This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on all non-Caucasian ethnic facial enhancement, including African, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, etc. (General rhinoplasty questions can be addressed here or in the Rhinoplasty Forum.)
I really want this procedure done but I am still hesitant about doing it. I have full confidence in you but I am worry about the what if's. What if the incision gets infected. I'm from out of town so what steps will be taken? What if the sutures pop? What if the scars are visible? What if the line isn't a perfect line? What if it doesn't come out the way I thought it would? All these questions run through my head. My biggest fear is I don't want it to look like I had it done or the lines to look all blotchy. I've seen young women who had theirs done by a different doctor and their crease came out lumpy and not straight.
I certainly understand your fears. I would recommend if you are from out of town to stay the full week to reassure you "if a suture pops" that I can take care of you. Understand that after a week, ALL SUTURES are removed (preferably by me). You have no permanent sutures. Of course, you could have a visible scar but I am truly not worried about that. I do very good work. Take your time to decide. When you are ready, so am I.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
Another question I have along with these questions that was asked to you Dr. Lam is there are some people that had this procedure that are unable to close their eyes completely. Is that a common side effect of getting the asian eyelid surgery? Is there anything different a plastic surgeon would do to avoid that from happening?
wow, that is frightening. that sounds like old time double eyelids for older individuals, overaggressive "Westernization" with high cut creases (ouch!). asian eyelid surgery is NOT a skin operation. therefore, removing skin should not be the objective. i don't even have eyelid closure problems with my standard eyelid procedures for aging. that is because i also don't believe in removing a lot of eyelid skin for aging. bottom line: NO!!!!!!!!!!! I guess anything is possible, but I simply cannot even begin to imagine it. best, sml
I know you mentioned asymmetry is unavoidable sometimes and it's kinda naturally there in everyone (or something to that point), what would you say the percentage is for asymmetry in your results. Can it be corrected with revision? What is easier to correct/fix - too high of a crease or too low of a crease?