I am Asian-American and I want my eyes to be more open. How can blepharoplasty open my eyes but maintain my ethnic appearance?
Blepharoplasty on people of Asian descent is a very specific type of eyelid procedure. The procedure which is most common is to create a crease in the upper eyelid that is usually absent in Asian people and gives a more Westernized appearance to the eyes. In many people of Asian descent there is also a bit of skin over the inner portion of the eyelids that is called a medial canthal fold. Asian patients who seek correction of the eyelids generally are interested in creating the upper eyelid skin crease and reducing the medial canthal fold. I feel that changes to these areas definitely change the eye appearance and although the other features of your face will remain stable, you may find that your eyes do appear less ethnic.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld