Non-incisional Double Eyelid Surgery in Singapore

By HuiHui - Wednesday, September 09, 2015

** This post has been updated on March 2017

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Disclaimer: All information taken from my blog is at your own risk. I am not providing medical, legal or other professional advice. 


I have done Non-Incisional (DST) method of Double Eyelid Surgery recently, and would like to share about my experience.

Having gone through the trouble of spending a lot of time and effort researching on this procedure, I hope this post will be able to give you a better idea of what the surgery is like.

MY NATURAL EYELIDS  
I was born with tapered eyelids. As you may know, the crease in tapered eyelids are usually very small. The crease starts from the tip of the corner of the eye and extends gradually to the end of the eye. Most of the time with eyeliner on, I look like I have mono lids. I used to wear double eyelid stickers, but the brand I was using was discontinued (I was very, very loyal to that brand). Therefore, I started looking at undergoing surgery to get to the root of the problem once and for all!

Image source - http://plastytalk.com/double-eyelid-surgery/ 




HOW I LOOK WITH EYELID STICKERS 
The double eyelid stickers were very effective. In fact, I couldn’t leave the house without them at all! However, because of the creases created by the stickers in addition to my natural double eyelid creases, it resulted in multiple creases on my eyelids, which I felt, made me look tired all the time.



CONSULTATION 

It is advisable to make an appointment with Dr Shen (my doctor) beforehand.

Avoid putting any eyelid stickers or eyelid glue for a few days before the consultation. Do not put on any eye makeup, as well. When your eyes are in their natural state, it will help Dr Shen to assess your eyes better. After Dr Shen has checked your eyes, he will let you know if you are suitable for doing DST surgery. He will also show you the different crease levels that you can do. As long as you don’t have saggy or droopy eyelids, you should have nothing to worry about!

I went for a parallel crease at medium height. Keep in mind that the creases will decrease in height over time as they become more and more natural looking. However, if you do your creases too high, it might look very unnatural without any eye makeup on.

DAY OF SURGERY 

I was advised to avoid wearing eyelid stickers two weeks prior to my surgery. However, I feel that it is best to avoid for a month, as one of my eyelids was still parallel on the day of the surgery itself; due to the years that I have been putting stickers, sometimes my eyelids take a while to revert back to tapered. I was afraid that it might affect the surgery, but thankfully, it didn’t. It is always good to be on the safe side, though.

After Dr Shen was done perfecting my ideal crease with his assistant, he checked my eyes once more to make sure both of the creases were balanced. I was then sent to the Operation Room. His assistant proceeded to apply eye drops to both of my eyes to numb them, similar to the kind of eye drops they put in your eyes if you have done Lasik surgery before.

I was on the operation bed for about 10 minutes or so before they started injecting my outer eyelids to numb them, as well. It felt like 5 jabs - could be more or less. I am not going to lie, it was really painful - like red ants constantly biting your eyelids. The jabs were over in a few seconds, which made the pain quite bearable.

You’d think the worst part was over, but then his assistant started injecting my inner eyelids too. It felt like 3 jabs altogether. It was done really swiftly, so it’s hard to gauge how many times they actually injected.

The sewing process, though, was painless since my eyelids were numbed from the injection. There was some discomfort on my right eye because the skin was tighter, but that was all. Dr Shen spent only about 10 minutes or less on each eye. After the surgery, I was sent to another room where an ice pack was placed on my eyelids for a few minutes to reduce the swelling. I was free to leave the clinic after that.

Tip: Remember to bring your shades along because your eyes will be very swollen after the surgery – don’t even think of going shopping after that! 

RECOVERY PROCESS 

For six days:
1) I had to ice my eyes with ice packs for five minutes every hour,
2) apply the antibiotics cream that they had provided for twice a day, and
3) eat the herbal pills which are not included in the package, for faster recovery - twice a day as well.

I could wash my face on the night of the surgery itself, but being a very “safe” person, I only used a wet towel to wipe my face for 6 days straight. This is one time I was thankful for my dry skin - I don’t think my face felt oily at any point. To avoid having water touch your wounds, you can go to the salon to wash your hair. I just washed my hair with my head tilted backwards.




DAY 2 




On the night of Day 1, I was out and about - night walks, movies, breakfast, etc. - but by Day 3, my eyes were very swollen. However, from Day 4 onwards, the swelling went down pretty fast. Huge shades and glasses are a big help during the recovery stage! Try to avoid seafood just in case it makes the wound itch.

I was back to work on Day 7. My eyes were looking just a little puffy by then - like I cried the night before. You should take at least a one week leave at the minimum, or two weeks preferably. By the second week, my double eyelids were looking very natural.

DAY 7



On Day 9, I went back to the clinic for a review. I bought a gel cream (not included in the package cost) for the scars. It was supposed to help in smoothening the eyelid area and to heal the scars faster. The gel cream is quite costly, but if that was what helped my scars to disappear, it was worth it! 

MAKEUP 
On Day 10, I could finally put on eye makeup. Look at how balanced and proportionate my double eyelids are now - I could never get that kind of effect with eyelid stickers!


