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?
Does Eyelid Tape Really Work?
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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