Double Eyelid Surgery

OVERVIEW

Double eyelid surgery, also known as upper eyelid surgery, is a very popular procedure among people across the globe. Thanks to its aesthetic benefits, double eyelid surgery can transform monolids (mongolian eyelids), droopy eyelids, undefined eyelids and uneven eyelids into aesthetically defined double eyelids with enhanced symmetry that cater to the unique needs of each individual.

WHY DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY?

Typically, candidates who decide on double eyelid surgery may experience one of following upper eyelid features:

  • Monolids (also known as the single eyelid, Asian eyelid or epicanthic fold which is an upper eyelid shape that doesn't have a crease)
  • Drooping double eyelids
  • Small eyelid creases
  • Asymmetric eyelid (uneven eyelid)

These features can make the overall face look dull. Thus, double eyelid surgery can be an ideal solution that unveils the best version of double eyelids and boosts confidence for each person.

TECHNIQUES OF DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY

1.   Short Incision Technique - Upper Blepharoplasty

Double eyelid surgery via upper blepharoplasty short incision technique is designed to make a tiny incision on each eyelid, allowing surgeons to partly remove excess fat bags. Since this technique doesn’t remove upper eyelid skin, it successfully enables small wound size, minimal swelling and bruising, giving a natural result after surgery.

This technique is ideal for young candidates with proper upper eyelid skin and fat bags and have little or limited time to recover.

       2.   Long incision Technique - Upper Blepharoplasty

Unlike short incision technique, double eyelid surgery via upper blepharoplasty long incision technique is to make a long incision on each eyelid, allowing maximum resection of redundant upper eyelid skin and fat bags. This technique is able to re-modify the creases from the inner to outer corners of the eyes, thus answering to a variety of upper eyelid features with sustainable and satisfactory aesthetic outcomes. 

This technique is ideal for candidates who have excess upper eyelid skin and/or excess fat bags and who desire sharp double eyelid creases or need to undergo revision double eyelid surgery.

        3.  Suturing Technique

Double eyelid surgery via suturing technique can design new double eyelids by suturing underneath upper eyelid skin, thus offering no scarring, minimal swelling and little downtime after surgery. The result looks more natural-looking than the standard technique once eyes are closed.

It is ideal for young or mono-lidded candidates who have no sagging upper eyelid skin or thick fat bags.

The condition and problem of each individual may vary. It is crucial that patients visit for consultation with surgeons prior to surgery to find the personalized solution that yields the best possible result and is uniquely suited to yours.

DETAILS OF DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY 

  • SHORT INCISION TECHNIQUE - UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY

Type of Anesthesia:   Local anesthesia is applied on the upper eyelid 

Operation Time:         30 mins

Length of Stay:          No admission

  • LONG INCISION TECHNIQUE - UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY

Type of Anesthesia:   Local anesthesia is applied on the upper eyelid 

Operation Time:         1 hour

Length of Stay:          No admission

  • SUTURING TECHNIQUE

Type of Anesthesia:    Local anesthesia is applied on the upper eyelid 

Operation Time:          30 mins

Length of stay:           No admission

DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY AFTERCARE

  1. The first 72 hours after surgery, place a cooling pack around the eyes and forehead to reduce swelling.
  2. Sleep with your head elevated for the first 2 nights after surgery to reduce swelling
  3. Clean the wound daily according to the doctor's advice.
  4. Do not expose the wound to water or get them wet until the stitches are removed.
  5. Avoid fermented food and seafood for 3 weeks after surgery to prevent irritation and keloids.
  6. Take medications as prescribed by your doctor.
  7. During the first week after surgery, wear sunglasses to protect pollution when going outside.
  8. Reduce using the phone or computer for eyelid recovery.
  9. The stitches will be removed as appointed on day 5 – 7.