Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery

Having a double eyelid is attractive. This facial feature defines our eyes, giving us a youthful and attractive look. Several celebrities have undergone double eyelid surgery to achieve their desired eye feature. You can choose two options for double eyelid surgery, but today, let’s focus on non-incisional double eyelid surgery. 

Non-incisional double eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that creates folds in the eyelid to create a double eyelid. People seek this procedure because it is less invasive, has less downtime, and has faster recovery. But before you look for a cosmetic surgeon for non-incisional eyelid surgery, let’s discuss the procedure in detail.

What is Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery?

Non-incisional double eyelid surgery is also known as the suture or thread double eyelid surgery. This popular cosmetic procedure helps create a natural-looking double eyelid without incisions on the eyelid.

The surgeon uses small sutures or threads to create folds along the eyelid crease, creating folds in the eyelid. It is less invasive; it does not incision and removes excess skin, muscle, and fat. The procedure typically takes 30 minutes to an hour and is performed under local anesthesia. You can even go home the same day after the procedure.

What is Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery?

Most patients seeking non-incisional double eyelid surgery in South Korea are in their mid-20s and 30s. Younger than their 20s are not recommended, as the eyelid and surrounding tissues are still developing before this age. At the same time, some seek the procedure later in life to address signs of aging.

Possible candidates for non-incisional double eyelid surgery are those:

  • Have thinner eyelids or do not have excess skin on their eyelids;
  • Asymmetrical double eyelids;
  • Who wants to enlarge their current eyelids;

But how do you know if you are a good candidate for the procedure? The desire to have more defined and attractive eyes is not enough. You must have good overall health and realistic expectations for the outcome

What to Expect in Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery

Non-incisional double eyelid surgery is a short operation; you can leave the clinic on the day. You do not need long-term hospitalization. It will only take you up to an hour. How does it work?

  1. Dr. Cha creates a plan on how to improve your eyelids. It is crucial to design the crease according to the shape and proportion of each eye.
  2. No incisions are made. A small sulcus is carefully made for the procedure.
  3. When the eyelid fat is removed, Dr. Cha stitches and fixates the upper eyelid muscle and the skin. 

As with any surgical procedure, non-incisional double eyelid surgery does carry some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. There is also a risk of asymmetry or an unnatural appearance if the procedure is not performed correctly or if the patient’s anatomy is not well-suited for this type of surgery. That’s why consulting is important first to evaluate your needs fully. Sometimes, the sutures used to create the double eyelid may loosen or break over time, requiring additional surgery to correct.

Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery time after the non-incisional double eyelid surgery varies for each patient. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. You may experience mild discomfort, swelling and bruising during the initial recovery period. Besides the medication the surgeon prescribes, you can apply ice around the operated area for 15 minutes within 2 to 3 days after the procedure. This helps with the swelling.

Here are also a few reminders to help your fast recovery:

  • Avoid strenuous activities and do not rub or touch the treated area for at least a week.
  • Do not smoke or drink for at least 2 to 3 weeks after the operation.
  • Wear contact lens after at least 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • Eye makeup is recommended at least a week after the surgery.
  • It is best to sleep on your back.

The surgeon may also provide specific aftercare instructions.

Why Choose Mina Plastic Surgery for Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery?

Mina Plastic Surgery has a technique in non-incisional double eyelid surgery to make results last longer: the natural adhesion method.

Relying only on the thread to hold the double eyelid could cause fast loosening of the fold and easily lose its permanence. At Mina Plastic Surgery, we use the natural adhesion method. We naturally attach the skin and muscle eyelid to form a double eyelid. This method combination is embedded in Dr. Cha’s stitching technique and expertise. 

Booking Information

Contact us to schedule an online consultation. You can call us by phone or email us. For patients outside South Korea, we have an English-speaking staff who will communicate with you to ensure you understand the procedure and have all your concerns answered. You must arrive in South Korea a few days before the scheduled surgery date to allow pre-operative tests and medical evaluations. 

Procedure Cost and Payment

Non-incisional double eyelid surgery costs can range from 1,500,000 KRW to 3,000,000 KRW, equivalent to 1,250 USD to 2,500 USD. Additional fees for pre-operative tests or post-operative care may be added.

At Mina Plastic Surgery, we accept payments through cash, credit cards, and bank transfers. You can discuss with us the cost and payment before scheduling the procedure to ensure that you understand all costs and fees involved.

Recovery and Aftercare

Mina Plastic Surgery provides personalized and attentive aftercare to its patients to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. Detailed instruction on how to care for the eyes and what to expect during the recovery process is given.

Feel free to contact us with any concerns during your recovery period. You also have to attend follow-up appointments to monitor the progress and ensure proper healing of your eyelids. We will be with you on every step to achieve your double eyelid.


Non-incisional double eyelid surgery is a safe and effective method to achieve a natural-looking double eyelid without undergoing any incisions and a longer recovery period. The procedure is suitable for people who want to have a more defined eyelid crease. If you want your non-incisional double eyelid surgery in South Korea, Mina Plastic Surgery is a trusted clinic with experienced cosmetic surgeons.

Book an online consultation with us and be one step closer to your dream.

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