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Double eyelid surgery

All you need to know about double eyelid surgery

Did you know that about 50% of Asians do not have double eye folds? So if you’re feeling blue about having to use eyelid tape to glue those lids together for that double eyelid effect, this guide is your 411 on most things related to blepharoplasty or commonly known as double eyelid surgery. Double eyelids are basically formed when creases in the skin form attachments between the skin on the eyelids and the eyelid opening muscle. For those born with double eyelids, it means that these attachments are very much present and strong whereas those with single eyelids have absent or weak attachments. Those with weak or non-existent attachments could have other related issues such as double eyelids on one side and single on the other, multiple eyelid creases or uneven double eyelid crease heights. While there are temporary methods that could get you what you want, they do not provide as consistent, defined or symmetrical a look that surgery would provide.  You may have tried and tested common non-surgical methods like tape or glue, plastic contraptions worn like spectacles or even machines which help to “create” double eyelids but these procedures, while painless, do have repercussions. Glues or tapes which may help in creating those missing attachments, possibly after months or years of usage, also tend to bring about droopy eyelids because of excess skin. The ‘rolls’ that form over the eyelids become heavier and droop further, necessitating more glue or tape to hold the skin up. Machines that are meant for procedures such as the tightening of the eyelids will also not be as effective if used for creating double eyelids from scratch either. Consumers also run the risk of other complications if used inappropriately. The Non-Incisional Method Hence, we come to two more long lasting solutions for those coveted double eyelids. The non-incisional method, otherwise known as the ‘stitching’ or ‘suture’ method consists of four stitches through small puncture holes to hold up the folds. It is most suitable for young people with thin upper eyelids and without excess skin. For those with slightly thicker eyelids, fret not for some excess fat can be removed simultaneously through a small incision. With the advantage of faster recovery and an almost unnoticeable scar, some people have even compared blepharoplasty with getting a haircut. The Incisional Method The more permanent method would be the incisional method that involves making an incision along the intended folds. After the doctor has corroborated that the dimensions according to the patient’s preference are feasible, markings will be made on the eyelids. Once the incisions have been made and depending on the need to remove any excess skin, muscle or fat, the skin is then anchored to the levator muscle for those coveted double eyelids. Older patients have the option of having a more youthful appearance because when the surgery is carried out, excess fat that is sagging and covering the folds may be removed to reveal a natural-looking double fold. Dr Shen’s years of experience and training in Korea has enabled him to modify his blepharoplasty technique for a longer crease with multiple anchor points. This niche procedure has benefitted over 1000 individuals in Singapore. Blepharoplasty is not the only nip and tuck procedure available for the eye area. Medial and lateral epicanthoplasty, lower blepharoplasty (eyebag removal), upper eyelid lifts, Ptosis correction and infrabrow as well as suprabrow lifts are also common procedures that can and have been done together with upper eyelid procedures for a complete look - after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

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the diffent types of eyelids and why double eyelid surgery is your better solution

The Different Types of Eyelids and Why Double Eyelid Surgery is your Better Solution

