Is there such thing as a natural double eyelid?
Are there any non-invasive surgeries that could spawn similar results to double eyelid surgery? I would love to find a way to improve my eyes without having to go under the knife. Any suggestions or is non-invasive for the eye area a scam?
Hi, my name is Tom and I'm a second generation Korean-American. I had the double eyelid surgery done because it is a common treatment for Asians, and my doctor was able to show me the outstanding results he achieved for others. I understand why you would want to avoid surgery, but the recovery was really easy, and the results are outstanding. Before deciding on the surgery, I considered other alternatives and even tried something called eyelid tape. A piece of curved tape was glued to my eyelid to create the appearance of a double eyelid.
Supposedly, the skin on the eyelid will adapt and stay in position even after the tape is removed. Double eyelid tape did not work for me! It kind of reminds me of all of these creams you read about that say they will get rid of your wrinkles but in the end it is just a marketing gimmick. Now that I had the surgery done, I can see that the tape just couldn't do what operation was able to do. I'm thrilled with my new look. I would recommend that you look into surgery with a plastic surgeon who has experience completing the Asian eyelid surgery. If you decide to have the surgery done, request to see before and after photos from previous patients. Choosing the right surgeon for your plastic surgery is important!
Most Asians have a single eyelid with no crease. To create eyelids, some use eyelid tape, which is a small piece of curved tape secured to the eyelid with glue. I’ve been taping my eyelids since I was 15. If you’re from Japan, China, South Korea, Etc. and you want to create a crease in your eyelid, you’ve got two choices – Asian blepharoplasty, which is also called Asian eyelid surgery, or non-invasive surgery done with sutures.
If you have puffy single eyelids, surgery is the best option. They make a small incision near your crease and take out excess fat, and some muscle. During my consultation the surgeon told me that you’re a good candidate for sutures if you don’t have very heavy lids or fatty lids, and if you don’t have to wear contacts. If you don’t have either of these conditions, the suture method might be good for you. Just like the actual surgery with incisions, the procedure is done under local anesthesia, but it may not last as long as the incision technique. On the upside, you will heal faster.