In today’s standards, bigger eyes are more attractive. Hence, the increasing popularity of double eyelid surgery, not only in Asian countries but also in other parts of the world as well. In South Korea, tens of thousands of people are trooping to clinics offering a certain type of blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery to improve their appearance.
Creating a westernised look
Koreans do not have the eyelid definition that characterises Western races. Hence, they seem to appear tired and sleepy, although they are not really. Some Asians have eyelid folds, but the crease runs close to the eyelid and runs almost parallel. Meanwhile, in Caucasians, the crease has a U-shape turned upside down and is about 20% larger than the average eyelid crease of Asians.
These days, plastic surgeons offer a means to westernise the eyes of those who want to change their looks. The surgery involves creating an upper eyelid crease. Some procedures are accessible only to celebrities, socialites, and people with great fortune. However, the procedure, which is also known as “Asian eyelid surgery” is quite affordable. Its main goal is to create a natural crease on the eyelid where there is none. Plastic surgery procedures are now routine, and the methods used by doctors to make the eyes look wider and more “awake” are proven safe and effective.
Methods to create a natural eyelid crease
For people whose eyelids are not too heavy, a non-incision procedure called “buried double eyelid surgery” offers quick recovery. The swelling usually subsides after three days at the most. Another method used today is “partial incisional surgery,” which is ideal for eyelids with thick fat deposits. The third method is “incisional surgery,” which guarantees the best results. There is no chance for the crease to become untied since the doctor adjusts the skin to create a clear eyelid line. Another positive effect of the procedure is the removal of sagging skin and wrinkles.
When people look at you, they often notice your eyes. If you feel your appearance will improve with any form of blepharoplasty, discuss options with a qualified plastic surgeon first.