With double eyelid surgery, Melbourne patients can alter the crease of their eyelid to achieve a bigger and brighter facial appearance. Also referred to as an eyelid lift or Asian double eyelid surgery, this procedure can also reduce the wrinkles around the eye offering a more youthful look.
The benefits of double eyelid surgery for Melbourne patients
Much like anti-wrinkle injections, with a double eyelid surgery, Melbourne patients can reduce wrinkles around the eyes but in just a one-off procedure, rather than an on-going prescription of injections. For women, this procedure can help simplify the application of makeup as the second crease on the upper eyelid is a more visible for easier application.
Some other benefits include:
- More expressive eyes
- Larger eyes
- Improved symmetry
- Enhancement of the upper eyelid fold
- Definition of the eyelid crease
- Reduced puffiness
- Fast recovery time
A double eyelid surgical procedure provides a range of fixes or a new refreshed look, by working on one of the most expressive and attractive areas of your face. Those who wish for a greater field of vision may also be well-suited for a double eyelid surgery. We will assess your goals and needs to ensure this is the best choice for you.
This 51 year old Asian female patient had absent upper eyelid folds. She had undergone previous surgery by another surgeon using “stitch” method (no incision) which failed.
This time she underwent a standard “double eyelid surgery” (Asian blepharoplasty) using open incision method to create double folds without “westernising” the eyes.
Patients can reduce wrinkles around the eyes while also simplifying the application of makeup.
Offering an improved scope of vision
With Asian eyelid surgery, Melbourne patients can improve their scope of vision. The single upper eyelid crease has a narrowing effect on the field of vision for some patients. The creation of a second crease opens the eyelid further offering an easier view of your surroundings.
What is involved with this procedure?
Excess fat or tissue is removed from the eyelids which alters their appearance and reveals more of the eye. This is done via an incision to remove skin or fat with a radiofrequency pen which both cuts and seals the skin.
A layer of stitches is used in the deep layer of the skin, lifting the eyelid and deepening the lid crease, creating a double eyelid. The lower eyelid can also have a similar procedure below the lash line to remove or add fat.
What will double eyelid surgery in Melbourne cost?
The cost of this procedure will depend on the complexity of your specific procedure. Some patients may also wish to combine other facial procedures such as face or brow lifts for a more significantly refreshed look.
All options will be considered during your consultation with the team at Me Clinic. We will work with you to understand your goals, form a surgical plan, and then be able to give you a specific cost via a customised, no-obligation quote. This is also a chance for you to ask questions and ensure that you are completely comfortable with the option we have detailed for you before moving forward.
This 57 year old presented to me clinic unhappy with her upper lids.
An upper blepharoplasty was performed, she was very happy with the results of her procedure.
A layer of stitches is used in the deep layer of the skin, lifting the eyelid and deepening the lid crease, creating a double eyelid.
Choosing Me Clinic for your double eyelid surgery
It is not only important that you trust our experienced Cosmetic Surgeons with your double eyelid procedure, but that we take the time to work with you and ensure the results you can achieve will align with your goals. The team at Me Clinic are highly experienced in a range of specific eye procedures, and we are known for achieving the results that our patients seek. Before confirming and surgery, we will ensure that you are completely aware and comfortable with the process, recovery time and expected results.
We work closely with every patient to ensure all necessary requirements are met, not only for their well-being, but also to ensure that the highest codes of ethics in surgery have been adhered to for your guaranteed safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if this procedure will suit my needs?
If you experience excess skin on the upper eyelid creating a droopy, aged or puffy appearance, or your upper field of vision is hindered, this procedure may help. Those looking for a more youthful appearance or a way to restore clearer vision may wish to consider a detailed examination and discussion with the expert team at Me Clinic about the procedure and potential associated risks.
How long will recovery take?
One of the main benefits of this procedure is a short recovery time. You will likely experience bruising and swelling the day after surgery, but this can be quickly diminished with the use of a cold compress.
There will be thin bandages placed over the incision site for several days, and stitches for roughly a week. The average healing time varies per patient, but a rough guide is a maximum of two weeks with normal day-to-day activities able to be resumed after seven to ten days.
Are there any risks or complications I should know about?
The common risks and complications with any eye surgery can be an infection, bleeding, scarring, an inability to close the eye, dry eye, and irregular eyelid position, or double vision. The team at Me Clinic features dedicated, highly-experienced and patient-focused staff that minimise these risks considerably.
Before proceeding with any surgical procedure, patients should seek a second opinion from qualified healthcare practitioners.
The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.