An image of reporter Viola Zhou, taken on smartphone app MakeupPlus, shows a before (left) and after comparison using the double eyelid filter. Photo: SCMP

Why double eyelid surgery is on the rise in Asia: rising incomes and acceptance, and star power of Fan Bingbing, Angelababy

Every year millions of young people in China undergo an operation to add creases to their eyelids - to help them get a job, be happy, or because it’s fashionable. It’s a market expected to be worth HK$900 billion by 2019

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An image of reporter Viola Zhou, taken on smartphone app MakeupPlus, shows a before (left) and after comparison using the double eyelid filter. Photo: SCMP
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Viola Zhou

Viola Zhou

Viola is a multimedia producer at Inkstone. Prior to that, she wrote about Chinese politics for the South China Morning Post. She has also interned at Reuters and covered Hong Kong's democracy protests.