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Are stitches used in blepharoplasty? Does the surgeon actually put stitches in the eyelids during blepharoplasty, or are the incisions closed some other way? .

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Some type of suture is usually used during blepharoplasty surgery.
Some surgeons prefer the use of absorbable sutures; some prefer the use of non-absorbable sutures.

In brief: Yes

Some type of suture is usually used during blepharoplasty surgery.
Some surgeons prefer the use of absorbable sutures; some prefer the use of non-absorbable sutures.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Taylor Pollei
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Not all blepharoplasty incisions are closed with sutures by all physicians.
Eternal approaches, typically the "sub-ciliary" incision are closed with sutures. Internal eyelid incisions, typically the "transconjunctival" incision can be closed with one or several simple sutures or left to heal without sutures. It is really a matter of surgeon preference and a very reasonable pre-op question.

In brief: Depends

Not all blepharoplasty incisions are closed with sutures by all physicians.
Eternal approaches, typically the "sub-ciliary" incision are closed with sutures. Internal eyelid incisions, typically the "transconjunctival" incision can be closed with one or several simple sutures or left to heal without sutures. It is really a matter of surgeon preference and a very reasonable pre-op question.
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most

Most surgeons use sutures to close upper eyelid incisions.
With the lower eyelids it depends on the type of incision used (external or hidden on the inner part of the eye) and surgeon preference.

In brief: Most

Most surgeons use sutures to close upper eyelid incisions.
With the lower eyelids it depends on the type of incision used (external or hidden on the inner part of the eye) and surgeon preference.
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In

In most instances sutures are used both beneath and on the surface of the incision.
Some surgeons employ removable sutures while others use absorbable ones. A few surgeons use skin glue but this is not commonly employed.

In brief: In

In most instances sutures are used both beneath and on the surface of the incision.
Some surgeons employ removable sutures while others use absorbable ones. A few surgeons use skin glue but this is not commonly employed.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Blepharoplasty

in blepharoplasty procedures, the eyelid skin is closed with sutures.

In brief: Blepharoplasty

in blepharoplasty procedures, the eyelid skin is closed with sutures.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Sutures are placed on the upper and lower eyelids.
http://www.dassmd.com/eyelid-surgery/index.html.

In brief: Yes

Sutures are placed on the upper and lower eyelids.
http://www.dassmd.com/eyelid-surgery/index.html.
Dr. Dennis Dass
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