Medial epicanthoplasty surgery removes the “Mongolian fold” which obstructs the medial corner of the eye. People who are bothered by a very prominent fold often complain that so much of their inner eye is covered that they look like their eyes are too widely spaced, are too short horizontally, or that they appear cross-eyed. When the fold is very developed, epicanthoplasty can be used to lengthen the horizontal eyelid opening which results in a bigger, more alert eye appearance.
Not all patients are candidates for epicanthoplasty and a consultation with expert Asian eyelid surgeon and Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi will help determine which surgical methods are the safest for improving the eye appearance. In appropriate patients, epicanthoplasty is often combined with double eyelid surgery.