Double eyelid surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure in Asia. It involves creating a crease in the upper eyelid when there is not one to be found. If you’re thinking of getting this procedure, there are things you need to know before signing up for it.
- There is a difference between Asian blepharoplasty and the traditional blepharoplasty.
Although both procedures involve making changes in the eyelid, there is a difference between Asian blepharoplasty and the traditional blepharoplasty.
Asian blepharoplasty is a specialized procedure using upper eyelid blepharoplasty technique that gets rid of the excess skin and fat and if the client desires, a crease in the upper eyelid is also created. It is one of the common procedures in Asian countries including Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. There is a growing number of Asians undergoing this procedure as it makes them more bright eyed, especially with the addition of the crease.
Traditional blepharoplasty, on the other hand, is a type of procedure usually done to address the droopy eyelids. However, this may also involve removal of excess skin, muscle, or fat.
- Double eyelid surgery is just one type of blepharoplasty.
Double eyelids – windows to your soul
Blepharoplasty is the general term used for eyelid surgery. What many people don’t know is that there are different types of this procedure. The three major types of eyelid surgery are the upper eyelid blepharoplasty, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, and double eyelid surgery (also known as Asian blepharoplasty).
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is usually for functionality. As we age, our upper eyelids lose their natural elasticity, which can lead to drooping and inversion. This can eventually lead to loss of vision and activities that require good eyesight such as driving, writing, and reading can be greatly affected.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is typically done to address eye bags or for improving the wrinkled appearance of the skin surrounding the eyes.
Double eyelid blepharoplasty, the most common eyelid procedure in Asia, is a type of surgery on which a crease is created in the upper eyelid. This can lead to double-lidded appearance, the look that many Asians find attractive.
- Swelling is normal after double eyelid surgery.
During the first week after the double eyelid blepharoplasty, swelling may be noticed and your appearance may seem unnatural. However, this swelling is just temporary and so as the unnatural appearance. Over the next few weeks, the swelling will subside and the skin will continue to fall over the crease.
- Eyelid care is important especially during the first few days after the procedure.
After double eyelid surgery, patients are usually advised to refrain from taking a shower within 24 hours. This is to allow the wound to seal and reduce the risk of infection. It’s also important to avoid putting makeup on the upper eyelid especially within 10 days after the procedure is done.
- Recovery time after eyelid surgery is four to nine days.
Be prepared to take some days off from work after double eyelid surgery. You will need these days off to allow the wound to heal and for the swelling to subside.
- Your choice of the cosmetic surgeon can affect the result of the procedure.
Not all cosmetic surgeons are the same. If you want value for your money, then it’s best to choose a cosmetic surgeon who has done thousands of double eyelid surgeries. It also benefits you if you choose someone who has mastered the techniques of such procedure from a country where it’s best known of.