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What is Double Eyelid Surgery?

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Double eyelid surgery, also known as Asian blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that has gained popularity over the years. It involves creating a natural-looking crease in the upper eyelid, which is not present in some individuals, commonly on East Asian descent. 

In this blog, Artiste Plastic Surgery will delve into the details of double eyelid surgery, its purpose, procedure, and potential benefits.

The Purpose of Double Eyelid Surgery

The primary purpose of double eyelid surgery is to create a defined upper eyelid crease. This crease is often absent in individuals of Asian descent, where the eyelid tends to have a single fold or no fold at all. The surgery aims to enhance the appearance of the eyes by making them appear larger and more defined. It can also address asymmetry in the eyelids, helping achieve a balanced and harmonious look.

About the Procedure

Consultation: The process typically begins with a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will assess the patient’s eyelid anatomy, discuss their goals, and explain the various techniques available and potential risks and complications involved. It is also essential to get a referral from your GP with your medical information, such as existing comorbidities, and medications, if any.

Surgical Techniques: There are two primary techniques for double eyelid surgery such as:

  • Incision Method: In this approach, the surgeon makes a small incision along the upper eyelid to create an adhesion and eyelid crease. Excess skin and fat may also be removed if necessary.
  • Non-Incision Method: The non-incision method involves creating a crease by the placement of tarsal sutures without making an open incision. Small incisions are only made for the placement of sutures. This technique is usually ideal for younger patients where excess skin is not an issue. 

Recovery: After the surgery, patients can expect some swelling and bruising, which typically subsides within a few weeks. It’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions to ensure proper healing.

Potential Benefits

  • Enhanced Aesthetics: The creation of an upper eyelid crease can make the eyes appear larger and more defined, enhancing one’s overall facial aesthetics.
  • Improved Symmetry: For those with uneven eyelids, the surgery can help achieve symmetry and balance in the eyes.
  • Improved Makeup Application: Having a defined eyelid crease can make it easier to apply eye makeup, creating a more polished look.
  • Increased Positivity: Many individuals who undergo double eyelid surgery report increased satisfaction with their appearance.
  • Appearance: Asian double eyelid surgery can help the eyes, making them appear more open. It can address sagging or drooping eyelids that can occur with age.

It’s essential to note that while double eyelid surgery can have transformative effects, it’s a personal choice, and individuals considering the procedure should have realistic expectations and consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. 

If you want to know if you’re a good candidate for double eyelid surgery or  blepharoplasty surgery in Sydney, reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery. Our Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Jack Zoumaras can assess your condition and recommend a blepharoplasty surgery technique for you. Book a consultation today.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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