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Double Eyelid Surgery

  • Surgery duration30 mins~1 hour
  • Anesthesiaanesthesia with sedation or local anesthesia
  • Hospitalizationnot required
  • Removal of stitches3~7 days after the operation
  • Number of
    postoperative visits
    2~3 times
  • Recovery period1~2 weeks
What is double eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)?

Double eyelid surgery makes your eyes look more vivid, bigger and natural

Double eyelid surgery creates a natural-looking crease in the area above the eyelashes so that it makes your eyes look bigger and more vivid. A person with double eyelids is generally accepted as being a more active and open-minded person as double eyelids makes your face look brighter and friendlier. Double eyelid surgery is the most commonly operated plastic surgery so many people consider it as a simple operation, however, it actually requires a very delicate touch. To keep the natural balance of your face, only the best surgery methods and double eyelid shapes should be selected.

Generation of double eyelid

Generation of double eyelid

Anatomically, an eyelid is consisted of skin, soft tissue, fat and muscle for eye opening and tarsal plate. Once your skin and either the tarsal plate or the muscle fascia for opening the eye are connected, the crease is created and when you open your eyes the skin under the crease is pulled up and forms the double eyelid.

Therefore, double eyelid surgery means creating an artificial crease, which connects either muscle fascia of eye opening or tarsal plate to the skin under your double eyelid line.

Methods to create double eyelids

01Non-incision method (Buried Suture)

Double eyelid surgery methods consist of incision method, non-incision method (buried suture), and partial incision.
The surgery method is selected by the type of your eyelid, thickness of eyelid skin, fat volume under the eye skin, strength of eye opening muscle, and others, during the consultation with your doctor.

Creating natural-looking and big eyes without incision

Non-incision method (buried suture) that ties inner muscles and inner skin of eyelid, is considered as the best method for teenagers and young adults in their 20s, whose skin is elastic. If you have sleepy eyes, ptosis correction surgery should be conducted together, as double eyelid surgery cannot change sleepy eyes on its own.

Click here to learn about eye reshaping surgery (ptosis correction)

Non-incision method (Buried suture) is recommended for:

  • 01Those who have thin eyelids Those who have a low volume of fat in the area of eyelids
  • 02Those who want to have natural-looking eyes
  • 03Those whose skin around their eyes is sufficiently elastic
  • 04Those who doesn’t want the incision method

02Incision method

Distinctive and natural-looking eye shape!

Incision method cuts the double eyelid line to remove a certain amount of tissue, including skin, muscle, fat and connective tissues, then stitches the dermis layer under the line with fascia and tarsal plate, allowing the two tissues to adhere to one another by scar tissue. In this way, the double eyelid line is accurate and clear.

The incision method makes your double eyelid last long but swelling after the operation can last longer in comparison and it takes a longer time to make your double eyelid to appear naturally.

Incision method is applicable to

  • 01Those whose double eyelids are thick and have high fat volume
  • 02Those who want to have a distinctive eye shape
  • 03Those whose skin is sagging
  • 04Those who want to have big eyes and long-lasting double eyelids

03Partial Incision

You can have both natural looking eyes through the non-incision method (buried suture) method and distinctive eye shapes through the incision method.

Partial incision has strengths of both non-incision method (buried suture) and incision method. The partial incision creates a 10mm crease in the middle of the fold by the incision method, and the creases of both sides are shaped by buried suture. After the shape of double eyelid fold is created then the fold is stitched. Through the partial incision method, not only the double eyelid fold can last longer than the ones made by other methods but also leaving no scar remains, fat around eyelid can be removed, and swelling is relieved quickly. However, this method can’t be applied to those who have sagging eyelids.

Partial incision is applicable to

  • 01Those who have a large amount fat or muscle around their eyes
  • 02Those whose double eyelid crease came undone after the non-incision method (buried suture)
  • 03Those who want to remove fat around their eyelids
  • 04Those who want to minimize scarring and swelling

Fold types

  • Infold

    Infold double eyelid is the most popular type among Koreans. Double eyelid starts from inside of epicanthal fold and the width become wider along the eyeline. The line is invisible near the epicanthal fold and the height and thickness of the double eyelid line arise natural looking. It fits the contours of Asian’s eyes.

  • Outfold

    This double eyeline is observed among Western people and it makes eyes to look big and gorgeous however, this distinctive double eyelid line has no equivalent among Asian’s eyes. The line starts from outside of epicanthal fold and it becomes wider along the eyelid line. The entire line is invisible and obvious, so eyes with an outfold line look bigger. It fits generally for a person who has big eyes.

  • In-outfold

    It is a mixed type of Infold and Outfold. This type of double eyelid line makes one’s eyes to look bright and charming.

Procedure of Pre-operation
  • STEP 01

    Visit us and consult with our eyelid surgery specialist prior to operation

  • STEP 02

    Examine facial structure and condition, including eye shape, thickness and height of eyelids Using the various double eyelid line tools that we have, you can check the pre-image before the operation

  • STEP 03

    Design the best double eyelid lines suitable for you

  • STEP 04

    Decide the final double eyelid shape based on the simulated image after the operation We do not recommend to continue the operation if your eyelids are not suitable for having double eyelid.

※ You are required to pay special attention to yourself in order to care for any complications, including bleeding, inflammation and infection, following the operation.

Please note: In regards to before and after photos on this site, results may vary depending on each patients' individual case