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Double Eyelid Surgery Singapore:

Some Common Questions

Double eyelid surgery is one of the many popular forms of plastic surgery you can find in Singapore.  Although about 50% of the Asian population does have a fold in the area above the eyelashes, the other half does not.  For patients who do not have a fold, a blepharoplasty can create a natural looking crease.   The eyes will appear brighter and fuller.

How long is the surgery?

The cosmetic surgery itself takes about 2 hours to perform. Many patients relax or even sleep during the procedure. After it’s complete the patient rests for a short while (30 minutes) before going home.

The surgery begins with an injection of a local anesthetic to the eyelids so that no discomfort is felt. Patients also have the option to take a mild oral sedative to help them relax during the procedure.

The sutures in your eyelids will be removed 1 week after surgery.

How long does it take to recover? 

Most people take 1 week off work and feel comfortable being seen in public 1-2 weeks after surgery.

How soon you are ready to make your debut, really depends on the degree of swelling and bruising you experience. Everyone heals differently.

While you’ll see the results of the surgery in the first week, the complete result can take up to 6 months.  Most patients experience little to no discomfort during the recovery period but can sometimes experience itching where the incisions are made. Most of the swelling will be gone in 2-3 weeks.



Example of Before and After




Double Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Q: What is an Asian eyelid?

A: It’s clear that your eyelids and eyes are very central to your appearance. Asians are unique in that their facial shape, the eyes, nose and overall sizes tends to be different from Caucasians. Approximately 50 percent of all Asians are born with the “Single eyelid” type, namely without an upper eyelid crease, while the rest are born with an upper lid crease. The latter type is traditionally called the “double eyelid” type. Asian eyelid crease are quite different from the Caucasians’ in terms of length, shape and height.

Exhibit 1

double eyelid surgery

double eyelid surgery

a) Asian eye with single eyelid, no crease.
b) Asian eye with double eyelid.
c) Asian eyelid with broken or non-continuous crease.
d) Asian eyelid with partial crease.
e) Asian eye with multiple eyelid creases.
f) Nasally-tapered crease (内向).
g) Parallel crease.(外向,平行线)
h) Typical Caucasian eyelid crease (semi-lunar shape with widest separation in mid-section).

Q: Why is Double Eyelid Surgery so popular?

A: For the last fifty years, double eyelid surgery ranks as the most frequently performed aesthetic plastic surgery in Asia and among Asians living in America. Although there are many attractive individuals that have the single eyelid type, many Asians desire to have the double eyelid crease, giving an overall impression of a larger appearing eyelid opening. Among women, this makes it easier to apply their eye makeup.

In our practices, one hundred percent of Asians who seek to have this procedure wants to have their double eyelid crease to look natural and of the Asian configuration.

Q: Are they trying to look like Westerners? To blend in?

double eyelid surgery Singapore

double eyelid surgery Singapore

A: “From having performed double eyelid surgery since 1981, and teaching the surgical techniques to other doctors for the same period, I honestly do not believe that most of the Asian patients are wanting to look like Westerners or their Caucasian friends. Rather, they want to retain their Asian features with the addition of an aesthetically pleasing Asian eyelid crease, just like their Asian friends or siblings.” {Dr. W.P.D. Chen, M.D., F.A.C.S.}

Double Eyelid Surgery Singapore