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Medial Epicanthoplasty Surgery

Recently the term "medial epicanthoplasty" seems to be gaining popularity. What exactly is it? Actually, medial epicanthoplasty refers to a plastic surgery of the medial and/or lateral canthus. The medial canthus is the corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet.

 

 

 

 

Asian eyes are unique, besides the creased eyelids and thick orbital fat layer; their medial canthus is also different from other races. Asians frequently have a shortened palpebral fissure owing to the presence of an epicanthal fold nasally, which fans out gently into the creaseless skin or merges into a shallow crease. This makes their eyes look small and close to each other, in addition to the un-creased eyelid, distinctive eyes and flat nose bridge, the overall look becomes flat.

Medial Epicanthoplasty

For those who wish to have bigger eyes like a doll, they may opt for medial epicanthoplasty to brighten the eyes, besides double eyelid surgery.

Medial epicanthoplasty is done by removing a wedge of skin at the inner portion of the eyelid. This can dramatically open up the eyes and greatly improves the appearance.

Therefore, people with obvious medial canthus and un-creased eyelids may go for medial epicanthoplasty and double eyelid surgery concurrently, together with nose augmentation surgery, if the nose bridge is flat, to achieve an overall effect.

 

 
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