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Things to know about natural adhesion double eyelid surgery and revision double eyelid surgery in Korea

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We are going to learn about the natural adhesion treatment for double eyelid surgery, look at double eyelid surgery revisions and things that we should consider before doing any treatments for double eyelids.

Double eyelid surgery is one of the most common and frequent plastic surgery in Korea and Asia. According to SportsKyungHyang, more than 70% of Koreans have mongolidan fold(Medial epcanthus) and 20% of Korean people have genetically natural double eyelids. However it is hard to find young Korean women with no double eyelid on the streets these days. Even young students in middle school often undergo double eyelid surgery to look like popular K-pop idols.

Double eyelid surgery is the most popular plastic surgery in Korea

Double eyelid surgery has been so popular in Korea and the variety of techniques such as epicanthoplasty and Asian medial canthoplasty have been derived as well to make eyes look enlarged, wider and bigger. 

In the Charmfidence app, we classify the areas of the body into 16 different high level categories and we further sub-categorize for more details in the filter. As you may expect, the ‘eyes’ category has the most numbers of filters with the following classification and you can check variety of contents including before and after pictures, medical columns and YouTube videos from clinics directly.

Various sub categories under Eyes

  1. Double Eyelid Surgery(natural adhesion)
  2. Double Eyelid Surgery(non-incision method)
  3. Double Eyelid Surgery(Partial incision method)
  4. Double Eyelid Revision
  5. Inner corner extension(epicantho plasty)
  6. Outer Corner Extension(Lateral Cathoplasty)
  7. Asian medial canthoplasty
  8. Lowering lower eyelid
  9. Eyebrow lifting
  10. Ptosis correction
  11. Dark circle correction
  12. Eyebags removal
  13. Upper Blepharoplasty 
  14. Lower Blepharoplasty

Types of double eyelid treatments

The two most common double eyelid surgery treatments are non-incision method and incision method. You can check cost, benefits of incision method, non-incision method and partial incision method via previous post.  Non incision method is making double eyelids by drilling several holes along the line of eyelids and passing a suture through the holes. The swelling after surgery is small and the result is natural, but after a while the suture may loosen and the double eyelids may loosen as well.

On the other hand, incision method is to remove the unnecessary fat, muscles and skin by cutting a part of the upper eyelid, and then connect the eyelids, muscles and then suture to complete more defined double lidded eyes.  However, there is a risk that the surgical marks could be more visible than non-incision method.

Recently, there is a plastic surgery trend of patients looking for more natural result to supplement the disadvantage of incision and non-incision method. The new method called ‘natural adhesion double eyelid’ has been spotlighted.

What is natural adhesion double eyelid surgery?

Natrual adhesion double eyelid surgery
Source: Wannabe plastic surgery in Seoul

Natural adhesion Double eyelid is a surgical method that creates natural lines with less artificial feeling by inducing natural adhesion between skin and muscle without incision.

Advantage of natural adhesion double eyelid surgery

The line is natural without risk of loosening hence the preference on natural adhesion double eyelid method is increasing recently.  The advantage of the method is that fat removal on eyelid can be done in parallel, so you can expect a beautiful and natural line without the side effect of thickening of the incision like a ‘sausage’ after surgery.

According to Dr. Yoon Sehoon, natural adhesion can be designed according to the shape of the patient’s eyes. The advantage of natural adhesion treatment can be combined with various types of techniques together. For example, if the patient is unable to fully open his or her eyes, multiple treatments including non incision ptosis correction, epicanthoplasty and Asian medial canthoplasty can be undergone together.

In addition to that, the strong fixation reduces the chance of loosening double eyelids. Also, the recovery period such as swelling or bruising is relatively shorter compared to other types of double eyelid surgery. It is a great method for students and employees without sufficient time.

How much is natural adhesion double eyelid surgery?

Natrual adhesion double eyelid surgery cost is similar to incision and non incision method. If you would like to check more personalized quotation based on your condition, please download Charmfidence app to request for a quotation directly to compare from multiple clinics at one go!

Things to consider before natural adhesion treatment

Most people think that double eyelid surgery is a simpler treatment than other plastic surgery and are attracted by the low cost promotions, events and exaggerated commercial advertisement. However, eye surgery is done on one of the most important and sensitive areas of your body.

Natural adhesion also require the delicate and sophisticated surgical know-how of medical staff, and the results of surgery may vary depending on the technique of the physician. Reducing bleeding, minimizing swelling and bruising also depends on the ability of the chief physician.

There may be side effects or risk of re-operation after eye surgery so patients should think and research carefully.

Therefore, if you are considering eye surgery, the eyelid thickness, fat volume, and eye length are all different, so make sure you check whether you can have personalized consultation for a surgery customized based on your requirements. Make sure to request for post treatment care after the double eyelid surgery. Patients’ before and after photographs and reviews should be checked carefully before deciding on the operation.

In addition, it is important to check whether the clinic strictly manages cleanliness through air showers and whether it is a reliable hospital that provides CCTV to observe the operation.

Why does double eyelid revision happen?

As eye plastic surgery has become the most popular surgery, the ratio of re-operation is increasing as well. There are many causes of re-operation after double eyelid surgery, including poor surgical methods, dissatisfaction with design, loosening, severe scars, and over-correction.

In order to achieve satisfactory results in re-operation, the cause of re-operation from previous surgery must be diagnosed correctly. Since the surgical method varies depending on the cause, it is necessary to identify the cause and determine the surgical method and design. This has to be done through consultation and diagnosis by a plastic surgeon who is experienced in eye surgery before deciding on the operation.

When will eye surgery be possible after the first surgery?

Surgery is good after 6 months, when the tissue at the site is stabilized and the swelling has subsided after the first surgery. Immediately after eye surgery, you may not like the results such as lines or designs. However, as the swelling disappears during the recovery process, the appearance of the eyes and the size of the lines may improve.

According to  Dr. BumJin Park , revision double eyelid surgery is more likely to cause pain, swelling, and inflammation than the first operation. But the risk of side effects is lower if both previous and re-operation are done in a non-incision manner.

Occasionally, the patient may wish to have a re-operation because of dissatisfaction. However, it may be due to inadequate adaptation to the post-operation appearance rather than the surgery itself.

If you decide to have a re-operation, make sure you know your exact eye type through one-on-one consultation before proceeding. Also, you should check carefully for an experienced specialist and whether the clinic has a post care management system after the surgery.

*NOTE: The article is for general information only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.