If you're looking to transform yourself from the typical single asian eyelids to double eyelids, be rest assured that you're not alone.
Getting double eyelids is actually one of the top searches for aesthetic treatments, and I have also received plenty of questions from patients about double eyelid surgery throughout my time here!
So many questions, but so few reliable answers on the internet. So together with Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, I have compiled your questions and got highly qualified doctors to answer them for you, all under this most important question- how to get double eyelids without surgery?
You asked, we answer.
All information and answers are provided by certified and verified doctors from Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre.
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Double eyelid suturing - double eyelids, no surgery!
When we think of getting double eyelids, we often think of the double eyelid surgical procedure of making an incision on our upper eyelid to create the crease for a double eyelid.
But did you know that for us (yes, me too!) who are afraid of going under the knife, there is a non-surgical option?
This procedure is called double eyelid suturing.
Double eyelid suturing, also known as double eyelid stitching, is a non-incisional procedure and is minimally invasive. This means that this is also a scarless procedure, unlike its surgical counterpart.
Double eyelid suturing is a procedure whereby the skin around the eye area is reshaped with sutures or a thread, so that an upper eyelid crease is formed.
Although it usually doesn't involve cutting, in some cases you can choose to have some amount of fats can be extracted to reduce upper eyelid puffiness.
However, being non-surgical means that no skin can be removed during the procedure.
How is it done?
Let's go step by step.
- The cosmetic surgeon will give you local anaesthesia at your eyelid area, so that you won't feel the pain. But it isn't general anaesthesia, so don't worry about fainting, too!
- The surgeon will then make small incisions on your upper eyelids. These are very small cuts just enough to fit the sutures.
- Sutures are then passed through these incisions and twisted around each other (like sewing with two threads), creating a fold on the upper eyelid.
- The sutures are tied together to end the procedure. When you open your eyes, the skin of your upper eyelid will be pulled inwards, and this creates a crease on the eyelids, creating a double eyelid.
Sounds simple - but only when done by trained professional hands of a cosmetic surgeon.
Getting your double eyelids done by unverified individuals exposes you to risks of danger and treatment misconduct. The risk isn't worth it!
To further enquire about double eyelid suturing, you can send an enquiry to Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre here, and they'll reply you within 3 working days!
Is it permanent?
Double eyelid suturing gives long-lasting results, but it is not permanent, as it does not involve any cutting of the skin.
The sutures placed in the skin may break, meaning that the crease the creates the double eyelids might disappear over time.
Besides, the crease height may also reduce gradually as our skin loses its elasticity slowly with age.
However, this also means that double eyelid is reversible, unlike its surgical counterpart which is a permanent procedure. So you can get an idea or get some kind of a "test drive" of how you would look like if you had double eyelids, before deciding to have a permanent surgical procedure done.
With no cutting involved, recovery after a double eyelid suturing procedure is also faster.
Taking good care of your double eyelids
After getting you newly treated double eyelids, it is important that you take care of them properly, especially in double eyelid suturing as your skin needs time to get used to the suture or threads holding the new creases together.
Here are some advice from the doctor:
- Refrain from taking a shower within the first 24 hours. This will allow the wound to seal up and reduce the risk of infection.
- Avoid contact lenses and putting on makeup on the upper eyelid for 2 weeks after the procedure.
- Heavy exercises such as weightlifting is not recommended for several weeks after the procedure, as elevating your blood pressure can disturb the healing process.
- No rubbing and no pressing on your eyelids, especially on the treatment area.
Any risks and side effects?
This is very, very important: only get your double eyelid treatment (or any aesthetic treatment) done at a verified clinic by a certified doctor!
Not only do we have our face on the line, we are also exposing our eyes to risks of treatment misconduct if we find ourselves getting procedures done by non-professionals or inexperienced handlers.
Some possible side effects and risks after a double eyelid treatment are:
- Infection at the exposed treatment area
- Dry eye due to excessive or untrained cutting of skin
- Eyelid asymmetry due to poor procedure performance
- Scarring due to excessive or untrained cutting of skin
Our choice of cosmetic surgeon or doctor will affect the result of the procedure we do.
Therefore, always consult a reputable cosmetic surgeon or aesthetic specialist doctor who has performed plenty of double eyelid treatments to ensure low risks and that you get value for the cost spent on the treatment.
To enquire about a double eyelid treatment at Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, send an enquiry here!
What about these eyelid tapes and glue?
I'm sure you've heard of these before - eyelid tapes and glue that can give you double eyelids immediately, and well, temporarily.
But this means that you will have to put them on and remove them every time after using, and it does get tiresome in the long run.
Besides, did you know that constantly putting on and removing eyelid tapes and glues can cause a lot of tugging on your skin, which can cause skin sagging over time?! Yes, I was as surprised and horrified as you are now when I heard this from the doctor!
Doctors in Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre have also found that many Asians with monolid eyes, who often made use of makeup or eyelid tapes for an illusion of double eyelids, have now opted for double eyelid treatments which is getting increasingly popular.
Can you get double eyelid suturing?
As long as there is an appropriate anatomical condition to correct, you can have a double eyelid suturing or treatment from 16 years old onwards.
The recovery process following the treatment progresses more slowly with age, so older adults may expect a slower recovery time after the procedure. But the results of the procedure are usually unaffected.
And a last reminder from the doctor:
Moderation is everything. Even though double eyelid surgery is getting increasingly common these days, a little change on our eyelids can make a drastic difference to our whole face.
Caucasian-like eyelids can make Asians look quite unnatural. So the whole idea is not about looking more "Western", but about getting better-looking eyes in your own cultural setting.
Okay, where do I go?
No matter if it's a medical treatment, a surgical procedure, or an aesthetic treatment, your safety and wellbeing should always be put at the topmost priority.
Avoid any dodgy or suspicious looking too-good-to-be-true promotions and offers of treatments by unverified centres or clinics.
Getting a procedure done on your skin, especially your face, is no small matter. So make sure you check if the specialist doctor is certified and verified, and is experienced in the treatment that you are looking for.
At ERUFU Care, we list only clinics and doctors that are certified and verified, with genuine patient reviews on the clinic services so that you can make an informed choice.
This also includes Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, a medical aesthetic centre that focuses on treatment quality, so that you can be rest assured of the premium services you get during your treatment.
So if you're thinking of getting a double eyelid treatment, send an enquiry here and get a reply within 3 working days!
Or if you're looking for a clinic in places other than Kuala Lumpur, take a look at other clinics near you that provide double eyelid treatment here.
Bonus: Treatments for eye bags - without surgery, too!
A question frequently asked along with that on double eyelid treatments is about eye bags - can we get rid of them too?
While the treatment to get rid of eye bags is different from that of getting double eyelids, many are also interested since we are already in the process of correcting the aesthetics of our eyes.
If your eye bags are not severe (severe eye bags may require more advanced procedures) and you prefer a non-invasive treatment, there is the option of radio frequency treatment.
This is a simple option for eye bag treatment because it requires no cutting, no injection and no bleeding or any sort (yay!).
During the treatment process, radio frequency energy is used to stimulate collagen growth beneath the skin, so your skin gets rejuvenated and tightened with reduced wrinkles.
Subtle improvements can usually be seen immediately after treatment, but optimum results can only be seen after a few months because collagen needs time to grow.
What if I want permanent double eyelids?
In that case, a surgical procedure, double eyelid surgery, is needed. Read more about it here: How To Get Permanent Double Eyelids?