1) Incision Method
This is the most common procedure, which makes double eyelids by incising the skin along the path planned selected. This can be applicable to those who have drooped eyelids, fatty eyelids, or bilateral asymmetric double eyelids. The effect is nearly permanent and visible compared to the buried suture method. The incision method can be done on all types of eyelids. The surgery will take about one hour under local anesthesia. In 3 to 5 days after the surgery, patients have the sutures undone. Although a swollen face will calm down after one week, it takes about 3 to 3 months to look natural.
2) Intradermal Suture Method
The method uses a few pairs of oblique holes through which suture materials may pass instead of incising the skin. It does not leave any scar because it involves no incision. The recovery time is faster that the incision method. However, if eyelid muscle and skin is thick, sutures may come undone. For those who need to remove excessive fat or skin or correct bilateral asymmetric double eyelids, the procedure is not recommendable. The swollen eyelids can calm down soon but it takes 2 to 3 months to look natural.
3) Partial Incision Method
This method makes up for shortcomings of both incision method and intradermal suture method. By making an only 2-3 mm skin incision, it can make double eyelids and remove excessive fat at the same time. If successfully performed, a small incision does not leave any scar and the recovery time is much faster. The chancing of eyelids coming undone is very low compared to the intradermal suture method. However, it is not recommendable for those whose eyelid skin is too thick or who are in need of correction or have other medical needs.