Double eyelid surgery is also known as blepharoplasty and is a form of surgery that involves modifying eyelids in order to correct deformities. Some people have eyelid surgery to remove excess tissue or to correct deformities, but other have procedures that are much more extensive in order to completely change the way that their eyebrows look.
Why Do People Have Double Eyelid Surgery?
It is usually a cosmetic procedure, it is done in order to correct disfiguring deformities. However, in some parts of the world, such as south career, it has become fashionable for people without obvious deformities to have blepharoplasty in order to make themselves look more like western celebrities.
Many South Korean women are born with a single eyelid that does not have the western “crease” in it. Those women view getting surgery to have that crease artificially created as being as normal and simple as a westerner views a trip to the dentist.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?
The surgical cost varies depending on where you have it done. In the United States, the cost of the surgery can be as much as $5,000 whereas in Asia the procedure is commonly performed outside of hospitals for just a few hundred dollars. The reason for this massive price difference is, in part, that it is more expensive for doctors and surgeons to operate in the United States, and there are stricter safety concerns.
Some people in America are tempted to go and have their surgery done abroad, because even after paying the air fare and hotel fees it is often cheaper to do it that way. However, if you are planning to do this it is important that you investigate your options carefully and choose a safe, reputable, hygienic and fully qualified surgeon that is known to offer good aftercare.
One final risk is that if the surgery is performed in an unclean environment, or if the after-care is not performed properly, then there is the risk that the cut could become infected. Whenever surgery creates a wound, even a small one, there is the risk of MRSA or other infections taking hold. For this reason, it is vital that the surgery is performed in a sterile environment.
Most people will be suitable for eyelid surgery. The only people who are likely to be poor candidates are those who have glaucoma, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, blood clotting issues, or a detached retina. Young people are better candidates for double eyelid surgery (Singapore) than older people because their skin is more elastic, easier to manipulate, and generally responds better to the surgery. A good surgeon will want to see you before agreeing to perform the surgery, and will take the time to discuss your health, and also to discuss your expectations from the surgery.