Double Eyelid Surgery Toronto (Asian Blepharoplasty)

Double Eyelid Surgery Before & After Pictures

Starts at $7,999
Procedure Time
1-2 hours
Recovery Time
1 week

How Much Does a Double Eyelid Surgery Cost?

The cost of double eyelid surgery, often called “Asian eyelid surgery”, varies depending on the facial profile, eyelid anatomy, and complexity of the patient. Typically, the price of the procedure starts at $7,999. Please note that special financing options are available for many patients who are seeking a double eyelid blepharoplasty.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Double Eyelid Surgery?

Generally, it takes approximately 1 week for patients to recover from Asian eyelid surgery. Eyelid skin is extremely delicate and you have to take gentle care to not disrupt the healing of your upper eyelid crease, the inner corner, and the eyelid itself.

How Long Does a Double Eyelid Surgery Take?

The length of this cosmetic surgery depends on the breadth of cosmetic work that is desired on the double eyelids. However, on average, double eyelid surgery takes approximately 1-2 hours to perform.

What is a Double Eyelid Surgery?

Recognized as one of the most sought-after Asian cosmetic procedures at SpaMedica, double eyelid surgery ensures that a patient’s eyes look bigger and brighter. By creating a natural-looking eyelid crease just above the eyelashes, the talented physicians at SpaMedica will make the eyes look more energetic and dynamic.

Double eyelid surgery began its popularity in Asia, predominantly in countries like Japan and South Korea, and made its way to North America. Almost half of the Asian population lack a natural fold in the upper eyelid, and they seek out double eyelid surgery to look more awake, bright, and youthful.

Asian eyelid surgery corrects drooping eyelid, excess skin, excess fat, and creates a natural fold and more open eye appearance with minimal pain. Before seeking out Asian eyelid surgery, it is best to have a thorough understanding of what your new eyelid crease will look like, where the incision line will be, and if there will be a visible scar left on the thin skin in the eye area. You will learn all of this and more during your SpaMedica Asian eyelid surgery consultation.

Double eyelid surgery is commonly known as an Asian Blepharoplasty. As its alternate name indicates, the surgery is specialized for patients of Asian descent, mostly because it makes their eyes look larger, more apparent and more caucasian by creating an upper eyelid fold, causing the look of double eyelids and a deeper upper eyelid crease.

Who is a Double Eyelid Surgery Candidate?

In truth, there is no particular age restriction for double eyelid surgery, and there is no specific trait that defines a “good” candidate. Fundamentally, good candidates are patients who lack an upper eyelid fold and would like to improve the aesthetics of their eyelids while increasing the volume of fat around the eyes.

 While there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, there are certain conditions that can make the process more seamless.

Proper Physical Health

Good health and a lack of serious medical conditions are vital for a proper recovery following double eyelid surgical procedure.

Realistic Expectations

As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good candidates have realistic expectations concerning the risks of the surgery. It is best to understand that you can still honour your heritage and unique ethnic features while utilizing double eyelid tape or seeking out Asian eyelid surgery.

Benefits of a Double Eyelid Surgery

Restore Your Confidence

Double eyelid surgery will not only remove the droopy skin and baggy areas; it will provide a cosmetically pleasing upper lid fold. You no longer have to use double eyelid tape or fret over your upper eyelid crease after this cosmetic procedure is performed.

Feel Younger

Double eyelid surgery is a powerful way to enhance the shape and appearance of your eyes. Those who undergo this aesthetic procedure tend to look years younger and no longer suffer with eyelid drooping or dry eye.

Minimal Scarring

Scarring is minimal and small incisions are hidden with an expert incisional method in the natural folds of the eyelid crease. Your double eyelid surgery incision will be unseen, especially in the outer corners or upper eyelid skin.

Fewer Wrinkles

Lifting both the upper and lower lids can reduce the number of deep lines and crow’s feet around the eyes. Your double eyelid and deep eyelid crease will create more animated, brighter eyes to compliment your rejuvenated eyelid skin (and skin in the surrounding area).

Risks of a Double Eyelid Surgery

Like all procedures, double eyelid surgery comes with the risk of potential complications. Although Dr. Bell have not seen most of the risks listed below, these double eyelid surgery risks have been reported: 

Adverse Effects of Anesthesia

Some patients may experience adverse effects to the anesthesia involved in the surgery, however this is extremely uncommon, especially if you share your allergies and medical history with the SpaMedica team during your consultation.


Although infections are very rare, Dr. Bell and his experienced team still take every precaution to ensure that the surgery is a smooth, seamless experience and potential risks are avoided. 


In most cases, redness and swelling is resolved a day or two after the procedure. 


