I did the suture double eyelid procedure 10 years ago. My double eyelids came undone so i recently underwent the procedure again however the doctor.did not remove the previous suture. The doctor said that he could not find the thread. Should i be concerned? The first procedure was done under the eyelid and the second procedure was done by suturing from the top of my eyelids.
Asian Suture Double Eyelid Procedure?
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Asian Suture Double Eyelid Procedure? undoing a procedure from 10 years ago
I would not worry about the suture from a previous surgery being left in, as long as there is adequate tarsal fixation to create your new crease. The sutures we use are very thin and can be difficult to dissect out- especially after many years and in the presence of scar tissue.
Double eyelid suture technique revision
Best of luck
Chase Lay, MD
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and Asian facial plastic specialist
Non-incisional Asian blepharoplasty
The suture typically used for non-incisional blepharoplasty is extremely fine and will not react with surrounding tissue, thus can be left in permanently with no ill-effects. It is easiest to locate the suture within the first 2-3 weeks after surgery. 10 years later it's not surprising the suture could not be found.
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