A lot of people are concerned that their eyes are getting more ‘droopy’ with age. That’s not a cause for any medical concern but a lot of people just prefer to do something about their droopy eyelids. Having loose eyelids is something completely normal with age because as we get older we also lose some skin elasticity. That happens because, with time, we start to lose some of the naturally occurring collagen that usually keeps our skin tight. That’s also the reason why we get wrinkles too.

But the question remains – what do we do about droopy eyelids. Well, there’s not so much we can do about them besides cosmetics or plastic surgery. The surgery is called upper blepharoplasty but is also referred to as eye lift as well. Another, cosmetic use, of the surgery is the creation of a double eyelid. This is such a popular procedure in Asia, and Singapore in general, that it is commonly known as Asian Blepharoplasty.

In this article, we’re going to talk about everything you would want to know about upper blepharoplasty in Singapore. Like who can get it, how to prepare for it, and the costs you can expect.

What exactly is Upper Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery used to reduce droopy eyelids or to remove eye bags (also called lower blepharoplasty). This eyelid surgery is not a ‘necessary’ surgery but rather one that people choose to get if they feel unhappy with their look.

During the procedure, the surgeon will remove excess skin from the upper eyelid. This will create a more youthful look. During some procedures, the surgeon might remove some of the excess fat in the upper eyelid if need be. After the procedure is done, the doctor will close the incisions. The surgery is done under general anaesthesia (although sometimes it can be done under local anaesthesia as well).

Can anyone get upper blepharoplasty?

Generally, healthy people are suitable for surgery. That reduces the risk of complications and side effects from the surgery. It’s also important that the patients are nonsmokers and don’t have serious eye problems (in this case, if have glasses or something that doesn’t require medical help, you’re good for the surgery).

During your first consultation with a plastic surgeon, they will ask you questions about your general health and your expectations. It’s important to stay honest with them because they can offer you options suitable for your case, specifically. So, don’t hesitate and talk to one!

What about the results?

Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty

The results from upper eyelid surgery will last a long time. But you still have to know that your eyes will continue to age even after the surgery. That being said, the results last around 5-7 years after surgery. That means that after a while, you might want to do another upper eyelid procedure or another type of ‘lift’ (like a brow lift or even a facelift).

When it comes to lower eyelid blepharoplasty, you’d rarely need another surgery. The results are permanent but your eyes are still bound to change a little as you age.

What’s the recovery like from Upper Blepharoplasty?

It usually takes around two weeks to fully recover after upper eyelid blepharoplasty. That’s around the time when patients feel comfortable going out. It takes around 10 days for all the swelling and bruising around the upper eyelid area to heal. Your doctor might tell you to avoid makeup for around 2-3 weeks following the surgery.

During your recovery, you should follow your doctor’s advice. He’s likely going to tell you to avoid wearing contacts for a few weeks after the surgery and to avoid any strenuous exercise. You’d also have to avoid smoking or drinking alcohol, especially if you take any prescription medicine. Another thing you’d have to follow is to always keep your eye (both upper eyelid and lower eyelid) area clean. The most important thing you have to do after the surgery is to… rest. Rest will help you recover faster and with minimal complications.

Some of the things you might experience during your recovery are mild swelling and pain, sensitivity to light and blurry vision. Your doctor might give you some non-prescription pain relief medications. The blurry vision and light sensitivity should resolve on their own in a day or two. If they don’t you should call your doctor!

What are the risks?

Even though the eyelift is considered a safe procedure there are some risks involved with it. The risks associated with upper eyelid surgery are rare but they still occur sometimes. They include the risks typically associated with surgery such as bleeding and infections. Other risks involve unsatisfactory results such as not being able to close your eyes or abnormal-looking upper eyelids. Those risks are possible especially if the plastic surgeons you go to are inexperienced.

To avoid some of the risks of upper blepharoplasty you should spend a lot of time researching and choosing plastic surgeons with over 10 years of experience.

How do I prepare for upper eyelid surgery?

You’re likely going to have some medical tests before going in for surgery. The medical tests include some blood work and an eye exam. A couple of days before the surgery you shouldn’t take any medicines or supplements that have an effect on bleeding risks (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E). Smoking is also a no-go for the same reason (for at least a week before surgery). On the day before the surgery, you shouldn’t have any alcohol either. Generally, your doctor will advise you on what to do before the surgery so you can prepare well and thus limit the risk of complications.

How to choose the right surgeon for your surgery?

As we mentioned already, the risks of complications from the upper eyelid blepharoplasty are often due to inexperienced plastic surgeon. That’s why we’ve gathered some tips on how to choose the best possible surgeon for you.

  • If possible (if your country has a qualification like this) always choose board-certified surgeons.
  • With at least 10 years of experience in surgery and if possible they have to specialize in eye cosmetic surgeries.
  • Check their portfolio. An experienced surgeon should have a portfolio of his work.
  • Research their facility. The facility they perform surgeries in should be credible and certified.
  • Ask your friends and family for suggestions. If some of them had an eye lift then maybe they can recommend a surgeon.
  • Look at doctor directories online and reviews. While that’s not the most accurate way to choose a surgeon (given that there are paid reviews these days), it’s still an option.

Cost of Eyelid Surgery

The final cost for upper blepharoplasty depends on a lot of factors. First and foremost it would depend on the area you live in – if you live in a high-cost area then the surgery itself would also be more expensive. Other than that there are other factors that contribute to the final cost of the surgery. Those include the surgeon’s fee, facility fee (if any), anaesthetics, anesthesiologist’s fee, any medication you might get prescribed, and consultation fees. That being said, in most cases an upper eyelid surgery is around 2000$ or more.

