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Double Eyelid Surgery: Is It Right For You?

Many may think that a double eyelid is just a little part of the eye, but people go through different methods to make the fantasy of the said part is very overwhelming. It may be a little fold, but a lot of people are craving to have one.

In Singapore, double eyelid surgery is gaining popularity these days. Yes, you heard me right. If the thought of it has you intrigued well, you’ve come to the right place.

What you should know about Double Eyelid Surgery in Singapore

There are a lot of things that you need to know if you are interested in having double eyelid surgery. First things first, you should be aware of the differentiation among Asian blepharoplasty and the traditional blepharoplasty when getting double eyelid surgery. Even though both procedures involve making changes to the eyelid, there is a minor difference between the two that you should take note.

Double Eyelid Surgery

Double eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in Asia and is becoming increasingly popular in Singapore as well, according to Dr Seah from TESClinic. In 2015, there were more than 1.3 million manipulations executed in different surgery centres. Primarily done among the South East Asian population, double eyelid surgery first gained fame in South Korea and Japan. The techniques done on this procedure have inspired specialists in Singapore.

Asian blepharoplasty is a specialized method that focuses on fixing a droopy upper eyelid. The method gets rid of the excess skin and also fat if the client desires as it generates a crease in the upper lid. The increasing number of Asians undertaking this procedure makes it seem like everyone desires to have one. An advantage of this method is that it gives you a glowing look and makes the eyes brighter and fresher. A lot of people claim that it makes an extreme difference to one’s appearance, with it reducing the need for eye makeup.

How is double eyelid surgery performed?

The procedure starts as the surgeon makes specific measurements and markings on your upper eyelids to distinguish exactly how and where it becomes visible. Some even conduct simulations to make sure that the eyelids are symmetrical, as well as to check if the patients will like and agree on the appearance of it.

After finishing the simulations and creation of marking, the next step is sedation. A local anaesthetic will be applied to your eyelid and the surgeon will then continue with either the cutting or stitching process, depending on what you have both agreed on the start of the procedure. When everything is okay and done, you can now see the results of your surgery. Yes, that’s just it, that’s all there is to the procedure.

Before and after double eyelid surgery

Double Eyelid Surgery Cost in Singapore

Now, you might be wondering how much this procedure costs, double eyelid surgery in Singapore cost varies between $3,000 to $4,000 on average. Your surgeon’s level of experience and location are factors that affect the price. You might also want to check if insurance can cover some of the costs.

What are the risks of the surgery?

Double eyelid surgery may not be a very risky surgery, but just like any other surgeries, it also contains several medical and cosmetic risks. Some of the medical risks may include some bleeding, infection on the eyelids, and patients may even encounter some struggle on their vision, though it just happens infrequently. It is why it is so important to make use of the services of an experienced surgeon. The possibility of cosmetic risks taking place is lowered significantly when you are in the hands of a surgeon who knows what he’s doing. A knowledgeable surgeon can always give you a safe procedure as well as a high-quality one. Remember to do a lot of research by looking for reviews and talk with people who have done the procedure before.

Recovery after the surgery

There are some things that you may experience after the surgery: You’ll be able to walk out after your surgery, but you might be unsteady enough that you will need to have someone to help you or walk you home. Try to take it easy on the first day.

Your recovery will vary depending on your procedure. A suture-only technique will typically result in gentle swelling that lasts two to three days. While swelling decreases, your double eyelids will resolve into its anticipated location. In most cases, you can return to your regular activities within 12–24 hours.

You can try wearing glasses to help cover the evidence of surgery. There will usually be a small, visible scar in the eyelid crease where the incision was made. This scar will continue to improve for 12–18 months after the surgery. To learn more about blepharoplasty, I suggest you schedule an appointment for a friendly consultation with Dr Seah, his contact information is listed below.

TES Clinic for Face & Jaw

Address: 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza Suites #05-42, Orchard Medical Specialists, Singapore 238863

Phone: +65 6737 0552