Some Facts on Double Eyelid Surgery in Singapore
It is not a secret that people with big, doe eyes are almost always considered more attractive than those people with small, thin eyes. One reason for this is that having bigger eyes make the person look more engaging, pleasing and fresh. Whilst, those with small eyes seems to look tired and disinterested.
Most people with Asian descent are born with monolid eyes – meaning their eyelid shapes does not have creases, making their eyes appear smaller. Having monolid eyes is not a physical abnormality, however, is not considered physically appealing. Monolid individuals have had used eyelid tapes, eyelid glues, and makeup to create an illusion of a double eyelid fold. However, these are only temporary techniques. Fortunately here in Singapore, a more permanent fix to this problem is predominantly available – the double eyelid surgery.
Who is double eyelid surgery for?
Double eyelid surgery in Singapore is actually quite popular and is available in most clinics specializing in reconstructive surgery like Allure Plastic Surgery, headed by consultant plastic surgeon, Dr Samuel Ho. Take note, however, that double eyelid surgery is not limited for people with monolid eyes. People who want to enhance their double eyelids, make them symmetrical, and/or tighten their sagging skin can also take this surgery.
If you are one of those people who might be interested getting one, this article might just help you have an informed decision.
Below are some facts on double eyelid surgery in Singapore
- A double eyelid surgery is also called (or confused with) blepharoplasty, Asian blepharoplasty, and epicanthoplasty. Though these terms may also refer to double eyelid surgery, they are different from each other. Here are the most basic definitions of each:
- Blepharoplasty – is any surgery that targets to correct/enhance an eyelid
- Asian Blepharoplasty – is medical term used for double eyelid surgery, this is a type of surgery that targets getting rid of the fats and excess skin of the eyelid to create a crease; mostly preferred by people with Asian descent, thus the name
- Epicanthoplasty – is the surgery of the epicanthal (Mongolian) fold to enlarge the opening of the inner corner of the eye; this is a more specialized type of eyelid surgery. A double eyelid surgery can be performed with or without this
- A double eyelid surgery is an outpatient type of surgery and can be done by either incisional or non-incisional method. The best suitable method for you will depend on the cosmetic surgeon’s assessment of your case. Here is a general idea what to expect between the two methods:
- Incisional – in this method, an incision will be created on the eyelid line based on your desired result. Then, the cosmetic surgeon will remove the skin, muscles, and fat tissues between incisions. It will then be closed with skin glue or stitched that will be removed five (5) days after the surgery. Before the procedure starts, general anaesthesia will be administered so the eye are will be numbed. This type of method will give you a more permanent result and will not be reversible. However, expect visible scarring after the procedure.
- Non-incisional – in this type of method, the eyelids are marked and punctures are made along the eye. Sutures are then buried on those punctures and will be tightened until you advise the surgeon of your desired crease. No removal of excess fats, skin, and muscle will take place. You will also be administered with general anaesthesia before starting the procedure. This method is reversible and no scarring is expected.
- Recovery time for having a double eyelid surgery will depend on the method used to perform the surgery. An incisional method would require a downtime of two (2) to four (4) weeks. It is a bit long, as you need to make sure that the wounds are properly healed. As for a non-incision method, it will only take at least five (5) to ten (10) days to recover since lesser wounds are involved.
It is important that during the recovery period, you will be able to take a good rest for your eyes and avoid getting it irritated.
- In Singapore, the price of double eyelid surgery is also different as to the method done. The price of an incisional double eyelid surgery starts from $5000. For the non-incisional double eyelid surgery, the procedure costs around $3200 to $4000. These prices are just estimates and may increase depending on the clinic you will want to have the surgery. These estimates do not include other fees you might need to pay as well such as consultation fees and surgeon fees.
- Double eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure, thus, will need the expertise of plastic surgeons like Dr Samuel Ho of Allure Plastic Surgery clinic, who has extensive experience in performing delicate and intricate eye rejuvenation and surgery. Make sure to only go to trusted and certified surgeons. A botched surgery done by an untrusted and inexperienced surgeon will leave more problems and poses you to higher risk of infections and complications.
Allure Plastic Surgery
435 Orchard Rd, #22-04 Wisma Atria,
+65 6734 9988