Your health insurance is likely not going to cover any of the costs as it is a plastic surgery procedure. In some cases, however, they might. But it all depends on the insurance company and their policy.

Final Thoughts

The upper blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that a lot of people go through every year. Whether you decide to get it, it’s up to you. The surgery might help with your confidence and self-esteem, especially if you feel insecure about the way your upper eyelids look. A lot of people actually get another surgery or procedure while having upper eyelids blepharoplasty – either with a brow lift or a full facelift.

But overall, the most important thing is to keep yourself informed about the surgery, especially if you’re currently considering it. Being informed will help you choose a suitable doctor and will also help you prepare for the surgery mentally. That’s why we hope this article was helpful!

The eyes are not only a window to the external, but also to the inner world of people. They are one of the most expressive facial features that show vitality, emotion, and character.

Many factors such as age, heredity, skin type, sun exposure, etc can affect the eyelids and cause them to sag or make them swollen and heavy.

You don't have to live with eyes that look sad, tired, and old. In these modern days, there is an easy way to fix this problem. The solution is eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty. It can be done on the lower eyelid, upper eyelid, and both at the same time.

Blepharoplasty aims to "open" and refresh the look of the face. During the procedure are removed excess skin, fat tissue, and in some cases muscle tissue from the eyelid area. Blepharoplasty is divided into two separate procedures - upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty, which means it corrects lower and upper eyelids. Very often both procedures are performed together. In addition to treating certain conditions like drooping eyelids or ptosis, Asian blepharoplasty is also being used for the creation of double eyelids.

Here we will focus on lower blepharoplasty eyelid surgery.

What does a lower blepharoplasty do?

Lower eyelid surgery can rejuvenate puffy and tired eyes by removing excess fat, correcting the eyelid skin and muscles in the lower eyelids. The operation can remove the bags around the eyes and create a smooth contour of the face. As a result, the eyes look better and more youthful.

What can you achieve with lower eyelid plastic surgery?

tappered crease and parallel crease

Lower blepharoplasty is ideal for the correction of:

  • Loose, excess or wrinkled skin on the lower eyelids;
  • Bags under the lower eyelids;
  • Hanging lower eyelid;
  • Excess skin on the lower lid;
  • Fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid.

Blepharoplasty cannot raise the eyebrows and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, or dark circles under the eyes, but it can be combined with other procedures, such as forehead lifting and Botox.

How is lower blepharoplasty performed?

It is performed under local anaesthesia. The duration is about an hour or two, depending on whether the plastic surgery is made, only on the lower eyelid or both together, upper and lower. The operation can be also performed under general anaesthesia. In the lower eyelid surgery, the incision is around 2 millimetres below the lash line. The procedure includes removing the excess skin, fat tissue, and in some cases, muscle tissue.

There are two options for the incision - external (transcutaneous) and internal (transconjunctival). The first type of incision removes the fat under the eyes, as well as cuts the excess skin from the external incision, beneath the eyelashes. The second is normally used in cases when there is a minimal amount of excess skin.

Both procedures work to reduce the puffiness of the eyelids and remove bags under the eyes. The results are long-lasting and achieve a refreshing look, youthful appearance, and expressiveness.

The traditional (transcutaneous) surgery is performed in the following steps:

  • The surgeon will make sure that your eyes are nice and numb;
  • Making a small incision under the eyelashes;
  • Finding the fat pocket;
  • Removing the excess fat;
  • Closing the incisions by using sutures.

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is more gentle and is suitable for people who don't have too much excess fat under the eyes. The incision is not made in the skin of the eyelid but it is made in the conjunctiva. In general, this method is used to remove excess fat under the eyes. It is only suitable for young patients when the skin still has sufficient elasticity.

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty has a number of significant advantages. The operation does not require general anaesthesia, it is enough to use it locally. In this way, many side effects associated with systemic anaesthesia can be avoided, so the recovery time will be faster and easier. The procedure is quite fast and takes around an hour.

However, if there are deep wrinkles and sagging skin, this method will not work and the doctor will have to use the transcutaneous method.

What is the recovery process like after a lower blepharoplasty?

There is no downtime. In the first days after the operation, swelling and bruising under the eyes are observed. Cold compresses can help these symptoms to go away faster. Discomfort and pain are affected by the most common painkillers. The sutures are removed on the 4-5th day, but for complete recovery and disappearance of discomfort, it is good to be off of work for two weeks.

The scars should not be exposed to direct sunlight or if this happens, they should be covered with a high sun protection factor. It is recommended to wear glasses for the first 7 days.

Complications and risks of blepharoplasty

After the operation, you may experience tearing, itching, burning in the eyes, dry eyes, sensitivity to light, and blurred or double vision that may persist for several days. Eye drops and ointments can very successfully affect these symptoms.

In very rare cases, bleeding may occur. Another rare complication is lower eyelid drooping after blepharoplasty. It is possible because in many cases the nerves that go to the muscles of the lower lid are stretched during the surgery. It can take about 6 weeks to get better and nerve to start working again. Drooping eyelids after surgery can be also associated with other eye problems. If you have any of these complications it is important to consult with your surgeon.

To avoid complications, it is necessary to follow simple recommendations. For a quicker recovery, drinking alcohol, exercising, lifting weights, and stress are not recommended. It is not desirable to tire your eyes, watch TV, and read books. It is necessary to protect the area around the eyes from direct sunlight by wearing sunglasses for at least two weeks after the operation.

With choosing a good plastic surgeon and proper technique, complications can be minimized.

Preparation for the operation

The first step is to go for a consultation.

What to expect during the examination?

