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
Other Types Of Cosmetic Eye Surgery
How Is It Done?
Any Preparation For A Cosmetic Eye Surgery? What Are The Possible Side Effects And Risks?
Before surgery, communicate your expectations clearly and effectively with your doctor. Swelling is normal after double eyelid surgery, usually up to 1 month, depending on individual. Cooling pad can help to reduce swelling. Pain is minimal. Analgesic will be prescribed. Over time, the swelling will decrease and the crease will appear more natural. Patients are usually advised to refrain from taking a shower within the first 24 hours; this will allow the wound to seal and to reduce the risk of infection. Avoid contact lenses and putting on makeup on the upper eyelid for 2 weeks after the procedure. Heavy exercise such as weight lifting is not recommended for several weeks after the procedure, as elevating your blood pressure can disturb the healing process. No rubbing and no pressing on eyelids.
Your choice of cosmetic surgeons will affect the result of the procedure. Eg: Excessive cutting may cause dry eye. Therefore, always consult a reputable cosmetic surgeon who has performed plenty of double eyelid surgeries to ensure low risk and value for money.
Any Age Limits? Under What Circumstances A Cosmetic Eye Surgery Is Recommended?
What If I Don’t Want A Surgery? What About Double Eyelid Tapes?
Last But Not Least…
Moderation is everything. Even though double eyelid surgery is a common practice nowadays, a little change can make a drastic difference to the whole face. Caucasian-like eyelids will make Asians look quite unnatural. So, the whole idea is not about looking more “Western”, it’s about getting a more alert-looking eyes in your own cultural setting.