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Epicanthic Fold Eyelid Surgery

Published on October 20, 2017

Those of Asian descent often face the problem of the absence of a double fold in the eyelid, and this results in the eyes having a distinctive shape. Having this shape can make the eyes look puffy and tired. Applying eyeliner and doing eye makeup is a challenge, since the eyelids do not have the required curve that makes the eyeliner glide along easily.

To help solve these problems while at the same time making sure that the cultural features remain intact, many patients come in for Asian blepharoplasty surgery. Asian blepharoplasty surgery, or double-eyelid surgery, is a procedure that helps create a fold in the eyelid, making it look rounder.

Why Should You Choose Asian Blepharoplasty?

Asian blepharoplasty is a good option for you if you are missing the fold or crease in your eyelid and it is making your eyes look droopy, tired, and puffy. Having rounder eyes and a more defined crease in your eyelid can change your entire appearance and make you look more alert and fresh.


Before the surgery, you should be in good health and you should have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. Your surgeon will review your medical history and might ask you to get a medical test. You may also be required to stop certain medications that could thin the blood, as this can create complications during surgery and the healing process.

The Asian Blepharoplasty Procedure

The procedure that your surgeon chooses will either be incisional or non-incisional. Your surgeon will take several factors into consideration when deciding on the method. Some of the factors that will be considered are the thickness and quality of your skin, the fat volume, the anatomy around your eyes, your age, and your gender. After reviewing these factors, the appropriate method will be chosen.

The non-incision method makes small openings on the skin. A stitch is then passed to attach the upper eyelid to the muscle to create the fold.

In the incisional method, an incision is made in the upper-eyelid area, and a small volume of fat is then removed to define the crease. Your surgeon will administer local anesthesia with IV sedation beforehand in order to make sure that the region is numb to any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

The Healing Process

Your surgeon will give you instructions on how to take care of your eyes after the surgery. It is best to follow these as closely as possible so that the recovery period can be as short as possible. Some amount of swelling is common following Asian eyelid surgery, but it will only be temporary.

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