As Asians, we are gifted with several types of eyelid creases. It somehow created a unique identity for us. While some have very minimal eyelid folds, some are just blessed with too much. And, in some cases, a person can even have 2 different types of eyelids! That’s what we called an asymmetric eyelid crease and can be fix with the right surgery. And as any other parts of our body, it doesn’t always go with the shape of our eyes. Here are 5 of the most common eyelid types that most Asians have. Identify your eyelid type and learn how you can make it look better. Monolid This is the type of eyelid where there is no prominent crease separating the lid into two parts. It’s commonly known as ‘single eyelid’ and many East Asians tend to have it. Some people who have monolids would consider using eyelid tapes to have different types and creases of eyelids. It’s a little bit flexible and can make you look different at given times. Partial Eyelid Crease It’s a type of eyelid where the crease isn’t well defined, and it’s not extended across the eyelid. The partial crease can become more defined as the skin above the crease becomes looser. This usually happens when we start to age. Multiple creases There are instances as well where a person will have multiple eyelid creases. It looks like having two folds on your upper eyelid. This can occur after a surgery where the new crease does not match the previous crease. Tapered eyelid If your eyelid crease is parallel to your upper eyelash and merges with the inner corners of your eyes, it’s called a tapered eyelid crease. Another type of a tapered eyelid has a wider platform than the central part, which is called a lateral flare. These types of creases give a unique look that really impacts your personality. Parallel eyelid crease This type of eyelid becomes a trend in Korea. A parallel eyelid crease has the inner corner of the crease but it doesn’t narrow as much as the tapered eyelid does. It only runs parallel above your upper eyelash line but it doesn’t reach the corners of your eyes. It somehow makes the eyes look bigger and brighter. That’s why more people consider having this type of eyelid. The Better Solution Double eyelid surgery is one of the most popular and common among all the eye cosmetic surgeries that you can do. And what’s best is that it can be scarless! It is solely carried out by the stitching method and is suitable for individuals who do not have excess skin or fats in the upper eyelids. There's also a modified technique of the original method for longer crease with multiple anchor points. This type of surgery is suitable for most types of eyelids. It's not only fast, it's also done under minimal local anesthesia. That's why it's very well tolerated and has a scarless outcome. How to get started There may be no perfect eyelids but we’re sure that there’s one that suits the shape of your eyes. There are alternative temporary solutions available like eyelid tapes and glues that can help enhance your looks. But to avoid the hassle of daily maintenance, it is recommended to go for a permanent fix. Here are some suggestions: Look for a surgeon with high experience on cosmetic surgery such as double eyelid creation. Educate yourself on the different eye cosmetic surgeries available in the market Learn about the different types of eyelid creases With proper consultation, identify which resolution fits you. It may be confusing at first but it won’t hurt to ask for help. Reach out to us and let’s discuss how you can see and look better.

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What is asymmetrical eyelid crease and how you can fix it

What is Asymmetrical eyelid crease and how double eyelid can fix it

What is an asymmetrical eyelid crease and how can you fix it? As the old saying goes, our eyes are the windows to our soul. Most women, and sometimes even men, regard the eyes as a person’s most important feature. It plays a big role in our appearance, not just aesthetically but also to our personality. But what if one of your eye is different from the other? What if it looks different compared to most people? Can you do something about it? Would you do something about it? As Asians, it’s common for us to have unique eyes and eyelids compared to other races. This feature made us popularly distinct whenever and wherever we set foot. It has become both an advantage and a disadvantage to different people. We’ve popular celebrities who are well-known because of this distinct quality. But, there are also some conflicts of having an eccentric feature like this. Among the most common conflict is having an asymmetrical eyelid crease. Understanding Asymmetrical Eyelids In layman’s term, Asymmetrical eyelid crease is having two different types of eyelids on each eye, which makes your eyes look different from each other. Most of the time, the uneven creases on your eyelids can be composed of one mono eyelid and the other is a double or a demi eyelid. For some, asymmetrical eyelids are caused by aging, injury, surgery, or eye disease. There are also instances where the eyelids will have different sizes due to sleeping habits. Naturally, though, Asians are born with these types of eyelids and it didn’t come from anything else but our genes. Something inevitable, right? But it’s actually not. What can you do about it? There are a lot of ways to cover asymmetrical eyelids. There are various conventional and non-conventional techniques that you can try such as makeup techniques and eyelid tapes. However, these are not permanent resolutions and it may cost you more money than you thought. Also, the solution to each case may vary depending on the type of asymmetric eyelids you got. It’s still best to seek help from a professional plastic surgeon. Going under the knife is no easy decision. This surgery is no different with breast augmentation or a face lift, it requires careful decision-making so you can achieve your desired look. Among the most common way of mending an asymmetrical eyelid is with a surgery called Double Suture and Twisted Technique. It uses a specially designed surgical stitch, which if inserted properly results in the most natural appearance. The stitch is a very durable fiber, and does not absorb or dissolve into the skin’s underlying structure. Because of that, this method draw complications such as loosening of the suture which results to the loss of the actual fold of the eyelids. Luckily, there’s a modern way on this approach for a longer crease with multiple anchor points. This new technique has been proven effective and have produced positive results in the past. The operation takes only about 20 minutes with minimal local anesthesia needed. Thus, it’s less hassle and it’s less risky. What’s more enticing is that it leaves no scar on the operated area, making your eyes look more naturally stunning. Change for the better Everyone deserves to look their best. With the modern technology and current trends, there are numerous possible ways to achieve the look that you want. And since our eyes can say more than what our lips can, it’s the best feature to start with. Getting an eye surgery to improve your look is not to erase your cultural identity. Rather, it’s a way of preserving it and making it look better. Get a better look at your bright future with double eyelid surgery.

