There are multiple procedures for double eyelid surgery that we use in our hospital. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most used. If you need this type of surgery, we can find a doctor on our site to determine which method is most suitable for you.
1. Natural Adhesion Procedure
This method requires several small incisions, which allow the muscles used to open the eyes to stick to the skin. This procedure leaves no trace. The embedded suture method, which involves the use of two anchors used in our hospital, triggers the natural adhesion of the muscle to the skin with 4 or 6 fixation points. Special sewing thread provides artificial stimulation of soft tissues.
The surgery only takes 10-15 minutes and is painless. Patients receive local anesthesia and sleep-induced anesthesia at the same time, so they don’t feel or remember anything.
Patients can return to their daily activities within two or three days of the procedure. No visible marks remain with the remaining eye, and no significant complications after surgery are known.
2. Partial Incision Procedure
Partial incision is similar to the buried suture to some extent. It works best for patients who are at risk of losing their double eyelid line after surgery. The method implies the removal of the fat under the eyelid skin. Because of this, the scars are a bit larger than in the first method. Nonetheless, the method is excellent for patients who don’t want to go for the complete incision procedure.
Patients are operate under sleep-induced anesthesia, therefore they don’t feel any pain. The thread is removed after 3-4 days, allowing patients to return to their normal activities.
- Full Incision Procedure
The full incision surgery offers the biggest gain to the patient, as it enables defining a clear double eyelid line which won’t become loose later on. All excess muscle, fat and skin are removed at the same time during the procedure.
Nonetheless, most patients shy away from this method because they fear the scar that’s going to remain visible after healing. Thanks to the extremely meticulous suture method we use in our hospital, we can proudly say that the scar is almost not a problem at all, being barely visible.
Another drawback of the full incision procedure is that it takes a relatively longer time to the complete healing. Even so, it is the most widely used procedure of double eyelid surgery that has been employed over the past 100 years or so. It is extremely effective, its results being definitely superior to those obtained by the other two methods that aren’t this drastic.
The line obtained is smooth, naturally-looking and tidy, this being the reason why so many people defeated their fears and decided to undergo this procedure instead of partial ones that may be easier but also less effective.
Like in all other cases, patients don’t feel any pain, thanks to the sleep induced anesthesia they are under during the surgery. The suture thread is removed after 7 days, which is longer than in partial methods but still not too long to be a real obstacle for patients who want a clear and firm double eyelid line for the rest of their life.
This is the procedure most patients and doctors alike prefer, because of its neat and long-lasting results. Regarding the side effects, the full incision is as safe as all other partial procedures, therefore the only drawback is the longer time needed to recover completely afterwards.