Upper Blepharoplasty Singapore


‘The eye is the jewel of the body’ Henry David Thoreau

The first thing we notice about others is their eyes. More than any other feature on the face, our eyes tell our emotions and stories. It is natural then that we pay close attention to their appearance. Every individual is unique and each person’s eyes should blend harmoniously with the rest of his or her facial features. There are, however, commonalities in attractive eyes. Captivating and appealing eyes appear bright and engaging. They should have appropriate dimensions which frame the pupil, a crisp yet natural upper eyelid fold at the appropriate height, and adequate volume in the upper and lower eyelids.

What is a blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery?


Upper blepharoplasty refers to surgery of the upper eyelid. This may be performed to correct deformities, or enhance the appearance of the eye. Depending on the individual’s requirements and desires, the upper blepharoplasty procedure is performed on any of the tissues of the upper eyelid, including the skin, muscles and tendons, the ligaments, as well as the fat, to achieve a lasting, natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

What can you expect from upper blepharoplasty?

Good blepharoplasty surgery should give you pleasing, harmonious and lasting results, while ensuring your comfort and safety. Upper blepharoplasty is a general term encompassing all surgical procedures to the upper eyelid. These include (but are not limited to) double eyelid surgery, ptosis correction and epicanthoplasty. For details of each, please see their respective sections.


How is upper blepharoplasty performed?

The large majority of upper eyelid procedures can be done under local anaesthesia in the cosy environment of our state-of-the-art clinic. This involves a small injection underneath the skin, and within a few seconds any pain should subside. The procedure will then proceed once you are absolutely ready.

What can I expect after the upper blepharoplasty procedure?

In the days following your procedure, there may be slight bruising and swelling at the surgical site. You will be given instructions such as cold compress and/or medication to help with these. Sutures are usually removed at 5-7 days after the procedure.
Full recovery
The majority of the bruising and swelling will resolve by 1-2 weeks, and the final long-term result is usually seen at 4-6 weeks. Whilst your surgeon will always strive for perfection in one sitting, any residual asymmetries once full healing is done can be corrected with a minor procedure.
Complications, though uncommon, can occur. Minor complications include pain and infection, which are usually controlled during and after the procedure with medication. Major complications include uncontrolled bleeding in the immediate post-procedural period, which may require an urgent operation to stop. You may be monitored in the clinic for a period after the procedure to make sure you are safe before going home.

What are the pros and cons of blepharoplasty?


In trained hands and with the appropriately chosen technique, blepharoplasty is the best way to achieve the attractive, natural eyelids you desire. This is because it allows for full control of the anatomy of the upper eyelid and enables the surgeon to precisely manipulate the necessary structures, as compared to non-surgical techniques. The cons of blepharoplasty are the necessary downtime after the procedure, potential scarring, and the small chance of complications.

Why choose Illumia Medical?

Our plastic surgeon is fully accredited with MOH, is double-fellowship qualified, and has extensively trained and observed with eminent blepharoplasty surgeons from the East and West. He will perform a thorough assessment and, in discussion with you, recommend the appropriate, tailor made procedure to achieve what you desire. 


Above all, your comfort and safety are our priority.

Price of blepharoplasty

The cost of an upper eyelid procedure ranges from $2500, depending on the technique and procedures required. This is an all-inclusive price and includes basic medications, basic sedation, stitch removal and follow ups.


How can I tighten stretched skin on my top eyelid?

Stretched skin on the top eyelid is known medically as dermatochalasis. Depending on the extent of stretching, non-invasive procedures such as laser or radiofrequency can help with mild skin laxity. However, for larger amounts, surgical excision may be required. Your surgeon will discuss these options with you to decide on the best course of treatment.

What can I do to fix my uneven eyelids?

Uneven eyelids are more common than you think! Look closely and you will notice that most people are not absolutely symmetrical in appearance. However, there are times when these asymmetries are noticeable even from a distance. If the asymmetry is mild, it may be able to masked by make-up. Otherwise, a more permanent solution would be an upper blepharoplasty procedure. Your plastic surgeon will make a thorough assessment and recommend the appropriate procedure to fix the uneven eyelids.


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