Upper Eyelid Surgery Singapore
Why Choose Astrid for Upper Eyelid Surgery
- At Astrid, we are renowned for our scarless and lasting suture double eyelid surgery technique, making it a signature treatment at our clinic.
- Our scarless ptosis correction technique gives an eye lift without the scars of traditional ptosis surgery.
- We’re well versed in Korean techniques while following local safety standards.
- Our fine and delicate approach means less discomfort and downtime.
Upper eyelid surgery ranks amongst the top procedures done in our clinic. Also known as upper blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery, this surgery creates defined double eyelid folds for those with monolids or hooded eyelids, which also gives the eyelids a more lifted and brighter look.
This process typically considers the connection between the upper eyelids, brow and forehead to achieve a balanced result. In some cases, upper eyelid enhancement may also involve procedures to increase the eyelid’s volume (through periorbital fat grafting) or to adjust the eyebrow’s position (through browpexy). Our team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and customise the procedures to meet your specific needs and desires.
Types of Upper Eyelid Surgery
Subbrow excision is a surgical procedure used to enhance the appearance of the upper eyelids by removing excess skin and tissue from the area just below the eyebrow. It is particularly useful for patients who have a significant amount of excess skin or tissue in the upper eyelid, making the eyes appear tired or aged. This technique is designed to restore a youthful and aesthetically pleasing double eyelid fold.
At Astrid, our unique scarless suture double eyelid surgery “weaves” double eyelid folds that are not only natural, but also more lasting than conventional methods. This technique is less invasive resulting in less swelling and a shorter recovery time. One of the biggest benefits of the suture method is that the results closely resemble a natural eye fold.
For those with sagging upper eyelid skin, the incisional technique will more effectively lift the eyelid by removing excess eyelid skin. The scars in this technique are nestled inconspicuously in the double eyelid creases. Though there is some scarring with the incisional method and it often takes a little longer to heal, this method can often be more precise.
For patients with droopy eyelids, eyes that may appear tired, sleepy or small, ptosis correction surgery can also provide an eye lift. In some advanced cases, patients with ptosis can have medical symptoms such as visual obstruction, fatigue and headaches. In these cases, the surgery may be covered by health insurance. Ptosis correction surgery can be performed using the suture or incisional technique.
1 - 2 hours
5 - 7 days
Pros and Cons of Suture vs Incisional Approach
The two primary approaches to upper eyelid surgery each have some pros and
cons that your plastic surgeon will discuss with you.
- Scarless and less invasive
- Quicker healing and recovery
- Can be a less precise procedure
- Minimal scarring that can be hidden
- Longer recovery and more swelling
- A more precise procedure
What To Expect During Upper Eyelid Surgery?
Many upper eyelid surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures using local anaesthesia, allowing patients to remain awake during the operation. A small injection at the surgical site numbs the area within seconds, and the procedure commences once you're ready.
To ensure patient comfort and relaxation, a mild sedative may be administered alongside local anaesthesia. The use of local anaesthesia also enables patients to actively respond to the surgeon, facilitating optimal results. Upper eyelid surgeries, depending on their complexity, usually last between 45 minutes and 2 hours.
During the procedure, you might be seated to assess symmetry. Afterward, you'll be monitored for approximately an hour to manage pain and identify any immediate postoperative complications. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction at all times. While your vision won't be impaired by the procedure, we recommend having a responsible person accompany you upon discharge.
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Upper Eyelid Surgery FAQs
There are a few things you should avoid around the time of your surgery:
- Stop blood thinning medication as directed by your doctor.
- Avoid supplements such as fish oils, vitamin E, Ginseng, glucosamine before surgery.
- Stop smoking to maximise your healing ability.
Here are a few things you can do to reduce swelling following your surgery:
- Cool compress for 3 days.
- Walk around and avoid lying down to make use of gravity to reduce swelling.
- Low salt diet
Here are a few things you can do to reduce bruising following your surgery:
- Stop blood thinners and certain supplements as directed by the doctor before surgery.
- Warm compress from day 4 of surgery.
- Some patients are prone to obvious bruising. Speak to our doctors on starting bruise lasers to help clear your bruises more promptly.
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