Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Incisional Suturing Technique

Overview of the surgery:
 Incisional suturing technique is the type of cosmetic surgery procedure where the skin around the eye is reshaped to create an upper eyelid with a crease (double eyelid) from an eyelid without a crease (single eyelid). The method of suturing is the most common in Asian double eyelid surgery. The skin is incised with a scalpel at a desired height. A small strip of skin above this initial incision is excised using scissors. The incision is carried deeper into the eyelid through the orbicularis muscle and orbital septum until the orbital fat is exposed. Small strips of muscle and fat are excised. The final crease height and shape are the result of both selective tissue removal and precise internal tissue rearrangement. The incisional approach is considered the "gold standard" in Asian double eyelid surgery.

Duration of the operation:
The surgery lasts less than an hour.

Post operative care:
After your surgical procedure is already completed, cold compress and lubricating ointment may be applied to the surgical area to control the discomfort of swelling, bruising, dryness of the eyes, and in some cases your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze.

Recovery Period:
Sutures are placed and removed anywhere from 5-7 days after surgery and will usually take about 7-10 days recovery period. Activities and exercise can be resumed about 1 month after surgery.

Possible Risks and complications:
Complications are rare, however, there are risks associated with any medical procedure. Possible complications include Ptosis (asymmetrical eyes), hollow eyes wherein too much fat were removed that will result to incapability of the patient to close eyes fully and scarring. These risks can be easily corrected with surgery

Anesthesia Use:
Incisional suturing technique can be performed under local anesthesia with minor sedation or with general anesthesia.

Hospital admission:
Incisional Suturing Technique can be performed on an out patient basis or in the hospital under local or general anesthesia. You and your surgeon will discuss preferences.

Preparation before the surgery:
  • Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
  • Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
  • You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
  • Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery. Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
For more information about the procedures you may contact International Marketing Coordinator: osias05@hotmail.com or call mobile phone: +66816572522, Tel: (662) 753-9206

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