How is the eyelid fold surgery done?
An eyelid fold surgery is performed by making a small incision in the upper eyelid. This is called the incision technique. An actual cut is made across and the levator muscle is attached to the skin. Therefore, when the eye opens, it pulls on that part and the eyelid fold appears. This is done on both sides, and once the eyelid fold is made, it is mostly permanent.
The size of the fold will depend on where the fold is put and where the incision is made. For a bigger fold, the cut will have to be made higher. There is another technique called the non-incision technique where three very small punctures are made. Through these punctures, three stitches are put inside, which give the fold. This non-incision procedure is less permanent and the folds can disappear within a year or two.
In Dr. Kwan’s view most patients are candidates for incision technique. The scars in the upper eyelid area are practically invisible.
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