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Double eyelid surgery
Double eyelid surgery has been reported to be the most common aesthetic procedure in Asia. This procedure may seem simple, but it is actually one of the most complicated cosmetic surgeries out there, for there are a number of anatomic differences in the upper eyelids.
Several methods can be used to create double eyelids; including full-incision, partial incision, and non incisional methods. Each method has it’s advantages, but it does largely depend on the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic desires.
| Full incision
The full Incision technique is recommended for eyelids with an ample amount of fat, thick skin, and/or severely lowered eyelids. In comparison to the non-incisional technique, the full incision method causes prolonged swelling. However, this procedure is the best technique for the thinning and slimming of the eyelid skin. The full-incision method permits the greatest ability to contour and modify the eyelid, according to the shape which you desire. The results from this method, provides a permanent double eyelid in almost all cases.
For the young patients with thin skinned eyelids, double eyelid surgery can be accomplished with no incisions or cutting. Sutures are passed inside the eyelid to create a new crease. This method is relatively simple, and is a worry-free procedure for creating double eyelids in Asian patients. It is also virtually scar free, since there are no incisions involved, and the swelling is very minimal compared to the other techniques. However, not all patients have the such favorable physiological adaptability for this procedure.
The partial incision technique is used to create double eyelids by removing adipose tissue (fat tissue) with a 2 to 3-mm incision. It is performed on those patients with an abundant amount of adipose tissue above their eyes. This procedure is for those who want double eyelids with a simple incision. The level of swelling is similar to that of the non-incisional blepharoplasty.