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What Kind Of Eyes Are Viable For Double Eyelid Surgery

Double eyelid surgery is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries in Asia, especially in Japan, Korea, China, and even Singapore. While patients undergo the procedure for aesthetic purposes, many use it to correct certain eyelid defects that occur as aging begins. Whether you’re looking to have the aesthetically pleasing double eyelid or looking to correct an eyelid defect, here are the kind of eyes that are viable for a double eyelid surgery. Monolid Eyes Those with monolid eyes, or eyes without an eyebrow crease, are the ones that benefit the most from a double eyelid surgery. While monolid eyes are generally normal in Asia, especially for those in Japan and Korea, a large number find it hard to manage them. One problem many Asian girls encounter with their monolid eyes is putting on make-up: they often find it hard to apply good make-up on their eyes that will make it look alive instead of dull. Another problem they encounter a lot is having eyes that appear smaller compared to the area of their face, causing an imbalance in the proportion of the eyes to the face. Irregular Upper Eyelid Crease If you’re suffering from having an irregular upper eyelid crease, having a double eyelid procedure will help correct this. Irregular upper eyelid crease could be an unusual looking upper eyelid crease often positioned too high (closer to the eyebrows) that it gives you an unnatural look and an appearance of being older; it could also be too low (closer to the eyelashes) and small that the eyes look like a monolid, shrinking one or both your eyes. Such irregularities are often inborn, but some could come from previous surgeries that did not have proper results. Lateral Drooping Of Upper Eyelid Having lateral drooping of the upper eyelids can be a big problem for many people as it could obstruct vision and hinder achieving daily tasks. Having a double eyelid surgery could help fix this problem.  Lateral drooping of the eyelids is when the skin of the upper eyelids start to sag or droop on the outer area of the eyes, causing an unnatural appearance and impaired field of vision. There are many causes of drooping upper eyelids, some of which are aging, nerve problems, and muscle degradation to name a few. Like irregular upper eyelid creases, it could be an inborn defect, but is often due to accidents or the natural aging process. Previous Patients With Stitching Or Cutting Eyelids With Asymmetry Having a previous eyelid surgery that turned out badly could also be fixed by undergoing a double eyelid surgery. Failed eyelid procedures often result in asymmetry where one eye looks smaller or bigger than the other resulting in imbalanced and unproportioned facial features. This does more harm than good as it distorts the eyes further and could cause self-esteem problems for the patient and could even cause emotional trauma. While some people think that undergoing a double eyelid procedure is purely aesthetic, the procedure also has a corrective purpose behind it. People with eyelid defects could undergo a double eyelid surgery so they can correct these defects that could help make their lives easier and better.

