Double Eyelid Surgery in Singapore: A Basic Guide

Double Eyelid Surgery in Singapore: A Basic Guide

Guo Wei has always struggled with how small his eyes looked. He decided to finally take the plunge and go for double eyelid surgery to address this aspect of his looks. Here’s his story.

Meet Guo Wei

Guo Wei: Hello, my name is Guo Wei.

Some people say my eyes are very small.

I decided to do it to share with other guys who have the same small eyes like me.

Allure Guo Wei Double Eyelid 1

Doctor making the markings
Doctor making the markings
Going into surgery
Going into surgery!

Hi, I’ve just done my double eyelid. Feel abit dizzy. Maybe it’s because of the medicine. As you can see, there’s a lot of difference. But now it’s swollen so it looks a bit uneven. Dr Ho says it takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the swelling to go down.

there’s a lot of difference

Double eyelid surgery follow up review

This is my final look for my double eyelid.

People tell me that I look better. Before that I looked more fierce. Now I look quite friendly. And I’m quite satisfied with the surgery.

I look quite friendly

For those of you who are also considering double eyelid surgery, here is some helpful information to guide you along –

Guowei’s Double Eyelid Surgery – Before / After

Before, immediately after and 2 weeks after
Before, immediately after and 2 weeks after

Double Eyelid Surgery Singapore – What is it?

Double eyelid surgery is medically known as Upper Blepharoplasty surgery and is used to correct any kind of defect or deformity of the upper eyelids. The surgery serves as both a functional and cosmetic procedure, and is conducted for many reasons; to remove excess skin from the eyelid, to tighten the surrounding support structures or to smooth out the eye muscles underneath, and is also part of reconstructive surgery. Another reason this surgery is performed is to give a person double eyelids. This reason is common within the Asian community, especially the Koreans. Many Korean surgeons consider having single eyelids a congenital defect and believe everyone with single eyelids should undergo a type double eyelid procedure to create those much-desired eyelid creases!

eyelid surgery

Let’s get into the science of things. The reason single eyelids exist is that there are either few or no pieces of eyelid skin. Many women want to undergo the surgery to accentuate their eyes; making them look bigger and brighter without the hassle of applying makeup daily.


  1. Non-surgical
  2. Three words: double eyelid tape. Many people turn to this method to create an upper eyelid crease. This method is good for people who are on a budget or who dislike pain. However, the method has its shortcomings. Firstly, the adhesive found in the product can cause skin irritation in the form of rashes, especially since the skin around the eyelid folds is very thin. Secondly, it is a chore to apply the tape or glue many times a day on the eyelid fold, on a daily basis, as they come undone easily.
  3. Surgical
  4. In the procedure, attachments are formed from sutures and these link the overlying upper eyelid skin to the upper eyelid muscle, creating the crease at the intended position of the eyelid fold. The crease is anchored from the forming of internal scar tissue. There are two kinds of surgery: incisional (cutting method) and non-incisional (stitching method).


While both methods of double eyelids surgery require sutures as well as incisions to be made, there are seven significant differences between them.

  1. Surgery timeThe non-incisional double eyelids procedure can take up to 30 minutes to be done while the incisional procedure takes between 45 to 60 minutes.
  2. Recovery timeThe non-incisional procedure requires a rest period of 5 to 10 days and there will be mild swelling or minimal bruising. On the other hand, the incisional procedure calls for a rest time of 2 to 4 weeks, also with mild swelling or minimal bruising. The incisional procedure needs a longer rest time as there is more tissue being cut as compared to the non-incisional method which causes less bruising. Medication will be prescribed by the doctor as required after the procedure to help with pain relief and recovery.
  3. Amount of time needed for results to be visible

    The non-incisional procedure will show results as quickly as 4 weeks post-surgery while the incisional procedure requires at least 2 months for results to show.
  4. Scarring

    During the non-incisional method, between 3 and 5 incisions measuring 1 to 2 millimetres are made along the crease of the upper eyelid. During the incisional method, one incision measuring 35 to 45 millimetres long is made. While the difference may seem staggering, the eyelid heals no matter what procedure is chosen; the scars will be gone between 4 and 6 months post-surgery. The formation of a scar is affected by several factors; the type of suture used, how well the surgeon stitched, if there was an infection or breakdown of the wound, and if the person simply has the genetic ability to form bad scars.
  5. Level of permanenceWith the non-incisional method, there are many factors affecting how long the crease will last. These factors include how long the suture is over time if there were enough tissue adhesions formed and how well the area of surgery was taken care of. With the incisional method, the double eyelid crease is fully permanent.
  6. VersatilityWith the incisional method, the surgeon is able to correct other eyelid problems such as skin excess, ptosis, asymmetry and excess eyelid fat. However, the non-incisional method is unable to correct such issues.
  7. Price pointsNon-incisional surgery typically costs between $3200 and $3500 while incisional surgery usually costs between $3800 and $4500.

Before and After Pictures:

Before and After

Before and After


If you don’t know what procedure would achieve the results you are looking for, it is important to keep your desired outcome in mind and to not forget of all the things you need to consider . There is a wide variety of procedures in existence and they get different jobs done. You could do your own research or book a consultation session to see which procedure is best able to help you achieve your vision. During such consultation sessions, the surgeon typically assesses the patient to see if there are any other existing eye issues that should or could be fixed, like ptosis or skin excess. Should those problems be present, the surgeon will discuss the best choice of procedure. The surgeon may opt for the incisional double eyelid surgery to solve all the issues with one procedure, allowing for the best results to happen.