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Asian Blepharoplasty Partial Incisional Suture technique

The partial incisional/suture technique for an Asian blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive method used to create natural looking double eyelids. This method achieves the natural appearance of the open incisional approach without creating a cut along the upper eyelid while using sutures instead to hold the tissues together.

Asian Blepharoplasty Partial Incisional Suture technique

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

3 weeks

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Surgical Procedure

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$2500 - $3500

The Specifics


What is an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method?

An Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to establish a natural appearing eyelid crease in the upper eyelid. The single eyelid (monolid) commonly seen in individuals of Asian descent, and epicanthal fold at the medial epicanthus, are prominent features of Asian eyelids. Individuals of Asian descent with the monolid upper eyelid appearance may pursue an Asian blepharoplasty to achieve an upper eyelid crease.

The Anatomy of the Eye

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Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method utilizes sutures placed strategically in the upper eyelid to compress and indent the eyelid skin into the desired eyelid fold/eyelid crease. In contrast, the Asian Blepharoplasty open incisional approach technique makes a surgical incision in the upper eyelid to remove excess fat, eyelid skin, and adjust muscle tissue as needed. Asian blepharoplasty open incisional approach is considered the gold standard of Asian blepharoplasty, however, Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method is less invasive, reversible, and temporary.

What cosmetic concerns does an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method procedure treat?

  1. Sagging & Hooded Eyelids: An Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method allows a plastic surgeon to place nonabsorbable sutures (hence the name suture method) deep into the upper eyelid muscle to create a fixed, static eyelid crease. Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method does not always address soft tissues (like the skin of the epicanthal fold at the medial epicanthus).

Who is the ideal candidate for an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method procedure?

The ideal candidate for an Asian Blepharoplasty Partial Incisional Suture Method is a younger candidate with limited forehead ptosis and no prior eyelid crease surgery. Ideally, the upper eyelid skin and pretarsal orbicularis muscle are thin. Candidates are generally looking to change an Asian upper eyelid appearance (monolid) to a more Caucasian upper eyelid fold. Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method is not recommended for patients with significant brow ptosis, prominent or bulging eyes, or certain chronic medical conditions, such as “dry eye”.

What is the average recovery associated with an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method procedure?

The acute healing phase of an Asian Blepharoplasty Partial Incisional Suture Method lasts about one week. Swelling, bruising, and upper eyelid pain typically last seven to ten days, and can be alleviated with cold compresses and over the counter pain medications. Strenuous physical activity and sun exposure should be limited for up to four weeks. In some cases, swelling of the upper eyelids can last up to six months following an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method.

What are the potential side effects of an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method procedure?

The potential side effects of an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method include difficulty in closing the upper eyelids to the lid margin, blurred vision, prolonged swelling, bruising, scarring, bleeding, and changes in sensation around the upper eyelids and/or eye area.

What can someone expect from the results of an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method procedure?

The results of an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method are immediately noticeable following the eyelid surgery. This technique creates temporary enhancements to the upper eyelid with the formation of a natural eyelid crease through the placement of nonabsorbable sutures. The results will require maintenance treatments.

What is the average cost of an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method procedure?

This plastic surgery procedure can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $3,500. The actual cost of an Asian blepharoplasty partial incisional suture method is dependent upon location, plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery. Learn more in our complete guide to blepharoplasty cost.

Pros

Good for thin skinMinimal external scarsQuicker procedureLess painQuicker recoveryPotentially reversible

Cons

Less dramatic resultsHigher rate of reoccurrenceMay require revisionNot suitable for revision casesNot suitable for candidates with ptosisNot suitable for candidates with thick/excess skin

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


An Asian blepharoplasty with a partial incisional/suture technique creates the appearance of double eyelids without continuous cut across the eyelid. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after an Asian blepharoplasty with a partial incisional suture technique.

The Takeaway


An Asian Blepharoplasty Partial Incisional Suture Method (aka a double eyelid surgery) targets the upper eyelid of individuals with a single eyelid/monolid (usually those of Asian descent) who are looking to create the eyelid crease of a more Caucasian appearing eyelid. The suture method allows the plastic surgeon to create the upper eyelid crease without utilizing an incisional procedure. In contrast the Open Incisional Approach allows maximum access to the eyelid tissues of the upper eyelid for soft tissue debulking and refining, however, it is more invasive and irreversible. The result of an Asian Blepharoplasty Partial Incisional Suture Method plastic surgery is a temporary, reversible natural appearing upper eyelid crease.

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  1. Bhupendra C. Patel; Michael J. Lopez; Zachary P. Joos. Anatomy, Head and Neck, Eyelash PubMed.gov; 2020-07-27
  2. Dailey RA, Wobig JL. Eyelid Anatomy PubMed; 1982-12-01
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