How is double-eyelid surgery performed?
Asian double eyelid surgery involves placement of a fold that is more or less parallel to the lash line of the upper eyelid. In the process, a small amount of fat may be removed so as to create the crease. Then the new fold will be sutured into the eyelid and will become a permanent part of the eyelid. The surgery is done under local anaesthesia as this allows the patient to be awake and hold the eyelid in place. A sedative will be given to make you comfortable throughout the procedure. The surgical procedure usually lasts about one hour.
Recovery of double eyelid surgery
Recovery of double eyelid surgery is usually between 7-10 days with swelling and bruising although this can be more or less depending on the individual’s age and health. It is important to rest after surgery taking care not to do too much strenuous activity in your post operative days.