Swelling can occasionally be visible after the surgery, but using cold compresses can help reduce the puffiness of your eyelid skin.

Why Choose SpaMedica for Double Eyelid Surgery?

Simply put, when you undergo plastic surgery in and around the eyes, you need to find a surgeon with years of experience in this practice. Indeed, as the eyelid and eyes are such a delicate and prominent part of your facial features, only the very best will do for this aesthetic surgery. Dr. Bell trained in Asian eyelid surgery, Asian blepharoplasty, and facial surgery to correct a double eyelid by famed Hawaiian plastic Surgeon Dr. Bob Flowers during his Post Graduate Fellowship, and has performed over 3000 facelifts, blepharoplasty, and cosmetic facial procedures throughout his career.

At SpaMedica, all of our double eyelid surgeries are administered under general or local anesthetic. Our on-site surgical suite, recovery, and overnight rooms exceed the highest levels of certification, making our plastic surgery centre one of the most dependable and elevated experiences in pre and post-op care.

Different Types of Double Eyelid Surgery

There are minimally invasive incisional technique options for single stitch double lid surgery, but the longest lasting techniques involves surgical planning and a partial incision to the levator muscle in the upper eyelid and eyelid crease.

Non-Surgical Double Eyelid Surgery Alternatives

Some non-surgical double eyelid surgery alternatives include Botox injectables and fillers to help you achieve a youthful, rejuvenated look – and these alternatives are available to anyone, not just people of Asian descent.

How is a Double Eyelid Surgery (Asian Blepharoplasty) Performed by Dr. Tom Bell?

At SpaMedica, an incision double eyelid surgery is performed under general or local anesthetic. Prior to surgery, the SpaMedica team, including Dr. Bell, will determine the best type of anesthesia and strategy to use based on a patient’s goals, concerns, previous medical history, and current prescriptions.

After the administration of anesthesia, Dr. Bell will make an incision in the upper eyelid crease. Through that incision, the doctor will create a natural-looking crease near the levator muscle designed to make the patient’s eyes look brighter and more energetic, along with getting rid of excess skin and fat for certain patients.

How to Prepare for a Double Eyelid Surgery

Prior to your procedure, Dr. Bell and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the surgery, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the surgery. It is also recommended that you avoid sunlight as much as possible in the days leading up to the surgery by using sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher. The night before surgery, patients should stop eating or drinking to ensure a quicker recovery process.

What to Expect After a Double Eyelid Surgery

Following the procedure, it is recommended that patients sleep with their head elevated at a 45-degree angle for several days to minimize swelling. As constipation is a side effect of decreased activity, the doctors at SpaMedica recommend that patients drink fluids regularly and consider adding raw fruits to their diet. Finally, please note that double eyelid surgery will be complemented with a recommendation for SpaMedica’s home skin care, which will help support and enhance the surgical results. Most patients should have cold compresses ready for their return home, as swelling may occur after the eyelid surgery.

Double Eyelid Surgery Recovery & Timeline

Day 1: Use cold compresses (preferably saline) for the first 24 hours to reduce swelling, redness, and bruising after eyelid surgery.

Day 3: Patients may return to reading or watching television.

Day 5: Patients can return to engaging in non-strenuous activities.

Day 6: All sutures are removed, and eye makeup can be applied once again.

Week 1: Bruising is able to be camouflaged with makeup, and healing will be almost complete after your suture removal.

Week 2: Bruising subsides completely, and patients may return to work. Patients may also begin wearing contact lenses.

Week 3: Patients can return to engaging in strenuous activities after their double eyelid surgery.

Best Procedures Paired with a Double Eyelid Surgery

You can pair your double eyelid surgery with an eyebrow lift, facelift, and lower eyelid surgery.

Double Eyelid Surgery FAQ (Asian Blepharoplasty)

How Painful is it to Get a Double Eyelid Surgery?

At SpaMedica, double eyelid surgery will not be felt due to local anesthesia. While there may be swelling and discomfort afterward, there will be no extreme or long-term pain from the partial incision on the upper eyelid.

Are the Results of Double Eyelid Surgery Permanent?

Yes, the results of double eyelid surgery are permanent. The newly created upper eyelid crease will not disappear, as it is expected to last a lifetime – especially when you’re in the hands of a good surgeon like Dr. Bell.

Will I Have a Surprised Look After the Procedure?

After the surgery, you will immediately notice that your entire facial complexion appears less tired and deflated. Your eyes and eyelids will appear more bright, energetic, and dynamic, with an enhanced eyelid crease and younger-looking skin. It can take time to get used to a double eyelid fold if you have never had one, but after post-procedure swelling goes down and healing is complete, you will gain newfound confidence.


Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8

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