5 Differences You Should Know About Incisional and Non-incisional Double Eyelid Surgery
What is double eyelid surgery?
Double eyelid surgery, also known as Asian blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure whereby the skin around the eye is reshaped and an upper eyelid with a crease is formed. Two methods are commonly used: the incisional and non-incisional double eyelid surgery technique.
Differences between incisional and Non-incisional technique
|For people with mono lidded eyes or double lidded eyes that need more definition added to it.
|For people with mono lidded eyes.
|Durable with permanent results, and only has to be done once. However, the procedure is irreversible.
|Also known as the suture technique, this procedure produces temporary-lasting results but is a reversible procedure.
|Suitable for eyelids with a little fat and sagging present; able to tackle issues such as excess fat deposit, muscle and upper eyelid skin.
|Suitable for eyelids without fat and sagging; unable to tackle other issues regarding the anatomy of the eye.
|More control to produce symmetrical, precise results.
|Higher likelihood of asymmetrical results.
|Slow recovery time.
|Fast recovery time.
Is incisional or non-incisional double eyelid surgery for you?
In east, north and central Asia, there is a difference in the upper eyelid to that of other parts of the world, specifically the west. With modern society’s current state of industrialization and globalization; it is imminent that people with oriental-looking features may perceive western-looking features as more beautiful and exotic.
Evidently, leading the way in advocating to Korean plastic surgery are K-POP stars; Yuri, South Korean K-POP star, from girl group SNSD. This pretty face may have had surgery on her double eyelids. We can only speculate. Countless of South Korean celebrities and idols have reportedly done eyelid surgery at some point of their lives. Even for men, it is no longer an embarrassing matter, for them to be visiting cosmetic surgery clinics or to have their decision publicized. Kyuhyun from the well-known boyband, Super Junior is one fine example – and there have been many others whom had surgery on their eyelids at some point, during their career.
Asian women are reportedly getting double eyelid surgery and the incentive being, to meet western beauty standards. It is no surprise then that incisional or non-incisional double eyelid surgery is as acceptable a high school graduation gift for a South Korean student as it is a surprisingly astonishing fact to foreigners with little to no Oriental features. The saying, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” rings true in this context, for most foreigners have no qualms with their naturally double lidded eyes whereas that has not been the case for Asians with mono lidded eyes; they understand the importance of double eyelid surgery and why it appeals to them.