The western word ‘Asian” is often used to describe eyelid surgery. However, the more accurate name would be Oriental’ blepharoplasty. In the scientific world, ‘eyelid restructuring’ or reshaping is called blepharoplasty. Also known as double-eyelid surgeries, this is another term that can be used to describe the Oriental Blepharoplasty.
It is not uncommon for people with Oriental or mix Oriental descent to want to have an Oriental eyelid fold.
For half the population of Oriental descent, there is no eyelid fold. While the remaining 50% may have some kind of crease. The goal of eyelid refashioning for most Asians or Orientals is wider eyes and rounder pupils. Many Asians and Orientals undergo eyelid refashioning surgery so that they can have wider, rounder eyes. While Caucasians seek to lift their droopy eyeslids or remove eyebags with eyelid surgery, Asians tend to resort to double-eyelid surgical procedures in order to add a second fold to the upper lid.
Closed thread/suture techniques and open incision techniques are the two methods of surgery that can be used to make a crease on the skin to increase the look of an eye.
It is possible to use sutures and simple stitches in order to create a fold in an eyelid. The suture will be hidden in structures deep beneath the skin of the upper upper eyelid. No incisions are required for this procedure. Reversibility and quick healing are other benefits that patients enjoy. One of the downsides to suture technology is that it does not address issues like excess skin or muscles. In the long run, there’s a possibility of lost creases and an increase in loss of fold.
In order to achieve the desired result, an open incision on the upper eyelid is made. This allows surgeons to visualize changes and see how they will affect the eyelid structures. Different open incision methods are available, such as the partial incision for double eyelid surgery. This technique uses a very small incision which needs stitches or other sutures in order to bring the edge of the upper eyelid back into line.