Incisional Upper Blepharoplasty

INFORMATION

This is an incisional procedure to remove fat, excess skin and muscle from the upper eyelid. It is used to create double eyelids, correct drooping upper eyelids and etc. This procedure can create a permanent double eyelid crease as the excess skin and fat is removed. It will help in a more rejuvenated look when excess skin is cut away.

Differences between Non-incisional and Incisional Double Eyelid Creation

Non-incisional (Double Suture Twisted Technique)Incisional Double Eyelid Creation
Similarities:
• Both procedures can achieve double eyelids creation
• Both procedures can determine the height, type, length of the crease
• Both procedures can be combined with Epicanthonplasty procedure to achieve better results for patients with smaller and narrow eyes
Differences:
• Non-cutting method, it a stitching method with a few anchor points to secure the crease
• Fat and skin are not removed
• No harsh visible crease line when the eyes are closed
• Long lasting for a lifetime, unless the suture snaps with very harsh rubbing on the eyes.
Differences:
• Cutting method
• Fat on the eyelids and lax skin can be removed
• Slightly higher percentage to see a crease line on the eyelid when the eyes are closed
• Last a lifetime even with harsh rubbing of eyes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you do Epicanthoplasty procedure at the same time with Incisional Upper Blepharplasty?
Yes. Most patients will perform this procedure with Medial Epicanthoplasty to elongate the shape of the eyes.

When do the stitches come out?
Usually 7 days later. With eyelid procedures, you can take out the sutures earlier to help with the healing and avoid scarring.

Can you use absorbable sutures?
Absorbable sutures tend to cause more inflammation and possibly more scarring on the thinner skin area such as your face and eye area.

Is the procedure painful?
Patients do not experience any pain since anesthesia is performed at the time of local anesthesia. Sedation can be administered as well if the patient prefers to be sleeping.

Will there be any scarring?
There will a thin line, which may not be obvious over time.

RECOVERY TIME

• Average downtime is 7-14 days.
• Post-treatment, the patient experiences bruising and swelling with minimal discomfort.
• Painkillers will be provided to ease the discomfort.
• Results appear immediately and on average, the final desired result is seen in roughly 1 month.