Her surgery started with a quick consultation of how high she wanted her double eyelids to be. She was able to choose better because the nurse used toothpicks to help her create temporal double eyelids of different heights.
Sophia was also able to see the difference between parallel and tapered eyelids. Here’s the difference between parallel and tapered double eyelids:
Choice of Double Eyelid surgery type
She chose to have parallel double eyelids using the non-incision technique known as the suture method. This means that there will be no cutting involved and the procedure is done using stitching.
Sophia chose this method because it’s scarless (due to there being no invasive cuts) and full recovery takes only about two weeks. More importantly, it is also reversible in the event she is not satisfied, she is able to do a revision surgery.
Dr Shens explained to Sophia if she takes care of her double eyelids, the suture method will last longer than the traditional method, or possibly even be permanent.
Healing Process after surgery
Here is Sophia right after her double eyelid surgery.
Her swelling only began on day 2, which is the day after surgery.
At Day 4, Sophia panicked because her left eye was not healing as fast as her right eye. So she called Dr Shens and was reassured that it is completely normal for one eye to heal faster than the other.
The swelling also went down within 6 days and she was happy that because the procedure is suture method, it did not leave her with scars so it looks natural.
Sophia Chong couldn’t be any happier with the results, and she wished she had done it earlier.
In her own words, “It’s the best feeling to wake up looking prettier without any make up and double eyelids certainly help to cut down on my eye make up by A LOT!”
Read more from Singapore blogger Sophia Chong at her blog, or you can contact Dr Shens (Dr Shenthilkumar Naidu).