Originally Posted by texas_jack
The part about asians trying to look more white with the eye surgery... comes from a lack of acceptance for asian traits.
Not necessarily... many Asians who get blepharoplasty want to retain their Asian features with the addition of an aesthetically pleasing eyelid crease
, just like their Asian friends or siblings have (approximately half of all Asians are born with "single eyelids" - i.e., without an upper eyelid crease - while the rest are born with an upper lid crease ("double eyelids").
There are many beautiful Asian women with single eyelids. That being said, many Asians desire to have the upper lid crease, which gives an overall impression of "bigger eyes" (a larger-appearing eyelid opening), and for Asian women, having "double eyelids" makes it easier for them to apply eye makeup.
To quote: "Asian patients with a puffy upper lid and an absent crease may dislike such an appearance. The patient may report difficulty applying eyeliner because of the overhanging fat and may wish to have a crease similar in appearance to Asian friends who were born with such a crease
. Patients generally do not want to change their ethnic appearance.http://www.drmeronk.com/asian-eyelid.html