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Epicanthoplasty

The epicanthal fold is a fold of skin which covers the inner corner of the eye, leading to a sharp narrow angle which gives the eye a “slit like” appearance. Although it is almost universally present in Asian people, the degree of severity will vary significantly between individuals.

MEDICAL EPICANTHOPLASTY SURGERY

A “medial epicanthoplasty” may be performed at the time of double eyelid surgery, or separately as an individual procedure.

While many techniques have been described, they all aim to reduce or remove the epicanthal fold to create a more parallel double eyelid crease.

ANY SURGICAL OR INVASIVE PROCEDURE CARRIES RISKS. BEFORE PROCEEDING, YOU SHOULD SEEK A SECOND OPINION FROM AN APPROPRIATELY QUALIFIED HEALTH PRACTITIONER.

Epicanthoplasty

The epicanthal fold is a fold of skin which covers the inner corner of the eye, leading to a sharp narrow angle which gives the eye a “slit like” appearance. Although it is almost universally present in Asian people, the degree of severity will vary significantly between individuals.

MEDICAL EPICANTHOPLASTY SURGERY

A “medial epicanthoplasty” may be performed at the time of double eyelid surgery, or separately as an individual procedure.

While many techniques have been described, they all aim to reduce or remove the epicanthal fold to create a more parallel double eyelid crease.

ANY SURGICAL OR INVASIVE PROCEDURE CARRIES RISKS. BEFORE PROCEEDING, YOU SHOULD SEEK A SECOND OPINION FROM AN APPROPRIATELY QUALIFIED HEALTH PRACTITIONER.

FAQs

When is the best time to have medial epicanthoplasty surgery?

Not everyone is suitable for this operation and it would depend on the severity of your epicanthal fold. In patients who are suitable the best time for medial epicanthoplasty is at the time of your double eyelid surgery.

The main drawback with this operation is that it does potentially leave a very small visible scar on the inner side of your new double eyelid fold. Compared with a simple double eyelid procedure where the scar is hidden in the depth of the new supratarsal (double eyelid) fold, and is therefore not visible with the eyes open.
Will the medial epicanthoplasty scar be obvious?

This is one of the most common questions asked by patients who are considering the surgery. Dr Lin utilizes a technique which places a very small scar within eyelid skin immediately under the new supratarsal (double eyelid) fold. This has the advantage of keeping the scar absolutely minimal, as well as to avoid the thicker, more oily skin of the nasal dorsum which potentially gives rise to more visible scars.

It is important to realize that all scars have the potential to become thick or unsightly (hypertophic or keloid scars). Although these are rare on eyelid skin, it is one of the risks that Dr Lin will discuss with you during your consultation.

Can I see some photos of results?

Some examples of pre- and post-surgery result can be found in our results.

Everyone’s individual anatomy and expectations are unique. Dr Lin will assess your individual needs during your consultation, and show you a larger selection of photos and videos which are more relevant and meaningful to your individual case.

For further information or to arrange a consultation, please contact Eastern Plastic Surgery today.

VIEW RESULTS

Can I see some photos of results?

Some examples of pre- and post-surgery result can be found in our gallery.

Everyone’s individual anatomy and expectations are unique. Dr Lin will assess your individual needs during your consultation, and show you a larger selection of photos and videos which are more relevant and meaningful to your individual case.

For further information or to arrange a consultation, please contact Eastern Plastic Surgery today.

VIEW RESULTS