Double eyelid surgery is a popular surgery in Asia. Around 50% of Asians are born without double eyelids. The surgery is increasing in popularity due to the desire to have more western looking eyes. Here are some of the popular questions people ask about double eyelid surgery in Singapore.
1. Is double eyelid surgery painful?
Double eyelid surgery is a relatively painless process. However, you will experience some pain when the anaesthesia is injected. With the anaesthesia, there would not be any feeling of pain during the surgery process. After the surgery, there might be some tightness and ache when the anaesthesia wears off.
2. Who is a good candidate for double eyelid surgery / Can everyone undergo double eyelid surgery?
Almost anyone can undergo double eyelid surgery. However, it is better to wait till you’re at least 18 to consider the surgery. A small percentage of people might not be able to undergo double eyelid surgery due to certain conditions like dry eyes or glaucoma. It is best to check with a doctor on whether you are a suitable candidate for double eyelid surgery.
3. Are there ways to get double eyelids without surgery?
Instead of surgery, there are other options to get double eyelids temporarily. There are options such as double eyelid tape and eyelid glue. Unlike double eyelid surgery, these methods would require the tedious process of daily application. Eyelid tapes and glue can also come undone throughout the day due to facial oils, sweat, and weather. The tugging of eyelids to apply the tape or glue can also cause the eyelids to droop and sag.
4. Is double eyelid surgery permanent?
Double eyelid surgery is a fairly permanent process especially if you chose cutting blepharoplasty. During the procedure, the surgeon has already permanently removed excess fat and/or skin on the eyelids. The results of the cutting method would last a lifetime. For stitching blepharoplasty, the surgeon would still be able to remove the sutures, reversing the results. The results for the stitching method are permanent till the eyelid skin starts to sag or when eyelid fat starts to build up. It is also possible for the sutures to come off or loosen if you have a habit of rubbing your eyes. In general, the stitching method can last for a good 10 years.
5. What are the different types of double eyelid surgery that are available in Singapore?
There are two main types of double eyelid surgery availablein Singapore, stitching blepharoplasty and cutting blepharoplasty. The stitching method involves stitching the eyelids to form a bond between the eyelid skin and the tissue. This creates a defined eyelid crease. This method is less invasive and the sutures are hidden underneath the eyelids. This method is also known as non-incisional double eyelid surgery. The cutting method, as the name suggests, involves cutting the eyelids to remove excess fat or skin to reshape the eye. This method is far more permanent as compared to the stitching method. This method is also known as incisional double eyelid surgery.The price of double eyelid surgery in Singapore differs with the different type of double eyelid surgery that you choose!