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Epicanthoplasty and Lateral Canthoplasty (Attain Wider Eyes)

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It Is Suitable For

· Those in Seoul, South Korea for a week or more.
· Those with severe Mongolian folds and/or downward sloped outer eye corners.
· Those who have tried non-invasive treatments but get unsatisfactory / limited results.
· Those who want to have bigger and wider eyes.

What is Epicanthoplasty?

This is a procedure for the inner eye corner to make the eyes horizontally wider by releasing and correcting the epicanthal or Mongolian folds. Having this fold can make the eyes look far apart from each other, smaller and narrower. By repositioning this fold, you can get wider eyes. This procedure is often recommended in conjunction with double eyelid surgery for optimal results.

What is Lateral Canthoplasty?

This procedure can correct downward-sloped outer eye corners. Eyes with too much skin covering the outer eye corner can make them look smaller and narrower. Through this procedure, the skin on the outer corner of the eyes can be raised, elongating your eyes and making them look wider, as well as enhancing a softer gaze.

How It Works

· Epicanthoplasty
Skin at the inner corner of the eyes will be cut to reveal bigger eyes. The natural Mongolian folds will be gently molded and sutures will be made at the fold. No scars will be visible as they will be hidden within the fold lines.

· Lateral Canthoplasty
An incision will be made at the outer corner of the eyes. The layer of skin covering the outer corner will be raised and stitched, revealing rounder eyes. The procedure focuses on reshaping the lateral epicanthus and achieving an elongated outer eye corner.

Advantages and Limitations of Epicanthoplasty and Lateral Canthoplasty

· Enhances the appearance of your eyes
· Elongates eye corners to improve eye shape and size
· Minimal downtime
· Permanent results
· Short procedure

· Risk of temporary scarring
· Not suitable for those with unrealistic expectations


Every surgery has its risks. Therefore, it's important to get this procedure done in a reputable hospital with the right surgeon. This procedure can carry risks such as:

· Infection
· Bleeding
· Poor wound healing
· Skin discolouration
· Swelling
· Scarring
· Temporary numbness at operated sites
· Asymmetry
· Possibility of revision surgery
· Anesthesia risks

Preparations Before Surgery

· List your medications and report to the doctor
· Stop smoking and alcohol intake well in advance before the procedure
· Stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements well in advance before the procedure

Surgery Aftercare

· Swelling may last up to 1 month which will gradually fade. Cooling pad can help to reduce swelling.
· Analgesic can be taken to relieve pain.
· Refrain from taking showers 24 hrs after the procedure to reduce risk of infection.
· Refrain from wearing contact lenses and putting on makeup for 2 weeks after the procedure.
· Avoid heavy exercises for several weeks after the procedure.
· Be gentle with the eyes, no pressing or rubbing.


Q1: Is it true that this treatment is usually done together with double eyelid surgery?
A1: Yes. For optimal results, those 2 treatments are usually done together.

Q2: What is the different between epicanthoplasty and canthoplasty?
A2: Epicanthoplasty is done to correct inner eye corner to make the eye looks bigger. Canthoplasty is to correct outer eye corner that is sloped downwards.

Q3: Is it true that epicanthoplasty can make the eyes feel lighter?
A3: Yes, one of epicanthoplasty effect is that the negative downward pull force can be removed, hence making the eyes feel lighter.

Q4: Can this procedure make my eyes look big and round or like Western eyes?
A4: Each patient has different eyes structure and shape. Thus, the surgical method will depend on each specific case of the patient. A personalized surgical plan will be discussed during the consultation and patients should have realistic expectations. Caucasian-like eyelids will make Asians look quite unnatural, so the goal should be realizing an ideal result that suits your own cultural setting. It's about looking your best.

Q5: Will the scars be visible?
A5: Incision will be made only where necessary and the scars will be hidden in the fold lines. The scars will also fade slowly over 6 months, depending on individuals.

Clinic Information

[Clinic Name] Banobagi Plastic & Aesthetic Clinic
[Location] Seoul, South Korea
[Nearest Station/ Nearest Tourist Destination] Walking distance from Yeoksam Station Exit 6 and Eonju Station Exit 7. Surrounded by a lot of eateries and hotels.
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday to Friday (9:30AM - 6:30PM) ; Saturday (9:30AM - 4:00PM)

Operation Time 30 mins
Recovery Time 1 - 2 weeks
Number of Postoperative Visit 1 time (5 - 7 days after procedure for thread removal)
Hospitalization Not required
Cancellation Policy No charge for cancellations made at least 48 hrs prior appointment date*
Location Banobagi Plastic Surgery Clinic, 517 Nonhyeon-ro, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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