Best Epicanthoplasty @ GLOJAS!
Glojas Plastic Surgery Centre is located in an affluent residential area in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It’s a Medical Practice founded by Dato’ Dr.JasG and has been in practice for more than 20 years. The In-House Plastic Surgeon is Dr.Mohd Ali who is one of Malaysia’s leading Plastic Surgeons and Malaysia’s ONLY fully qualified Craniofacial Surgeon who holds more than 15 years of rich experience, knowledge and talent. Dr.Mohd Ali is highly sort after and is often called in as consultant for many complex cases faced by various Medical Centres. He is also invigilator and examiner for doctors sitting for their plastic surgery specialization.
An Epicanthoplasty, known medically as Medial or Lateral Epicanthoplasty, is a type of eye surgery that aims to lengthen the inner parts of the eye to make the eye bigger. Also called the “inner corner fold removal” or “Mongolian fold correction”, this is a cosmetic procedure mostly performed in Asian countries.
One of the most prominent Asian features is the Mongolian fold (medically known as the epicanthal fold) found in the corners of the eyes. The epicanthal fold forms a web across the eye and covers the medial canthus. Simply put, this fold can impair the beauty of the eyelids and makes the eyes look smaller laterally and more tired-looking.
Epicanthoplasty is sought by women and men who would like to adopt a more “Westernized look” or to make the eyes not only “appear bigger, brighter, and more alert” but actually bigger physiologically. It is also often requested by patients whose epicanthal folds are abnormally large that they negatively impact the appearance and shape of the eyes. This cosmetic procedure may leave post-surgical scar lines due to incisions but can be avoided by using more advanced techniques such as Z-plasty.
Dr.Mohd Ali, Qualified Medical Doctor, Qualified Plastic, Reconstructive & Craniofacial Surgeon
Here at Glojas, our in-house plastic surgeon is one of Malaysia’s leading plastic surgeons and Malaysia’s ONLY Craniofacial Surgeon. He brings along 15 years of rich experience, knowledge and talent. He is renown, respected and trusted globally. The extra edge of doing an epicanthoplasty with Dr.Mohd Ali is, he is Malaysia’s ONLY Craniofacial Surgeon, meaning a highly specialised surgeon in the reconstruction of Head, Ears, Eye Region, Nose, Mouth, Face & Neck Region.
Who Should Undergo and The Expected Results?
Epicanthoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can be taken advantage by anyone who wishes to literally open their eyes wider than is physiologically possible. The majority of epicanthoplasty patients are of Asian descent, but it can be performed on anyone whose appearance can improve with larger eyes. Larger eyes mean brighter and more alert looking eyes that captivates.
Specifically, epicanthoplasty is an ideal procedure for patients, whether male or female, who:
- Are in relatively good health
- Have well-developed epicanthal folds that compromise the normal appearance and shape of the eye *Have eyes that are abnormally far from each other in terms of distance, leading to a disproportionate appearance
- Wish to improve their overall look without sacrificing descent or ethnicity
- Have undergone or wishes to undergo double eyelid surgery to enhance their look further
How is the Procedure Performed?
Once a patient has fully decided on epicanthoplasty, a pre-surgical evaluation is performed to assess the severity of the epicanthal fold. Once assessed, the incisions are planned and marked. There are two different types of epicanthoplasty, which are:
- Medial epicanthoplasty – This focuses mainly on the inner corner of the eye, making the eye look bigger and more open; it can also straighten slanted eyes.
- Lateral epicanthoplasty – This procedure does not only focus on the inner eye fold, but also addresses the outer corner of the eyes. With lateral epicanthoplasty, eyes can be significantly lengthened and slanted eyes can be corrected.
Following a thorough assessment, the doctor will advise as to which procedure is best for the patient’s specific needs.
The actual epicanthoplasty usually starts with the application of local anesthesia. Once in effect, the cosmetic surgeon will make pre-planned incisions around the corner of the eye. Through these incisions, the surgeon creates small flaps to restructure the shape of the inner eyelid. Excess skin will be removed. In lateral epicanthoplasty, incisions on the outer corners of the eyes are also made. After the surgeon successfully “opens up” the eyes, the area is delicately sutured to close the open skin folds.
Epicanthal surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis and lasts about 30 minutes to an hour. After surgery, the eyelids would appear swollen and bruised. A recovery period of two weeks is often recommended. During recovery, the eyelids are allowed to heal and return to normal, so patients are advised to rest and refrain from strenuous activities and sports. Pain medication is prescribed to manage pain. Wearing eye makeup is discouraged until after the sutures have been removed (a week after surgery).
- How long is the downtime post-surgery?
It takes two to three weeks for healing process
- What can I expect from this procedure? You will certainly have brighter, bigger and more alert looking eyes which captivates and yes, in many ways, it would enhance your beauty and image
- Will there be pain during and after procedure?
Very bearable pain and well managed with pain killers given after the procedure
- Will I have follow-ups after the procedure?
Yes, at Glojas we journey with you from Pre Procedure until full recovery
Do contact us today for your FREE Consultation with Dr.Mohd Ali! +60362115555. Here at Glojas, we bring out the best in you!