Although both types of double eyelid surgeries produce the same eventual result of a double eyelid, their methods are very different.
Incisional double eyelid surgery
This method is best for individuals with excess skin, fat, and muscle to remove. It is a permanent, non-reversible procedure.
Non-incisional double eyelid surgery
This method is best for individuals with no excess skin, fat, and muscle to remove. It is not permanent and can be reversed by removing the sutures.
Double eyelid surgeries can be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons, and whatever the reason and motivation for your double eyelid surgery, the benefits are undeniable.
The many benefits include:
Besides aesthetic purposes, double eyelid surgery can correct a number of issues such as:
Immediately after the surgery, you may experience some issues with your eyes such as:
These should subside with time as you recover.
You should also avoid strenuous activities, exercising, sun and wind exposure, and activities that dry your eyes such as reading, watching tv, or using your computer and mobile phone. Most importantly, do not rub your eyes as your sutures could tear. You may be administered antibiotics to prevent an infection.
Once you have recovered, you can expect an incisional double eyelid surgery to last a lifetime as it is permanent while a non-incisional double eyelid surgery can last for 10 years.