There are many people, especially of Asian descent, that want larger, more open, eyes. In Asian countries, this specialized plastic surgery is common at plastic surgery clinics, but it can also be performed in the U.S. Referred to as epicanthoplasty or Asian eyelid surgery, this delicate procedure can create larger eyes for those that prefer this appearance, but it is best performed by a oculoplastic surgeon.
Epicanthoplasty is not performed to create a “Caucasian” eye. Instead, many patients want to retain the shape and ethnicity of their eyes, just with a larger appearance. The epicanthal fold that makes some Asian eyes look smaller, closer together or even cross-eyed can be carefully trimmed to open up the eye. This can help the patient look more alert and energetic – for some, it can also help improve their vision. Many patients who have this surgery feel more confident in their appearance, making it a worthwhile investment.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for Epicanthoplasty
Not all plastic surgeons have the skills and experience to perform epicanthoplasty. This is a specialized surgery and requires specific skills that not all plastic surgeons have acquired. If you are seeking to have Asian eyelid surgery or epicanthoplasty, consider a oculoplastic surgeon that specializes in changes made to the eyes. You will want to ensure that they are experienced in performing this particular surgery and can share results from previous surgeries with you.
Epicathoplasty can have a positive effect on the shape and vitality of the eyes and impact the overall appearance of the face. If you are considering this specialized eye surgery, take the time to find a oculoplastic surgeon with many years of experience to perform your procedure for the best results.
Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
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