Eye Surgery

Double Eyelid Surgery

Double Eyelid Surgery In Korea
We create customized double eyelids to emphasize your big and beautiful eyes

What is double eyelid surgery?

Double eyelid surgery makes your eyes look livelier, bigger, and natural.

Double eyelid surgery creates a natural-looking crease in the area above the eyelashes that makes your eyes look bigger and more lively. Those with double eyelids are generally accepted as more active and open-minded since the double eyelids make your face look bright and friendly.

Double eyelid surgery is the most common plastic surgery performed in Korea. Thus, many people consider it as a simple operation. However, this surgery requires a delicate touch in order to keep the natural balance of one’s face so it is important to select not only the best surgery methods, but also the appropriate double eyelid shape.


  • Surgery Duration30 mins - 1 hour
  • HospitalizationNot Required
  • # of Postoperative visits2 - 3 Times
  • AnesthesiaSedation or local anesthesia
  • Removal of Stitches5 - 7 days after the operation
  • Recovery Period1 - 2 Weeks


Anatomically, eyelids consist of skin, soft tissue, fat, muscle to open/close the eye and tarsal plate. Once the skin and tarsal plate or muscle fascia (used for opening the eye) are connected, the crease is created. When the eyes are opened, the skin under the crease is lifted, forming the double eyelid.

Therefore, double eyelid surgery means creating an artificial crease connecting to either the tarsal plate or muscle fascia to the sin under the double eyelid.


Methods Of Creating Double Eyelids

Double eyelid surgery methods consist of incision method, non-incision method (buried suture), and partial incision.

What surgery method will work best depends on your eyelid type, the thickness of the eyelid skin, the fat volume under the eye skin, strength of the muscle that opens the eye, etc. Your doctor will consider these factors during the consultation.

#1 | Non-incision method (Buried Suture)

Creating natural-looking and big eyes without incision

The non-incision method (buried suture), that ties together the inner muscles and inner skin of the eyelid, is considered as the best method for those with elastic skin (mainly teenagers and young adults in their 20’s). Patients with droopy or sleepy-looking eyes may require ptosis correction surgery in conjunction as double eyelid surgery cannot correct this issue on its own.

Non-incision method (Buried suture) is suitable for:
  • Those who have thin eyelids and those who have a low volume of fat in the eyelid area.
  • Those who want to have natural-looking eyes.
  • Those whose skin around their eyes is sufficiently elastic.
  • Those who wish to avoid the incision method.

#2 | Incision Method

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An incision is made on the double eyelid line to remove some tissue, including skin, muscle, fat and connective tissues. Then, the dermis layer bellow the line is stitched to either fascia or tarsal plate, allowing them to adhere to one another by forming scar tissue. The double eyelid line created in this method is accurate and clear.

The incision method makes your double eyelid last long but swelling after the operation can last longer in comparison and it takes a longer time for the double eyelid to appear naturally.


Distinctive and natural-looking eye shape!

Incision method is suitable for:
  • Those whose eyelids are thick and have high-fat volume.
  • Those who want to have a distinctive eye shape.
  • Those whose skin is drooping.
  • Those who want to have big eyes and long-lasting double eyelids.

#3 | Partial Incision Method

Through the partial incision method, not only can the double eyelid fold last longer than those made using other methods, but it also allows for fat around the eyelid to be removed, leaving no scars and minimal swelling. This method does not apply to those with droopy eyelids.

You can get the natural-looking eyes from the non-incision method (buried suture) as well as the distinct eye shape created by the incision method.

The partial incision method has many benefits. The double eyelid fold can last longer than the ones made by the other methods, leaves no scar tissue, the fat around the eyelid can be removed, and the swelling is relieved quickly. However, this method can’t be applied when there are sagging eyelids.

The partial incision is suitable for:
  • Those who have a large amount of fat or muscle around their eyes.
  • Those whose double eyelid crease came undone after the non-incision method (buried suture).
  • Those who want to remove fat around their eyelids.
  • Those who want to minimize scarring and swelling.

Fold Types

In and out-fold

In-fold double eyelid is the most popular type among Koreans. Double eyelid starts from inside of epicanthal fold and the width becomes wider along the eye line. The line is invisible near the epicanthal fold and the height and thickness of the double eyelid line arise natural looking.

This double eyelid crease is observed among Western people and it makes the eye look big and gorgeous. However, this distinctive double eyelid line has no equivalent among Asian’s eyes. The line starts from outside of epicanthal fold and it becomes wider along the eyelid line. The entire line is invisible and obvious, so eyes with an out-fold line look bigger. It fits generally for a person who has big eyes.

A mixed type of In-fold and Out-fold. This type of double eyelid line makes one’s eyes look bright and charming.

Procedure of Pre-operation

Step 1

Visit JW in Korea and consult with our eyelid surgery specialist before the operation.

Step 2

Examine facial structure and condition, including eye shape, height, and thickness of the eyelids. A simulation of the double eyelid shape is created through a consultation with the surgeon utilising various double eyelid instruments to allow the patient to visualise the results of the surgery beforehand.

Step 3

Design the most suitable double eyelid shape for the individual.

Step 4

Decide the final double eyelid shape based on the simulated results. It is not recommended to pursue the operation if one’s eyelids are not suitable for having double eyelids.

With more than 18 years of experience, Surgeons specialized in Eye Surgery.

JW eye team constitutes 3 eye specialists with know-how from various clinical experiences, as well as dedication to achieving the best result by medical research.