Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery)

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  • You’re born with defects, involved in an accident, or aging has taken its toll on your face.
  • You can’t help but feeling self-conscious and it’s affecting your self-esteem.
  • You’ve tried various topical products or non-invasive treatments and yet, results are limited.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Double eyelid surgery is one of the most popular procedures undertaken in our medical centre, which is unsurprising as most Asians have monolid eyes and often use make up or eyelid tape to create the illusion of double eyelid.

Actually, there are several types of cosmetic eye surgery including blepharoplasty, epicanthoplasty, canthoplasty…

How are these treatments different from each other?

Blepharoplasty for Asians vs Caucasians:

  • Blepharoplasty for Asians mostly focuses on the upper eyelid, with the addition of the creases, the eyes look bright and alert.
  • Blepharoplasty for Caucasians focuses on lower eyelids, this may involve removal of excess skin, muscle and/or fat. Lower blepharoplasty is typically done to address eye bags and/or for improving the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.

Other Types of Cosmetic Eye Surgery

  • Epicanthoplasty (inner eye corner) – Epicanthoplasty can elongate the eyes horizontally to make them look big and wide. It releases and corrects an epicanthal or Mongolian fold, which is located either on the inner corner of the eyes. This procedure is often recommended in conjunction with double eyelid surgery for optimal results.
  • Lateral canthoplasty (outer eye corner) – Helps to correct downward sloped outer eye corners.
  • Ptosis correction (drooping eyelid) – Certain cases are so bad that the patient’s vision gets impaired. Patients with drooping eyelids are not encouraged to go for double eyelid surgery straight away as the result will only further highlight the droop down shape of the eye. They are advised to undergo ptosis correction to rectify the droopiness first before considering other cosmetic eye procedure.

Methods of Procedure

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Incision Method

Incision method (often called cutting method) is permanent as it involves cutting of skin and removing underlying tissues. The procedure is irreversible and the recovery is slower.

Suturing Method (Stitching method)

Suturing method (often called stitching method) produces long-lasting results but not permanent. The sutures may break, meaning that the crease might disappear, or the crease height may reduce with age as the skin loses its elasticity. However, the procedure is reversible, and you can get an idea of what you’d look like if you opt for the permanent method. Recovery is faster as well.

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Lower Eyelid Surgery

Typically done to address eye bags and/or for improving the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. The incision can be made on the inside of your lower eyelid (transconjunctival incision) or directly underneath your lash line (subciliary incision).

Other Eye Procedures

Epicanthoplasty can elongate the eyes horizontally to make them look big and wide. It releases and corrects an epicanthal or Mongolian fold, which is located either on the inner corner of the eyes. This procedure is often recommended in conjunction with double eyelid surgery for optimal results.

Helps to correct downward sloped outer eye corners.

Patients with drooping eyelids are not encouraged to go for double eyelid surgery straight away as the result will only further highlight the droop down shape of the eye. They are advised to undergo ptosis correction to rectify the droopiness first before considering other cosmetic eye procedure.

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