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Epicanthoplasty (Eye Enlargement)


The Epicanthoplasty procedure is a commonly requested cosmetic Asian eyelid surgery. The epicanthal fold (circled in red in the image below) is an Asian characteristic fold of skin that varies in size and shape and covers the inner corner of the eye. The epicanthal fold causes the eyes to look smaller and narrower.

Epicanthal Fold Diagram

Epicanthoplasty, also known as medial canthoplasty, is a procedure that reshapes the eye’s inner corner, or medial canthus. It opens the inside corner of the eyelid to enlarge the appearance of the eyes. By reducing the fold, more of the eye is uncovered resulting in wider, larger eyes. While each Asian patient’s fold may be different, with some being more pronounced than others, Dr. Stout artistically sculpts the tissue to give a natural, more attractive appearance. Dr. Stout carefully performs the procedure making sure not to change the overall Asian characteristic of the eyes.


Dr. Stout’s goal during the consultation is to provide the patient with information and teach them as much as possible. He begins by listening and will ask the patient what they would like to discuss and what their goals are. The patient’s input is very important. This allows Dr. Stout to work together with the patient through the decision-making process and establish a plan based upon their goals. He believes that knowledge is empowering as it enables his patients to make decisions with confidence and makes them a better partner in the entire process.

Dr. Stout is happy to have the patient bring a family member or friend to the consultation to ask questions and listen. He encourages patients to bring up any concerns that they may have. His consultations are designed to understand each patient’s situation, teach them and give them honest advice so they leave with useful knowledge with which to consider their options.

If you are considering this procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stout.

Before Epicanthoplasty Surgery Photograph
After Epicanthoplasty Surgery Photograph



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