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Double Eyelid Surgery: Why Have One and When to Have It?
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Double Eyelid Surgery: Why Have One and When to Have It?

Some people are born with single or monolids, while others have double eyelids. Although there is no underlying medical condition associated with monolids, Korean double eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures of recent times.

Whether you opt for incisional or non-incisional double eyelid surgery, the procedure allows the eyes to appear bigger and larger, making you look more aesthetically pleasing.

This article is a comprehensive guide that talks about Double Eyelid Surgery, how it works, why it is so popular, double eyelid surgery cost in Singapore, and more. Read on to find out more!

Why Do People Get Double Eyelid Surgery? What Does It Do?

Korean double eyelid surgery aims to create a crease in the upper eyelids, designing double eyelids. Research on ‘Asian Blepharoplasty’ has shown that double eyelid surgery is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in Asia. The objective of the procedure is to craft a supratarsal crease over the eyes to make them look more defined.

The popularity of double eyelids among Asians is related to the natural anatomical structure of their eyes. Ethnically, most Asians do not have a double eyelid fold, while most Chinese are blessed with single-folded eyelids with almond-shaped eyes.

However, big round eyes with double eyelids mark the standard of attractiveness and beauty, inciting most people to undergo double eyelid surgery.

The eyelids of Asians are anatomically different from the likes of Caucasian eyes where eyelid creases are prominent. It is common to find Asian eyelids having excess fatty tissue, a slender palpebral fissure, descending eyelashes devoid of a cutaneous insertion to the levator muscle and lacking the superior palpebral fold.

Typically, these characteristics present tiredness, viciousness, or an unfriendly look, which is why many patients request the procedure.

Other factors why you might like to opt for incisional or non-incisional double eyelid surgeries include:

  • Correction of droopy eyelids or eye bags
  • Interference of eyelids with vision
  • Asymmetrical eyelids (one single and one double eyelid)
  • Ease of applying several makeup styles
  • Cost effectiveness of double eyelid surgery in Singapore
  • Simplicity of procedure with minimal risks and low downtime

Why Are Double Eyelids So in Demand? Is The ‘Want’ For Double Eyelid Surgery Influenced by Korean Dramas?

korean double eyelid surgeryThe history of double eyelid surgery dates back to the 19th century when a Japanese physician, Mikamo, completed the first official procedure in Japan with an aim to make the Japanese facade “more attractive.”

As in every culture, Korean celebrities have shaped the youth mindset, creating a need to have an idealistic appearance for social and economic success.

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reports that one in five South Korean women undergo cosmetic surgery, compared to about one in 20 in the United States.

Korean media idolize the golden proportionate face that has led a “Korean” double eyelid surgery to become the most commonly asked-for procedure at Dream Plastic Surgery. The increasing demand, especially roots from the Korean pop culture and celebrity trends that sparked off the increasing stipulation for a perfect look.

Some patients go as far as bringing photos of K-pop stars to reproduce similar results. This occurs due to the increasing competition to get the best job, partner, and so on.

Korean dramas have regularly featured a culture where plastic surgeries have a major part to play. This has remarkably influenced how people perceive the cosmetic procedures, hence casualizing their outlook of the operations.

Not only top Korean idols including Soyou, Kyuhyun, Uee, and more who have undergone plastic surgery, K-pop celebs also act as representatives of several surgical companies and clinics.

Double Eyelid Surgery Technique Used at Dream

Dream has a network of clinics in different countries and there are two types of double eyelid surgery techniques:

  1. Non-incisional Dual Burial Double Eyelid Surgery
  2. Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery

The non-incisional dual burial double eyelid surgery technique is devised in Korea after years of experience and is the specialty of Dream Plastic Surgery. This technique is also used for patients who choose to have their double eyelid procedure done at Dream clinic in Singapore.

