Long or short incision technique?
The blepharoplasty procedure, also known as eyelid surgery, removes fatty tissue and excess skin from the eyelids. Following this, the Levator-dermis fixation is accomplished. In addition to excessive skin and fat on the upper eyelids, a surgeon will also consider the possibility of ptosis conditions. Consequently, a long or short incision technique will be selected according to these factors.
Long incision technique
It is typical for the long incision technique to perform procedures with an eyelid crease height of 8mm. It is possible to apply the benefits of this technique to a wide range of conditions. Double eyelid folds are less likely to become loose or disappear when compared to short incisions. Nevertheless, with the long incision technique, postoperative swelling and ecchymosis are commonly observed. Additionally, it may require more postoperative care and increase the cost of the procedure.
It is possible to apply the benefits of this technique to a wide range of conditions. Double eyelid folds are less likely to become loose or disappear when compared to short incisions.
Short incision technique
Those individuals with droopy or sagging eyelids that may prevent them from completely opening their eyes, but only have a small amount of excess skin and fat, may benefit from a short technique. This crease technique typically has a higher crease height than a long incision technique, so younger patients who do not wish to have prominent scarring are suitable. Short incisions usually measure 15-20 mm in length and can remove excess fat, but the excess skin will still remain. This method is therefore advantageous to patients who wish to avoid potential side effects, such as swelling or ecchymosis.Click to see more reviews