Does Eyelid Tape Really Work?

i would like a crease on my eyelid. Can eyelid tape do this, and give me a wider look eye? or is asian eyelid surgery my only choice?

Doctor Answers 21

Eyelid taping to create a double eyelid is temporary.

Eyelid tape is a safe way to temporarily create a crease in your eyelid, also referred to as a "double eyelid."

Surgery can be done to create a crease. There is an easy surgical procedure (done with no cutting) in which sutures are placed to create a crease. These are called "Pang" sutures. This works beautifully, but often lasts only a couple of years. There is also a more traditional surgical procedure often referred to as "supratarsal fixation" surgery, which is similar to Pang sutures, but is usually a permanent solution.

Philadelphia Ophthalmologist
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Eyelid Taping

It's not unusual for Asian patients to want eyelids with double folds. For this reason, eyelid taping procedures have become popular. Unfortunately, these techniques are only temporary and a more permanent solution always requires surgical intervention.

Eyelid taping allows patients the opportunity to evaluate the impact of double eyelid folds upon their facial aesthetics. If they like the look and want a more permanent solution, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate.

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Eyelid tape? #eyelift #blepharoplasty

Eyelid tape would not be my recommendation.  If you truly need to use tape, perhaps you should consider an eyelid lift commonly referred to as blepharoplasty.  It is a very quick and minimally invasive procedure that has a short recovery time.  Chose a board certified plastic surgeon to consult with that has lots of experience in performing this procedure.

Brett E. Stompro, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
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Eyelid tape for Asian eyelids

I have seen more and more of these products out there. Eyelid tape can help widen the eyes temporarily and actually look great. Consult an eyelid specialist (Oculoplastics) when you are ready for a surgical option to help get you the western or Asian eyelid appearance you desire.

Sean Paul, MD
Austin Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Temporary solution

Eyelid tape is a great method of seeing if you will be happy with a more permanent solution for a double crease. If you are happy with your appearance with the tape, then you may consider a surgical option . See an oculoplastic surgeon with experience in Asian eyelid surgery to ensure a natural look. 

James R. Gordon, MD, FACS, FAAO
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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While it's on it works

Eyelid tape will work, but once it comes off, your mono lid will come back. For a permanent solution, asian eyelid surgery is the only option.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Asian eyelid surgery

Eyelid tape may help but it's only temporary and lasts as long as the tape is in place. If you want something permanent, then eyelid surgery is your only option.

Michael Constantin Gartner, DO
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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Eyelid tape to create a double lid. Duration?

Eyelid tape can work, but it is temporary.  For lasting results a surgical approach is the way to do.  Seek out an experienced eyelid surgeon.  Together you can come up with a plan.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Tape for Asian Eyelid Surgery

Tape can work just fine and be a lot of fun.  However, it is only temporary but it can give you an idea of what you want your eyelids to look like.

In fact, I often ask my patients to tape their eyes at home before a consult to get an idea of how high, low, up, down, curved, etc. they want the crease to be.  I find tape to be a very useful tool during my office consults.

Good luck,

Dr. Chase Lay

Chase Lay, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Eyelid tape can work to a degree

Eyelid tape can work to a degree but it requires daily maintenance and the crease is always less distinct. My mother used to tape and it worked to some extent but her crease was never really distinct and her eyelid crease would have probably formed to that degree anyways. Double eyelid surgery is really the only way to make a distinct crease that will last for years and sometimes indefinitely.

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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