Can I Create a Monolid (Mono Lid)?

I have double eyelids. I want to look more asain. I realize that creating a genuin single lid might not be possible(if it is though, please tell me about it), but I wonder, if with surgery, I could have the skin at the INNER corners above my eyes, pulled down and "set" there so to speak? I can do it with my fingers, but the skin won't stay there.

Doctor Answers 3

Asian eyelids, Double eyelid surgery,epicanthal fold

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Asian eyelids do not have a connection between the skin and eyelid muscle/tarsus. This is created to achieve a double eyelid . This can be "disconnected" and a "mono" eyelid should ressult. However, the corner is not affected, this is an epicathal fold. It can be altered but that requires a scar in this area. 

Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Asian eyelids versus caucasian eyelids

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There are actually a number of specific anatomic differences between the Asian eyelid and the Caucasian eyelid.  Both eyelids have their own beauty and appeal.  

Unfortunately, there isn't a predictable method that I'm aware of for making a Caucasian eye into an Asian eye. Trying to "dis-insert" the structures that create the "double lid" has not been reliable....sorry.

All the best,

WIthout at least photos-very hard to answer.

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Generally it is impossible to remove the double fold in a predictable fashion.  So it is likely that what you can accomplish with manipulating the eyelids with your fingers cannot be accomplished with surgery.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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