The eyes are the most captivating parts of the face, and can contribute greatly to your first impression to others as well as your appearance. Double eyelid surgery is the most common plastic surgery procedure because it can make a big difference in your first impression, image, and appearance by changing the shape of the eyes. That's also the reason why there are so many revision surgery cases. But is it always necessary to get a revision surgery? How can we avoid the need for one? Let's find out from Dr. Lee Jun Hee at Marble Plastic Surgery.
How long does double eyelid surgery last?
Double eyelid surgery seems to last a lifetime once you've gotten it, but in fact, most of it is not permanent, so your past concerns can sometimes occur again. How long a double eyelid surgery lasts is closely related to skin aging. It usually lasts 10 to 20 years, but it varies between individuals. The chances of the eyelids unravelling is higher if the eyelids are thick or have a lot of fat, especially when done with the burial method, which does not use any incisions.
How do I know if I need a revision eyelid surgery?
Besides changing the thickness of the double eyelids, another reason to get revision surgery is difficulty in opening the eyes even if with double eyelids.
Here are some other common reasons for getting a revision surgery:
How the revision eyelid surgery is done
When can I get a revision eyelid surgery?
There are 3 main kinds of revision eyelid surgeries: acute revision surgery, mid revision surgery and late revision surgery. The difference between each kind is when the revision surgery is carried out.
For acute revision surgery, it is usually done in the early stages for the burial method eyelid surgery because the results are clear right after the surgery. For cases where the patient is dissatisfied with the surgery results, it is recommended to re-operate after about six months when the scar is loosened, the adhesion becomes stable.
What are some things to take note?
Double eyelid surgery is a surgery that not only changes the eyes, but should also match the overall facial features by considering facial shape, eye shape, and amount of fat under the skin. Even though it's a popular surgery, you may be dissatisfied if the results do not suit you, or if you don't take good care during the healing process. Because the adhesion of the eyelids can be easily released especially for non-incisional methods, it's better to make a careful decision through 1:1 customized consultation with a professional plastic surgeon.
Revision Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photos