Eyelid surgery can help alleviate the look of tired, drooping eyes. It can make the eyes appear more awake, giving you a more youthful and rested appearance. Insitute of Aesthetic Surgery’s Dr. Gregory responds to a patient inquiry regarding eyelid surgery sutures.
The patient inquires about proposed eyelid surgery and the difference in techniques. There are two major principles involved in the question. The first principle which is universally applicable is that if there’s any question in the patient’s mind after consultation, then ask questions or seek a second opinion from a qualified surgeon. The second principle is that there are many roads leading to the same goal, meaning that different techniques can achieve a similar if not identical result. Once you have chosen your surgeon then you should allow them to use the technique they feel best.
Specifically, with regard to this patient’s issues there are several different suture techniques, most of which I have tried extensively. My preferable technique is to use a combination of short-term and longer-term sutures. Interrupted sutures typically should come out in 5 to 7 days in the face, longer in other body areas. Deeper subsurface stitches can stay longer and it is possible to use sutures which do not have to be removed. I choose to use both suture techniques which give me the advantages of both with fewer disadvantages.
At Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, we work with each patient individually to determine the safest and most effective treatments and techniques for his or her needs. Our goal is to help you get the best possible results while providing the best patient care. During your consultation, we will review your concerns and goals. Together we will create a treatment plan that is right for you and your needs. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Gregory or Dr. Sylora, contact Institute of Aesthetic Surgery today.