Suture (‘Scarless’) Double Eyelid Creation
In the suture technique, the double eyelid is created through minimally invasive methods utilizing puncture access points in the upper eyelid. Fine sutures are placed carefully to create the attachments between the levator muscle and the skin. The access points usually do not require closing with suture.
The advantages of the suture technique are reduced downtime (3 to 5 days of swelling compared to 2 weeks in the open technique), no suture removal, and reduced risk of a visible upper eyelid scar. However, there is a risk that the suture material is insufficient to maintain the double eyelid and the double eyelid may lower or disappear.
WHO IS THIS METHOD SUITABLE FOR?
The suture technique is suitable for patients whose upper eyelids are not too heavy and who do not desire a drastic change in appearance. It is a repeatable procedure, though in patients who have failed previous suture upper blepharoplasty, an incisional technique is recommended.