  • A photo of your eyes will be taken, reflecting their current condition.
  • Your surgeon will decide if this procedure is right for you.
  • You will discuss the results you want and how it can be achieved.
  • You will be shown where the incisions will be made, as well as before and after photos of the surgeon's past work.
  • You will be informed about the recovery period and about the possible risks and complications related to the upcoming procedure.
  • You will receive instructions on what to do before the operation and what tests you will need.

What is expected of you during the consultation:

  • Ask the surgeon if you have any questions about the upcoming procedure.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any illnesses, as well as if there are any medications you are currently taking.
  • You can avoid or reduce the risk of complications by choosing a plastic surgeon with the appropriate experience and qualifications.

How long does a lower blepharoplasty last?

Is it going to be one year, six months, ten years? When you are doing surgery, you are looking at five-ten years even longer than that. But the truth is that it has to do with your lifestyle. If you are someone who is very active and you are constantly rubbing your eyes, you are pulling on things, and given your genetic makeup (some people just age a little bit differently), that will affect the results. But in the big picture of things whenever we talk about surgery, we are looking at five, ten years, or even longer for that.

double eyelid surgery

You can do little things like using the right skin products to make sure your results last longer, avoiding sun exposure, wearing a sun hat, SPF protection. Protecting your skin and taking care of it with some procedures like facials micro-needling, skin resurfacing, and so on, will allow the results to last longer.

Lower blepharoplasty and other procedures

Blepharoplasty treats problems of the upper and lower eyelids, but not deep wrinkles on the sides of the eyes. Very often blepharoplasty is performed together with other surgical procedures on the face, most often with a facelift, brow lift, or laser skin resurfacing. If several procedures are performed at the same time it will achieve a more complete rejuvenation of the face.

These options should be discussed with your surgeon during the consultation to choose the best one for you.

Most common questions

Is lower blepharoplasty good for someone with under-eye hollowness?

The procedure can be a very useful technique to fill the under eye hollowness in a long term natural fashion. If there are enough fat bags there they can be repositioned to be filed the hollow part underneath.

Does blepharoplasty help dark circles?

The procedure typically removes fat deposit and excess skin around the eyes but it does not necessarily lighten dark circles. If the circles are due to fat deposit blepharoplasty will help to get rid of them.

How safe is lower blepharoplasty?

Lower eyelid surgery is a delicate operation because the area around the eyes is really sensitive. In good surgeon hands, blepharoplasty is an effective and safe procedure.

Does lower blepharoplasty change your eye shape?

You shouldn't expect drastic changes. The eye shape will change slightly with blepharoplasty. The procedure has very good aesthetic effects such as age-reducing, more youthful eye shape, more rested look, no loose, and wrinkled skin.

Can eye bags return after blepharoplasty?

If you don't take care of your eyes and the skin around them, it is possible eye bags to return after surgery. Procedures like fillers, facelift, lasers can be very useful if you want to avoid this problem.

To conclude

Whenever you choose a plastic surgeon, make sure that he has the necessary education. Ask him to show you his certificates if they are not displayed in his office. Be careful not to fall into the hands of a pseudo-surgeon or one who does not have the necessary qualifications to perform the procedure you want.

A positive change in the look of the face affects the overall vision and appearance. The results of blepharoplasty are impressive and long-lasting. The scars are small and become invisible over time.

When you have double eyelids, you don’t give much thought to it. You wake up, put on makeup, and go about your day, completely unaware of the fact some people struggle with their single eyelids. It’s funny, the things we take for granted, the things that are a ‘given’ to some, come to be a longtime desired asset for others. And double eyelids, though not superior to monolids in any way, have been considered more attractive by some Asians. In this post, we talk about everything from why people are so into upper eyelid creases to how to get one instantly. So, bear with us.

What is the Difference Between Single and Double Eyelids?

The terms double eyelids and monolids are often tossed around to refer to a major difference in the eyes that human beings have. Double eyelids have some sort of lining on top due to the natural eyelid crease there is. This makes them look bigger. As opposed to them, monolids lack such an eyelid fold and therefore they don’t appear to have a lining. Apparently, this creates a problem for some people.

Why do People Want Double Eyelids?

For one, having monolids can turn the whole makeup application routine into a challenge for anyone attempting to conquer it. When eyes are wide open, any eyeshadow that’s sprinkled on it disappears. And eyeliners are even harder to master despite the abundance of makeup tutorials available on the web.

Another more staggering concern that monolid holders adopt about their hooded eyes is that they often appear tired, sleepy or bored when they aren’t.

And lastly, in some countries such as Singapore and South Korea, it is believed that double eyelids can get you a better job and open up more opportunities in general that otherwise wouldn’t arise.

Techniques to go from Monolids to Double Eyelids

A huge part of the Asian population has single eyelids and while some of them are perfectly fine with it, others are looking for ways to enhance their eyes. Thus, they resort to medical procedures such as double eyelid surgery (sometimes referred to as blepharoplasty) to get the job done. More on that later.

Those who are not so brave to undergo an operation, stick with temporary solutions like eyelid tape. If you are unfamiliar with this method, it’s exactly what the name says. A thin see-through strip that comes with a sticky bottom is placed over the peepers to form the coveted eyelid crease. Needless to say, it can easily fall off after a while, so a bundle of strips is necessary to use throughout the day and week. There are loads of products to experiment with.

As you can imagine, this isn’t a long-term option. First of all, it’s a laborious process of setting the pieces in place every single time. It means you need to apply the right amount of glue and try your hardest to nail it the first time round because it’s not a good idea to stick and unstick the strip over and over again.

Second, it takes a while before you get used to the intricate application process, which will make you waste a bunch of strips before you finally figure it out. It will also play on your nerves.

Even though it’s marketed as a surgery-free skin lift, eyelid tape can hardly give you that look. For more dramatic results, blepharoplasty is your best bet.

