Some of us might be lucky enough to be born with double eyelids, but for many —especially Asians— it could only be a dream come true. Thanks to aesthetics and the beauty industry, there are ways to achieve the look of natural double eyelids even without surgery — one being double eyelid tape which can create a temporary eyelid crease.
Patients looking to achieve permanent double eyelids can opt for double eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty surgery. This procedure essentially involves creating an eyelid crease that helps accentuate the eyes. In Singapore, double eyelid surgery is done via an incisional or non-incisional method. Non-incisional blepharoplasty is a scarless method where the eyelid is stitched to create a crease; incisional blepharoplasty involves cutting excess fat, skin or muscle on where the eyelid crease is meant to be.
The result for non-incisional blepharoplasty lasts up to 10 years, while the result for incisional blepharoplasty is permanent. Regardless of your preference, it takes a well trained plastic surgeon to carefully perform double eyelid surgery.
Below are three surgeons in Singapore who have perfected their crafts in double eyelid surgery.
Dr Samuel Ho
No need to travel to Korea for the perfect double eyelids as here we have Dr Samuel Ho, the first and only plastic surgeon in Singapore to be awarded a Health Manpower Development Programme aesthetic surgery fellowship by the Ministry of Health. Under this programme, Dr Ho trained under top plastic surgery centres in South Korea, such as Hanyang University Hospital, 101 Plastic Surgery Clinic and BIO Plastic Surgery Clinic. This experience together with his passion for aesthetics enabled him to discover many novel surgery techniques, including an “under-through” levator aponeurosis plication technique for upper eyelid ptosis surgery
There are two ways Dr Ho goes about performing double eyelid surgery at his clinic, Allure Plastic Surgery. In the case of a prominent fold at the inner edge of the eyelids, he performs a modified Uchida technique to gently mold the patient’s natural folds. For droopy eyes, he makes a simple Y-V incision on the inner eyelid for a wider and more attractive eye. The goal of either technique is to create strong attachments between the deeper upper eyelid muscle and the overlying upper eyelid skin.
Through his practice, Dr Ho has made natural double eyelids a dream come true for many patients.
Celestia dealt with droopy eyelids since young and tried threadlifts and even botox to improve the look of her eyes. While they worked, they did not give her the permanent results she wanted. Under Dr Ho’s suggestion, she did a triple suture technique to create natural double eyelids and epicanthoplasty to widen her eyes.
As you can see, Celestia already had a bit of double eyelids but they were not very ‘opened’ and hiding behind her droopy eyes. Post surgery, her eyelids are significantly wider and together with the epicanthoplasty, she looks a lot more refreshed now!
Allure Plastic Surgery
Allure may come across as intimidating due to its sultry and dark wood theme, however patients can feel extremely comfortable at this clinic nestled at Wisma Atria’s penthouse. Inside, there are plenty of private rooms for patients to chill and lay back before treatment.
Clinic website: https://www.allureplasticsurgery.sg/index
Address:435 Orchard Road #22-04 Penthouse Floor Wisma Atria Singapore 238877
Opening hours:Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm, Fri: 10am-8pm, Sat: 10am-3pm
Contact number: +65 6734 9988
Dr Karen Sng
Dr Karen Sng is a fully trained and accredited plastic surgeon in Singapore who received basic medical training in the UK. As a female plastic surgeon, she brings a fresh and feminine take on plastic surgery in Singapore, particularly on issues women and mothers often struggle with. Having participated in numerous surgical mission trips and providing free surgery to treat children and sometimes adults, Dr Sng firmly believes in affordable healthcare options for all. She was also part of the team that cared for and separated Egyptian craniopagus twins, Mohammed and Ahmed.
At her clinic, Dr Sng offers double eyelid surgery to not just create the appearance of a brighter face but to also treat Ptosis, a commonly neglected condition where the upper eyelid droops and blocks the pupil. She also performs what she calls an “eyelid lift” to raise the brow and remove excess upper eyelid skin to restore youthful appearance.
If you’re unsure of the type of eyelid surgery or look you want to go for, consider Dr Sng. Word on the street is that she goes to great lengths to understand patients and tailors each procedure specifically to their goals.
The Plastic Surgery Practice @ Orchard
The Plastic Surgery Practice is a professional plastic surgery clinic helmed by Dr Sng at Paragon Medical Suites. Waiting time is generally fast, but patients can pass time by flipping the plethora of magazines available at the clinic while in line.
Clinic website: https://www.karensng.com.sg
Address: 290 Orchard Road #16-03 Paragon Medical Suites 238859
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Contact number: +65 6235 8262
Dr Shenthilkumar Naidu
Dr Shenthilkumar Naidu, popularly known as Dr Shens, is Singapore’s first Korea-trained plastic surgeon. He took his skills learned in Korea and modified them to suit local requirements, making him a leading double eyelid surgeon in Singapore. Dr Shens is particularly well known for signature services such as Korean-style double eyelid creation, where he uses a Double Suture Twisted (DST) technique.
This technique, originally founded by a Japanese, is carried out via the double eyelid stitching method and performed on patients who do not have excess skin or fats in the upper eyelids. However, Dr Shens has since modified this procedure by creating multiple anchor points for a longer crease. To date, he’s performed this surgery on over 1000 individuals in Singapore.
Check out what patients have to say:
“What drives me is to see my patients satisfied with the outcome of their surgeries. My mission is always to help my patients heal and to allay their worries,” says Dr Shens. Surely with such dedication, it’s no wonder why he’s respected as one of the best double eyelid surgeons in Singapore.
Huihui was born with tapered eyelids — with eyeliner on, her eyelids look as good as mono lids. After being tired of continuously using double eyelid tape, she underwent the DST technique with Dr Shens. As per his suggestion, she went ahead with a parallel crease at medium height for a natural look. Compared to post surgery, Huihui’s eyes look a lot brighter and Dr Shens indeed did a good job in giving her beautiful and natural double eyelids.
Situated at Kiliney Road, Shens Clinic can get packed but patients will still be well taken care of. The clinic is designed with privacy in mind — individual consultation pods with opaque curtains ensure patients can ask any questions in ease. This feature is extremely important, as sometimes patients may let the fear of getting judged prevent them from even taking the first step. Other than that, the clinic is beautifully built with an overarching gold and bronze palette.
Clinic website: https://www.shensclinic.com
Address: Winsland House 1, #09-08, 3 Killiney Road, Singapore, 239519
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-2pm
Contact: +65 6904 4488