It’s been 2 years since my double eyelid surgery using the scarless suture method described below and sadly my double eyelid creases have almost completely faded away…. I’ve actually scheduled a NEW appointment to get my eyelids done, via the incisional method this time, because I really want it to last! I decided not to go back to the same clinic and I’ve found a new surgeon that I trust and can’t wait to share this experience with you guys. My new doc’s website is www.allureplasticsurgery.sg and his name is Dr Samuel Ho.
Anyhoos… soon I’ll be an expert on different double eyelid techniques having gone through both lol! Here’s my old post on the non-incisional scarless method which you can still read about. Honestly it was good, while it lasted…
This is my first and very likely to be the last (unless the double eyelid fades off/disappears over time) since I’m content with my overall looks. Besides I still stand by, imperfections make perfections. So, it’s your call honey! Now, let’s get to the deets and peeks.
So the whole process started with a quick consultation on how high I want my lids to be. The nurse used toothpick to help me create temporary lids to show me the different heights and difference between parallel and tapered eyelid, and how it would look like after surgery. I picked parallel in the end cos tapered is too natural-looking for my liking. Here’s the difference between tapered and parallel.
Pic cr : 8asians.com
She dotted the final line with a pen so it acts as a reference for the doctor. Easy peasy!
So here’s my final choice. The doctor also explained to me beforehand that my eyelids on both eyes might turn out slightly uneven due to the difference in my brow bone height and the amount of fats I have on each eyelid. Thankfully he did a pretty good job and the difference isn’t very big. I don’t think there are perfect double eyelids cos both eyes are unfortunately and naturally somewhat different from one another. Eg my left eye is bigger than my right and my left brow bone is lower so it kinda makes my fats more compact leading to sometimes multiple eyelids which to me is fine (: Got double can already hahahah.
Not the final look of course but fortunately my eyelids weren’t very swollen right after surgery. It only started swelling up the next day!
As you can see the first 4 days my left eye wasn’t healing as well as the right and I panicked! I called the doctor up and he reassured me that it’s completely normal for one eye to heal faster and violaaaaa, he’s right!
Scarring also went down by a lot within 6 days and now I have no scar at all! Nobody can tell I did my eyes even when my eyes are closed.
This was 2 weeks later when I could start applying make up on my eyes.
I took so long to blog about this cos I wanted to give my eyes a few months and see if anything went wrong cos after all I wouldn’t want to get any of your eyes into trouble! It’s been almost 3 months since my surgery and all is well! It’s the best feeling to wake up looking prettier without any make up and double eyelids certainly help to cut down on my eye make up by A LOT! I hardly use eyeliner anymore. Maybe just once a week when I attend events or go out at night? I really really love it and wish I did it earlier. On some days I’ll still get triple eyelids on my left eye after a long day but I know it’s not my doctor’s fault. It’s just my brow bone born this way and I’m cool with it. Now here are some photos taken yesterday with no eyeliner!
So I kinda had it but not really which was annoying. Initially I thought I could just draw the line across my eyes for my entire lifetime but I realised that each time I drew, I was exerting force across my eyelid which might expedite the formation of wrinkles! Also, it looked ugly when I closed my eyes cos the drawn line would be evident. So after much consideration, I told myself OKAY LET’S JUST GET MY EYELIDS DONE ONCE AND FOR ALL. Don’t need to force it or draw it anymore!
Where did I do it and how much it cost?
I say that’s a good price considering I got to do it in my comfort zone.
Was it painful and how long was the recovery phase?
The local anaesthesia jabs were rather painful but tolerable. It was just that few seconds of discomfort anyways then you won’t be able to feel a thing anymore. The surgery itself was not painful AT ALL. I was awake but I couldn’t feel a thing. Post surgery wasn’t painful as well, just a bit uncomfortable cos of the swelling and tightness. Swelling and tightness will ease out within a week.I have to warn you first that the day you do your surgery, your eyes won’t be very swollen. It only comes on the next day and it might look a bit nasty so be prepared to stay home for at least 3-5 days.Is non-incisional method suitable for everyone?Generally, it’s more suitable for people below 26 years old cos there isn’t a lot of fats on your eyelid yet. People with fatty eyelid are encouraged to go for incisional method so you can extract the fats out at the same time. Of course, if you’re past that age but don’t have fatty lids then non-incisional method is okay for you too. It’s better to have a consultation with the doctor first (:
When did I start applying eye make up and start wearing contact lenses?
I started doing both 10 days after surgery but you can apply make up on the rest of your face the whole time!
I’ve tried to cover as much as I can in this blog post but feel free to email me if you wanna know anything else that I’ve left out here!
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