Double Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)


Double eyelid surgery has been around for many years now and helped a great deal of patients enhance their eyes. It is medically known as upper blepharoplasty because it works only on the upper part of the eyes, as compared with lower blepharoplasty which targets eye bags. Most of the time it is performed for cosmetic reasons, which is why you should go to an aesthetic clinic if you want to have it.

However, there are cases when the fat in the upper eyelid is too much and the muscles are so weak that it can all interfere with your normal life. In this case, plastic surgery might be a more proper term to use for the procedure.

Over time the treatment has become more elaborate and advanced, which led to the introduction of less invasive techniques for the desired eyelid crease. This means shorter recovery, better results, and no side effects whatsoever.

Non-incisional Double Eyelid Surgery (Suture Blepharoplasty)

The non-incisional double eyelid surgery method is a quick procedure that takes about 20-30 minutes overall. It is performed under twilight or local anaesthesia and has no downtime. You can literally walk out of the doctor’s office right after you are finished. Of course, you will have to return on the next day to have your stitches removed. Or, if they are absorbable, you will simply need to go back for a follow-up check-up.

The technique allows for cosmetic/plastic surgeons to create a personalised design for the final look. During the procedure, they make tiny holes in the eyelid skin which lets them remove any fats that are not necessary. When they are over, they have to connect all the remaining tissue together to create that eyelid fold; later on they add sutures to keep the wound closed.

If you are scared of swelling and scarring and your eyelids are thin, you may be a good candidate for this particular type of double eyelid surgery.

Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery

Although the name does sound gruesome, this option is more advantageous for people with a lot of fat in the upper eyelid coupled with droopy skin in the same area. If all that is obstructing vision partially, you are a perfect candidate for the incisional method.

It works by making cuts in the right spots on a single eyelid which are marked in advance. Then, some of the muscle and fat are eliminated or moved around to create more balance. The rest of the tissue is tied down and the wound is stitched closed with absorbable sutures. In the meantime, the patient is unconscious under the effects of general anaesthesia.

This double eyelid surgery technique allows surgeons to create a range of lines so they can design a specific eye shape. Many patients fear that the incision will leave a visible scar on. Truth is, there will be a tiny scar that will create the lining of the double eyelid but it will be completely indiscernible when your eyes are open.

Now, depending on your doctor’s skills, it may be slightly visible when you close your eyes but that shouldn’t be bothersome. You can cover it with makeup if you don’t like it. And don’t worry, it is supposed to disappear after six months.

Furthermore, it’s worth pointing out that the incisional method is usually done as a last resort. Although it can create greater satisfaction, it is recommended only to those patients who present with too much fat in the upper eyelid region.

Not by surprise, the incisional double eyelid procedure is less common than suture blepharoplasty.

Benefits of Double Eyelid Surgery in Singapore

  • Let’s face it, our bodies are not fully symmetrical. The face plays a key role in how people perceive us physically and the eyes, being at the centre, are the thing that draws one’s gaze toward us. Believe it or not, no two peepers were created equal and that becomes painfully apparent when you attempt to do your makeup for the first time. What double eyelid surgery can do is add more symmetry to the eyes and hence save you a few headaches every time you get ready for your day.
  • Another positive aspect of double eyelid surgery is that it will give your complexion a more alert look. It will make it a bit more expressive.
  • Not only will your eyes complement the other features, but you will appear to be much more youthful than before.
  • Since the upper eyelid skin will be lifted, tightened and defined, your vision will improve.
  • People will stop asking if you are bored or sleep-deprived.
  • Doing your upper eyelid makeup will be a relative breeze now.

Cost of Double Eyelid Surgery in Singapore

Ballparkly-speaking, it starts at $3,200 and it’s an upward spiral from there. It goes without saying that the price is influenced by a number of factors such as the clinic, location, as well as the plastic surgeon’s experience and reputation. You also need to take into account any additional expenses that will come up, including drugs, aftercare products, and so on. Ask the staff what goes into the final estimate before you agree to have the operation so you know exactly what to expect.

And lastly, the type of surgery or procedure you choose will affect those numbers. For instance, non-incisional double eyelid surgery is valued roughly at $4,000 whereas incisional surgery runs $5,000 onwards.

How to Pick a Method and Obtaining a Double Eyelid Fold

If the thought of surgery gives you a fright, you can stick with the specialised tape strips that will give you the double eyelid fold you dream about, only temporary that is. If you are the adventurous type, make sure to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic/ plastic surgeon to learn more about your options and whether you are a good candidate.

No doctor will encourage you to undergo surgery unless you are suitable for it. They will inquire about your goals, medical history, and expectations, among other things, to ascertain whether you can benefit from a procedure of this kind. As mentioned earlier, it matters how much fat you have in the upper eyelids. This will, in fact, determine which technique is better for you.

Remember that it’s not only about what you want but whether it’s medically possible for you. Do not engage in double eyelid treatments or cosmetic procedures before you have verified that they are perfectly safe for you, based on your current health condition as well as your medical history.

Both incisional double eyelid surgery and non-incisional double eyelid surgery create more than 90% satisfaction among patients, which speaks for itself. But blinded by the amazing results, don’t forget that it is your face and health you’re putting out there. Avoid rushing into decisions and always go to the specialist’s office with a clear head.

At the end of the day, is double eyelid surgery worth it? A hundred per cent. But that will depend on your expectations, psychological adjustment, and the professional you choose. As long as you stick with someone experienced and reputable, you can rest assured you will be cared for with great attention.

