Epicanthoplasty

What is Epicanthoplasty?

Answer’s Epicanthoplasty is a solution for correcting the Mongolian fold (or Epicanthic fold) of the eyes. The Mongolian fold is the skin of the upper eyelids which covers the inner corner of the eyes. 

There are some downfalls to the skin covering the inner corner of the eyes:

  • The distance between the eyes appears too far. It causes an awkwardness to the eyes
  • Eyes can appear smaller
  • The shape of the eyes looks undefined

Epicanthoplasty involves very small incisions on the inner corner of the eyes to get rid of the above problems. The results are bigger, clearer eyes. People usually do Epicanthoplasty with Double Eyelid Surgery to form much clearer and more beautiful, natural looking eyes.

Benefits of surgery at Answer Plastic Surgery:

  • Almost no scarring. Dr. Choi only operates the inner corner of the eyes along the shape of the eyes. In addition, threads are stitched inside the eye corner and not visible.
  • Dr. Choi consults directly with his patients and designs the best shape for each patient. 1:1 consultation means we can discuss the best possible natural shape.
  • Dr. Choi is an expert in eye surgery and can minimize scarring and swelling.
  • You can operate both Epicanthoplasty and Lateral Canthoplasty together (=Dual Canthoplasty)

This procedure is recommended, if...

  • Have a very short, horizontal length to the eyes
  • Want a mild and soft shape to the eyes
  • Have eyes which are too much spread apart
  • Want a larger appearance to your eyes
  • Have eyes which are undefined and appear very close together due to the Mongolian fold

Details of the procedure

Operation Time: 30 minutes
Anesthesia: Local anesthesia or Hypnoanesthesia (twilight anesthesia)
Removing Stitches: After 5 days and after 9 days
After surgery Check-ups: Twice
Recovery time to daily activity: None

Operation Process

  1. During the consultation, personalized design is made with using a virtual form
  2. During the operation, an incision is made in the inner corner of the eyes to cut the Mongolian fold
  3. Suture the wound

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Epicanthoplasty leave scars?

A: Dr. Choi minimizes scars by making incisions only where necessary. Scars will slowly fade over 6 months.

Q:  What is Positioning Epicanthoplasty?

A: If eyes are close together, Epicanthoplasty may make eyes much closer together, which causes an unsatisfying result. In this case, incisions are minimized and the Mongolian fold is removed. This is called Positioning Epicanthoplasty.

Q: Can Epicanthoplasty be reversed?

A: If the results are not satisfying, then recreating the Mongolian fold by pulling the soft tissues on the scars can restore the previous shape of the eyes.

Q: How effective is Epicanthoplasty surgery on larger eyes?

A: Each patient has different eyes structure, Mongolian fold, and individual eye shape. These differences alter the method of Epicanthoplasty, on a case by case basis. Therefore, during consultation is when the best personalized surgical plan will be decided. our clinic tries our best to create the most ideal results for each individual patient.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I have noticeable scarring after Alar Reduction? 

Generally, people do get scars around the mouth and nose after the operation. However, at Answer Plastic surgery, we use our ultra-fine equipment when suturing to minimize the scars. Over time, the scar will become unnoticeable.

 

Q: When do people get Nostril Reduction?

When people do not have enough alar tissue cells, it is difficult to have an alar base surgery. In this case, those who have large nostrils often choose to reduce their nostrils.

Q: In which cases is alar lifting recommended?

Alar lifting is recommended for those whose have droopy alars. When the alars are sagging compared to the nasal column (the section between the nostrils), nostrils seem to be exposed. By lifting the alars, the amount of exposure can be reduced.

Details of the procedure

Surgery Time: 30 ~ 40 Minutes
Anesthesia: Local with Sedation (deep sleep)
Removing stitches: after 7 days
After surgery check-ups: 3 ~ 4 Sessions
Recovery time to daily activity: None (No effect on daily activities)

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