What Is Double Eyelid Surgery?

Double eyelid surgery is a form of upper eyelid blepharoplasty. The procedure involves creating a crease in the upper eyelids, thereby creating double eyelids. At London Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastics, we perform a wide range of upper and lower eyelid surgeries for residents in London. Our eye surgeon specializes in eyelids, eye sockets, and peri-ocular surgeries. Here’s what you need to know about double eyelid surgery and how we can help:

What Are Double Eyelids?

Some people are born with a crease in the upper eyelid, resulting in a double eyelid. Other people have no crease, which results in a monolid (single lid). Nothing is medically wrong with either, so you don’t have to change anything. People with a monolid can get double eyelids if they want through surgery. At London Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastics, we can help you complete double eyelid surgery for cosmetic or functional reasons.

Cosmetic double eyelid surgery focuses on aesthetic improvements. Functional surgeries comprise procedures like droopy eyelid surgeries. The primary objective of functional eyelid surgery is to improve vision, but you can also enhance your features. Our eyelid surgeon is experienced in all types of blepharoplasty and can give you a more youthful, fresher appearance. Functional double eyelid surgery is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure.

Types of Double Eyelid Surgery

The type of double eyelid surgery you receive depends on your preferences and individual needs. Our surgeon can perform the main techniques used for cosmetic and functional double eyelid surgery. We can help you create a crease from a monolid or make an existing crease more distinct and visually pleasing. The three main types of double eyelid surgeries are full-incision, partial-incision, and no-incision.

1. Full-Incision Double Eyelid Surgery

Your surgeon will make a full incision along most of the eyelid crease. They’ll then use removable sutures to hold the eyelid’s position during healing. Full-incision double eyelid surgery is common among clients/patients with excess skin and fat in the upper eyelid. The surgeon will remove the excess fat to create a defined crease. Full-incision surgery may also leave a light scar concealed in the crease.

2. Partial-Incision Double Eyelid Surgery

Your surgeon uses the same procedure for full-incision surgery but makes the incision as small as possible. The goal of partial-incision blepharoplasty is to minimize the size of the scar. We use partial-incision surgery for people who need to remove excess skin from the eyelid without removing the fat. Our partial-incision surgeries can also help make your existing creases more distinct and improve the appearance of ageing eyelids.

3. No-Incision Double Eyelid Surgery

If you fancy the least invasive alternative, our surgeon can use no-incision procedures to create your desired double eyelids. No-incision surgeries are perfect for clients who don’t need any skin or fat removed from their eyelids. The surgeon will make tiny holes in the eyelid and thread a permanent suture through them to create a crease. No-incision surgeries are the most reversible option but may also become undone over time, calling for maintenance.

Who Needs Double Eyelid Surgery?

Double eyelid surgery seeks to take a single eyelid and turn it into a double fold with a defined crease. Many people can benefit from the procedure. You can use the surgery to correct droopy eyelids and age-related eyelid conditions. Double eyelid surgery also improves your looks, so cosmetic appointments are a standard at London Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastics. You’re a good candidate for double eyelid surgery if you deal with any of the following:

  • Droopy eyelids
  • Dissatisfaction about the shape of your eyelid
  • Excess fat that makes your eyes appear puffy
  • Upper eyelids that fold inwards when you open your eye
  • Eyelashes brushing against your cornea

What Is the Procedure Like?

At London Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastics, your double eyelid surgery is performed by a qualified eye surgeon experienced in blepharoplasty. You can speak to our surgeon about what to expect from the surgery, specific eye problems, medical history, and concerns. We’ll also discuss the best type of surgery for your needs and outline the specifics of the procedure. Our surgeon will also address the risks, recovery, and aftercare.

Double eyelid surgery can be incisional or non-incisional. Incisional surgeries involve measuring and marking the eyelid and IV sedation or general anaesthesia. The surgeon will make incisions along the double eyelid line, remove the marked skin (and fat), and close the incision. Non-incisional procedures involve marking the eyelid and creating tiny holes along the eyelid. The surgeon passes a suture through the holes and tightens it to achieve the desired crease.

At London Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastics, we have a simple process that begins with online inquiries. Our surgeon is readily available for consultation and appointments. We’ll outline the process to help you understand every part, including the outcomes and complications. Our surgeon is experienced in performing double eyelid surgeries, so you can have peace of mind. We strive to achieve your goals and provide the best outcome possible.

Upper Blepharoplasty for Double Eyelid

If you plan to have double eyelid surgery, London Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Plastics is the best place to come. Our surgeon specializes in upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty and works for the National Health Service and part-time private practice. You can leverage our experience to get the best cosmetic or functional eyelid surgery customized to your needs.