Beautiful Eyes with Asian Double Eyelid Surgery
We are all aware that Asians and Caucasians differ anatomically, physically, psychologically and culturally. Expectations and the perception of beauty are also managed differently in Asia. For this reason, cosmetic surgical approach in Asia will differ from a western stance.
Asian Double Eyelid Surgery
Asian double eyelid surgery is a recent development targeted to individuals of Asian lineage; it is a surgical procedure that is uniquely Asian, hence the term ‘Asian double eyelid surgery’.
The aim of the Asian double eyelid surgery is to create a fold in poorly defined or asymmetrical eyelids. In most cases, there will be minimal or no fat removal at all.
It is not to be confused with blepharoplasty: this is a technique developed much earlier and the operation involves the removal of excessive, stretched, redundant or poorly positioned skin and fat.
Would Asian double eyelid surgery result in patients with a Westernized look?
The answer is no. The misconception with Asian double eyelid surgery is that patients want a Caucasian or Westernized result. The truth is, Caucasian eyes would look out of place and mismatched on an Asian face, simply because of the general anatomical difference between Caucasians and Asians.
The goal in having an Asian double eyelid surgery is to beautify the eyes either through the creation of a double fold, removal of epicanthic folds (skin folds of the upper eyelid covering inner corner of the eye) and/or having a bigger eye opening.
Why South Korea above other Asian medical destinations?
On the whole, Asia is frontal in the development of latest medical advancements in cosmetic surgery. Nevertheless South Korea has taken a step further: they have made cosmetic surgery a component in their tourism canvass. Many travel to Korea for plastic surgery.
Not only have they gained respect as the destination for renowned cosmetic surgery, other factors such as patient after care service, world class facilities, ease of travel passage, government stability, modern infrastructure, operational costs, favorable exchange rates are reasons many have preferred South Korea above others.
The epitome of Korean pop culture/drama and societal acceptance has also helped to increase awareness in cosmetic enhancement and driven the boom in the cosmetic surgery industry.