What You Should Know About Eyelid Plastic Surgery

East Asian Blepharoplasty, also known as “double eyelid surgery”, is a type of cosmetic surgery to reshape the skin around the eye (blepharoplasty). This is used to create an upper eyelid with a crease (i.e. “double eyelid”)  from a “single eyelid” or “monolid”.

Several methods can be used to create the double eyelid — including the

  • Full-incisional: makes a fine horizontal incision on the eyelid, this involve in removal of excess fat
  • Partial incision: making a miniscule incision on the eyelid, remove excess adipose tissues and muscle tissues (mm)
  • No incision methods: creates double eyelids using fine sutures without making incisions to the eyelid

How long is the recovery time for eyelid surgery?

Patients usually have a short recovery time: bruising and swelling is usually worse on the day after surgery, then quickly begin to disappear and resolve by 2 weeks. During the first 48 hours, can use cool compresses to reduce bruising and swelling at are around the eyes and face. Thin bandages placed over the incision sites is removed in several days, while the stitches are removed after a week. Self-absorbing stitches can also been used in this case.

Most people return to normal activities after 7 – 10 days following blepharoplasty.

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