Epicanthal Fold-Actual shape of the medial canthus and differences of eyelid in Asians
3.Actual shape of the medial canthus and differences of eyelid in Asians
The eyelashes are the true boundaries of the palpebral fissure. The eyelashs of a Caucasian is exposed completely and the eyes look clear. Also, the eye looks bigger with the parallel supratarsal crease of eyelid. In contrast, the eye of Asian without supratarsal crease is veiled by various amount of skin drooping and the eyeline where the lashes grow is hidden beneath the soft tissues called epiblepharon. The more the eyelid tissuues droops down, the smaller and the puffier the eyes look.
Example) Caucasian's canthal angle
Example) This picture shows a case of asymmetric shapes of the canthal angles and caruncles(the red tissue at inner corner)
The canthus of Caucasian is exposed completely, whereas the inner part of medial canthus of Asian eye is veiled by the epicanthus. The shapes of the canthal angle are quite various, but generally Asian canthal angles are rounder and shorter than those of the Caucasians. There are various distortions of canthal shape in Asian medial canthus which have been affected in the eyelid evolution. Devolutional epicanthoplasty can restore original shape of medial canthus and reveal it completely. Epicanthoplasty also restore length of palphebral fissure and refine nasocanthal contour.
Examples) This picture shows cases of asymmetric shapes of the medial canthal area by the epicanthi. After devoution epicanthoplasty they look symmetric.
Examples)Relativley round and short shape of canthal angles were exposed fully after epicanthoplasty
Examples) Canthal angles were not exposed fully after epicanthoplasty
Examples) The inclined eyeline of lower eyelid improved to horizontal eyeline after epicanthoplasty
There is a red flesh, called a caruncle of eye, hidden under the epicanthal folds. In Caucasian, most of these parts are exposed, while it is partially veiled in Asians. Considering the overall shapes of eyes, it is better to be exposed harmoniously. To make big and beautiful eyes, the inner corner of the eyes should be exposed. The inner eyes of most celebrities’ are exposed and they have weak epicanthal folds. Shapes of the caruncle, the inner corner of the eyes are different in each one, so the degree of the exposure must be considered carefully before the surgery. Magic epicanthoplasty considers factors such as the condition around the eyes, the exposure of red flesh(called caruncle), the inner-gathering of eyes and so on. So, the results are great while still maintaining natural, oriental attractiveness. There are many other basic factors we must take a close look such as the skeletal structure around the eyes, double eyelids, relation with the nose, and so on.
Some people worry about whether the eyes will look too close together after magic epicanthoplasty, but one of the most importantly considered points when performing magic epicanthoplasty is the intercanthal distance. It is generally said that it is ideally good when the distance between two eyes is the same as the intercanthal distance. For Korean women, the length of the interepicanthal distance is ideal and looks good when it is about 33-35mm long, but most of them have it over 37mm., There are a few that have a length under 33mm. There’s no need to worry about it in most case.
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