgery. Also called Asian blepharoplasty, double eyelid surgery or eyelid crease surgery, this treatment subtly adds or enhances a natural crease to your eyelid for a more defined and beautiful look. 

As an eyelid specialist. Dr. Joseph works closely with each patient to customize the perfect treatment for them. We tailor your Asian eyelid surgery to specifically match your unique goals and needs.

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Asian blepharoplasty is a detailed procedure to address the unique features of the Asian eyelid. Asian eyelids have different and unique anatomy than other eyelids. Dr. Joseph’s experience gives him an intricate understanding of the many unique anatomic features of the Asian eyelid. As an oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph focuses on double eyelid surgery and performs this procedure routinely.

Our aim is to achieve a new aesthetic balance by adding the dynamic feature of a double eyelid to your appearance. During your consultation, we will consider any pre-existing creases or folds, as well as the amount of skin in your upper eyelids. We take into account your specific eyelid features and what your idea of an attractive eyelid looks like. We keep you informed the whole way through, so you can rest assured you will get the results you want.

The goal of Asian blepharoplasty is to create a natural-looking, symmetric asian eyelid crease. Patients choose to have Asian double eyelid surgery because they naturally have a single eyelid or “monolid” or possibly want to improve the shape or symmetry of their current eyelid fold. While various techniques may be offered here in Southern California, Dr. Joseph prefers to use an incisional technique to reliably create the eyelid crease or fold. This fold will be constructed in such a way as to maintain the patient’s natural appearance, and avoid creating a “Westernized” eyelid, where the double eyelid looks artificially high and not in balance with the other facial features.  

Dr. Joseph believes that less can often be more. And the best results often come about from the subtlest targeted changes.


A large percentage of Asian people have either a poorly formed or absent eyelid crease or fold. This is often called a single eyelid fold or “monolid”. In addition, differences are found in the location and amount of eyelid fat and the features of the eyelid lifting muscle (the levator muscle).

Complete understanding of these features is essential to create a reliable and pleasing result. If eyelid surgery is approached the same way in an Asian eyelid as in a Caucasian eyelid, the result will yield an unnatural crease and appearance.  Instead, Dr. Joseph works with your natural features to create a unique look that is entirely you.


There are a variety of different forms an eyelid crease can take. In some cases, there is no visible crease. This is the case for around half of the Asian population. For many others, the crease is set about 2 mm above the eyelashes, and for others still, it's around 6mm above. Most patients looking for a double eyelid surgery fall into the first category and are looking to have an eyelid crease that matches those in the other two categories. During our consultation, Dr. Joseph will show you examples of different eyelid creases and previous double eyelid surgeries so you can decide on the procedure that's right for you.   Some patients desire a lower crease height than others, and some patients prefer what's known as a "nasally tapered crease" or a "parallel crease. The former is an instance in which a crease tapers as it approaches the nose, as opposed to the latter, where the crease follows the shape of the eyelid. The parallel crease is more common in men. In addition, some patients prefer what's known as a "slight lateral flare" in their crease.  

In all cases, the incision made to create the crease is hidden under the natural fold, so no one will even know you had the procedure. So rest assured, when you ask for a double eyelid surgery at OC Oculoplastic, Dr. Joseph will go over everything with you to ensure you are getting all of your questions answered.


This surgery can benefit any patient who wants to add a subtle crease to their eyelids. During your consultation, Dr. Joseph will work with you to design a procedure that perfectly matches your goals.

We understand that everyone has a different anatomy and different goals. That is why every single surgery is fully tailored to match you.


Surgeons from different specialties may offer double eyelid surgery to their patients. As an oculofacial plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic eyelid surgery, Dr. Joseph focuses his practice on this area and this type of surgery. This enables Dr. Joseph to tailor your Asian eyelid surgery to your specific needs and goals.

This surgery can be performed with minimal anesthetic. Often only a local anesthetic is needed. If desired, sedatives delivered intravenously by an anesthesiologist can be used to maximize comfort and relaxation.Dr. Joseph will discuss all of your options for your double eyelid surgery with you during your consultation.

Asian double eyelid surgery is a safe and effective way to enhance the appearance of the eyes while maintaining the natural beauty of the Asian eyelid. With the right surgeon and proper post-operative care, you can achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results that enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. During your consultation with Dr. Joseph in his Newport Beach office, you will learn about his unique experience with asian blepharoplasty, and discuss your individual goals. Together you will develop a plan to maximize your results.

Before & After
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Similar to other eyelid surgeries, you can expect a recovery period of about 1-2 weeks. During this time, we will provide you with a full list of instructions to ensure optimal recovery and results. Most patients take at least a week off from work to give their body time to recover. After all, rest is often the most important factor in a swift recovery.
There will be some discomfort and swelling. But you can usually treat this with over-the-counter pain medication and anti-inflammatories. However, if you have any concerns about your recovery period, be sure to voice them. We will work with you to provide a solution.
The good news is that once you heal, your results will be permanent. You will be able to enjoy your new look for the rest of your life!

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If you are ready to add a new level to your look, contact us today. Schedule your consultation to take the first step toward reaching your aesthetic goals.
During your consultation with Dr. Joseph in his Newport Beach office, you will learn about his unique experience with Asian blepharoplasty, and discuss your individual goals. Together you will develop a plan to maximize your results. Call us today to learn more about what we can do for you.