Understanding Epicanthoplasty – Overview and Results

Understanding Epicanthoplasty – Overview and Results

Epicanthoplasty is one of the most popular surgeries which is also known as eye-opening. This procedure is done to make your eyes look big. But not many people know what exactly medical epicanthoplasty is. So, if you have small eyes and dream of having big eyes, then here are things you need to know about the surgery or procedure. 

Understanding the Term Epicanthoplasty

In medical terms, epicanthoplasty is known as lateral or medical epicanthoplasty (เปิดหัวตา, which is a term in Thai). It is an eye surgery that lengthens the inner parts of the eye and makes the eye bigger. In the procedure, the folds over the eyes are cosmetically corrected to make your eyelids look bigger. The procedure is not lengthy, and many modern techniques are used to ensure that no scars are left behind.

Should you Get the Procedure Done?

Epicanthoplasty can be done by anyone who wants or needs to widen their eyes. It not only makes your eyes look bigger but also changes the overall look. However, you should be physically healthy. 

The procedure can be performed on both men and women if they want to improve their overall look. If you have developed epicanthal fold over your eyes, then this procedure can help you get the right shape of your eyes and improve your appearance. Some people also have double eyelids and this procedure can help them to get rid of them, improving their look. 

How is Epicanthoplasty Performed?

To get the procedure done, you have to be completely sure of going ahead with it. Once, you have decided on getting it done, your doctor will do a pre-assessment to understand how severe your epicanthal is. Based on this assessment the incisions are decided and marked. Two types of epicanthoplasty are performed on the patients – medical and lateral. 

The medical epicanthoplasty is a procedure to make your eyes look bigger and straighten a slanting eye by focusing on the inner corner of the eye. However, the lateral epicanthoplasty not only focuses on the inner corner of the eye but also on the outer corner of the eye. 

In both the procedures, the extra flap of the skin is reshaped and restructured. Any excess skin is removed during the procedure. However, post-surgery you may not be able to open your eyes for some time. The swelling post-surgery could be the reason. However, this is not something you should worry about as it is only till the wounds heal. 

So, if you do want to get the epicanthoplasty done, they make sure you are choosing an expert in the field.