What Are the Benefits of Having Non Cutting Asian Eyelid Surgery Instead of the Traditional Incision Surgery?

How does non cutting Asian eyelid surgery work? Are patients happy with the long-term resuls? How is the recovery different and similar from the alternative eyelid surgery involving cutting?

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Non-cutting surgery tends to not work as well

Non-cutting surgery tends to not work as well.  The benefit of it is that there is not an incision; therefore, there is less chance of having a scar at the actual site.  But, often it is not as effective.  And, often it will require repeat procedures.

New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Benefits of suture asian eyelid surgery

The main benefit is the quick recovery time and a lower risk of an irreversible bad outcome. If you don't like the fold, it is relatively easy to either remove the sutures (if revision is done relatively soon) or to convert it into an incision technique. The drawback is that if you have an underlying muscle problem (ptosis), the suture technique cannot correct it and will make the situation worse.

Charles S. Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Double eyelid surgery with the suture method

The goal of double eyelid surgery is to create a natural looking crease in the upper eyelid. The suture method differs from the tradional incision method because instead a creating an external scar across the crease, suture is placed just under the skin through pinhole incisions. The ideal patient for the suture method is typically younger and with minimal redundant tissues. This method can provide for a natural and long lasting crease; however, as the patient ages and develops excess upper lid skin, a blepharoplasty with crease fixation may be necessary.

Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, MD, PhD, FACS
Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon
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