To my friends’ utter dismay, I’ve recently been mulling over whether going under the knife to get me some beautiful eyelids is worth the pain. Beauty is pain. Beauty is pain.
Also known as Asian upper blepharoplasty, double eyelid surgery is basically a small incision made along the top eyelid to create a natural crease.
Before you say it- no, it’s not so my eyelids will finally resemble the very beautifully creased eyelids of a Caucasian person. Nor would this surgery be to please da boiz/my male fans/admirers (there are countless). It is first and foremost about convenience.
My eyelids are… Let’s call them sisters, not twins. Perhaps distant relatives.
My left has my dream crease, but only sometimes makes an appearance when it wants to party. Most of the time it’s as lazy as me on a Saturday night and lays low, aka the crease inconveniently disappears.
The right eyelid? Well, it’s a fleshy mess in there. A whole lot of eye meat and no crease to balance it out- THE WORST. Although my friends don’t notice, when I look in the mirror I see one eye that’s wide awake and the other way that’s fast asleep.
So, you can imagine the shock on their faces when I casually mentioned my current contemplation.
“Are you CRAZY?!”
“Don’t be silly, Annabelle!”
And those are just a selection of their very dramatic responses.
Oh sorry, I didn’t realise I was being SILLY.
In that case, you’re right. I’ll flush my thoughts, insecurities and research straight down the toilet. But to be fair, they had no idea what double eyelid surgery was and how it relieved an ever-present struggle for many women and men.