Blepharoplasty/Eyelid Surgery Blog2022-02-26T15:38:46+10:00

Eyelid Surgery Blog

FDA warning about a non-surgical eyelid lifting procedure

FDA warning about a non-surgical eyelid lifting procedure A procedure called under various names including Plasma eyelid lift, radiofrequency eyelid tightening, non-surgical blepharoplasty has been widely promoted in recent times. The Renuvion/J-Plasma device uses radiofrequency (RF) energy and helium to create a plasma that can be used to cut, coagulate, and eliminate soft tissue with heat during surgery, the FDA explained. According to the release, the FDA has received reports describing serious adverse events (SAEs) when the device is used [...]

Blepharoplasty Statistics

An interesting statistic on blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery in the U.S. titled "The United States Eyelid Surgery" was published today. According to the report, eyelid surgery has seen consistent popularity in the United States and is also pursued by women in the US as an alternative to a brow lift. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 325,112 eyelid surgery procedures were performed in 2020 with the average cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery being $4,120. The surgery, which [...]

How to choose a blepharoplasty surgeon?

Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery or double eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure. It carries certain risks and benefits. It is important that you understand who will be operating on you and how to choose your operator. What is the difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon? In a word, it is the training. Currently, any medical practitioner can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon. There are five types who do: medical graduates, general practitioners, specialist plastic surgeons, [...]

Fake online review in Cosmetic surgery

Several studies have confirmed that there is a lot of fake-online-review about cosmetic eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery.  Here is an interesting story of one cosmetic surgeon maliciously undermining a competing cosmetic surgeon. According to the article, a fake online review was posted on ratemd.com by one cosmetic doctor against a competing cosmetic doctor. The article was written by Sarah McPhee in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 10 march 2022 titled "Cosmetic doctor accused of defaming [...]

Why are Asians seeking ‘western’ eyes/cosmetic surgery?

Double eyelid surgery or Asian eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty is a procedure where Asians request their eyelids to be reshaped to make them more attractive. Some articles portray Asians as if they are seeking a double eyelid surgery to achieve a westernised look. One of such articles is written by: Lah, Jyung. Plastic surgery boom as Asians seek 'western' look. CNN. May 24, 2011 <Click here to read the misleading article about the intentions as why Asians seek double [...]

Asian blepharoplasty to create more natural double eyelids

Background. Despite upper blepharoplasty being the most popular periorbital rejuvenation surgical procedure, in Asians with moderate to severe blepharochalasis, the occurrence of post-operative puffy supratarsal fold (double eyelid) and residual lateral hooding is not uncommon. Methods. A qualitative retrospective analysis of before and after photos of 268 cases of combined sub-brow lift and upper blepharoplasty were analysed. Result. A substantial number of cases had satisfying supratarsal fold thickness and improvement in lateral hooding. Conclusion. A combined sub-brow lift and upper [...]

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