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Ideal Shape – Introduction

The ideal beauty dimension for the eyes is achieved when the distance between the eyes is equal to the width of an eye. This dimension brings harmony and balance to the overall face, especially the eyes. However, Asians with epicanthal folds–excess eyelid skin, muscle, and fibrous banding that is present on the nasal side of the eye–have relatively wider distances between the eyes and have shorter eye widths than those without. These excess tissues decrease the horizontal dimension of the eye nasally, while increasing the distance between the eyes. The epicanthal fold also creates a widening effect on the bridge of the nose and overall face. Patients with an epicanthal fold tend to have a sharp inward turn nasally in the eyes; this can make someone appear harsh. And in other cases, patients with epicanthal folds can appear dull.