OPEN UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY (OUB)
If your upper eyelids have excess skin and /or puffiness due to prominent fat pads, then these issues can be addressed by an open upper blepharoplasty (OUB).
If your double eyelid crease height needs to be changed, Dr Huang will personally plan the design and height of your new crease together with you, so that your preferences are taken into consideration and you have input into the type of double eyelid crease that he creates for you with millimeter accuracy.
The quality of Dr Huang’s work in cosmetic eyelid surgery has received international recognition, and he is a sought after speaker on these subjects. He has been regularly invited to present his work at international plastic surgery meetings in South Korea, Japan, China, and South East Asia. He has also been an invited lecturer at subspecialty meetings on upper eyelid surgery in South Korea.
You can therefore be assured that you will be in the hands of an internationally recognized expert.
The procedure can be done under local anesthesia with oral sedation or intravenous sedation as a day surgery procedure. An incision is made along the line of the existing crease or along a new, planned crease if the there is no crease or the old crease is judged to be too low. Excess skin and fat are carefully removed, and the double eyelid crease is meticulously created or recreated with multiple internal sutures. Accurate closure of the incision with multiple fine sutures ensures a fine, inconspicuous scar. The procedure time is about 2 hours.
Postoperative pain is mild and well controlled with oral painkillers. There will be some swelling and bruising. The eyelids will feel tight initially and it will be hard to open your eyes fully, but as the swelling goes down your eyes will open bigger until they open fully. Stitches will be removed after one week. You will need to apply antibiotic ointment to your wounds for the first ten days. After this you can start wearing eye makeup and this can effectively camouflage the residual swelling and bruising so that you don’t need to wear sunglasses to conceal your eyes anymore. So the effective downtime is about ten days. Exercise may be resumed after three weeks.
Although this procedure requires incisions and produces scars, the scars tend to fade very well and become inconspicuous by about six months. In the meantime, they can be easily concealed with makeup.
The results are just as natural as those from the SUB, and the failure rate is equally low.
In expert hands, this is a very safe procedure, with minimal blood loss and risk of infection. Vision is not affected by the procedure.