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Medical Epicanthoplasty means open or remove the inner canthus fold (also named Mongolian fold). From the English explanation for inner canthus fold, namely, it is a phenomenon only in Asian ethic group, but rarely in western ethic group. The exist of inner canthus fold will make the eyes look narrower and the distance between eyes.
Recently, more and more patients will chose to have blepharoplasty as well as medical epicanthoplasty at the same time.
Another reason for medical epicanthoplasty is to make two eyes look closer. The real distance between two inner canthuses means the distance between the anatomic structure. While the canthus fold will make the eyes look narrower and further away because it has covered the true anatomical canthus. Therefore, remove or adjust the canthus fold could shorten the distance between two eyes.
There are many ways to do the medical epicanthoplasty. The most important thing is to choose the one which can have minimize the scar formation after surgery. Eyes are very important in the whole face, the scar after the medical epicanthoplasty will locate between the eyes and nose. So it is very critical to minimize the scar formation.
The Redraping technique is the least scar formation way among all the medical epicanthoplasty till now. The incision in this technique is quite small, and hide along the lines of eyes. Medical epicanthoplasty can widen and extend the eye up to 2-3 mm per side.
The incision scar will barely visible after 3-4 months postoperatively.