Asian Double Eyelid Surgery: Why Are These Beautiful Women Going Under The Knife?
The checklist for what makes a person beautiful is always altering, but at present ethnicity has become the reason for the most dramatic and common cosmetic procedure.
Double eyelid surgery for females of asian-decent has become more popular, but is it really for the right reasons?
A desire to have double eyelids can be born from wanting to wear eye makeup more clearly and have a more ‘natural’ look… a shared notion among asian patients who aspire to look like celebrities or models within popular culture.
A crazy desire – this procedure is anything but natural! This operation changes the way a person looks ethnically so that they can embrace a western look that is genetically not compatible to the rest of the recipients face.
Sadly this cosmetic surgery is targeted at women who feel that by changing their eyelids for a more western look, they will ‘appear more attractive and glamorous and perhaps, have a little more westernised appearance.’- This is a direct quote from Dr Jack Ting’s website, Australia’s most experienced Laser Cosmetic Surgeon.
The majority of asians have upper eyelids that appear to be taut from brow to lashs, rather than segmented by a crease. Asian double-eyelid patients often request the creation of an upper eyelid crease which uncovers a portion of the natural eye contours, making the eyes slightly larger, rounder and more amenable to makeup, as well as exposing more of the eyelashes.
Many people don’t see the issue. They believe it’s up to the persons discretions, and that it’s similar to having a nose job. But I feel like this is sadder, and worse. Why shun your ethnicity and heritage? These women (and some men) need to see that they are unique and beautiful!
Jenny Brockie from SBS’s popular show Insight tackled this topic herself. Watch below to here from asian-Australian patients and those who are for and against. Make sure to let me know what you think below. What are you thoughts?