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Blepharoplasty in Singapore For Double Eyelids: What You Need To Know

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Blepharoplasty is a general plastic surgery procedure that is increasingly popular in Singapore. It describes surgery of the eye, where “blepharo'' refers to the eyelids, and the suffix “-plasty” refers to surgery.
This type of procedure aims to enhance the cosmetic appearance in the eyes, increasing youthfulness in the facial features as well as providing natural, bigger eyes. In this article, we will explore more on blepharoplasty for double eyelids, what it entails and what you can expect from the procedure.

What is blepharoplasty?

Under the umbrella term “upper blepharoplasty”, procedures include double eyelid surgery, ptosis correction surgery, and epicanthoplasty. Upper blepharoplasty involves surgically cutting into the upper eyelid to give the illusion of larger eyes, a standard of beauty that is highly desirable among Asian women.
Polaris-Double eyelid-2Other than enhancing the structure of the eyes, upper blepharoplasty can also help to correct deformities in the eyes that resulted from ageing or trauma.

The procedure will be customized to address the specific concerns in the eye, including skin tissues, muscles, ligaments, or fats. This will be discussed between the patient and the plastic surgeon during the consultation.

Lower blepharoplasty is commonly known as eyebag removal surgery. It is a surgical procedure that removes the sagging skin or fatty tissues in the lower lid, creating a youthful-looking appearance. It is also effective as an anti-ageing procedure.

When would people go for a blepharoplasty?

There are many reasons for people to opt for cosmetic procedures, but the most common reason is to enhance the natural facial features. If you desire bigger and more attractive eyes, you may be an ideal candidate for upper blepharoplasty surgery.

Upper blepharoplasty also helps to address signs of ageing in the eyelids, as well as monolids, hooded eyelids or uneven eyelids (either congenital, developed, or due to previous eye surgery).

Compared to non-surgical alternatives, blepharoplasty is the best way to achieve immediate and permanent results.

Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery vs Double Eyelid Surgery

Upper blepharoplasty is a general term that describes all procedures done on the upper eyelid. Double eyelid surgery is a procedure that is classified under upper blepharoplasty.

During a double eyelid surgery, a good plastic surgeon will also ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure. While the patient remains conscious during the surgery, local anaesthesia will be administered to reduce the patient’s discomfort.

What to expect from an upper blepharoplasty?

An upper blepharoplasty procedure that is done well will provide satisfactory, long-lasting results. The eyelids will also look natural. As a surgical procedure, scarring will be kept to a minimum, but it may be unavoidable as the surgery involves cutting into the eyelids to create the creases to look like “double eyelids”.

The cutting technique here is referred to as incisional double eyelid surgery. Excess skin or fats are removed from the upper eyelid, which are then stitched closed with surgical-grade sutures.
The second most common technique is the stitching technique as it is minimally invasive. After administering local anaesthesia, the surgeon will create an incision in the upper eyelid according to the design and height agreed to by the patient, and stitch the wound closed with special surgical sutures. These sutures will then be removed after 3 days, when the crease is more settled.

How much does a blepharoplasty cost?

An estimate of the cost for blepharoplasty surgery in Singapore can cost up to $5,000, and this is dependent on the type of procedure that is recommended to you by your plastic surgeon, the number of eyelids to be treated, post-operative measures such as medication, and more.

What are the risk factors of blepharoplasty?

The risks of blepharoplasty surgery depend on a few factors. In the skilled hands of a well-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, the risks are significantly reduced.
Some risks that accompany cosmetic surgeries such as blepharoplasty may include:

⦁ Pain
⦁ Infection
⦁ Bleeding
⦁ Visible scarring
⦁ Tightness in eyelids
⦁ Dryness

The chances of complications occurring as a result of blepharoplasty are low, but still possible. Some complications can be managed with medication, and you may be required to remain in a treatment room or a designated waiting area to be monitored after the procedure.

A good plastic surgeon will not only share with you the potential risk factors of the surgery, but also explain what you can expect after the surgery. Understanding the outcomes of the surgery will also help to better prepare you for a faster, fuller recovery.

Why choose Polaris Plastic Surgery?

Polaris Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery ensures the highest standards of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery services that suit the unique needs of each patient. As a specially trained plastic surgeon, Dr Adrian provides his patients with a tailor-made experience and comprehensive approach to help them achieve their desires.

Find out more about the upper and lower eyelid surgery services offered at Polaris Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with the links below.

⦁ Upper Blepharoplasty
⦁ Double Eyelid Surgery
⦁ Ptosis Correction
⦁ Scarless Eye Bag Removal

Schedule a consultation with our board-certified Plastic Surgeons Dr Adrian Ooi and Dr Pek Chong Han to find out more about our blepharoplasty procedures today.

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