Reshaping the Unique Asian Feature Through Double Eyelid Surgery
Eyelids: that little skin on top of our eyes I never really paid attention to until we all got hooked with the Korean craze. The majority of Korean celebrities who are popular today have had a number of surgeries to enhance their look, and cosmetic eyelid surgery might just top their list. Who knew it was an important feature to looking beautiful, to more than 50% of most Asians who have single eyelids? Many may have taken it for granted, but to most Asians, the idea of double eyelids—or a distinct fold or crease on their lids—matters a lot.
A friend of mine who has mono-lids constantly rants on her struggle to put on eyeliner. She makes comments like, “Eyeliners would do no good on my single eyelids. No matter how thick I apply, the moment I open my eyes, everything seems to disappear.” This makes it even harder for her, since she is such a huge fan of makeup, particularly eyeliners and eyeshades. She further says that this can be a huge factor in the beauty department. My friend speaks for the million other Asians who value the importance of double eyelid surgery. It comes as no surprise that eyelid surgery comes third in the leading cosmetic surgeries done in Asia, shortly surpassing breast augmentation and liposuction.
Why do Asians get Double Eyelid Fold Surgery?
Most Caucasians think that the reason why Asians get double eyelid surgery or Asian eyelid surgery is to achieve a more Western look, making Asians one of them. Unfortunately, when the majority, if not all, of those who have done it are asked, they reveal that they do it for the sake of beauty, not just to blend in to the Western community. Many of them got tired of applying double lid glue or tape, so they opted for cosmetic surgeries that leave them with a permanent, natural-looking crease configuration on their lids. This will leave them with larger looking eyes and make makeup sessions a lot easier.
What Takes Place During a Double Eyelid Fold Surgery Procedure?
For Asians, there are different methods in achieving the upper eyelid crease. To those who have excess skin on the upper eyelid, they can always go for the classic technique of removing the excess skin and fat, with the resulting incision as the new crease. The new crease will blend in perfectly, leaving you with a very natural look. To the younger patients who don’t have extra skin, the suture technique can be a better option. Three to four absorbable sutures will be placed in the upper eyelid to produce a crease.
Why Choose Asian Surgeons to Do Asian Eyelid Fold Surgery?
Since single eyelids are a very unique Asian feature, Asian surgeons are in the best position to do the procedure. Either they have the best understanding on it because they actually have it, or they have the widest knowledge on it since they have already done it to a million other Asian patients. Although cosmetic eyelid surgery can sound like a very modest procedure, wouldn’t you like to trust your lids on the pro?
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