Most frequent questions about double eyelid surgery in Singapore

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Double Eyelid Surgery is a specific type of eyelid surgery to create creases in the upper eyelid. Most Asians are born without double eyelids and thus turn to the surgery to have a brighter and more attractive looking eyes. In Singapore, double eyelid surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. Here are the most frequently asked questions about double eyelid surgery in Singapore.

1. How much double eyelid surgery cost in Singapore?

The cost of double eyelid surgery in Singapore ranges from $3,200 to $6,000. The cost of the surgery consists of factors like surgeon fees, consultation fees, medication fees, and more. The non-incisional double eyelid surgery cost around $3,200 to $3,500 whereas the incisional double eyelid surgery cost around $3,800 to $6,000.

2. Does insurance or Medisave cover double eyelid Surgery?

Insurance and/or Medisave does not cover double eyelid surgery. Double eyelid surgery is deemed as a cosmetic procedure by the Ministry of Health and therefore, Medisave or insurance does not cover it. However, for those that are going for ptosis surgery (surgery to correct droopy eyes), it can be claimable if an eye doctor certifies that it is causing discomfort and obstruction to your daily life.

3. At what age can you get double eyelid surgery?

There is no age limit or requirements when it comes to getting double eyelid surgery in Singapore. The surgery can also be performed safely on younger patients. If a minor wants to get double eyelid surgery, they would have to get parental consent before doing so. However, it is recommended by professionals to wait till you’re at least 18 before going for the surgery.

4. How long does it take for double eyelid surgery to look natural?

Any visible bruising or stitches would go away within 2 weeks. Before that, you might get a few curious glances when walking on the streets due to the swelling and bruising. During the recovery process, there might be some bleeding and it can be easily resolved by following the care instructions given to you by the doctor. For it to heal completely, it might take about a month.

5. Does double eyelid surgery make your eyes look bigger?

Double eyelid surgery can make your eyes look bigger. Double eyelid surgery can enhance the look and shape of the eyes giving it a large doe-eyed look. By changing a mono-lid to a double eyelid, excess skin on the lids will be removed. Therefore, the final result would showcase the double eyelid and also larger eyes. The dimension of the eyes will seemingly look larger due to the eye hooding being removed.

6. Can double eyelid surgery go wrong?

In general, getting double eyelid surgery is a relatively safe procedure. However, there are still the general risk of going under the knife. There is possible risk of infection, bleeding, etcetera. To lower the chances of surgery complications, it is important to look for an experienced surgeon to go through with the surgery. A surgeon who has done a high volume of surgery with great success would be able to lower the risk of surgery. Therefore, it is important to look for a good surgeon and also not be afraid to spend more on a good surgeon.