WHERE 
I did my double eyelid surgery via the DST (Double Sulture & Twisting) / non-incisional method at Cambridge Medical Group by Dr Shenthilkumar Naidu. He has since left the clinic to open on his own – details of his clinic below.

DST is a sophisticated version of the traditional stitching method, meaning it is more secure. Instead of double twisting, Dr Shen does triple twisting so that it is extra tight and secure.

I trust Dr Shen’s skills as he was trained in Korea - everyone knows that Korea has the best and most advanced plastic surgery techniques. I have also found a few blogs recommending Dr Shen for double eyelid surgery, which prompted me to book a consultation with him in the first place.


Shens Clinic 
3 Killiney Road, #09-08 
Winsland House, Singapore 239519 
Tel: 65 9641 6744 
Email: enquiry@shensclinic.com 
Website: www.shensclinic.com 

COST
I paid 3k+ for the whole surgery. This price includes medicine and consultation fees. I could have chosen to do it in Taiwan for less than half the price, but Dr Shen told me that his surgery can be permanent as long as I take extra care of my eyes, which means no rubbing or tugging of the eyelids at all. From what I know, the stitching method of double eyelid surgery in Taiwan can only last for a few years.

CURRENT  

It has been more than a month now; my double eyelids are looking very natural. I am extremely pleased with the results! Most people, even my friends, couldn’t tell that I had surgery done. Tiny scars are visible if you look very closely, but they will heal in no time. I am most pleased that my natural double eyelid creases have disappeared after the surgery, and have been replaced with the new ones. Now that I don’t have multiple creases on my eyelids, I no longer look tired all the time!

It is a little troublesome when it comes to taking care of my eyes now - I have to be extra gentle with my eye area all the time, especially when I am removing my eye makeup. I don’t do facials anymore, and I avoid any treatment that requires touching of my eyelids.

At the end of it, though, I still feel that it was worth the hassle if I can wake up to these parallel double eyelids every day. I hope I have been very detailed in my post, so feel free to post a comment below if you have any doubts that you would like to clear! Good luck!



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33 comments

  1. Your post give me strenght after do this. I have done non incisional surgery too and not yet full recovery. I am so afraid the scar wont go. Haha.. anyway, you have beautiful eyes

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    1. Hi! Thank you! Give your eyes some time to heal, the recovery time is different for every individual. I am sure the scars will go away in due time. :) Speedy recovery!

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  2. Great post! I was just wondering how long did the result of the non incisional eyelid surgery last for you. Thanks! ♥️

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    1. Thanks! :) It has been about 1yr 9mths since the surgery - I still have my parallel double eyelids. The effect is not as defined now but it is very natural looking.

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  3. thanks for sharing your experience on double eyelid operation in singapore!
    i appreciate this is non-sponsored post! and this is the clinic double eyelids in singapore right?

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    1. You are welcome! Yes, that is the clinic. :)

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  4. Thz for sharing and u look great now

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  5. Hi! I just noticed your post 2 years later. was just wondering how your eyelids are holding up as I'm thinking of getting them done as well

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    1. Hi Joyce, my double eyelids are still holding up well just that the creases aren't as defined as before - natural looking though. :)

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  6. looking good. but I'm just curious, do u put eyeliner and any difficulty in removing since you mentioned now you take extra care of your eyelids especially. does facial affect the stitches, since you mentioned you stopped going for facial.

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    1. Thank you!

      Yes, I do apply eyeliner on an everyday basis - no problem removing them. You can still put on your eye makeup as per usual but just try to be more gentle when removing them. Don't worry, the stitches are not that fragile! :)

      Facial does not affect the stitches. I just want to be extra careful in preventing the esthetician from touching my double eyelids in case she is too rough. You can still do facial and just request for them to avoid your eye areas.

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  7. I think your eyes were beautiful and special before the surgery! They were gorgeous! It's good that you are pleased with the surgery though.

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  16. Hello! I just did this a few months back and I have a question. When I close one eye (and when I wink), there is a very strong line/fold across. This makes it hard to put eyeshadow on. There is no line when I close both my eyes... only a line when I close just one of them. Will this fade to nothing with time? Do you face this problem?

    PS I think you look gorgeous before and after! I wish I looked half like you haha

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  17. Hi I just did my eyes with Dr Shen too. Just wondering do you experience like there is something poking your eye whenever you close? My eyelids are not balanced now but the assistant say it's normal...:(

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  20. Thank you this is a really useful post! I just did mine and was worried about the horrible swelling but thanks to your day-by-day photos, its not that different. You are very pretty before and after!

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  21. Hi, I jus did my eyelids with Dr Shen too. Now day 4, recovery so far is good. Hopefully i wont be disappointed with the final result n look.

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  22. You look great!

    I did my eyes with Dr Shens after researching for a few months reading other people's review on google and am happy with it! It's worth every penny of my $3000+!

    The anaesthesia was a b**** though. But the nurses were very reassuring and patient with me.

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  23. You look great!

    I did my eyes with Dr Shens after researching for a few months and reading other people's review on google. I'm am happy with it! It's worth every penny of my $3000+!

    The anaesthesia was a b**** though. But the nurses were very reassuring and patient with me.

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