Although single eyelids have their own charm if they are harmonious to the façade, a myriad of people from both sexes are infatuated with double eyelids and cannot stop themselves from getting the surgery done. Thus, making the non-incisional dual burial double eyelid surgery an “entry-level” procedure among the cosmetic surgeries.

Who Is Suitable for Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery Technique?

The non-incisional double eyelid surgery does not involve the removal of excess skin. Thus, it generally targets individuals who:

  • have minor drooping of the upper eyelids
  • who have lean upper eyelids

Furthermore, this minimally invasive procedure has more benefits which include:

  • Minimum scarring
  • Easy reversibility
  • Faster recovery
  • Quick procedure
  • Produce subtle yet noticeable results

How Does Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery Work?

non incisional double eyelid surgery

Non-incisional double eyelid surgery is a procedure that is short of using any scalpels to cut the upper eyelid. People mostly demand it for cosmetic purposes rather than for functionality. In this procedure, sutures are utilized to tauten the skin and muscles over the eyelids to create a crease, resulting in double eyelids.

The procedure is quick, and a board-certified surgeon takes about 30 minutes to complete it. What’s more? It is a less invasive method, as compared to incisional surgery, is associated with shorter recovery time, and produces natural-looking results.

When Should You Consider Double Eyelid Surgery?

Whether it is time for you to get on the double eyelid procedure chair depends on a few things.

1. Knowing what you want

Decide to go for the procedure when you are sure about wanting double eyelids, have a clear thought of what you want to achieve as outcomes. Daily makeup hacks may give you an idea of the type of eyelids that look best on you. If you cannot picturize clearly as to what results you want, we can recommend something for you in a personalized assessment and figure out an eyelid design that suits you.

2. Clear Social Calendar

Although it is a minor procedure, it is still categorized under ‘surgery,’ and you need to set out time for recovery. Giving yourself ample time to recover will also take away unnecessary stress.

3. Mental preparedness

Some people may need some time to adjust to the idea of undergoing surgery. An adequate understanding of what you need to expect after double eyelid surgery and the recovery process may make you feel more at ease.

Can Anyone Tell After Having A Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery?

Because there is only a minor swelling after the non-incisional double eyelid procedure, you can expect recovery 4 to 6 days after the surgery. One might hardly notice that you had the surgery. However, you might have watery eyes that are sensitive to light.

Remember not to wear makeup or any other products over your eyes for a week. Also, avoid using contact lenses for the first two weeks after the procedure, and you can confirm with your surgeon before starting to wear them.

Subsequently, any remnant swelling might still make your eyes look slightly puffy. Nonetheless, the final results settle around one month after the procedure.


The benefits of double eyelid surgery on the physical attractiveness and psychological state and wellbeing are recognized. However, you should go for the procedure with an utmost conscious mind and not just for chasing fads.

Understand that what suits you best will yield long term satisfaction from the achieved outcomes. Choose something that suits your overall look and is suitable for your eye anatomy.

In most, if not all cases, double eyelid surgery is a lifetime commitment. Hence, it is crucial for you to fully comprehend it before undergoing the procedure.

On the other hand, if you do decide to go under the knife, speak with our board-certified surgeons and they will do their best to meet your needs, and you can look forward to having attractive and larger eyes.

About Dream Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

Bespoke surgical for cosmetic or medical reasons is what Dream covers to bring out the beauty in every individual. Going beyond the aesthetics and working on physical anomalies are what we value the most in leading our patients to cherish self-improvement and confident lifestyles.

Derived from Associate Professor Vincent Yeow’s long-standing experience performing plastic surgery in Singapore, our treatment plans deliver physical remodelling in our patients’ favour. One of the notable remodellings is droopy eyelid correction. The ptosis surgery used for treatment eventually fixes drooping eyelids, improves vision and enhances appearance.

Most importantly, as a trustworthy plastic surgery and aesthetic clinic, we treasure positive and natural outcomes for each individual. We will ensure to deliver the beauty refinement of your dream without compromising your safety and privacy.