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Difference Between Medial Epicanthoplasty and Lateral Epicanthoplasty

While doing your research on double eyelid surgery, you might have encountered the terms “Medial Epicanthoplasty” and “Lateral Epicanthoplasty” along the way. This is not an unusual thing to encounter since both surgical procedures have something to do with the upper eyelids and can sometimes be done simultaneously with a double eyelid surgery. And while these two terms may sound the same, the result they produce are very different. The term “Epicanthoplasty” indicates an eye surgery that focuses on the epicanthal folds of the eyes. These folds are often found at the inner area of the eyes, near the bridge of the nose. Medial Epicanthoplasty People who have an epicanthal fold, also known as “Mongolian Fold”, tapering on the inner corner of the eye or when the pink portion of the inner eye is hidden will benefit from a Medial Epicanthoplasty. A Mongolian Fold on the inner corner of the eye makes the eyes look small and significantly further apart than normal. A Medial Epicanthoplasty will correct the distance of the eyes and make them proportionate to the face.   By undergoing a Medial Epicanthoplasty surgery, the inner corner of the eyes is elongated to bring the eyes closer to one another with just the right distance between them. The universally accepted distance between the two eyes is one eye width apart. Different surgeons use different methods when doing a Medial Epicanthoplasty; however, prominent scar visibility, long downtime, and scar thickening are factors you will need to consider before undergoing Medial Epicanthoplasty. Lateral Epicanthoplasty Lateral Epicanthoplasty, on the other hand, deal with the epicanthal fold on the outer corner of the eyes, extending the length of the eyes towards the corner of the face. People with a Mongolian Fold tapering down to the outer corner of the eyes or have less visible white area around the outer area of the eyes will benefit from a Lateral Epicanthoplasty procedure because it helps widen the outer area of eyes. Eyes with less visible white area around the outer portion give an appearance of eyes being compacted and squished towards the bridge of the nose, making the eyes appear unnatural and small. Correcting this will make both inner and outer portions of the eyes look natural and balanced while making the eyes appear more expressive. The procedure involves creating an incision on outer eyelid area to reduce the epicanthal fold without much strain. The surgeon will then stretch the fold to a desired length to make the eyes appear almond shape. It would then be stitched in place for 5-6 days before the stitches are removed. At first, Medial and Lateral Epicanthoplasty may sound the same, but by knowing the difference in the result each procedure has on the appearance of your eyes, you can see that they are not entirely the same. But despite their difference, they are both a good complementary procedure to a double eyelid surgery when it comes to providing you with bigger, better, and more vibrant eyes.

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4 Misconceptions About Double Eyelids

4 misconceptions about double eyelids

In recent years, double eyelid surgery has been getting a lot of popularity, especially in many Asian regions like Korea, Japan, and even Singapore to a certain degree. While having a double eyelid surgery helps correct drooping eyelids and create a desirable aesthetic look around the eyes, it has been subjected to a number of myths and misconceptions which covers up the real benefits of the surgery. Below are some of these misconceptions and the truth behind them: It’s An Attempt To Westernize Asian Eyes This is one of the most popular and widely-heard misconceptions about the double eyelid surgery. Because many Asians are naturally born with no eyelid crease (this is known as single eyelid) having a double eyelid surgery is a “cultural rejection” and an attempt for Asians to look “more western”. While this may seem like true, many surgeons have disproved this misconception. Double eyelid procedure is not about rejecting one’s culture or trying to appear more “westernized”, it is about enhancing and actuating the eyelids to bring out the aesthetics of the eyes.   It’s For Women Only Another misconception about double eyelid surgery is that the procedure is strictly for women only since it’s meant to enhance the beauty of the face, which is the concern for many females undergoing this procedure. However, that is not the case: men can also undergo double eyelid surgery just like women. Double eyelid surgery is performed mainly to remove excess skin, muscle, and fat in the upper eyelid, which many Asian men also suffer from. Creating a crease on the eyelid and enhancing beauty is simply a result of the procedure but is not the main purpose of the procedure.   Double Eyelid Surgery Is Just A Cosmetic Procedure Many still believe that double eyelid surgery is only for beauty and does not have any beneficial purpose. While a majority of those having this kind of surgery is after the aesthetic results of the procedure, double eyelid surgery has other beneficial purposes. Double eyelid surgery can reduce the amount of loose skin on the upper eyelid, making it easier to open the eyes wider. Excess skin on the upper eyelids might cause a shortened field of vision, weakening one’s ability to see properly. In such cases, a double eyelid surgery will be beneficial for both a better field of vision and a more enhanced look.   Blepharoplasty Helps Fix Sagging Eyebrows Lastly, many are also misled to believe that a double eyelid surgery is a solution to correcting sagging eyebrows. This procedure, however, does not deal with the eyebrows and only corrects the eyelids. Another procedure, known as an “eyebrow lift” is needed to help correct sagging eyebrows. This procedure is done by removing excess skin in the eyebrow area to reposition the eyebrows. Some cosmetic clinic allows both procedures (Double eyelid surgery and a brow lift) to be done together. Falling for these misconceptions can make one very anxious to undergo the surgery, especially those hear these misconceptions from friends or family. By knowing the truth behind them, those who wish to undergo double eyelid surgery can have a more informed decision and reap the benefits the surgery can provide them.

