Epicanthoplasty

Eye enlargement surgery (epicanthoplasty) is a procedure used to increase the width of the eyes and provide a more lively look. Epicanthoplasty can also widen smaller sized eyes by removing the mongolian fold that covers the folds of the inner corner of the eyes.

Mongolian folds are small tissues that overlap with the angle of the eye near the nose, which is usually seen in Mongoloid races.

There are two types of epicanthoplasty surgery;

Epicanthoplasty Medial: A surgical procedure that focuses primarily on the inner corner of the eye that can make the eyes look bigger and more open.

Epicanthoplasty Lateral: A surgical procedure that not only focuses on the inner eye fold, but also the outer corner of the eye.

Who are the right candidates for epicanthoplasty?

People who have Mongolian folds with a short horizontal distance and a wide distance between the eyes
People who have a sluggish or too firm face because of the angle in front of their eyes

Operation Duration: estimated 30 minutes

Type of Anesthesia: Local Anesthesia

Preoperative Preparation:

Pre-surgical diagnosis to check patient’s eye condition to see the extend of surgery needed
Initial consultation with the doctor, convey the result you want as clear as possible
Incision design process on the patient’s eye

Operation Process:

The doctor will begin the previously planned incision in the area around the corner of the eye
The doctor will create a small incision to reconstruct the shape of the inner eyelid
The doctor will remove excess skin from the eyes
In lateral epicanthoplasty, doctor will also make an incision in the outer corner of the eye. This section is carefully sewn to cover the open fold of skin.

Risks that May Occur Post-Operation:

The appearance of postoperative scars (will improve over time)
Allergy to anesthesia or sutures
Infection
Unsatisfactory results of surgery

Postoperative Care:

It is recommended to rest and refrain from strenuous activities and exercise
You are allowed to take pain medication to manage pain
You are not allowed to wear eye makeup until after the stitch is removed (a week after surgery)