As surgical cosmetic procedures become increasingly common, different ethnic groups get on board the nip and tuck train. Asian double eyelid surgery - which widens the eyes and creates a crease in the eyelid for those who weren't naturally born with one - is now among the most common cosmetic procedures in the world. Fans of the surgery say it makes them look prettier, less angry and more awake, while others argue they are betraying their race by submitting to European beauty standards and trying to look white. So is Asian double eyelid surgery imperialism for the face, or something a little more nuanced?
Producer/DOP: Ali Russell
Editor: Nick McDougall
Broadcast: ABC1 2011
Produced by ABC TV and Zapruder's Other Films