How to Treat Epicanthal Folds


You may have an epicanthal fold and not even know it. This is a small flap of skin that covers the upper eyelid in the space right beside your nose. It leads up to the middle of your eyebrow, though it can be larger or smaller on some individuals. Experts believe that this condition is inherited among certain Asian groups as well as those with a Mongolian ancestry. The condition is purely aesthetic and doesn’t cause any other problems, but those who want to get rid of their fold have a few options.

Decide if you truly want to treat your epicanthal fold or if you’d prefer to keep it. Treatment is a fancy word to describe getting rid of the fold or eliminating the fold through plastic surgery.

Consult a licensed plastic surgeon who has experience in working on the face and those who have completed one of these surgeries in the past. The doctor will ask you some basic questions about yourself and show you what you face will look like once the procedure is complete.

Look at Epicanthoplasty, the original plastic surgery to remove the epicanthal fold. Surgeons in the US are less likely to perform this surgery because of the risks involved. However there are still doctors who do this kind of surgery.

Consider Asian blepharoplasty, which is much more popular in the United States as well as in Asian countries. This surgery reshapes the upper and lower eyelids to make the area look less Asian and more Caucasian. This allows eliminates the epicanthal fold.

Book a surgery time with the plastic surgeon you decide on and let them know the type of surgery you want. Once the surgery is done and your healing process is complete, you’ll see the epicanthal fold problem disappear.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remember that once you have the surgery done, your fold will be gone forever. Consider how it will affect your life and realize that your own children might have the fold.
  • Don’t fall for any creams or other gimmicks that are sold online claiming to treat or reduce an epicanthal fold. The only way to treat this condition or get rid of it is through plastic surgery.

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