What is double eyelid surgery?

Double eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic surgeries in Asia. Reshaping the eyes to be more beautiful and bigger with the most natural double eyelid folds can enhance the beauty of a person. This is a relatively simple and safe surgery when performed by expert’s hands to permanently reshape the eyes.

Types of double eyelid surgery

There are 3 choices of methods by which the surgery can be performed. They are -

Non-Incisional method

Also known as the buried suture method, this method creates natural looking double eyelids without any incisions. This procedure is performed by connecting the levator muscle or the tarsus with the skin by threads via tiny 1-2mm slits.
Suitable for - This method is recommended for people who have very thin eyelids with less fat and want fast recovery.

Partial incision method

This procedure is a mix of both incisional and non-incisional methods. Excess fat in the eyelids are removed by creating a small 3-4mm incision and the levator muscle is connected to the skin by using threads.
Suitable for - People with thin eyelids and excessive fat are most suited for this method.

Full Incisional method

It is the most popular double eyelid surgery as it creates the most natural look and lasts for a long time. Using this method, the fat in the eyes is removed by creating full incisions to give a double fold crease by manipulating various eyelid muscles.
Suitable for - People who have thicker eyelid skin, asymmetrical eyes or excessive fat in their eyelids.
These are minor surgeries which only need less than one hour, under local anesthesia with minimal sedation, as outpatient procedure without hospital admission. The surgery causes no or very little pain and only mild pain medications are required on the day after surgery.
: The wounds will heal after 1 week. Most swelling and bruises will settle after 1-3 weeks. It may take 1-3 months to look more natural. The speed of recovery also depends on the skin nature and thickness of an individual and method of surgery.
1 hour
Stitch out
1 week
3-6 weeks