When do I need to get double eyelid surgery on the other eye if ptosis correction gives me a double eyelid on one eye?

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Dr Adrian Ooi

Plastic Surgeon

Hi there,

If you've had ptosis correction on one eye which has led to the formation of a double eyelid, there generally tends to be a period of 6-8 weeks required for the swelling to settle down before seeing what the final result is like.

This way, if you desire symmetricalizing procedures to the other upper eyelid, you can then be assessed for the most appropriate procedure during this time.

Hope this helps.

Dr Adrian

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