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Asian Eyelid Surgery



Asian blepharoplasty, also known as "double eyelid surgery," is a type of cosmetic surgery where the skin around the eye is reshaped (blepharoplasty).


The purpose of the procedure is to create an upper eyelid with a crease (i.e. "double eyelid") from an eyelid that is naturally without a crease, known as an Epicanthic fold (a.k.a. "single eyelid").


Anatomically, there are a number of subtle differences in the upper eyelids of most Asians particularly from east, north and central Asia, including many Native Americans, compared with the differences in the eyelids of other races.

A group of drawings showcasing different types of eyelid shapes

a) Asian eye with single eyelid, no crease.

b) Asian eyelid with crease.

c) Asian eyelid with broken or non-continuous crease.

d) Asian eyelid with partial crease.

e) Asian eye with multiple eyelid creases.

f) Asian eyelid with nasally tapered crease and some widening on the outer end.

g) Asian eyelid with parallel crease.

h) Typical caucasian eyelid crease (semi-lunar).

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