Everything That You Must Know About Double Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid crease gets created in Double eyelid surgery (ทำตา2ชั้น, which is the term in Thai) for those who do not have one. It also builds your eye a bit less puffed up, which can make the eye makeup easier.

What Is It?

The silver tissue gets removed, which results in the formation of a double eyelid with a crease from monolid. There are two most commonly available methods for surgery the open and suture method. The methodology which gets performed can vary from patient to patient and the thickness of the upper skin.

Contraindications Involved:

Not everyone can go through this surgery, even if they wish to. It can be for a temporary basis or permanent. If you have any of these below, it is recommended not to undergo this surgery.

  1. Maturity, the patient must be old enough to understand the complications and risks involved.
  2. Thyroid Disease
  3. Dry Eyes
  4. Bulging Eyes
  5. Clotting Disorder

Risks Involved:

Even minor surgery involves some form of risk, and this is no exception. Before you decide on undergoing double eyelid surgery, you must know about some of the results that can happen:

  1. Asymmetry In The Crease
  2. Bleeding After The Procedure
  3. Drooping Of The Eyelid
  4. Excessive Crease
  5. Fading Of Lid Fold

What To Expect On The Day Of Surgery?

Most of the patients are given oral medication before surgery. It can include diazepam and acetaminophen.

During surgery, the upper lid will get numbed because of the medication like xylocaine and others to perform the surgery.

The measurement gets taken, and the area of the eye will get marked. The incision will be given to that area. The stitches will get removed after one week of surgery.


After surgery, you can follow the procedure as per the instruction given by your doctor, and you may have to revisit to remove stitches and for a checkup.

Recovery may take a few weeks, and you may face mild swelling and some discoloration for a few days. Keep yourself shade and try to avoid the sun.

You will be able to shower and wash your face post-surgery, so do not worry about the routines.

Insurance May Not Get Covered:

You may not be able to claim insurance as they generally do not cover cosmetics surgery until the surgery gets advised due to medical reasons. You will also get billed for anesthesia, tests, medical facility, so it is better to discuss all the costs beforehand from the surgeon.