An eyelid is a skin responsible for the protection of our eyes. It is skin that closes and opens through its upper and lower parts and protects our eyes from dust, insects, any kind of infection, and so on. The design of the eyelids in human anatomy varies from place to place.
The appearance of the eyelids plays a very important role in the beauty of the face, so it is important to care for them gently. A little bit of improper care can result in damage to the delicate eyelids. There are several types of eyelids: some without a crease (known as a mono-eyelid) and some with a crease (known as a double-eyelid); hooded eyelids (with a crease but with extra skin over it); etc. and many more.
The types of double eyelids differ; some have hooded eyelids, some have tapered eyelids, and some have multiple eyelids, etc. Double eyelid surgery is very prevalent in some parts of the globe, mostly in south-east Asian countries.
The surgery enhances the eyelids, makes them more attractive, and adds beautiful features to the eye to make it more attractive than before.
- Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery: This is the most common type of double eyelid surgery. The surgeon will make a small incision along the upper eyelid to remove excess skin and create a crease. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia, and recovery time typically takes a few weeks.
- Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery: This type of surgery is less invasive and involves creating a crease by using sutures to attach the skin to the muscle beneath. Non-incisional surgery typically has a shorter recovery time than incisional surgery and can be done under local anesthesia.
- Partial Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery: This type of surgery combines the techniques of incisional and non-incisional surgery. A small incision is made, but sutures are also used to attach the skin to the muscle beneath.
- Full Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery With Epicanthoplasty: This procedure is a more advanced type of incisional surgery and involves making an incision from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner to create a crease.
It is important to understand that any types of double eyelids [แบบตาสองชั้น, which is the term in Thai] surgery comes with risk and potential complications. Hence, to avoid unnecessary trouble, strictly follow the surgeons’ instructions until the eyelids have recovered after successful surgery. It takes time, but with proper care and by following instructions, it will settle and enhance the beauty of the face.