Double eyelid surgery is becoming an extremely popular procedure among Asian women who want double eyelids. However, there are some techniques that promise a cheaper and less painful alternative to surgery. The question is: “Are those really effective and long-lasting methods? “

The purpose of eyelid correction is to create eyelid with crease from eyelid without crease. Today, many fashion girls are addicted to a rather extravagant trend - to make double eyelids by themself using an immediate "self-elevator". A lot of young women in Singapore desire to have a crease between the eye and the eyebrows as it is considered more attractive. And instead of paying a lot of money for cosmetic surgery, they buy a box with tape to get the same effect.

If you consider having surgery or getting double eyelids without surgery, the following lines might be useful for you.

What is double eyelid?

Double eyelid is a term that is really exciting to most of the people in Singapore. It is about the peculiarities of the structure of the muscles and skin around the eye. "Double" means a creased eyelid which many Asians do not have. Often, in this case, the skin hangs above the lash line and the eyes look swollen and tearfulness. Why do the eyelids have such a structure and can this cosmetic defect be removed?

People with double eyelids have their upper eyelid skin and then they have a crease that goes back into the lower half of the upper eyelid. Because of that crease, the skin folds back into the eye socket. So when the eyes are closed there is the amount of skin that covers the eyeball. When the eye is open there is excess skin.

People with monolid eyes have it the opposite. They don’t have a crease. When they open their eyes the extra skin goes on top of the eyelashes.

The only sure and long-lasting method for getting double eyelids is plastic surgery.

What is double eyelid surgery?

Double eyelid surgery, or Asian blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure of the eyelids that creates a fold in the upper eyelid. It makes the eyes look more open and larger. This is one of the most common plastic surgery in Singapore. Small eyes and eyes with no folds are a physical characteristic that is not preferred by most of the Asian women. They prefer to get double eyelid surgery to have a more beautiful appearance. The upper crease of the eyelid creates the impression of wide open and expressive eyes. This procedure also makes it easier to apply makeup, such as eye shadow and mascara.

Double eyelid procedure involves the removal of a small amount of skin tissue and fat on the eyelids. The surgical cutting line is hidden behind the folds of the new eyelid. In some cases, this procedure is performed on both the upper and the lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be also used for bags under the eyes and droopy eyes.

There are two surgical methods used to form a crease - incisional and non-incisional. An incision technique will be applicable for patients who have a significant excess of broad lift skin that has to be removed. The other indication for an open or incisional double eyelid surgery is if a patient has ptosis.

Double eyelids without surgery

Is it possible to get double eyelids naturally? A common practice for women without crease is to use different techniques to create double eyelids. In order not to be exposed to blepharoplasty, many beauties choose non-surgical methods to improve their appearance.

Today the most popular of them are double eyelid tape and double eyelid glue.

  • Eyelid tape to cut your crease. It is currently in high demand, therefore, acquiring this is not a problem. Eyelid tapes can be bought from any beauty store. The strip is applied to the part of the eyelid where you want to fold. This will make the skin tighten and the crease will be formed. A common question is can you get permanent double eyelid from tape? The effect of the tape does not last long - literally until the first wash. There is also a chance for the strip to fall off by accident. In addition, the bar may be visible to others. To avoid this, you can mask it with eye shadows.
  • Using eyelid glue to hold up your crease line. This is a more reliable tool - fast drying and retention for several days. The tool is applied by using a thin brush in an even layer on the line where the part should be folded, dividing the eyelid into two parts. Then the skin is pulled back and fixed in this position by using a bobby pin. The glue can be purchased without any difficulty, but you need to use only a special composition designed for this purpose. It does not cause allergies, redness, and it is absolutely safe for the skin.

Can you lose your double eyelids?

As we mentioned, the tape and the glue are just temporary solutions that should be applied daily. The only permanent method for getting double eyelids is incisional surgery. Non-incisional surgery is also a good choice because the results can last up to 10 years.

In rare cases, double eyelid fold may disappear even after a suture technique surgery. It may happen if you have heavy and thick eyelids. It also can be due to poor technique if your surgeon is not trained in this type of procedure. Make sure you choose an experienced and board-certified surgeon.

Some people with double eyelids often when they wake up their eyes turn to monolids and stay that way around 2 weeks. This situation is not that unusual and it comes down to the anatomy of the eye’s muscle attaching to the skin. Lack of fluid can make the eyelid crease deeper. The fluid may be causing stretching or just a natural volume occupation off the upper eyelid that reduces the crease. In other situations, it can be just from allergies, sinuses, or salt intake that can make the eyes puffy and cause that crease to be less obvious.

Make up tips for monolids

Strong brow. The brows are the frame for the eyes and the face. You have to make sure these are nicely groomed. Brush the brows and trim them. That will make them sharper. It will also help to open the space between brows and eyes.

  • Contouring the nose will help you to bring dimension to the face. Apply the contour powder halfway up the eyelid with more emphasis on the lash line and the outer corners. You can also apply the contour powder on the hollows of the cheeks and the jawline.
  • Apply the highlight powder on the center of the eyelid and on the inner corner of the eye to give dimension to the eyes.
  • Monolid eyeliner is quite unique because being monolid you cannot ever do a thin eyeliner. It just doesn’t work. Eyeliner will have to be drawn thicker and be waterproof. Apply eyeliner pen and go all the way up to at least half of the eyelid, no need to be neat. After that apply dark eyeshadow color contour colores to blend the edges of the eyeliner pencil. Avoid using black eyeliner on your bottom waterline. It will smudge and make your eyes look smaller. On the top apply liquid eyeliner. Go for a cat-eye style. It will elongate the eyes, making them look bigger.
  • Fake lashes might be your best friend. Measure the length needed and cut it. Then put you the fake lashes above your natural lashes and curl them up.
  • Add a little bit of mascara to seal your fake and real eyelashes together for a more natural look.

