Korean Double Eyelid Surgery In Singapore

Lines that define. Brighter looking eyes with natural eyelids.

Procedure Time

20 – 60 Minutes


Local Anaesthesia or Sedation

Recovery Period

5 – 7 Days

Stitch Removal

Not Required or
7 Days Post-op

What Is Double Eyelid Surgery?

Double eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used for enhancing the eye by creating an upper eyelid crease or defining it for those with a faint crease which you can choose between two types either incisional or non-incisional double eyelid surgery

Double eyelid surgery is one of the most sought-after surgical procedures at Dream Singapore. Many believe that double eyelids look more attractive and add to an individual’s facial features. The procedure is simple and takes 20 minutes to help accentuate the shape of the eye, making them look more defined, bigger, and awake. 

Types of Double Eyelid Surgery

At Dream Plastic Surgery Singapore, double eyelid surgery can be done using two different techniques. Individuals can choose between the non-incisional double eyelid surgery or incisional double eyelid surgery. 

Non-Incisional Blepharoplasty Double Eyelid Surgery

What Is It?

Our popular Dual Burial method is a non-incisional double eyelid surgery, suture technique for creating double eyelids. Devised in Korea after thorough testing, this non-incisional double eyelid surgery technique is unique to Dream and has been used successfully in thousands of cases so far. 

How Is It Done?

A single suture weaves through the eyelid skin before ending with just a single knot. As a result, tension created across various points of the eyelid can be distributed evenly. There are almost no uneven indentations after the procedure and more natural double eyelid results can be realised. 

What Are the Advantages?

  • It reduces the risk of losing the crease altogether, which is commonly associated with traditional non-incisional techniques.
  • It does not pin down the skin with several knots across the eyelid because it is hard to standardise the tension created by each knot. Without the presence of uneven tension, the appearance of an uneven crease can be avoided.

Incisional Blepharoplasty Double Eyelid Surgery

What Is It?

A classic double eyelid surgery technique for creating well-defined and permanent double eyelid crease. 

How Is It Done?

It requires an incision on the top of the eyelid from where the surgeon can remove any excessive fat while also getting rid of any loose skin at the same time. When there is no extra skin or fat left after the procedure, the skin is stitched onto the muscles more firmly.

What Are the Advantages?

  • This technique is suitable for all kinds of eyelids.
  • A more defined and permanent eyelid crease is created with this method.

Which Double Eyelid Surgery Technique Is Best For You

Depending on the patient’s concern and the results expected, surgeons can recommend non-incisional double eyelid surgery (suture method) or incisional double eyelid surgery.


Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery:

  • Monolids – eyelids that do not have any existing crease
  • Eyelids that have several eye lid crease
  • Double eyelid on one eye
  • Fine eyelid crease that is barely visible
  • Thin eyelid skin with slightly sagging skin
  • Anyone who wants to have natural looking double eyelid crease
  • Anyone in need of eyelid revision surgery

Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery:

  • Thick or heavy looking eyelids that need removal of excessive fat and tissue
  • Eyelids that have excessive skin 
  • Anyone who wants permanent double eyelid crease
  • Anyone who wants a deeper and well-defined eyelid crease
  • Anyone in need of eyelid revision surgery

Incisional versus Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery Techniques

Dr Vincent Yeow provides an overview on the things you need to know about double eyelid surgery types between incisional and non-incisional double eyelid surgery, as well as some common FAQs about the procedure duration, differences between surgery techniques, longevity of results, downtime and recovery. Find out how double eyelid can address your concerns.

Comparison of Our Double Eyelid Surgical Method

Here is a quick glance at the differences and benefits of Dream Singapore’s non-incisional and incisional double eyelid surgery methods.

Signature Dual Burial Method


Surgical Method: Double spiral knot

Procedure time: 20 minutes

Anesthesia: Local anesthesia or light sedation

Recovery period: 3 – 5 days

Stitch removal: Not required

Results: Semi-permanent, natural crease line

Incisional Method


Surgical Method: Micro incisions and knots

Procedure time: 30 – 60 minutes

Anesthesia: Light sedation

Recovery period: 5 – 7 days

Stitch Removal: 7 days after procedure

Results: Permanent, well defined crease line

Contact Our Singapore Clinic To Learn More About Double Eyelid Surgery Using Suture Or Incisional Technique

Learn more about droopy eyelid surgery in Singapore? Contact us at +65 6871 8888 or send us a message through our enquiry form to get in touch. Our medical team will guide you through every step of the process, from booking an appointment for consultation to answering any questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Double Eyelid Surgery

Yes, double eyelid surgery can change the way your eyes look. With this type of surgery, your eyes look:

  • bigger 
  • brighter 
  • wider 

The increase in brightness of the eyes is attributed to the improved eyelid crease and higher vertical opening that is created with the surgery. 

Medial or lateral epicanthoplasty can be added on to your double eyelid procedure to provide a wider appearance to the eyes and make them look more attractive.

The safety of a surgical procedure can be defined on the basis of the complications associated. If performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, the procedure is generally safe and has no major complications.

The only complications arising after surgery include mild bruising and swelling (which is common after any surgical process). 

The list of complications associated with an upper blepharoplasty (correction of droopy eyelids) includes infection, scarring, and dry eyes. However, all these effects are very rare.

The answer to this question depends on the diagnosis and treatment of the surgeon. In some cases, the surgeon recommends you undergo surgery for both the eyelids as it is easier to match the sizes. 

