Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Double Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic surgeries are very common in today’s world. If changing your appearance makes you feel more confident, then why not? You can go for different surgeries to enhance your features. These are safe and do not have any side effects. Likewise, if you want to change the way how your eyes now look, you can go for double eyelid surgery. 

What Is Double Eyelid Or East Asian Blepharoplasty Surgery? 

This surgery derived its name from East Asia as it is very popular among Asian women. Many East Asian woman has smaller eyes and this surgery makes it a little bigger. In this surgery, the skin around the eye is reshaped to create a crease on the upper eyelid. Women with naturally crease-less eyelids undergo this procedure to give their eyes a bigger effect. Some also choose this procedure to treat droopy eyelids or puffy eye bags. 

How Does This Surgery Work? 

There are usually two techniques of double eyelid surgery (ทำตาสองชั้น, which is the term in Thai). 

The first technique is used for thinner eyelids. It involves the use of surgical threads or sutures to create a crease. 

The second method is preferable for thicker eyelids. This method uses skin incision and tissue dissection to create a crease and reduce bulkiness. 

Is This Surgery Safe And Does It Hurt? 

East Asian blepharoplasty is considered the safest cosmetic operation and has no side effects. Because it only involves local anesthesia. If you take good care of the eyelid, you can avoid infection, bleeding, or dry eyes. However, the patient’s vision is not affected after the completion of the surgery.

This surgery is mostly painless. Local anesthesia is done on the eyelids before starting the procedure. The patient can only feel a little heaviness or pressure and no pain. After gaining back sensation in that area, the patient might experience swelling for the next week. 

What Precautions Should The Patient?

There are some precautions you need to take if you are undergoing double eyelid surgery. Those are:

  • Make sure to get your surgery done by only certified oculoplastic and plastic surgeons. Choose a surgeon with years of experience.  
  • After the surgery, avoid lifting heavy weights and exercising. 
  • Keep your head elevated while you sleep to avoid a long period of swelling or bleeding. 
  • Protect your eyes from the sun. 
  • Take proper medications and consult the doctor if any issue arises.