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Getting Double Eyelids with Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty in Singapore

By Alyssa Martinez @ItsMariaAlyssa

Eyes are a mirror to the human soul and what people fall in love with at first sight. They are also really important parts of the body - apart from their anatomical purpose the eyes express our emotions and help us communicate. They are considered one of the most beautiful features of our face. It is not clear whether this is the reason that the skin that covers them is the most delicate and finest of the whole human body, but this is a fact. That is why the first signs of ageing appear around the eyes.

Thanks to plastic surgery, there is a solution to this problem. Double eyelid surgery or the so-called Asian blepharoplasty in Singapore is a procedure to remove fat or sagging skin and muscle tissue from the upper lid. It can correct sagging skin that overlaps the upper eyelid, as well as to create a visible crease line below your brow. The procedure is also performed for the lower eyelid to correct puffiness and bags under the eyes that make us look older and tired.

Bigger and well-shaped eyes have always been considered beautiful in Singapore, according to Maybe that's why all Asians are crazy about correcting the shape of their eyes to look more attractive.

What does upper blepharoplasty do?

Double eyelid surgery or upper blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess skin on the upper eyelid. Its formation is sometimes associated with the processes of ageing and sagging skin, but the problem may also be hereditary. In these cases, eyelid plastic surgery can be done at an earlier age, when the skin has not begun to lose its elasticity.

The operation involves removing excess skin to form a crease and create double eyelids. Blepharoplasty aims to change the appearance of the eyes to makes them look more open and shaper. This is one of the most commonly requested surgeries in Asia.

How is double eyelid surgery performed?

Getting Double Eyelids with Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty in Singapore

Upper blepharoplasty is normally performed in the following steps:

  • The double eyelid line is carefully measured and marked with a pen;
  • Local anaesthesia is applied which means you are awake during the procedure;
  • Several small incisions are made along the line of the double eyelid;
  • The marked skin is removed;
  • The incisions are closed with sutures, which will need to be removed four or five days after surgery.

Upper blepharoplasty itself takes less than one hour so it is a very quick procedure. After the surgery, you may have some swelling and bruising that will go within 2 weeks. Complications are rare if the operation is done by an experienced plastic surgeon. Most patients feel comfortable going back to work or school at two weeks after the surgery. Also, makeup can be applied to the area after two weeks.

Upper blepharoplasty has very high patient satisfaction because it aims to preserve your natural look and simply make you look more youthful and refresh.

What is a good age for blepharoplasty?

The appropriate age for performing upper blepharoplasty is strictly individual for each patient. The appropriate time is normally determined by the surgeon depending on the condition of the skin and the patient's lifestyle. The operation has longer-lasting results in younger patients because then the elasticity of the tissues is greater. But the surgery can also be performed in patients over 60 years of age. So there is no "correct" age for upper blepharoplasty. You just need to be mentally and aesthetically ready for this procedure. Most of the doctors recommend waiting until at least 18 unless you have a medical problem such as ptosis.

Are there alternatives to double eyelid surgery?

There are some non-surgical methods for creating a crease on the upper eyelids. One of them is by using tape. This is a very popular strategy that a lot of people use. Another option is eyelid glue. Both methods are just temporary solutions and if you use them for a long time they can provoke skin irritations or allergies.

A better option for creating folds on the lids is non-incisional blepharoplasty. As with the incisional technique, the eyelid will be carefully measured and marked. Then small holes are made in the skin along the eye line. The sutures are placed through the punctures and tightened until they form the desired fold. The stitches will remain under the skin, out of sight. You will not have to go back to remove them. You will have fewer scars with this method. This technique can be a good option if you do not need to remove extra skin and fat.

Incisional or non-incisional double eyelid surgery: What is better for you?

There is certainly a lot of debate about what is the best way to approach a double fold on the lid. Deciding what technique is better, incisional, or non-incisional upper blepharoplasty normally depends on the amount of excess skin and fat. If you have to much excess skin it is better to do incisional upper blepharoplasty. If you just want to create folds on your lids without removing extra skin then non-incisional double eyelid surgery is good for you. With this technique, there is no removal of fat and excess skin, and the crease is created by placing stitches.

How much does blepharoplasty cost in Singapore?

The cost of Blepharoplasty in Singapore is anywhere between $3 000 and $7 000 depending on if it's an isolated upper eyelid or lower eyelid and depends on it needs to be an additional procedure. Another important thing that you should know is that there are three components of the cost - the surgeon fee, facility fee, or where the surgery is being done and the last one is the anaesthesia cost.

The price of the incisional upper blepharoplasty in Singapore starts from $5000. The approximate cost of non-incisional double eyelid surgery is between $3000 and $4000.

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