Double Eyelid Surgery
Not only are the eyes the window to the soul, the delicate nature of the eyelids also mean that highly precise technical skill and a keen sense of beauty are of utmost importance.
The SW1 Approach to Eyelid Surgery
We understand the intricacies and interconnected nature of enhancing various aspects of the eyes, and personalise each treatment plan to the individual.
We adopt a sensitive approach in order to provide beautiful, predictable and sustainable outcomes, because safe and natural-looking results are our priority.
We welcome patients to our spacious premises, fully equipped with accredited in-house operating theatres so that your time with us is smooth and convenient.
Eyelid Surgery

Who Should Consider
an Eyelid Surgery?

If you have monolids, puffy eyelids, droopy upper eyelids, eyebags or tear troughs, eyelid surgery may be a good solution for you.

Not only does it improve one’s appearance, in some cases it can also improve the functionality of the eyelids, such as if the upper eyelid has been drooping to the point of obstructing vision.

Contact us at 6690 2471 for a personalised assessment.

Patient Assurance:
Accurate Simulations & Variety of Procedures

Many patients are anxious about how their eyes will appear after the procedure, and want a more active role in the planning stage. With the Vectra 3D Imaging technology, plastic surgeons and patients can now efficiently do so with great precision.
Variety of specialised procedures available to enhance different parts of the eye area (e.g. upper and lower eyelids, epicanthal folds, excess fat and loose skin, sunken eyes) to restore the youthful allure of the eyes.
Seamless Patient Journey
We want you to be able to get back to your regular life as quickly as possible. To that end, we promise you the following:
1-2 Hour Procedure with Same-Day Discharge
Light Sedation & Post-Op Pain Relief
Inconspicuous Incisions Placed Discreetly
Swelling & Bruising will Dissipate in 1-2 Weeks
At SW1, we enhance the appearance of the eyes with a natural finish – subtle yet beautiful is our goal.

Eyelid Surgery Works

While this varies depending on the type of procedure, this generally involves:
Double Eyelid Creation: The most common eyelid procedure among Asians, double eyelids can be made through the conventional (incisional) or suture (non-incisional) method, depending on the patient’s suitability and preferences.
  • In the conventional method, excess skin (and sometimes fat) on the upper eyelids is removed, and the incision is stitched back discreetly along the eyelid crease.
  • In the suture method, stitches will be placed in the eyelid tissue (not visible from the outside), which will create the double eyelid crease.
Eyebag Removal: This can be corrected through the removal of excess fat from the lower eyelids and redistributing the fat that remains, thereby tightening and smoothing out the undereye area.
Epicanthoplasty: This removes the skin fold that covers either the inner or outer corners of the eye, with the effect of widening or shortening the eye. This may reveal hidden double eyelids, change a tapered eyelid to a parallel one, narrow the space between the eyes, and more.
Eyelid Fat Grafting: This restores volume and improves the contours around the eye. This may be used to fill up hollowed and sunken eyes, or to improve dark eye circles.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin or fat from the eyelids. This can be performed on the patient’s upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both to improve their appearance or treat problems such as droopy lower eyelids, saggy skin that causes impaired vision, and fatty deposits.

How Should I Prepare for an Eyelid Surgery?

Patients who are scheduled to have an eyelid surgery in Singapore may be instructed to do the following before the procedure:

  • Quit smoking prior to the procedure, as it can slow the healing process.
  • Avoid taking certain medications and supplements that can cause increased risk of bleeding and bruising, as advised by your doctor.
  • Inform family members and friends to accompany you home after the procedure.

What to Expect During an Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is typically an outpatient procedure. On the day of the surgery, local or general anaesthesia will be administered to the patient. For the upper eyelids, the surgeon will, in most cases, make a small incision along the fold of the eyelid. The excess skin, muscle, or fat will then be removed. Once done, the surgeon will close the incision, and the scar will usually be hidden in the natural fold of the eyelid.

If the surgery is performed on the lower lid, the surgeon will usually make a small incision below the lower eyelashes or discreetly inside the lower lid. Excess fat and sagging skin will be gently redistributed or removed. After that, the incision will be closed with sutures or glue.

What Happens After an Eyelid Surgery?

After the surgery, patients will stay in a recovery room for monitoring and await clearance for discharge. Patients may temporarily experience minor side effects such as numb eyelids, sensitivity to light, watery eyes, blurry vision, and swelling.

During the recovery process, one should keep their eyes and eyelids clean at all times, avoid rubbing their eyes, wear sunglasses while going out, and follow the advice of their healthcare provider, such as the necessary medications to take.

How Long Does Eyelid Surgery last?

Eyelid surgery usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Depending on individual cases, your procedure can even be completed in less than an hour.


What are Monolids?
Monolids, or single eyelids, are very common among East Asian populations, particularly those of Chinese, Korean and Japanese ethnic backgrounds. While it is not a defect and is a normal variation in anatomy, some people may find themselves wanting to create a double eyelid fold to give the illusion of larger eyes.
What Causes Droopy Upper Eyelids?
The most common cause of droopy upper eyelids is age-related stretching, where the skin and supporting tissues around the eyes become weaker. This can also be due to damage to the nerve controlling muscles of the eyelid.
Does Upper Eyelid Surgery Leave Scars?
After upper eyelid surgery, scars can occur but they are usually very well hidden. This is because incisions are typically made in the crease of the upper eyelid, making it difficult for other people to notice them.
Does Eyelid Surgery Look Natural?
Patients will experience different results after eyelid surgery. But generally, when in the hands of an experienced surgeon, patients can rest assured knowing that their results will be safe, natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing.
SW1 Plastic Surgery is an MOH-accredited clinic offering specialised cosmetic surgeries, including breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery in Singapore and more. Call 6690 2471 for more information.
With our attentive approach, experienced staff, diverse areas of expertise and all-in-one facilities, we are sure that you will be well taken care of. We warmly welcome you to our plastic surgery clinic for a personalised consultation.
Our Established Plastic Surgeons
Dr Tan Ying Chien - Plastic Surgeon
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Surgery), MRCS (Edinburgh)
FAMS (Plastic Surgery)
Dr Tan has practiced across Singapore, Taiwan and Japan, building up a solid reputation particularly in the fields of eyelid and ear cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr Tan remains a Visiting Consultant Plastic Surgeon at KKH and SGH; and is also a part of Operation Smile, a charitable organisation organising medical mission trips to developing countries. With over a decade in plastic surgery, Dr Tan has developed a keen eye for beauty and skill in all types of eyelid surgeries.
Dr Chia Hui Ling - Plastic Surgeon
MBBS (UK), MMed (Surgery), MRCS (England)
FAMS (Plastic Surgery)
Dr Chia’s diverse experience spans across the United Kingdom, Singapore and South Korea. She has received numerous industry awards, including fellowship awards from the Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) and the JW Lee Centre for Global Medicine Fellowship Award in Plastic Surgery (South Korea). Dr Chia is a volunteer plastic surgeon with Smile Asia, and is well-regarded for her expertise in eyelid procedures which she approaches with sensitivity and technical finesse.
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