Listed in "San
as one of the Best Cosmetic Surgeons in the
San Francisco Bay Area.
Zandi has over 30 years of experience
performing cosmetic surgeries on Asians in
the Bay Area and
understands the special needs and
considerations that go into enhancing your appearance.
Cosmetic Surgery for Asian Single Eyelids
Most Asians have single eyelids
that lack a fold on the upper
eyelid. An Asian blepharoplasty or double
eyelid surgery performed by a
top Bay Area cosmetic surgeon
can make your eyes look larger
and more attractive. Dr.
Zandi's innovative eyelid
surgery techniques can give
you a natural looking fold. Call our
Bay Area cosmetic surgery
center today for a free
private consultation with Dr. Zandi.
is a Good Candidate?
who has any one or combination of the following:
fold on the upper eyelid (single
of the skin of the upper eyelids.
on upper and lower eyelids.
around the eyes can be caused by pigmentation
changes in the skin and may be improved
by bleaching solutions or chemical
peel. When they are an illusion
caused by excess puffiness, they can
be improved by eyelid surgery..
Occasionally sagging of the eyebrows
can exaggerate the droopy appearance
of the upper eyelids. In this situation,
a brow lift is recommended. (See Brow
Lift or Forehead Lift Procedure)
your initial consultation you will discuss
with Dr. Zandi your past and
present medical conditions and current
medications. He should be made aware
if you have hypertension, thyroid problems,
diabetes or if you may be pregnant. It
is of utmost importance for the surgeon
to know if you have a condition called
"dry eyes" so he can prevent
complications with the use of artificial tear
drops or eye creams. You should reveal
any past surgeries, personal habits such
as smoking and drinking, or any
allergies to medications. A physical
examination will be performed and
preoperative photographs will be taken.
You may be shown before and after
photographs. Lab tests, x-rays or EKG may
be ordered depending on your general
health. At the conclusion of the
consultation and physical examination, the
fees will be discussed with you by the
doctor and his staff. A translator and
transportation can be provided upon request.
all non-prescriptive medication, diet
pills, herbs, and garlic two weeks before
It is advisable to stop smoking two
weeks prior to and two weeks following
surgery. Do not drink any alcoholic
beverage two days prior to and one week
Avoid taking aspirin
containing products such as Advil and
avoid garlic and garlic products two
weeks prior to surgery. These products
can prolong bleeding and increase bruising.
Tylenol may be taken during this period.
For a period of two days before
surgery, wash your face, neck, chest, scalp
and hair for 15 minutes twice a day
with Betadine soap. An additional wash
should be done right before the surgery.
You may wear regular make up or skin
care products following these washes,
except the last wash before surgery,
when no make-up or skin care products
should be used. Do not eat or drink
anything after midnight before surgery.
You may, however, take prescription
medication with a small amount of water
and brush your teeth the morning of
surgery. Wear a loose fitting shirt or
garment that does not pull over your
head when coming for surgery.
Do not wear jewelry or bring valuables.
Please plan to have someone bring you
to and take you home from the surgical
facility and stay with you the first
24 hours. Notify the office staff of
this person's name and his or her telephone
number prior to surgery.
Have all prescriptions filled a few
days before surgery so they will be available
when you arrive home from surgery.
Unlike double eyelids, single eyelids lack
a connection between the eyelid skin and
the muscle that opens the eye. Asian
double eyelid surgery removes excess loose
skin and fatty tissue causing puffiness
and connects the muscle and skin to create
a fold. Asian upper eyelid surgery
requires specialized techniques, but lower
eyelid puffiness can be corrected with the
same procedure used for Caucasians:
through an incision below the lashline or
through an internal incision in the inner
portion of the lower eyelid that leaves no
visible scar. Surgery on both upper and
lower eyelids in Asians may be performed
at the same time, taking approximately 1.5
hours. You may be discharged about two
hours after surgery. No bandage is
with your head elevated on two or more
pillows the evening after surgery.
is of utmost importance to lubricate the eyes with
a lubricant such
as Lacrilube before sleeping. There will
be sutures and tape on the eyelid. A
slight fever and some bleeding or
oozing from the surgical site in the
first few days after surgery are
normal. You will have an appointment to
have the sutures removed in three to seven
days. Use of ice packs is optional.
up can be worn one week following surgery
after the sutures are removed. Social
activity can be resumed around the same
time, or when swelling and bruising have
subsided. You may return to work after
one week; traveling is allowed after two
or three weeks. Driving is allowed after
3 or 4 days providing you do not use Lacrilube
before driving, which may cause temporary
You are encouraged to call the office if
you have any questions.
Asian eyelid surgery fees are customarily
paid two weeks prior to surgery to
ensure the patient is sincere in his or
her motivation. The fees include the
cosmetic surgeon's fee, the facility
charge for a private and fully
accredited Bay Area cosmetic surgery
center, and the anesthesiologist or
certified nurse anesthetist's fee, if
general anesthesia is used. Also
included are any laboratory tests
performed in the office, or use of
Insurance plans rarely cover cosmetic
surgery, but please feel free to ask the
office staff if you have any questions
in that regard.
We understand that the decision to
undergo Asian double eyelid surgery is a
major one, and we are here to address
your concerns and questions. Please call
our cosmetic surgery center near San
Jose to talk to knowledgeable
staff or to set up a free private
consultation about your specific
procedure. Dr. Zandi is a top-rated,
board certified Bay Area cosmetic
surgeon whose Asian eyelid surgery patients come from all
over the greater San Jose and San