Double Eyelid

Double Eyelid

Double Eyelid

Double eyelid

Many people of Asian ancestry experience pronounced drooping of the eyelids and seek eyelid surgery to modify their appearance. About 50 percent of all Asians are born without a fold in the upper eyelid. These types of eyelids tend to have thicker skin and larger fat deposits than eyes with upper eyelid folds.  Double eyelid surgery is the procedure includes adding a fold to the upper eyelid to give the eyes a larger, rounder appearance.

Double eyelid surgery is a specialized procedure that can change the appearance of the upper eyelid. Many people of Asian descent are born with a “single eyelid”, an upper eyelid that lacks a crease.

The goal of Double blepharoplasty is to create an upper eyelid fold (double eyelid) through a quick and relatively simple plastic surgery procedure.




Best Candidates for Double eyelid surgery

- Must be over 18 year old with good health condition

- Most candidates are over 35, but if droopy or baggy eyelids are common in your family, you might be an ideal candidate at a younger age.

- Aesthetic surgery can improve your appearance.

- Emotion stability is one of the most important factors.

- Eyelid surgery can address the features that cause you to appear older and more tired than you truly are, but the procedure will not remove crow’s feet, smooth wrinkles around the eyes (Filler is a good candidate), or erase dark circles beneath the eyes.


Double eyelid cost inclusive Thailand

- Medical Equipments and Medical Supplies

- Local Anesthesia

- Medical Treatments

- Doctor fees

- Local Anesthesia fees

- Nursing services

- Take home medication

- Post op cares

- Transportation services (option)


Service Accommodation

- Transportation pick up from airport –hotel-clinic-airport  as well as follow up period (optional)

- Mobile service during recovery with local number.  People can get in touch with you.

- Hotel reservation at least 1 km from Preecha Aesthetic Institute

- Touring services

- Interpreter services  with any language


Type of Anesthesia:  Local Anesthesia



- Inform us about any allergies, any serious medical condition(s), and all medications you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription).

- No Aspirin 2 days before surgery.

- Stop vitamin E Oil 1 day before surgery.

- Stop smoking 2 days and a month after surgery.

- Tell doctor if you have any serious medical condition(s).

- Plan to be in Thailand at least 5-7 days after surgery.


On the day before your eyelid surgery, make sure that you have the following items stocked at home:  ice cubes or ice pack

Make sure to shower and shampoo before the procedure and to wash your eyebrows. Cosmetics should not be worn.  Also, be sure that you have arranged for someone to take you to and from the clinic where your double eyelid will be performed.


Double eyelid surgery Thailand

Double eyelid plastic surgery requires the surgeon to have intimate knowledge of where to make the incisions, how much tissue and fat to remove, and where to place the crease.

The majority of Double blepharoplasty procedures are done as outpatient surgery, so most patients can return home the day of their procedure.


Double eyelid recovery Thailand

For the first few days after double eyelid surgery, the new crease will most likely look a bit higher than where one would imagine it should be. However, over the course of the next month or two, the crease will settle into the location the surgeon intended it to.

The recovery process after double eyelid may take up to a few weeks.  You will receive instruction for during the home care.  The first two days doctor recommend keeping iced eye pack on the eyes to reduce bruising and swelling.  You are recommended to keep their head higher than the body while sleeping as this will accelerate the recovery process.

The third day after surgery, you are advised to keep lukewarm eye pads for comfort and wearing dark glasses for at least one week is also recommended to prevent irritation that may be caused by the wind and sun exposure.
Wearing contact lenses is prohibited until the incisions are completetely cured and will be advised by surgeon when it is safe wearing them again.

Double eyelid during recovery may watch TV and able to read after two or three days.  You may go to work in five days or a week after the operation.  The scars may however still be visible but one can use makeup to cover them.


Treatment after surgery during the first 5 days of  double eyelid:

1. Removing Incisions within 5 days after surgery.

2. No heavy exercise 2 weeks after surgery

3. Apply Eye Creams to help scar softer and dimmed down

4. Wearing contact lenses is prohibited until the incision are completely cured

5. Scars are usually well hidden and normally fade in time

6. Swelling and bruising can be minimized by keeping the head elevated as much as possible during the first few days of recovery

7. The first couple of weeks following the surgery, dark sunglasses are recommended to protect the eyes from irritation caused by the sun and wind.

You may notice that their eyes tire easily for the first several weeks of the recovery period; frequent naps are recommended.

