EPICANTHOPLASTY - DOUBLE EYELID SURGERY IN SINGAPORE
Epicanthoplasty is a procedure used to increase the width of the eyes giving the appearance of bigger and more attractive eyes. The inner edge of the eyelids, also known as the Mongolian fold, is a prominent feature for Asians. As the Mongolian fold extends across the eyes, it often covers the medial Canthus and can make the eyes look smaller and awkward looking. Eye makeup and eyelid tape will sometimes be used as a way to create a temporary eyelid crease for patients who dislike single eyelids. However, a more permanent method to create double eyelids in Singapore will often involve incisional methods, surgical procedures and plastic surgery techniques performed by a plastic surgeon. Suture methods (stitch methods), blepharoplasty surgery or upper eyelid surgery that affects the eyelid skin should only be carried out by board certified plastic surgeons.
In the case of a prominent fold at the inner edge of the eyelids (Mongoloid fold), Dr Samuel uses a modified Uchida technique to perform corrective surgery.
This technique eliminates the Mongolian folds neatly without the need for prominent scars. The results are larger, more attractive and natural-looking eyes.
The outer aspect of the eye may be “droopy”, rounded or narrow. In order to correct this, a simple Y-V incision on the inner aspect of the eyelid is performed and the corner of the eye attached firmly to underlying periosteum. This allows for a wider, more attractive eye with an improved slant.
Will there be pain?
Epicanthoplasty is a safe and straightforward procedure carried out on an out-patient basis, meaning that there is no need for an overnight stay. Patients are given anesthesia and will be comfortable throughout the procedure.
What is the recovery time to expect?
An epicanthoplasty procedure takes just an hour and is carried out on an out-patient basis, meaning that there is no need for an overnight stay. Patients are given anesthesia and will be comfortable throughout the procedure.
Who performs the surgery?
This procedure is performed by Dr Samuel Ho. Trained in Korea, Dr Ho has extensive experience in performing delicate and intricate eye rejuvenation and surgery.
To start, Dr Samuel Ho will conduct a detailed consultation to evaluate your facial anatomy and discuss with you the changes you desire.
Patients are welcomed and encouraged to address any of their concerns or questions so that they can make a confident decision about undergoing epicanthoplasty surgery.
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