Kat Chow. A plastic surgeon performs a double-eyelid surgery on a patient at the BK Clinic in Seoul in August This is part one of a two-part series looking at the history and motivations behind the Asian blepharoplasty, popularly known as "double-eyelid surgery. Laura Phan tells me in her office. Phan points to the inner corner of one of my eyes as I hold a small, plastic mirror.
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The relationship between double eyelid surgery and race is a complex one. Back in , Tyra Banks invited Liz, a Chinese-American woman, on her show to talk about her double eyelid surgery. The procedure is particularly popular in Asia, where it is the most commonly requested surgery. In Japan, for example, , eyelid procedures were done in — well over the amount of every other surgical procedure combined roughly ,
East Asian blepharoplasty , also known as "double eyelid surgery", is a type of cosmetic surgery where the skin around the eye is reshaped blepharoplasty. The purpose of the procedure is to create an upper eyelid with a crease i. Anatomically, there are a number of subtle differences in the upper eyelids of East Asians , compared with the eyelids of Europeans and Sub-Saharan Africans.
This fact was not lost on her mother, father and grandmother, who had emigrated from China. Five years ago they offered to get her plastic surgery, specifically, blepharoplasty, for her 14th birthday. Commonly known as "Asian eyelid surgery," the procedure entails stitching a permanent crease into the eyelid. Her parents told her that when her eyes were rounder and more Caucasian-like, her eyes would look even "prettier.