Number of times suture technique double eyelid surgery can be performed

Number of times suture technique double eyelid surgery can be performed

By  Dr. Kenneth Kim | May 14, 2017

Patients, who desire suture technique double eyelid surgery often ask how many times they can have the suture technique double eyelid surgery? Before answering this, one should find out why the suture technique double eyelid fold has loosened or the double eyelid fold has gotten smaller.

Over time, a majority of double eyelid fold that has been made by the suture technique looses the double eyelid fold or the fold gets smaller. Most common reason is that the eyelid elevating muscle, known as the levator muscle or the levator aponeurosis is weak. Then the eyelid elevating muscle is weak, the double eyelid fold does not occur well and therefore the track or the connection needed to create the permanent double eyelid fold does not occur.

Every time a suture technique (non-incision) double eyelid surgery is performed, a needle is passed from the underlying conjunctiva, to the tarsus (cartilaginous structure), to the levator aponeurosis, the superficial muscle, and skin. Therefore, these structures are affected to a certain degree. In addition, when the initial suture is passed, space is created where the end of the knot is tied and buried. Therefore, this area is affected as well.

Hence, suture technique double eyelid surgery should be performed about two to three times. Performing a suture technique dobule eyelid surgery more than this become a nuisance to the patient, cause some structural damage to the underlying tissue, and does not solve the reason why the suture technique double eyelid fold not lasting.

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