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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Double Eyelid Methods (Pros and Cons)

To transform your single eyelid to a double eyelid, you’ll need to either use the surgical or non-surgical method.

If you are not sure which of the methods to opt for, knowing the pros and cons of each of the methods will give you a direction.

Before going into more detail, the main pro of the double eyelid surgery is that they give more permanent double eyelids, even though they are more expensive.

For the non-surgical methods, they are always cheaper and easily accessible, but they can only be used temporarily.

In the following, you will get to learn about how the two methods are being done and used and find more pros and cons of using each method.

Surgical Double Eyelid Methods (Pros and Cons)

A double eyelid is one in which the upper eyelid part has a crease. It is common to see most people with this; however, there are still some individuals with the monolids.

The surgical double eyelid methods can be done in two ways and both aim to create a permanent crease and to produce a double eyelid. These are the incisional and the non-incisional surgical eyelid methods.

Incisional Double Eyelid Surgical Method

This method of surgery should be considered if you want more permanent and irreversible double eyelids. In other words, you can achieve a more defined crease that would last you for as many years as you live by employing the incisional surgical technique.

Apart from working to bring out the crease, this method helps correct drooping eyelids. To carry out this technique, the specialist would usually create an incision in the upper eyelids to remove excess fat from the skin and to line out the particular region where the crease would be made.


  • It could last you for several years for as long as you live.
  • You won’t have to worry about the crease fading away, doing it again, or having to spend another amount on this; sofar, it has been done correctly
  • It is a very versatile method because it could also correct ptosis and is suitable for removing excess fat in the eye.
  • Generally, you could trust this method if it is done by a professional.


  • The method is irreversible. So when you have the crease done, there is no going back, even if you wish to.
  • Incision made leaves a scar on your eye.
  • It is costlyto carry out, especially when you compare it with other methods

Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgical Method

This is becoming increasingly favored by many people and is also known as the suture technique. The non-incisional method does not involve an incision, but rather a little puncture is made around the upper lid so that a crease can be formed.

For the crease to be created, the suture is placed around and then tightened and adjusted till the required crease is formed.

If you are someone with just little body fat, then this method would be excellent for you because this process of surgery does not involve the removal of fat or any tissue.

On the other hand, the incision method should be considered the best for those with enough eyelid fat.

The non-incisional method is generally amazing, but caution and care must be taken after the process to keep the crease in place.

Also, you would want to ensure that this method is given only by an expert so you can be guaranteed the longevity of the crease formed.


  • This is relatively inexpensive to do when compared to the incisional type. And compared to the non-surgery method, it could last you for a good number of
  • When you opt for thismethod, you can expect to get results within a few weeks, unlike the incisional method, which takes a lot of months to heal before you can finally see the crease form
  • If you are the type that prefers not to have any scars on your face, this is the best for Sincethere won’t be an incision, your face will remain scarless as it used to be.
  • This method requires only five to nine days, and after that, you can return to your everydaylife and begin your normal routines.
  • Unlike the incision surgical method, it doesn’t require muchcare after the surgical process. Just a simple necessary care given is enough.


  • It is unsuitableif you want a permanent method as it can only last you for ten years.
  • As times pass by, the crease might begin to fade away. This is usually dependent on how tightened the suture is while doing. So the tighterit is, the higher the time it will take to lose. But on the whole, you should expect the crease to start losing after some time.

Non-Surgical Double Eyelid Methods(Pros and Cons)

Non-surgical methods do not involve the use of any surgical material, incision, or puncture, but rather this type consists of the use of primary home material to form crease or double eyelids.

There are two types of materials or methods used in the non-surgical double eyelids. These are described below

Eyelid Tape

This is a unique type of tape that can be applied to the upper eyelid to create a crease or fold. You will do this by positioning the tape on the eyelid and then using a stick-like material to push the eyelid up so that the crease can form.

Eyelid Glue

Here you will also apply the eyelid glue and then use a stick-like material to push the eyelid upward until the fold is formed. While doing this, you should allow the glue to stay for a few seconds to dry before pushing.

The eyelid glue and tape can easily be removed with a make-up cleaning solution.

Pros of the Non-surgical Double Eyelid Methods

  • It would be best if you don’t like surgical operations at all.
  • You wouldn’t have to worry about scars, pain, swells, and all of that.
  • It is relatively and significantlycheaper to do.
  • It is more convenient in that you have the materials to be used at home.
  • You could decide to flaunt a monolid eye and a double lid on different occasions.

Cons of the Non-surgical Double Eyelid Methods

  • You would have to use the tape and glue more often as it could only last for several hours.
  • It cannot be used for a long time.
  • It is not a reliable method since heavy rainfall or heat could wipe it away.
  • It could be time and energy-consuming.

For more information on which is the best method for you, I suggest you consult an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr Shens at – located at Winsland House 1, #09-08, 3 Killiney Road, Singapore, Singapore 239519 or by calling +65 6904 4488.

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