A detailed examination is done with the pros and cons discussed before going for surgery.

The scar from a suture double eyelid surgery completely heals. In almost all cases the scar heals if the doctor uses the suture method. The incision mark blends with the skin well. 

The healing of the scar is gradual after the incisional double eyelid surgery and you have to be patient. It takes some time (at least 4 to 6 months) for the scar to blend into the surrounding skin completely. 

Healing depends on the following factors:

  • The diligence of the surgeon
  • Your efforts in applying the scar gel

Making an estimation of the scar healing is difficult. The healing of a scar from ear piercing can be a good indication to check how your scars will heal post-plastic surgery. However, you should not be comparing your body scars to facial scars because skin on different areas heal differently.

You should provide your surgeon with a history of keloid scars (if any). This can help the surgeon get a realistic assessment of the healing potential after surgery. If scarring is a concern for your case, the good news is that there are medications available to prevent excessive scarring.

The recovery time for the double eyelid surgery process differs greatly and depends on the type of surgery method performed. The two common types of surgical methods are:

Suture double eyelid surgery (stitching method)

The stitching or suture method is the more common option and the recovery time for this process is about 4-7 days. The swelling subsides within a week.

This is the preferred method because the sutures are hidden inside of the eyelid skin.  So, you can get back to your normal routine by the end of a week.

Incisional double eyelid surgery (cutting method)

The swelling caused by this surgical procedure takes 7-10 days to subside. However, you shall see a full recovery in about 6 weeks.

The time taken for recovery varies from patient to patient. Some patients heal faster than others. 

The healing process is a gradual one and it usually takes 2-3 weeks for the patient to start looking normal. One of the initial post-surgery issues is a high eye crease which decreases as the swelling subsides. However, you shall feel improvements after 2 weeks. 

Most patients can expect to see final results 3 months after surgery. Your appearance after 6 months will be way better than your 6-week condition and results are evaluated again a 6 months after your procedure.

Knowing the fact that swelling is a common complication after surgery, everyone wants to know how to minimize it. You can follow these steps to keep the swelling to a minimum:

  • Apply a cooling mask to the surgical site within the first 48 hours (because the swelling is highest on the second day and subsides after that)
  • Prevent the use of cosmetics and creams until the suture is removed 
  • Keep your head above heart level while sleeping to aid in healing

Alternatively, anti-swelling supplements can also be prescribed for recovery management.

The procedure does not restrict you from washing and cleaning. You are allowed to take a bath after the procedure. You can also wash your hair in the sink any time following the procedure. 

However, care should be taken while washing. Follow these precautionary measures to stay safe.

  1. Avoid long baths or showers 
  2. Do not use steamy showers because they can increase swelling and prolong healing time
  3. Do not visit saunas or steam baths 
  4. Stick only to routine showers 
  5. It is strictly inhibited to rub your eyes as it can lead to damage and delayed healing
  6. It is recommended that you avoid taking a bath if you are habitual of rubbing your eyes
  7. Gently pat dry after shower to keep your eyelid area dry

Makeup application and cosmetics use is prohibited during the healing period. On average it takes 7-10 days for the swelling to subside significantly. Therefore, you can apply makeup without restrictions after 7 days from the operation. However, you should still avoid rubbing action when applying makeup. Gentle dabbing motion is recommended instead. 

You should avoid contact lenses for at least two weeks after surgery. Contact lenses can be a source of irritation and infection too. Infection of the surgical wound is a common complication after the operation. Therefore, any irritant or infection source should be avoided.

Avoid sports activities for a week at least. If you are eager for a quick recovery, apply ice packs to the eyelids for a couple of days. Refrain from aerobics and other strenuous exercises (weightlifting, etc.) for at least 3 to 4 weeks to prevent bleeding, increased risk of swelling and bruising. 

Double Eyelid Surgery can be performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on your case and its requirements. Local anesthesia is applied as a superficial subcutaneous injection along the marking on the upper eyelid crease.

The duration of the procedure will vary according to your case but would last between 20 to 60 minutes.

Expect a recovery period of 5-7 days for adequate healing if you choose to undergo Non-incisional Double Eyelid Surgery. Should you prefer the Incisional Double Eyelid technique, a recovery period of 7 to 10 days will be adequate for healing and your specialist would call you for stitch removal 7 days after your procedure.

Before resorting to the procedure, discuss your desires with your consultant but don’t go overboard in your expectations. Be realistic and expect a practical outcome.

Yes, in most cases, the results of Double Eyelid Surgery are permanent. However, in some patients, the eyelid crease may fade due to loosening of the suture and the process of aging, which causes drooping of the upper eyelids or a less defined eyelid crease.

Although Double Eyelid Surgery is not associated with serious risks, there are some limitations to the procedure. These include:

  • Possibility of unnatural-looking outcomes
  • Extended swelling due to an aggressive fold design
  • Variable distance connecting the eyebrows and lid junction
  • Dry or irritated eyes
  • Asymmetrical results
  • Not meeting too high of expectations

You are the right candidate for Double Eyelid Surgery if you have:

  • Monolids
  • Sunken eye deformity that affects your eyelid crease
  • Asymmetrical double eyelid crease
  • Saggy eyelid skin
  • Double eyelids that are too narrow or wide
  • Good health and realistic expectations.

Read more: Know If You’re An Ideal Candidate for Double Eyelid Surgery