The new crease will most likely look a bit higher than where one would imagine it should be. However, over the course of the next month or two, the crease will settle into the location the surgeon intended it to



Time required: 45 minitues

Anesthesia : Local Anesthesia


Double eyelid Recovery:

Back to work: 3-5 days

More strenuous activity: after 4 weeks

Fading of scars: several months


Double eyelid surgery schedule (require 5 days after surgery in Thailand)

Day 1 – Consultation and/or surgery at the same time

Day 2 – Surgery (if require for the next appointment)

Day 3 –Days5 = Stitches will be removed

Day 6 – After removing stitches, you may return to work


Set up an appointment withPreecha Aesthetic Institute:

1. Write your question, interest at consult us in program form

2. Via email

2.1   list your expectations or procedure that you are interest and give us your detail as possible

2.2   email to us

2.3   We will get back to you shortly after receive your question with recommendation from specialize surgeon

Once you know your planning date for surgery.

Here is the next step.

3.1   Consultation with us via email for details and procedure

3.2   Plan your available date to be surgery and departure from Bangkok

3.3    We will confirm you for surgery date

3.4    You may start to book your airline ticket

3.5    We will confirm you all detail and hotel booking, if require

3.6    For transportation to be pick up from the airport, we can do for you as optional


PAI (Preecha Aesthetic Institute)

898/1 Sukumvit 55

Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Tel: (662) 715-0111-2

Fax: (662)715-0113



Meeting Point (Airport)

The driver will stand by for you at the door number 4 (Meeting point) after exit from customs.  The driver will stand by with your name and PAI’s logo.



Hotel partner are special offer for PAI.



- Thai and English

- Other Language upon request



The payment can be prepared in Cash by US dollars, Euro Dollar, Japanese Yen, HKD, SGD, AUD or pay by Traveler‘s Cheques.

Bank Transfer is good option for international.

If using credit cards, the hospital will charged 3% for international transaction fee.  This is only for surgery fees.  Hotels are not charged for international transaction fee.

An extra charged for HIV is 30% from total cost.


Cost of meal : Cost of living meal per day is 15-20 USD.


Passport and VISA

Preecha Aesthetic Institute can issue the letter to clarify with your local Embassy or Passport.


Tourist Visa Exemption (30 days without VISA)

Australia, Austria, Belgium ,Brazil ,Bahrain , Brunei Darussalam   ,Canada, Denmark ,Finland ,France, Germany  ,Greece ,Hong Kong ,Iceland  ,Indonesia  ,Ireland  ,Israel  ,Italy  ,Japan  ,South Korea ,Kuwait ,Luxembourg , Malaysia  ,Monaco  ,Netherlands  ,New Zealand  ,Norway  ,Oman ,Peru  ,Philippines  ,Portugal , Qatar , Singapore  ,Spain  ,South Africa  ,Sweden  ,Switzerland  ,Turkey  ,United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom  ,United States of America ,Vietnam.


Airport Immigration and Customs

Please present the supporting documents confirming the scheduled operation upon request. Please do not carry any unnecessary drugs or dangerous objects in your luggage.



FAQs for Asian double eyelid


What causes dark circles under the eyes?

The skin of the eyelid is the thinnest on the human body. The darkness that can appear under the eyes is typically caused by blood circulation underneath the skin. This condition can be exacerbated by exhaustion, illness, poor nutrition, irritation, and other factors.

How long is the recovery?

Patients can typically return to their normal daily routines about seven to ten days following the blepharoplasty procedure. During recovery, the patient must keep his or her head elevated for the first few days. Medication can help with any pain or soreness. Within a week after the eyelid surgery, the stitches are removed.

What type of surgeon should perform my procedure?

The ideal type of physician for blepharoplasty is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon. This type of doctor is certified by theThai Board of Plastic and is specially trained in plastic surgery of the eyes and surrounding structures of the face. General cosmetic surgeons do not undergo such specialized training in plastic surgery of the eyes.

How long does the swelling take to go down?

Stiches will be remove on day 5, after surgery.  Swelling will be down by time to time.  After stiches removal, you can do normal activity.  But for fully recovery, it may take up to 3 month (Natural).

Do I have to stay overnight at the hospital? If so, how many nights?

No need.  You may stay in hotel.

How long is the double eyelid surgery Thailand ?

45 min.

 What methods do you provide for the double eyelid surgery?

We are doing both methods (Suture or Incision).  But you must be discuss during consultation with doctor for best method.

Do I have to come one trip for a consultation and make another trip for double eyelid surgery ?.  It is difficult to make separate trips to Bangkok.

All surgeries here can do in one trip consultation and surgery in the next day. You don’t have to make separate trip.


All surgery carries risks – But can minimize by closely following your surgeon’s advice on follow up care during the healing process.


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