Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery

Misconception & Truth
about Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery

Everyone will have the same desire not to feel too plastic or unnatural after plastic surgery that one got to improve their concern. In particular, in the case of double eyelid surgery, there are many people who have a vague prejudice that it should be performed using non-incisional method rather than incisional method for a natural result that does not look like surgery at all.

Non-incisional method is a method of overlapping the eyelids by making a knot with a thread along the line designed without incising the skin. On the other hand, incisional method is a method of incising the eyelids along the line designed and also removing excessive muscle and fat then fixing remaining muscle and skin together.



As incision sounds heavy, many people are afraid that it will leave scars or result in sausage-shaped eyes. However, there is no significant difference in the surgical results of a surgeon with excellent surgical skills, whether it’s incisional or non-incisional. Experts rather say that incisional method is more advantageous if skin sagging is severe or if there’s a lot of fat.



According to Dr. Yoojung Lee from Banobagi Plastic Surgery Clinic, incisional double eyelid surgery has many advantages, such as being able to make various lines and create brighter and clearer eyes. Among the misunderstandings about surgical methods, the biggest one is that scars remain with incisional method, but incisional method can also create a result as naturally as non-icisional method. Dr. Lee also said determining how good or bad an eye specialist is on the difference in how naturally the incisional method is implemented.

Concerns about scarring are also a reason for hesitating the incisional method. Scars made from the incision will be obvious only right after the surgery, but it become almost inconspicuous after about 6 months. Swelling is most severe around 2-3 days, and then subsides naturally over time. Returning to daily routine is possible after about 3 to 5 days, and the stitches are removed after about 5 to 7 days.

Dr. Lee added “It is a misconception to think that incisional double eyelid surgery usually leave a thick scar and swelling is difficult to recover because it lasts a longer time. If a specialist with abundant experience performs, worrying about scarring and longer recovery time can be reduced by making the incision natural enough.” In addition, she advised that if you decide to undergo incisional double eyelid surgery, you should carefully consider the skill and know-how of the surgeon then choose a hospital.


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