People from all nationalities have their beauty and each of us has its glow. If you do not have double eyelids, it does not mean that you are not beautiful. Also, there is nothing medically wrong with single or double eyelids. These are both normal.

It is a personal choice - to correct your appearance temporarily by using natural ways or permanently by performing surgical procedures. Find the one that works for you.

photo of a woman after double eyelid surgery

  • For a few days, you can expect to look like you just got punched in the eye
  • Don’t expect to comfortably open your eyes until at least a week has passed. You’d find yourself tilting your head up when you try to look straight ahead.
  • Expect more eye shit to form. No idea why this happens. But it does. Clean it out quickly to remain looking fabulous.
  • You’d start to be very careful when you towel dry your eyes or rubbing it cause you’re afraid the sutures might break. After a while, you just get used to it and stop bothering so much.
  • You’d realize how easy and painless this process is and be tempted to do something else.

Best part of all, if you did it correctly, people won’t ever notice you did anything. In fact, I’ve met relatives and friends I haven’t met in a long time and they didn’t suspect surgery! They’d just say you look younger and so much prettier and usually think it’s the makeup or hairstyle or clothes. If you want to keep it secret, remember to read the part about Caucasian vs Asian eyelids here. And if you're looking for such procedure for yourself, find out about the Double Eyelid Surgery from one of the most famous Plastic Surgeon in Singapore.

The double eyelid surgery is one of the biggest hits in plastic surgery across Asia. Every year more than a million people undergo the procedure across the world and it doesn’t seem like this trend would go away any time soon. A lot of people even try to make their eyes look wider using DYI methods such as tapes or eyelid glue. There are lots of reasons why people choose to get double eyelid surgery – to enhance their looks, to widen their eyes, or to prevent getting droopy eyelids.

Whatever the reason may be, it’s best to get as much information as possible before deciding to get a double eyelid crease (or any kind of plastic surgery really). In this article, we’re going to talk about all the pros and cons of double eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty).

The good

There are several advantages to double eyelids surgery. First, like any other surgery, it’s painless – the whole procedure is performed under general anaesthesia so you won’t feel a thing. It’s also quick – the surgery takes around 20 minutes (to 2 hours depending on the case). Most patients don’t get much discomfort even after the surgery. Downtime for double eyelid surgery is also pretty fast – most of the time patients recover for about two weeks after the procedure.
double eyelids

Another big advantage of the double eyelid surgery is that the techniques improve all the time. There are three main types of double eyelid surgery involving a non-incision, partial incision, and incisional methods – all of them coming with their separate pros and cons.

The non-incisional double eyelid surgery is great for patients who don’t want to go ahead with an incisional surgery. With the non-incision method, the risk of getting a scar is set to a minimum due to the fact that the double eyelid is created with sutures only. This technique also allows for less swelling.

The partial incision method, you can get a scar but keep in mind that it’s small and will fade easily. Also, this technique allows for removing fat from the eyelid during the procedure, which can be used elsewhere on the face.

The full incision method is very suitable for patients who have thicker eyelids and droopy eyelids. With the full incision method, patients can fix droopy eyelids easily.

What else? Well, this is quite ordinary surgery to perform, which makes it not so expensive. It will most likely suit your budget. And the results will be just excellent. You can feel them when putting your eye makeup. This daily action will be easier and quicker than ever.

The bad

After we’ve talked a lot about the pros of the double eyelid surgery, let’s delve a little further in the cons we well. Of course, like all procedures, this one also has some negative sides that you should know.

First and foremost, like most cosmetic surgeries, the results won’t be visible immediately. It will take a month or so to see the final results. The other negative you might expect are associated with surgeries in general – such as infections, scarring, or bruising. In rare cases, if done improperly the double eyelid surgery can lead to dry eyes, vision problems, or even temporary blindness (which patients usually regain in a day).

Of course, each double eyelid surgery techniques have negatives as well. Here’s what they are.

With the non-incision method, the results are not lifelong. The crease will last around 10 years but if you want to keep the results you’ll need another surgery. Also, the size of the eyelid crease will be limited too.

The partial incision can cause droopy eyelids in patients with severe blepharoptosis. Further, if you have very thick eyelids the crease may look unnatural.

With the full incision technique, the downtime will be longer compared to the other methods. Patients will feel swelling for around two weeks after the surgery. Sometimes the surgery itself may take a long time too.

The ugly

Besides all the medical risks and factors there some more important things to consider when deciding on double eyelid surgery. First off, having as much information as possible is key before making any big decision about your health. A lot of the risks associated with double eyelid surgery are due to …well, an inexperienced plastic surgeon. You must spend enough time researching and choosing a specialist who has at least 10 years of experience (and has specialized in eye surgery). Look for reviews online, ask your friends and family, look at board-certified surgeons and son on.

The price is another thing a lot of people don’t consider. When choosing a specialist, don’t go for the cheapest option because that can mean that the surgeon is inexperienced or that the facilities are not that great. We all know there isn’t any price tag on health so make sure to choose something that fits within your budget but is also realistic. Talk to your plastic surgeon in detail about the procedure and then decide for yourself.

Some final thoughts

Double Eyelid Surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures out there. Whether you decide to get it or not is a personal decision. If you want to get double eyelid surgery then go for it but keep in mind about all the pros and cons of this procedure. It's best to discuss them with your surgeon and they will give you advice on which option for the eyelid surgery to choose. All of them come with their specifics and they are appropriate for people with various needs and expectations. Make sure to research a lot and do what's best for you! We hope this article was helpful!

Here are some very common mistakes that first-timers make. I made some myself. The best way to avoid these is to learn from other people’s mistakes.

