Lateral Epicanthoplasty

Korean Style


Beautiful eyes are determined by the extent of similarity between the sizes of the white part of the eyes on the inner and outer aspect of the pupil. Among the oriental people, there are those, due to various composite reasons, have small eyes and stuffy image as though the outer aspect is being compressed.

Example of an eye with Lateral Epicanthoplasty needed

Distinct Features:

  • Shape of the eye tilting upwards on the outer cantus
  • Smaller eyes
  • The fold on the upper eyelid tapers downwards to the outer cantus
  • Less of eye white can be seen

Lateral epicanthoplasty is one of the surgical procedures carried out to achieve overall harmony in such cases. It helps the patient to have larger and distinctly vivid eyes by extending the length of the outer corner of the eyes.

This surgery procedure will be able to elongate the shape of the eyes, which is similarly to Lateral Epicanthoplasty. This procedure focus on the outer side of the eyes.

Most of the patients would perform the Korean Style Double Eyelid Creation together with this procedure*. The suitability condition for Lateral Epicanthoplasty will be assessed by our Plastic Surgeon, Dr Shens.

*Every individual is different.


What can Lateral Epicanthoplasty do?
This procedure has a way of rearranging tissue in the outer eyelid area to decrease the epicanthal fold without much tension. This will elongates the eye achieving a more almond shape look.

Can you do the medial epicanthoplasty at the same time as double eyelid crease procedure?
Yes. Most of the time the epicanthoplasty is done with the Asian Double Eyelid Crease Procedure. This can also be an additional procedure to improve what was already done with the Asian Double Eyelid Crease Procedure.

When do the stitches come out?
Usually 5-6 days later. With eyelid procedures, you can take out the sutures earlier to help with the healing and avoid scarring.

Can you use absorbable sutures?
Absorbable sutures tend to cause more inflammation and possibly more scarring on the thinner skin area such as your face and eye area.

Can you do the Lateral epicanthoplasty and not do the double eyelid surgery?
Yes you can. Our Plastic Surgeon will be able to advise on the suitability.

Is the procedure painful?
Patients do not experience any pain since anesthesia is performed at the time of local anesthesia. Sedation can be administered as well if the patient prefers to be sleeping.

Recovery Time

  • Average downtime is *3 to 5 days.
  • Post-treatment, the patient experiences minimal bruising and swelling with minimal discomfort.
  • Painkillers will be provided to ease the discomfort.
  • Results appear immediately and on average, the final desired result is seen in roughly *1 week.

* Disclaimer: results vary according to individual