Bigger and brighter eyes by Dr. Samuel Ho!

I received one of the most beautiful birthday presents from my good friend who gave me a recommendation to go to Allure Plastic Surgery to get my droopy eyelid surgery from Dr. Samuel Ho, a plastic surgeon.

I made the decision to go for it after a consultation with Dr. Samuel Ho, who gave very practical advice and suggestions based on his wealth of experience, and it was clear that he would be the best person to help me out. He is married with two lovely children and has a profound respect for all mothers, the kind of doctor I can fully trust.

My droopy eyelids have been very disruptive in my life and I constantly tried to conceal them with makeup, but they were still very noticeable. I even tried Botox once when I was in Taipei in 2016 but it only lasted 3 months. The threadlift also lasted only about 1 year before its effects were gone. I badly wanted to rectify my droopy eyelids so that I no longer had to go for regular botox injections or threadlift sessions in order to have brighter-looking eyes.

The process

At the clinic, they brought me to a nice resting area while waiting and was given some forms to sign along with the medications for the next few days, including antibiotics and painkillers.

They took my weight and height and I changed into the operating gown and cap and was led to Dr Samuel Ho.

After consulting Dr. Ho, he suggested 2 procedures for me:

  1. 3-Dimensional Suture Technique – a non-incisional suture technique that is minimally invasive and does not leave scars.
  2. Epicanthoplasty – done to widen the width of the eyes.

He took some measurements of my eyelids and then showed a sample thickness of how the eyelid would look like after the surgery with some photos of his patients who had done this surgery before.

My original double eyelid distance was 5mm, and Dr. Ho suggested 8mm using the 3D Suture Technique which is a scarless double eyelids procedure used to improve my folds. The best part of this is that it is minimally invasive and reversible. It is a modified version of the Double Suture and Twisting Technique which is longer-lasting and has more secure anchor points. It is a one-off procedure that lasts unless you rub your eyes too hard, which would cause the anchor points to snap. It is suitable for those with mild to moderate ptosis like me. Makeup can resume after one week of surgery and there might be mild swelling.

Next, Dr. Ho patiently explained to me how he was going to use Epicanthoplasty to widen my eyes. He used two small sticks to pull lightly towards my nose bridge to demonstrate how it would look like after stitching.

The one I was going to do was Medial Epicanthoplasty, which focuses mainly on the inner corner of the eye, making it look bigger and more open. It is also called the inner corner fold removal or Mongolian fold correction. The Mongolian fold is a prominent Asian feature that can make the eyes look smaller and more tired.

He also provided me with the breakdown and made sure that I had all the information before proceeding. I found the prices quite affordable and I was glad they didn’t try to sell me any other packages and only offered me what I truly needed.






3-Dimensional Suture Technique


Day surgery




Includes consultation, medications and 3 reviews




I was then led to an operating room after the consultation where I was given local anaesthesia and light sedation. The 2 procedures took about 45 minutes in total. However, towards the end of the procedure, I could feel a little discomfort. I reckon it was because the anaesthesia had started to wear off a little, but it was very manageable.

It took me a little effort to try to open my eyes in the initial few minutes after the procedure. It was difficult to fully open my eyes and they were visibly swollen. I felt pain all the way to my cheekbone area, but I was told that this is normal due to gravity, which put me more at ease. I was advised to have someone accompany me home but I felt good enough to travel on my own by Grab.

I spent the rest of the day resting in bed with regular ice compresses that the clinic gave me. Not forgetting the medication after meals and the cream to be applied 3 times a day. My eyes were kind of sore and tired, so I took the opportunity to rest up.

Day 3

By the third day, my eyes were able to open properly and I was even able to use my computer for a longer period of time to resume my work. There was slight bruising below the eye area, which honestly looked like nothing more than eye bags.

Day 4

I was all ready for work after the public holiday, and I resumed putting on makeup but I avoided the eyes since they recommended waiting until 6 days later.

Day 7

Stitch removal was a quick lunchtime procedure that took about 15 minutes and I was very happy that I was able to do eye makeup for my dinner appointment that day.

Stitch removal

The excitement set in as Dr. Ho started his magic in removing the stitches. I would need to stay away from my Muai Thai and Boxing training for at least another week which I missed so much but for vanity reasons it is well worth it!

This is how I looked before stitch removal.

And this is how I looked after stitch removal. I can’t put into words how happy I am with the result!

I quickly touched up with my false eyelashes and simple makeup. Thanks to Dr. Ho, I now have a brand new set of eyes that look bright and alert. I couldn’t be more appreciative of his help. Also, now that I can start to drink my favourite red wine again, it’s time to celebrate! Truly a day to rejoice!

Here’s another photo 3 months after the surgery. You can see that the effects are still there! I highly recommend going to Dr. Samuel Ho at Allure Plastic Surgery for a beautiful makeover that lasts!

Allure Plastic Surgery

435 Orchard Rd, #22-04 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877

Call: +65 6734 9988

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