Not consulting multiple doctors


Different doctors will have different opinions. You want to make sure all of them say it is safe and ok for you to proceed before you do it. Listen carefully to how each doctor explains his method and what they recommend. You’re looking for a general consensus among the majority of the doctors you consult.

Going for price

price tags

You’re playing with your body here and the results are permanent. I can’t stress this enough. Don’t fuck around. Don’t go for the cheapest. Go for the best YOU CAN AFFORD. If that shady $500 doctor from Indonesia with no real track record (no offence) is the best you can afford, then my advice is DON’T DO IT. Go for a surgeon who has performed this surgery successfully multiple times. Make sure he is a board-certified y the American Society of plastic surgeons. You can check out Dr. Shens from Shens Clinic – Korea Trained Plastic Surgery. Not only is he experienced, but he’s also charging the lowest for this surgery in Singapore for now. Prices might go up soon but it’s now only $2600 or so. He has done many ops before and my friends and I all had our stuff done with him without any problems.

Not doing it in Singapore

Once again, this relates to cost. I personally will choose to do most operations in Singapore if I can find a qualified surgeon here. It’s harder to find very experienced rhinoplasty or jaw implant surgeons here, but we have quite a few experienced double-eyelids surgeons here. The main reason for this is post-op checks and reviews. One of my friends had her double-eyelid surgery in Thailand botched.

She couldn’t find the doctor when she went back and has to walk around looking like a goldfish until she can do a surgery to fix it. Another friend did her epicanthoplasty in Korea and when she came back, she kept feeling like her left eye vision was a bit blur. She wasn’t sure if it’s a natural result of the surgery and she couldn’t go back to check. In the end, she had to pay extra to have it checked by a local surgeon.

I’ve also encountered post-surgery issues twice. You won’t understand HOW GLAD YOU WILL BE that your doctor is just a call away and you can meet him on the same day. When something looks wrong with your face and you’re very worried, the LAST thing you want to do is to plan your leave and a trip to another country. The stress involved just isn’t worth it. Trust me on this.

You are still smoking

If you are considering blepharoplasty (the medical term for double eyelid surgery) or you need reconstructive surgery, starting a smoking cessation program earlier is very important and it is usually four to six weeks preoperatively. Most plastic surgeons don’t even consider operating on people if they smoke.

Smoking can adversely affect you. We know smoking is bad for general health but in terms of cosmetic surgery, smoking has a really bad effect. According to researches, smokers have a higher likelihood of wound healing complications and infections no matter what the operation is that is being performed. In an ideal case, you should stop smoking, and if failing that, you should avoid it at least two weeks before the surgery.

Taking Aspirin and Ibuprofen

If you want to optimize the results and to minimize the risk of the following surgery, the foremost thing you need to know is that you shouldn't use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as well as any variety of these. They can increase the chances of bleeding so it’s recommended to stop them 10 days before surgery. If you take aspirin for example for general health indications either with your heart or you have previous strokes then you need a conversation with your GP (if your GP is looking after you) or with a specialist who has to balance the risks and benefits. However, in an ideal case, you have to stop these medications to reduce the chances of bleeding.

Not providing full information to your surgeon

Your surgeon needs to know about your conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes as well as drugs which are blood thinners ( aspirin, ibuprofen), or herbal supplements ( Ginkoba, Echinacea). You also need to present your eye conditions, if you have any, such as dry eyes, blepharitis, or if you wear contact lenses. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and it can have a significant impact on the health and function of the eyes.

If you have dry eyes, it's important to have a regimen that maximizes the lubrication of your eyes to prior surgery. In addition, discuss with your surgeon the potential need for specialized methods of performing eyelid surgery to maintain the position of the lower eyelid so the tear film is properly distributed over the eyes.

The more information you provide your surgeon about your medical history including any eye conditions, the more prepared your surgeon will be for your procedure.

Going to extremes

Do you know how you can tell with one look that certain girls did plastic surgery? They’re still beautiful, no doubt. And if that floats your boat, please go ahead. But if you’re like me, and want to look beautiful AND natural, then listen to your doctor’s advice. Certain features and traits are not natural in Singaporeans.

Unless you are mixed-blood or something, if you have those traits, people can tell with 1 look you’re plastic. One example is the Asian eyelid fold vs the Caucasian eyelid fold. Though, that said, at the end of the day, your happiness is what counts.

Those are some of the most important things about preparation for eyelid surgery. As long as these questions are addressed at the clinic and with written information that you read then there shouldn’t be any last last-minute problems.

It wasn’t too long ago that I couldn’t find many before/after photos of Singaporeans who have done korean double eyelid surgery. It started with Yuki’s blog, which was in Chinese, so not everyone understood. From there, just searching for before/after photos and typing in that same clinic name shows up 2-3 proper results on Google!

Here’s one of the newer blogs I managed to find (credit goes to user xxvalentines thanks!)

korean double eyelid before and after

Let me know if any of you find more such links. I think it’s a good way to not only help others understand what happens during the process, but also we can use it to compare the before/after results and the surgeon’s skills. At the end of the day, this website is only a neutral resource, it will still be the safest to go seek multiple doctors for consultation.

Double Eyelids Non-Incision Surgery (Diana Ong) - Part 01

Blogger, Diana Ong, felt thrilled to undergo the Korean-style Double eyelids procedure at Shens Clinic - Korea Trained Plastic Surgery by her most trusted doctor, Dr Shenthilkumar Naidu (Dr. Shens) Soon, it was her turn. She was brought into the room by the nurse for a quick discussion on how she wants her eyelids to be done. There are 2 types of common eyelids; either tapered or parallel. Here’s what it is supposed to be;

eyelid types

Types of common eyelids

As her original eyelids were parallel, thus she decided to go for the same look to look natural. After the decision has been made, the nurse used a surgical marking stick and dotted lines with a pen on her lids, showing the final looks. Those markings are used for Dr Shens’s reference.

preparation for double eyelid

Nurse doing marking, showing how her final looks will be.

