Double Eyelid Surgery



Double eyelid surgery is perhaps the most common cosmetic surgery in South Korea. Upon initial consultation, your doctor will recommend the type of double eyelid fold surgery for you. The three most prominent types are:

Double Eyelid Surgery Cost

USD$2000-$4000 : Depending on the methods, directing doctors' experience, difficulty of the individual case. It is also fair to say that you could find more expensive ones that offer some "special" techniques or cheaper ones outside Gangnam district. However, in double eyelid surgery cases, most clinics will offer within that range.

Double Eyelid Surgery Quick Facts

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Hospitalization Nope! After double eyelid surgery, you will stay for a couple of hours at the clinic and you leave for your hotel.
Stitch Removal Day 5-7 Days after surgery. Depending on what method you choose, the stitch removal day may vary. Also, it is best to stay in Korea till your stitches are removed.
Anesthesia Local Anesthesia & Sedation. It means that you will be asleep only for 3-5 mins while your eye areas are numbed through anesthesia solution. Yes! you will be awake during surgery without any pain.
How long is the operation? 30mins to 1 hour. Magic happens within an hour but it doesn't mean that you will be free to play around after surgery. You will be very tired after surgery and take at least 2-3 days off in your travel plan and stay at the hotel.

Double Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Although most of the swelling and bruising disappear within 2-4 weeks after surgery, double eyelid surgery recovery process as a whole is relatively slower than other surgeries. It might be frustrating for you to wait such as a long time but rest assured that even after 1 month, with some makeup, your eyes will look reasonably natural. After surgery, new skin tissues around your eyes will settle in and it would take at least 3 months to look natural in person. The speed of the recovery also depends on the thickness of skin and the type of surgery method. The healing process will be entirely completed and look flawlessly natural about 6 months to 1 year after surgery.


Double Eyelid Surgery Methods

Disclaimer: We have combined these information based on our experience with hundreds of customers. It is best to let your doctor to make the decision and it will be decided during face-to-face consultation with your doctor.


Full Incision Method

1. What is Full Incisional Eyelid Surgery?

The full incision method is the most common type of double eyelid fold surgery in South Korea. The procedure is famous for producing the most natural look for the long-term. It is considered to be the best technique to permanently reshape the eyes. The full incision method is the most common type of double eyelid fold surgery in South Korea. The procedure is famous for producing the most natural look for the long-term. It is considered to be the best technique to permanently reshape the eyes.

Of course, there is a downside for this surgery because it takes times for you to heal and get natural.

2. Best Candidates for Full Incision Double Eyelid Surgery?

Among the three methods, the full incision method can bring about the most satisfying double eyelids in the long-term, although it takes a longer time to look natural. People who are in their 20s or 30s will benefit most from this procedure as it will become unnoticeably natural over time. Among the three methods, the full incision method can bring about the most satisfying double eyelids in the long-term, although it takes a longer time to look natural. People who are in their 20s or 30s will benefit most from this procedure as it will become unnoticeably natural over time.

3. Surgery Procedures : Full Incision Method

Excessive fat, muscle and skin can be removed simultaneously through the full incision procedure. As this double eyelid fold surgery removes and reconfigures the entire tissue of the eyelid, your surgeon will extend the line of the eyelid beyond the last third of the eye to create a more natural look.



Buried Sutured Method

1.What is Buried Sutured (Non-incision) Eyelid Surgery?

The buried sutures method is a non-invasive, non-incision method used to create natural looking double eyelids. This method of double eyelid fold surgery was very popular years ago as it was one of the first procedures to create folds. The buried sutures method is a non-invasive, non-incision method used to create natural looking double eyelids. This method of double eyelid fold surgery was very popular years ago as it was one of the first procedures to create folds.

2.Best Candidates for Buried Sutured Double Eyelid Surgery

You might be a good candidate if you have been using “double eyelid tape” to lift the eyelids. Because of your thin eyelid skin, from time to time, you may get double eyelids depending on your skin condition. For these candidates, this non-incision method can be a good option. You might be a good candidate if you have been using “double eyelid tape” to lift the eyelids. Because of your thin eyelid skin, from time to time, you may get double eyelids depending on your skin condition. For these candidates, this non-incision method can be a good option.

3.Surgery Procedures: Buried Sutured Method

Small sutures are knotted above the eyes to create the folds. There are various types of loops that can be used for the knots. An added benefit is that it is possible to go back to the original state of the eyes even after the double eyelid fold surgery has been completed.



Partial Incision Method

1. What is Partial Incisional Eyelid Surgery?

The partial incision method is an alternative to buried sutures and full incision methods. When this method of double eyelid fold surgery was first introduced, people believed it to be more effective than the full incision method because of its smaller, less noticeable scars. However, plastic surgeons in South Korea now use the full incision method for most double eyelid surgeries as they have mastered minimization of scars.

2. Best Candidates for Partial Incision Double Eyelid Surgery?

The procedure  is ideal for those who have thin eyelid skin and for those who desire a shorter recovery period than what is necessary with the full-incision method. You will likely be a good candidate for this procedure of double eyelid fold surgery if you have droopy looking eyes with thin monolids. The procedure  is ideal for those who have thin eyelid skin and for those who desire a shorter recovery period than what is necessary with the full-incision method. You will likely be a good candidate for this procedure of double eyelid fold surgery if you have droopy looking eyes with thin monolids.

3. Surgery Procedures: Partial Incision Method

Small incisions are made in segments along the eyelid to lessen the fat and skin tissues. In this procedure of double eyelid fold surgery, the double eyelid lines extend up to the last third of the eyes, as opposed to the full incision method where the lines go beyond the last third of the eyes. Small incisions are made in segments along the eyelid to lessen the fat and skin tissues. In this procedure of double eyelid fold surgery, the double eyelid lines extend up to the last third of the eyes, as opposed to the full incision method where the lines go beyond the last third of the eyes.



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