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Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Oct;23(3):122-126. English. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.14730/aaps.2017.23.3.122
Kang IS , Choi JS , Hong JG .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Metro Plastic Surgery Clinic, Incheon, Korea. joadr@nate.com
Abstract

Background

The double fold operation is one of the most common aesthetic surgeries in Korea. There are many methods to make double fold using non-incision, incision and partial incision. Patients seeking double folds prefer natural appearance, less downtime, minimal scarring technique. The most favorable method is the minimal invasive but long-lasting fold formation technique.

Methods

From October 2003 to September 2016, this procedure was applied in 7,963 patients who worried about surgical scar or preferred non-incision method with puffy eyelids. Five stab incisions including two small incisions were taken in the upper eyelid. Through the small incision lines, the pretarsal muscle and the orbital fat were removed to facilitate tissue adhesion. The double fold line was made with the continuous buried suture. The suture was tied in the fifth stab incision site and the knot was placed deeply to prevent granuloma formation.

Results

This method was performed in all patients. The complications were asymmetry (52 cases), fold loosening (43 cases), granuloma (12 cases), conjunctival hemorrhage (5 cases), and scar (4 cases). Especially 74% of fold loosening cases were developed in mild ptotic patients.

Conclusions

This method achieves good cosmetic result, shorter operation time, less morbidity, faster recovery in puffy eyelids than the other method.

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