Roughly how much would it cost to fix a double/triple eyelid into a single eyelid? (Photo)
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If you wish to remove the folds of your right eyelid, it is possible to cut the attachments between the skin and deeper structures of the eyelid that are responsible for the fold. The is the opposite of what we usually do in single asian eyelids, which is to create a fold.
A complication after double eyelid surgery is the creation of extra folds, often called triple folds. I have never seen this complication in my practice after a non-incisional double eyelid procedure, but theoretically it is possible. With incisional double eyelid procedures, especially with fat removal from the upper eyelid, additional areas of adhesion above the created eyelid fold can occur, which creates additional, unwanted folds.
The surgery to correct this is to release these adhesions. A similar procedure could be done in you. There is a risk of recurrence and I would recommend the interposition of some of the fat in the upper eyelid between the orbicularis muscle and the levator muscle/aponeurosis to prevent recurrence.
Please seek a board certified plastic surgeon or opthalmologist that has significant experience in revisionary asian eyelid surgery.
Shim Ching, MD
Tarsal fold variations
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Roughly how much would it cost to fix a double/triple eyelid into a single eyelid
You need to definitely consult with an experienced surgeon, preferably a Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. Price will vary from different surgeons but average would be approx. $4000. to $6000. You would need an exam to receive a definite quote.
This is your face, and eyes are (most times) the first thing people look at, so I wouldn't try to go the cheaper route. It would be harder to correct later if it was done incorrectly.
Best of Luck!
Triple eye lid
Patients with low brows may form an extra
fold. In your case there appear to exists
bilateral epicanthal folds. You should be
evaluated by a board certified plastic
surgeon with expertise in this area to
recommend your best options.
Cost vary. Your focus should be on finding the right surgeon rather than the lowest dollar.
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