What is a Full-incision Double Eyelid Surgery?
It refers to the technique of performing full incision double eyelid surgery for patients with thick eyelid, severe ptosis or excess upper eyelid skin. This method is done by excising soft tissue, fixation placement of the lower eyelid structures such as the septum-levator complex, tarsal plate or the levator aponeurosis. This procedure is the opposite of the eyelid stitching and the non-incision method.
What is the surgery procedure like?
Excess muscle, fat and skin is removed during the full incision procedure. As this double-eyelid fold surgery reconfigures and removes the entire eyelid’s tissue, your surgeon extends the line of the eyelid past the last third of the eye so as to create a natural look. The fat that is removed looks somewhat like a small piece of chicken fat. Once the fat is removed, it takes a very long time to re-accumulate – up to 10 years, hence the procedure is considered very long lasting.
What can it treat?
Full-incision double eyelid surgery can treat thin lids or thick lids that have excess fat and skin that requires a larger incision. It is also used for double eyelid creation for patients with monolids.
Thin eyelids can be treated with minimal incision method that has the benefit of almost no observable quicker and scarring recovery. Moreover, this procedure can also be done for both revisional and reconstructive eyelid surgery.
Hooding or excess skin and fat over the upper eyelids usually affects mature patients more. Such patients benefit greatly from incisional double eyelid surgery.
Are the results of full-incision double eyelid surgery permanent?
From most people’s experience, the result of this incisional Asian eyelid surgery is long lasting. The long-term appearance can be affected by a patient’s age as well as other environmental and medical factors. As with cosmetic surgery procedures, surgery revision may be necessary.