For those who wish to have or redefine their upper eyelid crease to compliment the face, eyelid crease reconstruction can be performed safely without damaging any eyelid functions. The surgery involves setting a new crease at a favorable position then attaches the new crease to a muscle that elevates the eyelids. Surgeons can tailor the shape of the crease to fulfill the patient’s desire. This procedure can be done through a short single incision or multiple extra short incisions or a long single incision inside the natural lines of the eyelid skin depending if the goal is just to create crease or to excise redundant skin as well.
The surgery is done under local anesthesia and takes as short as 15 minutes. Swelling is very minimal and usually disappears in 15-30 minutes. Patients can wear makeup immediately after the procedure. There may be 1 stitch that should be removed after 3-5 days.