A common feature of millions of people of East Asian descent are upper eyelids with no visible crease. Some celebrate this as a unique characteristic of Oriental people, something that is a vital aspect of identity.
However, the “double eyelid” is a coveted physical trait of many East Asians, particularly women, who believe that it creates a more aesthetically pleasing appearance because it widens the eye and makes it appear brighter.
Because of this, thousands of Oriental women around the world have undergone eyelid surgery to create the crease in the upper eyelid. Most recently, it has been documented that even job seekers in Korea and Japan who wish to have “the edge” have gone under the knife for this very purpose.
But don’t think it’s just a phenomenon restricted to the East; Oriental women across North America are also getting it done.