Questions You Have About Double Eyelid Surgery (Suture Technique)
It has become so common to hear of friends and family undergoing the knife to attain that dreamy, bright-eyed, double eye-lid look. If you’re curious about how double eyelid surgery works and its implications, let me help you.
The good news is this, you don’t exactly need to undergo the knife to get the pretarsal crease on your eyes. With the non-incision suture technique, you can get your eyes done within half an hour. I’ll address the top 8 commonly asked questions about getting yourself double eyelids.
1) What is DST Double Eyelid Surgery (Suture Technique)?
DST Double Eyelid Surgery (Suture Technique), also commonly known as Asian blepharoplasty, is a non-incisional cosmetic surgery procedure that involves reshaping the upper eyelid to form a crease. This means – no cutting of skin is involved!
2) How does this non-incisional surgery work?
This is known as the suture/stitching technique, whereby a natural looking fold is surgically created without incision.
3) Is it safe?
Yes, it is very safe if your doctor is a certified and experienced Aesthetician.
4) Will it cause scarring?
This is dependent on how good your doctor is. As one specialist has aptly put it, “it is the technician that is most important, not the technique.” Therefore, choose your doctor wisely.
5) What is the process of the procedure?
It depends on your Aesthetician. But with most doctors, you will be injected with local anesthetic and the doctor will then proceed with the surgery, which is usually completed within 20 to 30 minutes.
6) Will it hurt?
The only part that hurts is when the doctor injects local anesthetic onto your eye area. But think of it like an injection, it’s quick and hurts like an ant bite. No biggie, really.
7) What is post-surgery care like?
A bandage over the eyes is not needed. However, for the first three days, ensure that your eyes do not come in contact with water. Your doctor will most likely advise you to use saline on sterilised gauze to clean your eyes on a daily basis.
8) How long is recovery time?
Once again, this varies with each individual. But on average, swelling will subside within 5 days to a week. You can start applying make-up after two weeks from time of surgery.
Dr. Teo Jed Yeow
Cosmetic & Aesthetic Physician