Which Asian eyelid surgery to do to minimize scars and get the most natural results? (photo)
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Suture versus incision technique
Thank you for the question. There is no such thing as no scar. I perform Asian eyelid surgery nearly every day Monday to Friday and what I can tell you is I feel incision technique leaves a very nice looking scar that is actually harder to see sometimes than suture technique. Suture technique sometimes is called "incision less" or scarless" and I just don't find that to be true. In fact what I see in patients of my own and from other clinics is that the series a small holes that you make in the skin during suture technique is easier to see because you see this dot dot dot configuration that the human eye and brain notices as being out of place on the eyelid. However with incision technique you have one smooth line that eventually should look like your natural crease when the eyes are closed. There is no such thing as no scar.
I do think suture technique has a fast recovery but less reliable results. I preferred incision technique anchoring sutures for my Asian eyelid surgery cases majority majority of The time. Either one of these can give you either very natural or dramatic results. It's all about listening to your patient and good planning.
Chase Lay, MD
This is from Girin Plastic Surgery.
There is incision and non-incision for the eyelid surgery.
Incision method is showing the scars when you closed eyes.
In other hand, non-incision method is goes to easy procedure and there would be no scar. But there is limited to make your eyes is wide and bigger.
Non-incision ptosis correction is made up for the those weak points.
For non-incision ptosis correction's effect is making your eye line's clear and there would be no scar because it's no incision.
I guess non-incision procedure is what you most want for eyelid surgery.
Natural results for Asian eyelid surgery
A non-surgical suture technique is possible in someone who is very young, without a lot of excess skin and fat. The results from this technique look very natural and that is because the suture is placed right where the natural crease should be.