Asian Blepharoplasty


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All consultation fees are $250. They are reimbursed if you go ahead with blepharoplasty surgery with us.


This patient had excessive upper eyelid skin which was removed, bulging fats removed, and new small and natural double eyelids created. This procedure is Asian Blepharoplasty. The cost is $3,950.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Peter Kim is widely recognised as an expert in Asian upper blepharoplasty and stands among the most experienced doctors in performing this specialised procedure. <Click here to read more about the credential>.

There are two types of Asian Blepharoplaties.

There are two popular types of Blepharoplasties among Asians. 
Asian Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift Surgery) is primarily for mature Asians. This post is about Eyelid Lift Surgery. 
double eyelid surgery is another type primarily for younger Asians aiming to create or reshape double eyelids. <Click here to read more about the double eyelid surgery>.

The Aim of Asian Blepharoplasty

The primary goal of Asian blepharoplasty is to create an attractive and aesthetically pleasing upper lid crease (double eyelid).

In mature Asians, the aim is to give the upper eyelid a lift.

The eyelid can be lifted by removing the sagging skin at the level of the upper lid crease (upper blepharoplasty) or by lifting the skin from just below the eyebrow (sub-brow lift).

This diagram shows two surgeries: upper blepharoplasty and sub-brow lift. They can be performed in isolation or combination.

Alternately, two procedures can be combined at the same time, to produce the most natural double eyelids. This procedure is called “Combined upper blepharoplasty and sub-brow lift”. < read more about Dr Kim’s published paper on this topic>.

Which technique is best for me?

That depends on the type of eyelid shape you desire and Dr Kim will advise you after the consultation. 

Consultation is where you will receive customized and personalized advice relevant and specific to you.

When you come in to see Dr. Kim, he will take your instructions and create several double eyelid shapes that suit you.

The photo on the left shows the original eye, while the photo on the right depicts the predicted eyelid shape after the surgery.

This patient was offered two choices. (left) before (middle) predicted outcome after upper blepharoplasty (right) predicted outcome after combined sub-brow lift and upper blepharoplasty.
Once the patient has decided on their desired eyelid shape, Dr. Kim will advise you on how to achieve it. Options include:
– Standard upper blepharoplasty
– Standard sub-brow lift
– Combination of upper blepharoplasty and sub-brow lift
– Thread lift

Before After Photos

All blepharoplasties showcased on this webpage are results achieved by Dr. Kim. We have performed more Asian blepharoplasty than any other doctor in Australia.

This lady had brow lift and upper blepharoplasty to produce a natural-looking Asian eyelids.
Sub-Brow Lift & Asian Blepharoplasty
When sagging upper eyelid skin is caused by the heavy eyebrows, the best solution is to lift the upper eyelid skin from eyebrow.
This is called sub-brow lifting and Dr Kim has published his technque in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery titled “Combined Sub-Brow Lift and Upper Blepharoplasty to Minimize the Supratarsal Fold Thickness and Lateral Hooding: A Concept and Review of Cases”.
In those with heavy eyerbows, it can produce a more naturally appearing results.

Following are some of the results.

The cost for subrow lift is $4,000
What does the surgery involve?
Double eyelid surgeries are a popular surgical procedure for Asians who wish to create or reshape their double eyelids. It is Dr Kim’s intention to create the double eyelids non surgically whenever possible.
A surgery is required where there is excess skin hooding and where fat removal is desirable.
It is a procedure in which the upper eyelid crease is created or reshaped by removal of excess skin, removal of fat, creating double eyelids and stitching the skin. In some patients, where there is droopy eyebrows, sub-brow lifting will be recommended at the same time.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and usually takes about 60 minutes. It can be done in our clinic.
The result is permanent.
A consultation is essential to determine whether you may benefit from it, which procedure you require and to ensure that Dr. Kim can meet your expectations.
Post Op Recovery

This patient had Asian upper blepharoplasty lift surgery.

This patient had Asian upper blepharoplasty lift surgery.

This patient had upper blepharoplasty lift surgery.

This patient had Asian upper blepharoplasty lift surgery.

This patient had non surgical double eyelid stitch called the durable suture technique. Results are before, 1 week, 6 weeks and 3mths. 

This photo demonstrates the post operative recovery following sub brow lift and upper blepharoplasty.


There are a number of complications that are generally associated with all surgeries, and some specific to upper blepharoplasty. Most complications are temporary and heal spontaneously.

