More and more women of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese descent now have eyes that are huge and doll-like, all thanks to double eyelid surgery. By nature, the eyes of a number of Asian races have monolids. This means that their eyelids do not have a crease that would allow the lids to fold and fully retract, making the eye-opening much bigger.
A monolid is neither an eye condition nor a disorder that can cause serious eye problems, like vision loss. It may, in some cases, do interfere with the vision that can have a negative impact to a person’s quality of life. At most, it only shows a difference in the way the eyelids is structured when compared to those that have creases or folds.
Many women get double eyelid surgery in Singapore. It has become a popular request among aesthetic clinics that offer the procedure. Why women undergo this surgery is simple. The results change the appearance of their eyes, thereby altering the look of their faces. Plainly said, the common reason for double eyelid surgery in Singapore is for aesthetic purposes.
But, did you know that double eyelid surgery is not only done for aesthetic goals alone? In fact, double eyelids surgery can also be done to improve the eyes’ ability to function. To find out more about how this procedure is done, TES Clinic has put this article together to share further information.
What is the difference between monolids and double eyelids?
Before we answer the question stated, let us first discuss the eyelid’s function. The eyelid is a layer of skin that protects the eye. It is composed of skin and muscle tissue that enable it to close and open. Eyelids have attachments located in between the skin and the deep eyelid opening muscle. These attachments create a crease in the eyelids when they retract and open. Double eyelids have attachments that are strong, given that the eyelid creases are present. Monolids, on the other hand, may have weak or no attachments at all.
How can monolids turn into double eyelids?
There are different procedures available to transform a monolid into double eyelids. For those who want permanent double eyelids, Blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery is the right way to go. If surgery is not your thing and any mention of blood makes your knees weak, there are also non-surgical ways, like using a double eyelid tape. This, of course, is temporary and will require an everyday application that can be tiring and time-consuming.
What results can be expected from double eyelid surgery?
Undergoing a double eyelid surgery can alter your eyes’ appearance in several ways:
- Alteration of the shape of the eyes
- Correction of height imbalance on both eyelids
- Eyes appear larger and more alert
- Formation of a double eyelid crease
- Reducing the appearance of multiple double eyelid creases
What are things to consider when getting double eyelid surgery in Singapore?
A very important consideration that you should think about is the kind of doctor that would handle your double eyelid surgery. It is highly advisable that a qualified and highly skilled plastic surgeon does this procedure as it can fail when done by an amateur doctor.
During your doctor’s consultation, it is always best to be prepared. Write down information specific to:
- Your goals why you are considering a double eyelid surgery
- Your own and family’s medical background
- Medications and food supplements you are taking
- Conditions or disorders concerning the eyes or areas surrounding it
Likewise, this is the time that you can ask questions about the procedure and your doctor’s qualifications. You may also ask for photos of previous patients who have undergone the same procedure so you may have an idea of how your results would probably look like after the operation.
What are the different types of double eyelid surgery in Singapore?
There are two types of double eyelid surgery in Singapore:
- Incisional – done by creating a cut in the skin of the eyelid, placing of attachments in between the underlying deep muscle and skin to form the eyelid crease.
- Non-incisional – done by creating 4 holes in the eyelid where 6 sutures are inserted through. The sutures serve as attachments resulting in the formation of crease in the eyelid.
A comparison of both procedures is presented in the table below:
|Types of Double Eyelid Surgery||Cost||Expectations from the procedure|
|Incisional or Cutting Method||$3,800 to $4,500|
|Non-Incisional or Suture Method||$3,200 to $3,500|
What are the foods should be avoided after double eyelid surgery?
Foods that are salty can cause fluid retention and aggravate the swelling. Skip processed foods and salty snacks during your healing period.
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