IamA 23yo girl who had asian double eyelid surgery and lower blepharoplasty - AMA!
A couple weeks ago I had the asian double eyelid surgery and a lower fat-repositioning blepharoplasty. Here is a brief series of photos before & after the surgery: two weeks' progress
My lids used to be so heavy they covered half my pupils, as you can see in the very first photo in the series above. Interestingly enough, I never actually looked like the first photo, because I always kept my brows lifted up high. This is what I used to look like, with brows raised 24/7: http://imgur.com/c4YnIj0 (Not a head-on shot, but this was the best photo that showed my eyes close up with minimal makeup). Keeping my brows lifted like that gave me some intense tension headaches.
The lower bleph, which does not have as familiar a name, is to remove the bags under your eyes that make you look tired even when you're not. Unlike dark circles, the bags can't be hidden with concealer, which is why I decided to get them removed once and for all!
Ask me anything!
My Proof: http://imgur.com/elX4NAp
People have asked for what my eye look like closed, here it is http://imgur.com/a/qCH4w
Some people have asked for what lower blepharoplasty is like. My doctor offered me two choices: fat removal, or fat repositioning. Fat removal is just removing the fat in the bags under your eyes. Fat repositioning is taking the fat from the bags and then pushing it toward your tear trough to make the underside of your lids have more volume.
Self-diagnosis for a good candidate that I found online involves pressing your cheeks upwards, sort of like how your cheeks become more prominent when you laugh. If that alleviates shadows under your eyes, it's likely you'll benefit from lower blepharoplasty.
From other reviews of the procedure on the Internet, I learned the fat repositioning is better, since fat goes away with age anyway, and without volume under your eyes, you can have a sunken look. IMO the sunken look is pretty wasted-looking, whereas eyebags just look tired.
Edit 2: Some have asked how it feels compared to before the surgery. Well, it's like working out with 5lb weights for a while and then letting go. Suddenly it feels like your arms are weightless. Exactly this, but for my eyelids.