After the marking, she was then ushered to the theatre to meet Dr Shens. There he was, always with a smile, assuring that all will be well!

korean double eyelid surgery

In the operating theatre.

The whole process took no more than 20 minutes. Before she knew it, it was all done. Ice packs was then put on her eyes to ease the swelling and she was out within 5 minutes. Well, according to her, there was really no pain felt during the process but the only setback was the local anesthesia jabs (2 in total for each eye). It was really uncomfortable but no pain no gain right?

After the surgery, patient is advised not to put on contact lens and eye makeup for at least the next 2 weeks and expected to swell the next few days. As to reduce the swell, additional medicine was prescribed.


Double Eyelids Non-Incision Surgery (Diana Ong) - Part 02

She uses "AMAZING" to describe her recovery for the Non-Incision Double Eyelid Surgery! The swelling went down pretty fast and she is able to go back to work on after the fourth day! She was advised not to consume seafood, NO makeup and NO contact lens for 7 days and that's it. And so, here's her recovery process:

asian woman before double eyelid surgery

Before the surgery

before and after double eyelid surgery

Recover process from Day 1 to Day 7

double eyelid Recovery Day 7

Day 7, with light make-up and filters.  - Still experiencing slight swell in between the eyelids

"A few friends asked, why do I choose to do it in Singapore and not Korea? The answer is pretty obvious. There are equally good doctors in Singapore. Well the cost could be higher as compared but c'mon, that's excludes your airfares and accommodation in Korea. Most importantly, should there be any emergency, he is less than 30 minutes away from you. Lastly, I can still be with my love ones while recuperating." - Diana Ong

2 weeks after double eyelid surgery

2 Weeks after surgery

3 weeks after double eyelid surgery

3 Weeks after surgery

3 weeks after double eyelid surgery

3 Weeks after surgery

The procedure:

A Non-Incisional method done at Shens Clinic - Korea Trained Plastic Surgery by Dr Shenthilkumar Naidu. This is a sophisticated version of the traditional stitching method, meaning it is more secure. Dr Shens has been trained in Korea thus you are definitely in good hands by the most advanced plastic surgery techniques.

Source taken from: http://dianaongsp.blogspot.sg/2016/03/double-eyelids-non-incision-surger...

Happened to come across this blog post while I was surfing the net. I’m still not very comfortable with showing my face on the internet but this girl is ok!

Apparently, she’s quite a popular blogger but the website is in Chinese. The pictures do show the whole process though. I think I should especially highlight this part:double eyelid example

diy double eyelid example

The doctors can easily show you how you would look with double eyelid example, so you can decide how high a fold you want. Usually, higher folds look better on girls but it’s not always the case. So you look at yourself in the mirror and decide before you do.

Here are some before after pics of that same blogger. I think she did it with Dr Shens at Shens Clinic - Korea Trained Plastic Surgery too. I highly recommend his services for double eyelids. It was comfortable and easy!

before and after

before and after 2

You can see her full experience of scarless double eyelid surgery at her blog iamyuki.com/scarless-double-eyelid-surgery-cambridge-medical-pt-2.

Once again, it’s in Chinese but there will be very helpful to see what the process is like and how long the healing takes. Check it out!

*Thanks to user "kitty1981" who told me about the english version here https://www.waoblog.asia/uncategorized/scarless-double-fold-eyelids-and-medial-epicanthoplasty/

There is a big difference between Asian and Caucasian double eyelids. The first one‘s creases start close to the eyelash moving parallel to the middle of the eye. On the other hand, the Caucasian eyelid creases create an upside-down ‚U‘ form. Already wondering why are we telling you all these stuff? Well, you have to know them before doing a double eyelid surgery. That way you will find out exactly what you want – a more common look that most Asians have or some rare features. To understand better, look at the two pictures below:

Tay Ping Hui

Tay Ping Hui

Do you see something specific about his eyes? We will give you a hint. The eyelid fold is parallel to the inner eyes. That is actually something very rare among Asian people.

Ann Kok

Ann Kok

In contrast, this woman‘s double eyelids touch her inner eyes. And that is the style that looks a lot more natural for Asians.

Temporary double eyelids

What does this mean? Well, you can make double eyelids by utilizing things like double eyelid tape or double eyelid glue. Of course, this is only a temporary solution, but it has its benefits. It can help you see your look with double eyelids. That way you will find out if you like it or not. In case it is the second option, you will not have anything to worry about. Your new look will last about a day or you could wash it away even earlier using only water and soap.

Here are a few steps you should follow for this process:

double eyelid tape

  • Before you start the whole thing, wash your face. You need to do this on a clean surface.
  • After that, dry the face carefully, especially the areas around your eyes. This step is very important, so do not avoid it. You‘d better even wait for a while to be sure that your face is completely dry.
  • Apply the eyeshadow, mascara and liner following the given instructions.
  • Your new look should last for the whole day. In the evening wash your face with water and soap to remove the adhesive.

Permanent double eyelids

That is a lot more serious procedure and you should be completely sure that you want to do it. It is usually performed through surgery on the lower or upper eyelids. However, it can be done on both eyelids, too.

non-incision double eyelid surgery

Double eyelid surgery is not only useful for enhancing your appearance, but it can also help you with some eyelid functional problems. Such can be:

  • Bags under your eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Fatty deposits on the eyelids
  • Sagging skin around the eyes