Some of the things that could go wrong are:

  • scarring is unavoidable (we place the scar in the crease to make it less perceptible)
  • pain (usually paracetamol is sufficient),
  • prolonged swelling lasting for months and in rare event upto a year,
  • bleeding after discharge (need to return to the clinic to stop the bleed),
  • assymetry (10% normal) requiring correction,
  • abnormal scars (requiring scar injections and other corrections),
  • blurred vision (usually few days due to swelling),
  • dry eyes (need some lubricating eyedrops),
  • over and under correction (careful planning to avoid this),
  • not meeting patient’s expectations,  
  • infection (we routinely give antibiotics),
  • allergic reaction,
  • double eyelids gets undone,
  • We are not aware of any cases of blindness and death from blepharoplasties performed under local anaesthesia as these complications are usually related to the general anaesthesia. Under general anaesthesia, these complications were reported.
Our Expertise

Dr Peter Kim has published numerous papers on the topic of Asian Double Eyelid Surgery and blepharoplasty.

Ahn JT, Sang-Hui Kim P. Combined Sub-Brow Lift and Upper Blepharoplasty to Minimize the Supratarsal Fold Thickness and Lateral Hooding: A Concept and Review of Cases. The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. July 2022. 

  • Abstract

    Despite upper blepharoplasty being the most popular periorbital rejuvenation surgical procedure, in Asians with moderate to severe blepharochalasis, the occurrence of postoperative puffy supratarsal fold (double eyelid) and residual lateral hooding is not uncommon. A qualitative retrospective analysis of before and after photos of 268 cases of combined sub-brow lift and upper blepharoplasty was done. A substantial number of cases had satisfying supratarsal fold thickness and improvement in lateral hooding. A combined sub-brow lift and upper blepharoplasty is an effective method to reduce the supratarsal fold thickness and lateral hooding in Asians with moderate to severe blepharochalasis.

Durable Suture Technique: A Simple and Versatile Nonsurgical Technique to Create/Reshape Double Eyelid in Asians. The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Jan 2023. 

  • Abstract
    Nonincisional double-eyelid plasty, the Durable Suture Technique, is a popular nonsurgical procedure for creating double eyelids on monolids. We report cases where the Durable Suture Technique was successfully applied to other Asian cosmetic eyelid indications. A series of before-and-after photos of patients who underwent the Durable Suture Technique were shown to demonstrate that it is effective in reshaping and rejuvenating the double eyelids, as well as treating post-blepharoplasty complications. The rationale for applying the Durable Suture Technique in the above nonstandard indications was discussed. The Durable Suture Technique is a versatile, nonsurgical cosmetic eyelid enhancement procedure in Asians.

T epicanthoplasty: New Surgical Treatment of Asian Mongolian Fold. Journal of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine. 2010; 5 (1):58-62.

  • Abstract:
    Epicanthal fold (Mongolian Fold) is a unique feature of the Asian eye. It is present in the majority of Asians and is frequently and culturally seen as being aesthetically displeasing. There are numerous epicanthoplasty techniques reported in the literature that have been shown to be effective. However, they are technically difficult, complex in design, and not simple to learn. T-epicanthoplasty is a surgical approach to correct Mongolian folds using transposition micro-flap surgery for the epicanthal fold. It is simple to learn and offers an effective solution to the treatment of this common Asian cosmetic concern.

As per Good Medical Practice Guideline, we would like to notify you that:

  • Any surgical, invasive, nonsurgical, or laser procedure carries risks.

  • Complications do and can occur.

  • Previous success is not a promissory indication of future success.

  • Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

  • All before and after photos on this site are Dr Peter Kim’s work.

  • Copyrights reserved by Dr Peter Kim.

The next step

The cost for Asian Blepharoplasty is $3,950, Sub-Brow Lift is $4,500, and Thread Lift is $3,450.

The consultation fee is $250, which reimbursed if you go ahead with the surgery with us.

If you have any questions or concerns about double eyelid surgery, please contact us. To book an appointment, call 9411 4880.

Dr. Kim has helped hundreds of patients achieve their desired results. We would be happy to discuss the procedure with you in more detail and answer any questions you may have.

Mandatory two consultations are required before the surgery, along with a cooling-off period, a Body Dysmorphic Disorder Assessment, and a referral from your GP.

General information about blepharoplasty can be found on this webpage. During the consultation, our doctor will provide you with specific advice after reviewing your case. This is why the consultation is important.

For your convenience, Dr. Kim consults at Chatswood, Eastwood, and Cabramatta.