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Hello everyone! After years of contemplating surgery, reading through this thread, and doing a lot of research, I've finally decided to take the plunge and get double eyelid surgery. Today I had my fi

Hi everyone! UPDATE As you all know, I decided to go with Dr. Andrew Choi from VIPSURGERY in Koreatown, CA. I put down my initial deposit in September to secure my surgery date for December

I am from Hong Kong and always had weak double eyelid. I had a visible line but it was not even on each eye and didn't look like double eyelid from far away only very close you can see the small line.

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I dont understand Asian people. You are blessed with beautiful , unique eyes and your spending money to destroy your natural beauty. I want an Asian boy with monolids like lee jun ki

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I had my surgery done about four years ago in China. I had incision surgery with epi. Before:54emg3.jpg

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Sorry my second after is right after getting my eyelash extensions refilled so there is some redness at the bottom of my eye and overall swelling from that process. 

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  Hey guys, I'm living in Korea and falling in love with plastic surgery here. So far, I did eyes, nose, botox, skin laser treatment, hair removal with laser, etc. Now, I'm considering breast augmentation and facial bone contouring surgery. As for breast, I'm in Dr. Junesung Kim, and for bone surgery, Dr. Giwan Kim. Is there anyone who underwent or knows any good doctors in Korea for those surgeries? Please let me know!

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I find the review about girin plastic surgery in blog.I think that hospital also good, does anyone have experience those clinic?the review site: http://binaca1289.blogspot.kr/2014_11_01_archive.html


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Hi peeps,
I had my double eyelid surgery yesterday! It took about 4 years of consideration before finally going through with it.
Why I did itI've always felt self-conscious about my uneven eyelids. One day the right eye would have an obvious double eyelid, the next it would go back to being single-lidded. Or the next day, the left eye would appear smaller than usual. I usually applied double eyelid glue to even out my eyelids, and that caused some wrinkling/sagging, so I finally decided to go ahead and get the surgery done. 
Surgery detailsDoctor: Lawrence TongClinic: Yorkville Institute of Plastic Surgery in TorontoMethod: Full-incisional with fat and skin removal under local anesthesia and conscious IV sedationCost: $3700 CAD T-T $$$Time: 40 minutes for the surgery, 1.5 hours of post-op recovery spent at the clinicPain (1-10): IV insertion - 10!!! Ouch; actual surgery/stitching - 1

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6th day:
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Unable to look up :(
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Yay! Quite happy with the results.
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Hi everyone,I had double eyelid surgery done on November 25th and it's been 10 days. I had it done in Korea and now I'm back in the states. I know it's only been a little over one week, but I'm worried that my left eye is too tight. I can't close my eyes fully. I talked to the doctor about it before I left and he said he had to do it tighter because otherwise it will fall down too quickly or something... 
Just a little background information, my right eye was hooded and there was asymmetry between my eyes. Originally, I wanted to get the non-incisional method (because of the faster healing time, and it not being permanent) but I learned that it wasn't possible for me because I had formed a habit of opening my eyes wider using my eyebrows. This would cause me to get minor headaches during school and it would cause me to get wrinkles faster in the future. This was the only reason why my parents were okay with me doing the surgery lol. So for surgery, I got the incisional, fat removal on my right eye, and inner corner cut so I wouldn't look like a "surprised rabbit". I also asked for very natural eyelids.
In my personal opinion, I don't think there's much of a difference from when I got my stiches out (day 4) to now (day 10). I know it's only been a short time and I shouldn't worry, but I've seen so many posts on here, and people do have a significant difference after the first week. I think i'm just worried cause I'm going back to school on January 5th and right now it's so obvious I got my eyelids done because my eyes are 2x the size they were due to swelling...
Does anyone recommend any tips on how to make the swelling go down a little faster?
Pic of my eyes:IMG_20141205_043524_zpsc112cff9.jpg

closedIMG_20141205_043550_zps105db3f4.jpg

sorry they're so big lol

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aznn133 said: Hi everyone,I had double eyelid surgery done on November 25th and it's been 10 days. I had it done in Korea and now I'm back in the states. I know it's only been a little over one week, but I'm worried that my left eye is too tight. I can't close my eyes fully. I talked to the doctor about it before I left and he said he had to do it tighter because otherwise it will fall down too quickly or something... 
Just a little background information, my right eye was hooded and there was asymmetry between my eyes. Originally, I wanted to get the non-incisional method (because of the faster healing time, and it not being permanent) but I learned that it wasn't possible for me because I had formed a habit of opening my eyes wider using my eyebrows. This would cause me to get minor headaches during school and it would cause me to get wrinkles faster in the future. This was the only reason why my parents were okay with me doing the surgery lol. So for surgery, I got the incisional, fat removal on my right eye, and inner corner cut so I wouldn't look like a "surprised rabbit". I also asked for very natural eyelids.
In my personal opinion, I don't think there's much of a difference from when I got my stiches out (day 4) to now (day 10). I know it's only been a short time and I shouldn't worry, but I've seen so many posts on here, and people do have a significant difference after the first week. I think i'm just worried cause I'm going back to school on January 5th and right now it's so obvious I got my eyelids done because my eyes are 2x the size they were due to swelling...
Does anyone recommend any tips on how to make the swelling go down a little faster?
Pic of my eyes:IMG_20141205_043524_zpsc112cff9.jpg

