When it comes to Asian eyelid surgery, there are multiple options to choose from, and many factors will dictate the type of surgery that’s best for you. These include the anatomy of your eyelids, skin tone, and your own cosmetic goals. In general, there are two kinds of techniques:
The Incision Technique
Popular in Japan, Korea, and China, this technique is highly recommended due to its long-term results. The procedure requires an incision, to identify each layer of the anatomy, and make way for the removal of unnecessary connective tissue, which may lead to the development of multiple or unstable folds. While this technique is more invasive than sutures, the effects last much last longer.
The Suture Technique
This technique involves making a series of small holes along the eyelid. Sutures are then inserted, anchoring themselves to a tendon below the skin to form a crease and hold it in place. While using a suture is less-invasive than the incision technique, it may not be ideal as the crease created is more likely to disappear over time.