Updated on September 4th, 2018
Are you interested in getting an eyelid facelift? If the answer is yes, then you have come to the right place. An eyelid surgery is done through a procedure called eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty in scientific terms.
The procedure involves smoothening of droopy and saggy eyelids which leave you with a more balanced and youthful appearance.
Eyelid surgery has been a controversial topic in the last decades worldwide but since the turn of this millennium, more and more people are adapting it.
Popular culture has also contributed to its growth. Plastic surgery was worth a whopping $15 billion and eyelid surgery was the 4 most done cosmetic procedures in the USA.
Asia has seen an increase in this area. Research approximates that 1 in 4 women in East Asia have done the procedure.
For those people who are not well versed with eyelid surgery, I have the right guide for you and I am going to tell you all you need to know about this procedure.
If you want to find doctors for your surgery, you can look up this site and well give you the best suggestion.
Which Types of Eyelid Surgery Exist?
There are primary three types of blepharoplasty and they are classified according to where they are performed. If you are unsure about which type is the best for you, consult first before making any decisions.
I. Upper Blepharoplasty
This type of surgery involves surgery in the upper eyelid. It is also called the upper eyelid surgery.
II. Lower Blepharoplasty
This one is done on the lower eyelid and it removes troughs and tightens muscle under the eyelid. It involves removal of creases below the eyelid which might cause a tiring look.
III. Bilateral Blepharoplasty
This surgery involves incision and correction of both the upper and lower areas of the eyelid. It is a combination of upper and lower blepharoplasty.
Who Needs This Surgery
The main purpose of performing an eyelid surgery is to correct several defects that exist in the skin in the upper or the lower eyelid. Eyelid surgery is sought after by people whose eyelids are becoming saggy and tired.
This happens due to aging so it is obvious that many patients who seek this surgery are after having a younger look.
Another main reason why people seek eyelid surgery is to enhance vision which has been impaired by deposition of fat troughs under and above the eyelids.
The third reason why people seek an eyelid surgery is to create a crease on the upper eyelid. Some people are genetically born with eyelids which have thin creases in the upper eyelid.
They therefore need to enlarge this crease in order to look more “beautiful”. This is common in East Asia specifically South Korea, Japan and Taiwan which records the largest number of people seeking eyelid surgery to enlarge their eyes.
It Has Side Effects
As with all other types of surgeries, eyelid surgeries have side effects. The time after the surgery is when you will experience the largest side effects.
Itching, scarring, bruising, swelling and temporary double vision are some of the side affects you should expect after having an eye surgery. Do not stress too much on these effects as some of them are treatable and others go away after some time.
There Is a Health Requirement
If you want to have an eyelid surgery, you are required to have maximum health. You should have enough face tissue. This is a surgery and it requires maximum body function.
Your face tissue should not be damaged during the time you want to have this surgery. This is to ensure that full recovery is achieved after the procedure.
The surgery is highly prohibited for smokers and people with life threatening diseases such as diabetes. These diseases can prevent full recovery after the procedure.
Please do an extensive research of all requirements as I cannot cover all that in this article.
Choose a Qualified Plastic Surgeon
This is a very critical procedure and although it is performed in about 1-3 hours, the effects are long term. For your sake, chose a qualified surgeon.
The internet is full of resources. First establish the certification that is needed for a plastic surgeon in your area and check if the surgeon you selected has this qualification.
The surgery should be done in an accredited office-based environment
Your eyelids need some time to recover after the surgery. You are required to keep off activities that will put stress on your eyes.
Watching TV, reading, playing mobile games and exposure to sunlight are some of the activities that you need to keep off after having the surgery.
The recovery time for a blepharoplasty is usually between 10 days to 3 weeks. After this, you can revert to your normal activities as the eyelids are fully recovered.
The cost of a blepharoplasty varies depending on the country. In America, the cost of this surgery averages $3,026 according to figures provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The cost of double eyelid surgery in Singapore is around $2,500 to $3,000. There are numerous doctors in and around Singapore who have quoted different prices. It is up to you to find the best doctor by doing a quick comparison.