‘DOUBLE EYELID’ SURGERY

…. Eyelid Surgery to make Asian eyes even more beautiful!

Our aim of ‘Double Eyelid’ Surgery is never to Westernise the eyes but instead to make Asian eyes appear larger, brighter and more attractive while still retaining their beautiful Oriental shape. It’s akin to putting a nice frame around a beautiful picture and making it look even more striking!  

The added bonus of having an eyelid crease is the ability to more easily and stylishly apply eye makeup! 

What is ‘Double Eyelid’ Surgery? 

Most Asians have ‘Monolids’ which are eyelids without a well-defined crease or fold and the absence of a crease is simply due to the anatomical differences between Asian and Caucasian upper eyelids. In contrast, an eyelid that does have a crease is known as a ‘Double Eyelid’.  

‘Double-Eyelid Surgery’, also known as ‘Asian Blepharoplasty’, is a relatively simple cosmetic procedure designed to create an eyelid crease where there is only a weak crease or none at all. It has become a very popular procedure the world over but especially so in Asia.

‘Double-Eyelid Surgery’ will give your eyes a more continental Eurasian look, make your eyes appear larger and brighter, and make applications of eye make-up much easier. 

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Early methods of ‘Double-Eyelid Surgery’ tended to duplicate the techniques used for Western patients with the crease being set too high at around 10mm from the eyelid margin. However, this distance looked too unnatural for Asian faces. 

Nowadays, the new eyelid crease for Asian patients is located much lower at only 6-8mm from the eyelid margin, lower than in Caucasians. This reduced distance creates a lower, more attractive and natural-looking crease while still maintaining the very attractive shape of the Asian eye. 

Techniques for Double Eyelid Surgery

There are two techniques for ‘Double Eyelid’ Surgery: the Suture Technique where the crease is created by inserting a suture to anchor the eyelid skin to deeper tissue, and the more secure and permanent Incisional Technique where a crease is created through an eyelid skin incision.    

Suture MethodIncisional Method
Suture MethodIncisional Method
IncisionNo incision necessary.  
Instead, 3-5 small holes are made along the proposed crease to allow permanent sutures to be inserted and anchor the skin to deeper tissue. 
Incision is made along the proposed upper eyelid
6-8mm from the eyelid margin.
Duration of CorrectionA less secure method because the sutures may fail to hold and cause the new crease to be lost.
If the sutures fail, the procedure can be repeated or replaced with the Incisional Technique. 
More Effective & Permanent
AnaesthesiaLocal Anaesthesia / Sedation or General AnaesthesiaLocal Anaesthesia / Sedation or General Anaesthesia 
Operating Time1 hour2 hours
Post-Operative Bruising & SwellingLessMore
Recovery & ‘Downtime’1-2 weeks. 
Anchoring Sutures are hidden and remain in place. 
No external sutures to be removed. 
1-2 weeks. 
Sutures are removed after 7 days. 
ScarNoneUsually fine and very inconspicuous 

At your Initial Consultation, our Surgeon will carefully assess your eyelids and advise whether you have a choice between the above two techniques or whether you should only consider the Incisional Technique. For example, if you also need a small amount of skin or fat to be removed for an even nicer result, this can only be done with the Incisional Technique.  

Before & After

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Costs

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‘Double Eyelid’ Surgery:
Suture Technique

Surgical Fee $2,750
Additional costs include Hospital Fee and Anaesthetist Fee.
Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.

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‘Double Eyelid’ Surgery:
Incisional Technique

Surgical Fee $3,630
Additional costs include Hospital Fee and Anaesthetist Fee.
Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.

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Payment Plans 

We accept payments from various independent finance providers including  

Handypay & Total Lifestyle Credit (TLC

Handypay and TLC

If you need to finance all or part of your procedure, National Regulations require that you must source your own funding through a bank or any number of Medical Loan Providers such as the above easily found by searching on Google.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the procedure performed?

‘Double Eyelid’ Surgery is performed in a Licensed Day Hospital under either Local Anaesthesia with Sedation, or General Anaesthesia, In either case, you can go home shortly after the procedure and recuperate at home. However, you cannot go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult and have someone at home with you for the first 24 hours. 

When can I expect to return to work and social activities?

Whether you have the Suture or Incisional Technique, there will always be some degree of swelling and bruising.  To be on the safe side, allow 2 weeks for the swelling and bruising to subside. You may return to sedentary type work earlier if you wish but avoid strenuous physical work and exercise for 3 weeks. 

Which technique is better?

We recommend the Incisional Technique over the Suture Technique because it is more secure and permanent. However, if you wish to totally avoid a scar, the Suture Technique may appeal to you more but you must be prepared to repeat it, or switch to the Incisional Technique if the anchoring sutures fail to hold. That aside, if you also need excision of a small amount of skin or fat for a nicer result, this can only be achieved with the Incisional Technique. 

What is the average downtime?

1-2 weeks 

What is an approximate Total Cost?

Suture Method $2,750 + Theatre Fee + Anaesthetist Fee 
Incisional Method $3,630 + Theatre Fee + Anaesthetist Fee 

Can I claim any of my costs on Medicare?

Unfortunately, no. Medicare considers ‘Double Eyelid’ Surgery purely ‘cosmetic’ and therefore it is not eligible for a Medicare rebate, nor can you claim on your Private Health Insurance. 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.