Fortunately, those born without or with less prominent upper eyelid folds, can undergo double eyelid surgery to create or enhance their eyelids.
There are two main types of double eyelid surgery—suture blepharoplasty and incisional blepharoplasty. Both procedures can be completed as out-patient procedures, meaning you do not need to stay overnight at the hospital.
The eventual result of both types of blepharoplasty are double eyelids, the only difference is the method to get this result. The two types of blepharoplasty are as follows:
During your first consultation, our surgeon will go through the following details with you:
You will be asked about your history with regards to medications, surgeries, and allergies. You will also be asked about any eye issues such as glaucoma and dry eyes. Inform your surgeon if you have diabetes, circulatory problems, and thyroid problems. This is to help your surgeon make informed decisions with regards to your double eyelid surgery.
Your surgeon will then examine your problem area and give advice on the most suitable procedure for you. The examination will consist of the following things:
In the days leading up to your procedure, you may be asked to refrain from the following things:
By the end of your first consultation, you and your surgeon will have discussed the type of double eyelid surgery most suited for you and what to expect.
A double eyelid surgery/blepharoplasty takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. It is conducted in an out-patient setting, meaning you will be able to return home on the same day. The steps of a double eyelid surgery depend on the type of procedure you chose. If you were diagnosed with blepharoptosis and brow ptosis, you may need concomitant correction of the eyelids and eyebrows.
This method is reversible and suitable for individuals with no excess skin, fat, or muscle to remove.
This method is permanent and suitable for individuals with excess skin, fat, or muscle to remove.
Choosing a blepharoplasty goes beyond the method used. Dr Vincent Tay will need to understand your specific aesthetic goals and evaluate your overall facial features so he can customise the technique to your unique needs and anatomy. Together, you will decide on details like the crease height, shape of the fold, and management of any associated epicanthal folds.
It is often misunderstood that the procedure will erode your unique features and cause you to look “less Asian”; however, the right technique can enhance your eyelids that are congruent with your ethnic identity and specific aesthetic needs.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
who is a candidate
for Asian Blepharoplasty
Double eyelid surgery can help individuals with the following problems:
What to expect?
for Asian Blepharoplasty
Following the surgery, you may experience some eye issues:
You must also refrain from intense physical activity for two to three weeks if you underwent the incision method and three to five days if you underwent the suture method. Limit activities that may tire your eyes such as excessive screen time and reading. Do not rub your eyes and do not wear contact lenses until you are completely healed.
Asymmetry may occur in some patients due to the relaxing effects of the anaesthetic drugs and change in forehead muscle tone. Some patients may require a minor office procedure to correct it.