The double eyelid surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in Asia with millions of people getting it done every year. People want to achieve double eyelids for a lot of reasons mainly to widen their eyes and appear more youthful. The double eyelid surgery first became a hit in South Korea and Japan but has spread across more and more countries thought the years.
In this article, you’ll read all the details you need before deciding on a double eyelid surgery in Singapore – from what you can expect to cost in Singapore‘s aesthetic clinics like Allure Plastic Surgery.
Types of Double Eyelid Surgery in Singapore
There are two basic types of double eyelid surgery: Non-incisional blepharoplasty and incisional blepharoplasty.
Non-incisional Double Eyelid
The non-incisional method (non-incisional blepharoplasty) is not a surgical procedure but it can help achieve double eyelids by stitching the eyelid to create a crease. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and can be done in just 30 minutes to an hour.
A non-incisional blepharoplasty is a good option who patients who don’t want to undergo an incisional procedure. The procedure is also preferred by some patients because it involves very little downtime – around two to ten days.
The results from the non-incisional double eyelid are temporary but it can last for up to 10 years.
Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery
The incisional double eyelid surgery uses a cutting onto the eyelid to create a crease. It’s done under general anesthesia and the stitches from the surgery are removed after 3 or 4 days. Since this is a surgical procedure, it involves longer downtime than the non-incisional blepharoplasty – around 3 weeks.
The incisional double eyelid surgery is a good option for patients who have extra skin on their eyelids or fat they want to be removed. Of course, during your initial consultation, your surgeon will give you a suggestion on which procedure is best for your specific needs.
The results from the incisional surgery are permanent and you won’t need additional surgery. That being said, you may need more surgeries if you’re not satisfied with the results or want to fix something else.
What can I expect from double eyelid surgery?
Is it painful?
Incisional double eyelid surgery is not painful during the surgery because of the general anesthesia. When you wake up you’ll likely go to feel slight pain and swelling but it will go away in a couple of weeks.
During non-incisional blepharoplasty patients will not feel pain as well, because of the local anesthesia. After the procedure patients usually feel tightness and slight aching.
Will I have any scars?
The incisional blepharoplasty will leave some scarring but it will heal entirely in around 4 to 6 months. The non-incisional blepharoplasty will not leave any scars but there will be some marks from the stitching which will disappear after a couple of weeks or months.
How long does it take to recover?
The recovery time for the incisional double eyelid surgery can be 6 weeks in which your swelling should improve. As for the non-incisional blepharoplasty, recovery can be anywhere from two to ten days.
How about surgery aftercare?
The most important thing to do is to first follow the advice your surgeon has given you. This will ensure that you don’t get any complications and also lowers the risk of an infection as well as speed up recovery. Your surgeon will likely give you similar advice:
- Use ice packs to relieve swelling or pain
- Avoid rubbing your eyes
- Do not put contact lenses
- Avoid intensive exercise because it can increase the pressure in the eyes
- Wear sunglasses and apply a lot of sunscreens
- Try to avoid supplements or certain medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin because they can increase the risk of bleeding. Ask your doctor for advice!
Finding the right surgeon in Singapore
Research, research, research! You must spend enough time looking for a surgeon that is experienced and legitimate. Much like anywhere else around the world, you can find inexperienced doctors and surgeons in Singapore too. This can results in unsatisfactory results and even damage to your health, so finding a good specialist is crucial.
You can ask your friends and family for suggestions or try searching for doctor directories or lists with board-certified plastic surgeons. Look at your doctor’s experience and ask them about “before and after” pictures.
You can also about the number of double eyelid surgeries they do in a month to get an idea of how much experience and clients they get. The higher the number the better.
The cost you can expect for double eyelid surgery in Singapore
The cost for double eyelid surgeries in Singapore can vary from clinic to clinic depending on a lot of factors including your surgeon’s fee, the anesthetic, whether you are prescribed any medications after, the anesthesiologist’s fee and whether you get something else done in addition to the double eyelid surgery.
In most cases, you can expect a price of around 5000$ for incisional surgery and 4000$ for non-incision surgery.