closedIMG_20141205_043550_zps105db3f4.jpg

sorry they're so big lol

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Hey guys! I just had surgery 3 days ago with Dr. Kenneth Kim. I thought I'd post a little bit about my experience and my progress since this forum has been so helpful for me gearing up for surgery! 
What I had done: incisional double eyelid surgery + ptosis correction
I actually had consultations with 5 different doctors before ultimately choosing Dr. Kim. It's true that he's very pushy and has a vision for your eyes. He insisted that I get ptosis correction at the same time at the double eyelid surgery, which struck me as odd. 4 of the other doctors said that my eyes were asymmetrical and that I could elect to get ptosis correction if I wanted to, but it was up to me whether I wanted to go through with the hassle, risk, and expense. One doctor, Dr. William Chen, was the only oculoplastic surgeon I consulted with, and after doing some tests on my eyes, conclusively stated that I did not need ptosis correction. BUT after thinking about it for MONTHS, I realized that I used my forehead to lift my eyelids all the time. That was probably the cause of all of my tension headaches. Also, while ptosis correction usually means more swelling after surgery, if it means that my eyes would look brighter afterwards, I might as well do it. And let me tell you, I LOVE it. I can open my eyes without using my forehead! It feels wonderful!

The surgery itself was about 2 hours long, and it's true that ptosis surgery hurts like HECK. I knew that going in and I thought I was prepared for it. I was super calm and didn't hurt at all for the first hour of the surgery. The numbing shots felt like nothing, maybe a little pinch. But it took a turn for the worst somewhere during the surgery and I was ready to be like, OK, SEW ME BACK UP. I'M DONE. So yea, be ready for that. Maybe take a little extra valium with you ;)
So now it's Day 3, I've been icing for 20 minutes every 20 minutes, at least when I remember. I didn't swell up as bad as some other people I've seen, but we'll see how it goes later on. Feel free to ask me any questions! And I'll be posting updates with more photos later on in my recovery process. Thanks for everything, Soompi!
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csuheunc: what do you use around your eyes and for the scar for post up care? What did dr told you about post up care? I heard mixed reviews about icing, but it seems to work for you. You look good, and theres barely any swelling. I'll do double eyelids this month too. I already have lids but I wish to make them higher and get parallel lids. Wish you a speedy recovery!

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Thanks Mea00! I think icing REALLY works. It's pretty well-established in the medical field that icing helps prevent swelling (it doesn't necessarily reduce swelling that's already there). I got lazy yesterday and only iced 20 min every 2 hours and I'm more swollen than I was yesterday even though swelling is supposed to go down after the 3rd day. So be sure to ice! It can't hurt!
I'm putting this ointment on my stitches--Lacri-Lube. It mostly just helps the stitches be softer or something. My dr didn't really tell me much about post-op care. At least nothing more than I learned from Soompi. Good luck with your surgery!  

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Hi csuheunc, your eyes look great! What's your diet like? I hear what you consume affects the swelling too. Can you post a before picture of your eyes, if possible? :)

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Hey SayTeenie, I managed to find one photo of my eyes. It's a terrible photo, and I don't think it's that drastic of a change, but here it is. Before photo.

I think diet really does affect swelling. Before I even had surgery, whenever I eat sushi, my eyes are noticeably swollen the day after. I haven't been too good about eating well. I'm mostly just avoiding salt. About a week before the surgery I started making roast chicken, salad, and eggs without adding any salt.

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csuheunc: thanks for getting back, I'm glad it's going smoothly for you! I'm all prepared for purple and yellow bruises around the eyes lol you're lucky to get away with it but yea no need to worry much other than eating healthy and let the body do the healing. Have dr taken out stitches yet? I believe you can wash your whole face and make up after the wounds are healed soon?

I ice my ankle every time I get injured and it indeed helps a lot but I thought icing might be too much for the sensitive area around the eyes but I'll give it ago and maybe wrap the ice with a towel if its too cold:)

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I asked for the smallest possible. But he went 6mm he said but i feel he went higher than that. It hurts at the outer part right above the incision on the muscle. It does not hurt when i touch it. Just a dull ache all day (sometimes feels the same type of pain as a cold headache only milder) I went back to the doctor several times but he said he doesn't know why. I don't think he's a good doctor as others also complained about him and they needed correction afterward.
So, I'm not really sure what's wrong. It's been several years and it hurts every single day. I really thought it would go away but it has not. 


kimchicecream said: Wow Tom413, that sounds pretty bad. I really feel for you. How big of a double eyelid did you go for? Is there any discoloration on your skin?

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