One of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures in 2013 was the eyelid surgery. It ranked third among the top 5 surgical cosmetic procedures, up by 5.4 percent from that of 2012. Here at our San Diego plastic surgery practice, we have noticed that such increase has largely to do with Asian patients who want to look more Western by having a double eyelid blepharoplasty, popularly known as Asian eyelid surgery.
Why Is It Called Asian Eyelid Surgery
What does it have to do with Asians, you may ask. By and large, roughly half of the Asian population are born without a second eyelid crease. This crease typically runs in parallel close to the eyelash line. This is quite different from the typical eyelid of Westerners in which a second eyelid crease creates an upside down U shape making their eyes appear larger.
According to this CNN report, some Asians want to appear more Western because they believe that they “can find a much better job if they have a pretty face”. In addition, this article in The Seattle Globalist mentioned that“people born in Korea use the surgery as a bragging right because it is a sign of wealth, and status is important.” It can be concluded then that bigger eyes via double eyelids are considered more attractive.
Asian Blepharoplasty at Divino Plastic Surgery
Generally, an Asian blepharoplasty procedure aims to reshape the skin around the eye area and create a natural crease in the upper eyelids. Thus, a single eyelid which is common among Asians is transformed into a double eyelid for the eyes to appear larger.
Here at our practice, we would like to emphasize that the goal of our double eyelid surgery is not to make you look Westernized but rather create a crease that looks natural and proportional to the rest of your face.
If you’d like to learn more about Asian blepharoplasty, we encourage you to get in touch with us for a personal consultation. Get in touch with us by calling 858-633-7546 or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to your visit!