The top eyelid of some persons is folded in the corners so that it covers the inner eyelid at the canthus. Epicanthal folds are the name for this phenomenon. Epicanthal folds are seen in most newborn newborns. It’s common when they’re 3 to 6 months old, but as they get older, their eyes begin to take on a more distinct structure. However, it’s important to know whether epicanthal folds are typical (especially in elderly people) or if they have any consequences. The surgery to correct this phenomenon is known as epicanthoplasty.
COMMON PATIENTS TO CHOOSE EPICANTHOPLASTY
Epicanthal Folds are particularly widespread among people of particular descents, such as Southeast Asians, East Asians, Central Asians, North East Asians, Native Americans, Micronesians, and Polynesians, who have normal epicanthal folds. It affects roughly 90% of the population. However, if you do not belong to one of these ethnicities and your epicanthal folds do not dissolve with age, you may have a serious medical disease.
As a result, this surgery is most usually performed on people of Asian origin, but it can be performed on anyone who wants brighter, bigger, and more alert eyes.
It’s also for people who have huge epicanthal folds that obstruct their eyes’ shape and look. To eliminate the aforementioned issues, the operation entails making extremely small incisions on the corner of the eyes. Epicanthoplasty is frequently combined with double eyelid surgery to obtain more appealing, clearer eyes.
TYPES OF EPICANTHOPLASTY
The procedure for Epicanthoplasty can be typically of two types.
The first type is Medical Epicanthoplasty which focuses on the eye’s inner corner. Your physician will remove some of the extra fold during the treatment to show the medial area of your eye. The eyes will appear larger and more open as a result of this. It might also assist to correct crooked eyes.
The second type, Lateral Epicanthoplasty, however, focuses on the outer part of the eye. Your surgeon will lengthen your eye and minimize the slant throughout the operation to make your eyes appear less drooping and fatigued.
SURGERY PROCEDURE OF EPICANTHOPLASTY
Like any other surgery, this procedure begins with an appointment with your doctor. A detailed discussion about your goals and suitability of the type of epicanthoplasty, etc., is followed by determining the date on which the operation needs to be executed.
On the day of the surgery, anesthesia is given to the patient, after which the operation is performed. Post-surgery the patient might face a few bruises and swells around the eyes, which will subside within a course of a week. Other grave symptoms faced by patients after surgery usually disappear within a maximum period of 3 months. The additional precautions mentioned by the doctor must be followed with care. And on any negative symptom, the patient should ideally reach out to the surgeon.
So if you want to enhance the shape and overall look of your eyes while preserving the ethnic origin, epicanthoplasty is the correct way to go.