How it works?
This surgery is conducted by making an incision from the medial canthus to the lateral canthus at the upper eyelid to first resect the excess lax or sagged skin and then remove orbital fats before fixating new double eyelid folds. Its effects are improving eyelid ptosis; solving correcting skin laxity and, fat bulging, making profound and loss of double eyelid folds; and also enjoying a longer duration of results than mini-invasive double eyelid surgery, the effects of which generally lasts for at least 10 years. Regarding the disadvantages, because the relatively long surgical incision poses greater trauma to tissues and partial eyelid skins and muscles should be excised before re-stitching, the postoperative recovery time is relatively longer than that of mini-invasive double eyelid surgery. Besides, because stitching procedures are subtle and complex, the accuracy of stitching and measurement by the physician decides the surgical results, so patients are more vulnerable to have complications such alikes asymmetrical eyelids or scar adhesion. Generally, it will take 3–6 months of observation on average to finally confirm the shape and symmetry of the double eyelid folds.
- Recovery: Approximately 3 months
- Removal of stitches: 7 days
- Avoid running or lower limb work for 1 week postoperatively.
Double Eyelid Surgery recovery
Postoperative pain can be managed by the analgesics. For 2 to 3 days after the surgery, head elevation and ice massage are recommended to reduce the swelling. Stitches can be removed in 3rd to 4th day after the surgery, and make-up can be applied the following days.
Patients may return to normal life in one week, but the fold will stabilize within 2 to 3 months. It may look unnatural immediately after surgery due to swelling, however the appearance will improve over time.
- Skin unevenness
- Skin laxity or orange peel-like skin
- Skin numbness
- Pigmentation (temporary)