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3 Benefits of Double-Eyelid Surgery

3 Benefits of Double-Eyelid Surgery

Having a double-eyelid is a growing trend in Asia, especially for those who look up to the beauty of the westerners. And that’s why double-eyelid surgery has become a highly-demanded medical procedure among many Asian countries. The reason for the growing trend is because a large majority of Asians do not have a natural fold above the lashes, while those who live in the west like Americans and Europeans generally have the fold. Most of the time, double-eyelid surgery is done to make one look more “western”, but here are 3 other differences of double-eyelid surgery; Enhances Appearance The eyes play a key part in one’s appearance, often drawing the eyes of other towards the face. With a double-eyelid, this characteristic is enhanced and improves the appearance of the face as whole. Having a double eyelid can also make one’s face look more youthful in appearance. A large number of Asians naturally do not have a natural fold on the upper part of their eyes, making it appear flat. Having a double-eyelid surgery helps reduce the flatness of that area by adding a crease. There are many orientations of a double eyelid crease, but it’s best to have one that help complement the other features of the face. Gives more expression to the face Another reason why undergoing a double-eyelid surgery is beneficial is because it helps give an appearance of being more expressive and alert. Having a no crease on the eyelids often gives the expression of having sleepy or droopy eyes, making it hard for others to know if one is genuinely interested or not. This is especially important for those who needs to project themselves at work or those who needs the help of facial expression to convey their message. Having a double-eyelid is also helps when applying eye make-up, since it’s very difficult to shade the eyes area without the double-eyelids. Better Symmetry of the eyes There are also some cases where the eyelids are uneven: one eye has a clear crease on the eyelids, while the other eye does not. This could be due to an accident or it could be a hereditary trait passed on from ancestors. Whatever the case may be, it could be a cause of low self-confidence because of the unevenness of the appearance of the eyes, with one looking significantly bigger than the other. Cases like this is one clear example of the benefits of having a double-eyelid surgery. Undergoing a double-eyelid surgery can help make the eyes become symmetrical by adding a similar eyelid crease on the eye that does not have a crease, helping it appear big and wide. While the common misconception of undergoing a double-eyelid surgery is simply to appear more “western”, that is not the only purpose of the surgery. The aim of a double-eyelid surgery is not to make one look more “western”, but to give opportunities for one to be more expressive with their eyes and give them self-confidence.

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6 Things to Know Before Your Double Eyelid Surgery

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. [caption id="attachment_4290" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Double eyelids - windows to your soul[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_4608" align="aligncenter" width="154"] double eyelid[/caption] 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.   References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian_blepharoplasty https://www.lamfacialplastics.com/asian-plastic-surgery/asian-eyelid-surgery-things-you-need-to-know-about-your-recovery/ http://www.myplasticsurgerytoronto.com/procedural-information/asian-blepharoplasty-vs-traditional-blepharoplasty/ http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/blepharoplasty/home/ovc-20341400 https://www.zwivel.com/blog/zwivels-complete-guide-to-eyelid-surgery/ http://www.markbisharamd.com/blepharoplasty/types-of-eyelid-surgery-blepharoplasty/  

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