San Francisco Asian-Americans Want Westernized Eyes: New Data
Laura_B. on 4 Mar 2011 at 12:00am
The City by the Bay. Fog City. The Paris of the West. San Francisco is known by many names. Here's the latest moniker: the U.S. city most interested in Asian double-eyelid surgery.
New RealSelf data shows that San Francisco ranks tops in the U.S. when it comes to researching Asian Eyelid Surgery - specifically, 199% higher than the national average*. The city is known for its sizeable Asian-American community.
Double-eyelid surgery [Asian blepharoplasty] is performed to change an Asian appearance to a more Caucasian, “Westernized” look and creates a natural crease in the eyelid that appears when the eyes are open.
The surgery also is sought as a way to increase the appearance of eyelashes. "Often, the skin of a single (fold) eyelid overhangs the eyelashes, thus making them appear shorter. With double eyelid surgery, the excess skin overhanging the eyelash is either pushed into the new crease and/or removed so much more of the eyelashes can be seen, thus making them appear longer," explains LA Oculoplastic Surgeon, Melanie Ho Erb.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Kun Kim