TIFFINY YANG AESTHETICS & SURGERY
Orchard Building #12-02
1 Grange Road
(above H&M fashion store)
+65 6338 9448
+65 9186 0805
Mondays to Fridays: 1100am – 2000pm
Saturdays: 1100am – 1400pm (by appointment only)
Why Do I Want To Go From Single To Double Eyelids?
I come from a double-eyelid family. Mom was born a single-eyelid though (or what some would call mono eyelids) until she was about 30 years old – I don’t know how or why, but they just miraculously appeared. And that is the reason why she was not readily acceptive of me going for eyelid surgery – when I mentioned countless times since I was still in high school – insisting that eyelids will appear anyway, when I grow up – or old – in that sense.
I had been teased since I was a little kid, with words like “you look tired all the time”, “are you sleeping?”, or “can you even see much of the world?” Some people just don’t know what they are doing by saying certain things – they probably don’t really mean it – but they can be hurtful to those addressed.
How Do I Cope With Single Eyelid Before?
As I grew up, I started learning to put on makeup. I gradually became reliant on falsies and hide my small eyes behind the smoky-eyed look. I was often asked, “do you have to wear falsies and makeup all the time?” The problem is, yes. I have no confidence with my small-mono-eyelid-eyes, and I cannot live without the falsies and makeup – when I have to be out of the house.
Read about my Makeup Tutorial | Single-To-Double-Eyelids where I am proud to share how I create natural-looking double eyelids, with years of acquired makeup skills.
Dare To Go Bare ♡
Now that I had my eyelid stitching surgery done, I am confident to step out of house with just my glasses on – no makeup – and still feeling awesome about myself.
Thank you TYAS for gaining the confidence in me.
I dare to go bare! 🙂
Types of Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
There are two types of eyelid surgery:
Incisional and Suture Technique.
And there are two things to put into consideration:
✿ how long the fold lasts
✿ the recovery period
Incisional Technique should last longer. The results are more permanent and the surgeon has more control to remove extra skin and fat (useful when the patient has eyelids that are ageing or puffy), and design the crease height and shape (inside fold, outside fold, etc).
But, the downtime takes a lot longer – possible swelling for more than a month, and could only fully heal after several months. There might be scar and it looks less natural.
Why Did I Choose Suture Technique?
Suture Technique is a procedure that doesn’t require going under the knife. The double eyelids are created using the Scarless DST (Double Sutures and Twisting) Technique – a quick and simple procedure done under anesthesia, and is completed in under 30 minutes.
Unlike the Incisional Technique which uses a blade to cut the skin of the upper eyelid to form a crease, Suture Technique requires no cutting at all. This is an important factor for me as I am not too keen on the idea of going under the knife. However, as my narcissistic self, I love to enhance my looks – on the condition that no surgical knife is involved.
So, this is perfect for me!
And lastly, because no wounds are created, the healing will take only a few days. The downtime from the scarless method is mainly from some swelling and occasional bruising. Fortunately for me, the bruise (minor) only lasted for a couple days.
The Procedure of Double Eyelid Creation:
Scarless DST (Double Sutures and Twisting) Technique.
✿ Low crease – for the Korean-look
✿ Medium crease – most common for locals (Singaporeans)
✿ High crease – typically more popular with the PRCs and Indonesians
My choice: Medium crease
I did not go for low crease because first of all, I am not all that into the Korean-look, and I love smoky-eyed makeup. I did not go for high crease because I do not want to look weird, and they give you that staring feeling – if you know what I mean.
Do note that for those who love to put on falsies and thick eye makeup, medium crease is recommended.
Types of Crease.
✿ Tapered crease – most common, natural without makeup
✿ Parallel crease – suitable for ladies who wears makeup regularly
My choice: Parallel crease
The Start of Procedure #1:
The desired height and shape is designed and customized – to my preference. It took me really long to decide, and I appreciate everyone’s patience with me. 🙂
Eyelid Stitching Procedure.
Unfortunately, I am not allowed to document the entire procedure of my eyelid stitching surgery – due to certain restrictions. But I will share with you through illustrations and explanations on how it is done.
The Suture Technique is usually done with 3 sutures. Here at Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery, 4 sutures were used for better control on the crease.
A few jabs of local Anesthesia will be injected into both upper eyelids. Please be warned that this may hurt a little.
The Start of Eyelid Stitching.
After which, about a couple minutes into the injection, the eyelids grew numb and I couldn’t feel a thing. I was still able to blink though. And then comes the sound of scissors and needles. Initially I was kind of freaked out, and it actually feels awkward to feel the scissors and stitches – but felt nothing.
It must be the wonders of my surgeon’s hands – they move really fast. I can feel his confidence in doing this and thereafter, I completely made myself at ease, knowing I am in good hands. It is amazing how I feel nothing – no pain at all – throughout the entire procedure.
And before I knew it, the nurse announced, “it’s done!”
The procedure indeed took less than 30 minutes.
Completion of Eyelid Stitching Procedure:
Upon completion of the eyelid stitching procedure, ice packs were placed on both my eyes to minimise swelling.
After Eyelid Stitching Procedure:
This was taken just one hour after the surgery – looking completely natural!
It may look a little higher than desired right after the surgery as minor swelling might occur but be reassured that the swell will subside in a couple days and the crease will be where you want it to be.
Do note that the swelling will start on the next day – and the crease will go even higher for a day or two – so please prepare ice packs for the recovery process.
Antibiotics – entire course to be finished – Painkillers and Medicated Lotion will be prescibed after surgery. The whole recovery process was a smooth one, I had to take painkillers only once – the night itself – and I don’t even need it! I took it for precaution.
Small amount to be applied on where the stitches are.
The use of ice packs is to help in reducing/preventing swelling (inflammation). It also helps to reduce pain by numbing the area and by limiting the effects of swelling.
I bought my nice little purple ice packs at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)‘s pharmacy – not the main one – located near Cheers.
They are also available at Watsons and Guardian.
The Recovery Process.
Swelling has occured and my stitches have redden.
Stitches are still noticeable but you can tell the redness has faded.
My eyes are a little puffy as well.
Swelling has subsided faster than expected.
And the stitch marks are almost gone.
Looking natural in just one week!
The stitch marks are visible only when you look really closely.
Thank you Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery for my natural looking double eyelids.
I am officially a single-eyelid tired-looking girl no more!
I have no idea how some people have all that hideous bruises and swelling after the eyelid surgery – you may want to Google for a bit – but be warned. They freaked me out and I was hesitant to go for the surgery for awhile.
Nevertheless I decided to go ahead because so far, I have been beautified so much from a low self-esteem girl to being a confident woman by Dr. Tiffiny Yang – Nose Filler, 1-Point V Face treatment and Spectra™ Laser Skin Rejuvenation – in her hands!
She has my trust.
Not forgetting my surgeon, just look at how my eyelids are healing so well. 🙂
If you are looking for a double eyelids stitching but is skeptical because you are not sure of where to go and who to look for, Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery is the place where you should go to.
I am the perfect example. 😀
Thank you loves, for taking the time to read.
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