Updated on March 22, 2021
Asian Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery)
Asian blepharoplasty, also known as ‘double eyelid surgery’ is a type of cosmetic surgery where the skin around the eye is reshaped to create an upper eyelid with a crease known as a ‘double eyelid’. Most Asian Chinese have eyelids which do NOT have a crease. Asian blepharoplasty is believed to be the most common aesthetic procedure in South East Asia and China.
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Treatment can be be performed by a ophthalmologist or cosmetic surgeon specialising in the field of oculo-plastic surgery and eyelid reconstruction. The surgery can be combined with ptosis surgery, medial epicanthoplasty (to narrow the gap between the eyes making them look larger) or eye-bag fat removal (also known as blepharoplasty). Do discuss the treatment options with your surgeon.
Post Operative Care
- Immediately after the surgery, there may be some swelling, redness or bruising which should resolve with time.
- Avoid contact with dirty water such as swimming or make up for the first 3-6 weeks after surgery.
- Avoid shellfish or nuts (if you have allergy to them)
- You may wash your face and shower 24 hours after your surgery
- You may need to apply eye ointment or medication (if prescribed by your doctor) during the healing period.
- You may need stitches removal 5-7 days after your surgery at your next follow-up consultation
- See your doctor asap if there is sudden pain or intense swelling around the eyelids
Discuss with a cosmetic & aesthetic or eye doctor the treatment options available for you
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