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Non-Surgical Double Eyelid Suture – Everything You Should Know

What Is A Non-Surgical Double Eyelid Suture Technique?

A non-surgical double eyelid suture technique is a non-incisional method of creating double eyelid with surgical sutures. This technique is also referred as DST – double suture and twist technique, invented in 2001 by Dr.Akihiro Minami, a famous plastic surgeon in Japan. This technique can be done under local anesthesia, and the entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour.

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How is the procedure done?

Before the procedure, the doctor will assess the eyes carefully and discuss with client on the desire height and shape of the eyelid crease. Then, markings will be done on the eyelid skin, this will help the doctor during the procedure. Once the area is appropriately marked, local anesthesia will be given to numb the eyelids.

Tiny punctures on the corresponding markings will be done and the doctor will implement sutures through the tiny punctures. These sutures are hidden under the skin, and are not visible to naked eye. Once sutures are done, immediate results can be seen.

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The Advantages of Non-Surgical Double Eyelid Suture Technique

Quick, safe, minimal downtime and no scarring; these are the biggest benefits of non-surgical double eyelid suture. Compared to open surgery for double eyelid, it requires longer recovery time and the incision might leave a permanent scar on the eyelid.

However, not everyone is suitable for this treatment. One of the downsides is that it cannot be used for removal of excess skin or fats from the eyelids. Nevertheless, if the patient does not require the removal of excess fat and skin, this technique can be used in most cases. This procedure is also reversible; the suture placed can be removed in the event of unsatisfactory results.

How Long Does Non-Surgical Double Eyelid Suture Last?

The results is long lasting, generally a non-surgical double eyelid procedure can last for 5-10 years. However, along with natural aging process, the crease may reduce due to sagging skin, or loosen threads. Some cases may require revision over time.

What is the Precaution Post Procedure?

It is important to take care of the suture wounds post procedure. Avoid wearing contact lenses and eye make-ups for 2 weeks. Avoid rubbing the eyes or pressing on the wound area. Heavy exercises should be avoided for a week. And most importantly complete the medications given post procedure.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Non-Surgical Double Eyelid Suture?

Common temporary side effects include minor bruising and swelling. Some patients may also experience dry eyes and sensitivity to light. Most side effects will subside in 2 weeks time and clients are able to resume back to their normal activities. Since every individual heals in their own time, some clients may require a little more time to recover than the estimated time.

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