DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY
…. Eyelid Surgery to make Asian eyes even more beautiful!
Our aim of Double Eyelid Surgery is never to Westernise the eyes but instead to make Asian eyes appear larger, brighter and more attractive while still retaining their beautiful Oriental shape. It’s akin to putting a nice frame around a beautiful picture and making it look even more striking!
The added bonus of having an eyelid crease is the ability to more easily and stylishly apply eye makeup!
What is Double Eyelid Surgery?
Most Asians have ‘Monolids’ which are eyelids without a well-defined crease or fold and the absence of a crease is simply due to the anatomical differences between Asian and Caucasian upper eyelids. In contrast, an eyelid that does have a crease is known as a Double Eyelid.
Double-Eyelid Surgery, also known as Asian Blepharoplasty, is a relatively simple cosmetic procedure designed to create an eyelid crease where there is only a weak crease or none at all. It has become a very popular procedure the world over but especially so in Asia.
Double-Eyelid Surgery will give your eyes a more continental Eurasian look, make your eyes appear larger and brighter, and make applications of eye makeup much easier.
Early methods of Double-Eyelid Surgery tended to duplicate the techniques used for Western patients with the crease being set too high at around 10mm from the eyelid margin. However, this distance looked too unnatural for Asian faces.
Nowadays, the new eyelid crease for Asian patients is located much lower at only 6-8mm from the eyelid margin, which is lower than in Caucasians. This reduced distance creates a lower, more attractive and natural-looking crease while still maintaining the very attractive shape of the Asian eye.
Techniques for Double Eyelid Surgery
There are two techniques for Double Eyelid Surgery: the Suture Technique where the crease is created by inserting a suture to anchor the eyelid skin to deeper tissue, and the more secure, permanent Incisional Technique where a crease is created through an eyelid skin incision.
|Suture Method||Incisional Method|
|Incision||No incision is necessary. |
Instead, 3-5 small holes are made along the proposed crease to allow permanent sutures to be inserted and anchor the skin to deeper tissue.
|The incision is made along the proposed upper eyelid |
6-8mm from the eyelid margin.
|Duration of Correction||A less secure method because the sutures may fail to hold and cause the new crease to be lost.|
If the sutures fail, the procedure can be repeated or replaced with the Incisional Technique.
|More effective & permanent|
|Anaesthesia||Local Anaesthesia with Sedation or General Anaesthesia||Local Anaesthesia with Sedation or General Anaesthesia|
|Operating Time||1 hour||2 hours|
|Post-Operative Bruising & Swelling||Less||More|
|Recovery & ‘Downtime’||1-2 weeks. |
Anchoring Sutures are hidden and remain in place.
No external sutures to be removed.
|1-2 weeks. |
Sutures are removed after 7 days.
|Scar||None||Usually fine and very inconspicuous|
At your Initial Consultation, our Surgeon will carefully assess your eyelids and advise whether you have a choice between the above two techniques or whether you should only consider the Incisional Technique. For example, if you also need a small amount of skin or fat to be removed for an even nicer result, this can only be done with the Incisional Technique.
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We accept payments from various independent finance providers including
Handypay & Total Lifestyle Credit (TLC)
If you need to finance all or part of your procedure, National Regulations require that you must source your own funding through a bank or any number of Medical Loan Providers such as the above easily found by searching on Google.
Frequently Asked Questions
Double Eyelid Surgery is performed in a Licensed Day Hospital under either Local Anaesthesia with Sedation, or General Anaesthesia, In either case, you can go home shortly after the procedure and recuperate at home. However, you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult and have someone at home with you for the first 24 hours.
Whether you have the Suture or Incisional Technique, there will always be some degree of swelling and bruising. To be on the safe side, allow 2 weeks for the swelling and bruising to subside. You may return to sedentary type work earlier if you wish but avoid strenuous physical work and exercise for 3 weeks.
We strongly recommend the Incisional Technique over the Suture Technique because it is more secure and permanent. However, if you wish to avoid a scar, the Suture Technique may appeal to you more but you must be prepared to repeat it, or switch to the Incisional Technique, if the anchoring sutures fail to hold. Moreover, if you also need excision of a small amount of skin or fat for a nicer result, this can only be achieved with the Incisional Technique.
Suture Method: $3,300 + Theatre Fee + Anaesthetist Fee (approximate total cost $6,500) but not recommended because of the high risk of recurrence.
Incisional Method $4,400 + Theatre Fee + Anaesthetist Fee (approximate total cost $9,500)
Unfortunately, no. Medicare considers Double Eyelid Surgery purely ‘cosmetic’ and therefore it is not eligible for a Medicare rebate, nor can you claim on your Private Health Insurance.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.