Can't wait to wear my makeup and contact lens on 8 December hahaha it's the holy date!!!
Some of you have asked me questions regarding my procedures done in Bangkok... Hope these answers will come in handy to those who're looking into eyelid surgery! 😌
Q1. Why incision method instead of the sewing method (suture)?
Incision Pros - permanent double eyelids
Incision Cons - bigger surgery and longer surgery time (around 1-2 hours), longer recovery time (3-6 months to achieve best results), more costly (around $1000 SGD), harder to achieve assymetrical results (which means you have to pick your surgeon more carefully because incision method is irreversible)
Suture Pros - reversible surgery, cheaper ( around $200-$600 SGD), shorter recovery time (can wear contact lens/makeup after a few days), easier to achieve the eyelids you want
Suture Cons - temporary double eyelids (2-15 years depending on skills of surgeon and individual's activities), risk of accidents when thread breaks
From here, it may seem like the suture method is better. It really depends on your individual weighing of each pro/con. For me, I wear contact lens almost everyday which means if I go for suture method, the thread will get loose very quickly, maybe in 5 years time. This means that after 5 years, I'll have to go back to get my double eyelid done again. If I keep going back, the total cost will be much more than the incision method... and I really wanted some permanent work to my eyes.
I did a year of research on which surgeons/ clinics because if I go for incision, the results are permanent. If I picked the wrong surgeon, that's it for me LOL. Always remember!! A well informed patient is a safe patient!! (My mantra hahaha)
You should also make sure you have sufficient time for recovery after the surgery (I'm having school holidays so I have one and a half month of rest). The eyes will usually be swollen for 2 weeks, but you must get ample rest especially for the first week.
Q2. How much is your surgery?
Epicanthoplasty + Blepharoplasty: 48600 baht
Canthoplasty: 32000 baht
You need to make 50% deposit prior your surgery to confirm the surgery & consultation dates. Just a note, my clinic usually do epicanthoplasty + blepharoplasty together. Somehow comes like a set/package.
Q3. How painful was it?
5-6. Anaesthesia was 6-7, just after surgery the soreness was around 5.