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One of the most popular and widely performed procedures is Asian eyelid surgery. This procedure is to address eyelid asymmetries, skin redundancies and ill-defined creases.

I perform Asian blepharoplasty under intravenous sedation anesthesia so you don’t hear or feel anything. I prefer not to use general anesthesia. My surgery for the upper eyelids takes approximately one hour but can certainly take more time. My procedure is customized toward each patient’s needs and will depend largely on your unique anatomy, the differences in the eyelids side to side and, in some instances, your age.


Asian Eyelid Surgery by  Dr. Patrick Sullivan

Am I A Candidate?

Many of our patients have never been happy with the appearance of their eyelids and we look forward to helping them address their concerns.  Also everyone goes through the natural process of aging, and this includes skin aging as well. Skin aging is almost always accompanied by a loss of elasticity. Further, for many people, constant gravitational pull leads to the excessive collection of skin on the upper eyelids. The result may also be the appearance of unsightly bulges and wrinkles. An extra skin fold hanging on your upper lids could make putting on make up difficult as well.  Each of these eye scenarios can be resolved through eyelid surgery.

To be a suitable candidate for blepharoplasty procedure, your health must be in good condition. Our surgical candidates are of all ages because so many people are either genetically predisposed to have eyelid folds or droopy and baggy eyelids that, as time goes on, they are not happy with the surgery.

Our blepharoplasty procedure usually begins with the administration of intravenous sedation. This helps prevent any discomfort that you may otherwise experience during the surgery. I will suggest the most suitable option of sedation in your particular case during the initial consultation. The next step is the incision. In an eyelid surgery, incisions are made in a way that the resulting scars get hidden inside the natural creases of your eyelids.  Our goal is to never have scars be visible.

How Long Is Eyelid Surgery?

An eyelid surgery could last for anywhere between 1 to 3 hours, depending on factors such as the amount of repair that needs to be done and the specific technique I use.

Once the procedure is completed, the lid incisions will be closed with tiny delicate sutures. External sutures are typically removed within days of the surgery.

Return to Work?

One week is around the time that patients are usually able to return to work.

Will I have Scars?

The incisions made during an eyelid surgery usually end up fading very nicely over a period of time and get blended into the natural eyelid creases. Hence, the procedure entails minimal or no visible scarring.


Some of the key benefits of Asian eyelid surgery include the following:


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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

We welcome you. Please come - we are open & here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or an IN PERSON CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at 401-214-5121 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today!

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Dr Sullivan was recently featured in the Providence Journal. With a high demand worldwide for his services, Dr Sullivan adapts to continuing patients' inquiries with virtual consultations.

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