Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 540–545

Celebrity Arcade Suture Blepharoplasty for Double Eyelid

  • Wen-Chieh Liao
  • Tung-Chain Tung
  • Tzong-Ru Tsai
  • Chia-Yi Wang
  • Chiu-Hwa Lin
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00266-005-0012-5

Cite this article as:
Liao, WC., Tung, TC., Tsai, TR. et al. Aesth Plast Surg (2005) 29: 540. doi:10.1007/s00266-005-0012-5

Abstract

Background

In Taiwan, double-eyelid surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure. The technique preferred by plastic surgeons is the incision method because it is believed that this method can provide stable double-eyelid results. It is the authors’ observation that patients prefer an invagination fold rather than a significantly high fold. Suture blepharoplasty may create a relatively even and symmetric invagination fold. In the past, the major disadvantage of the suture technique has been the opinion that the double fold fades away.

Methods

The celebrity arcade suture (CAS) technique was applied in double-eyelid operations. The CAS technique includes three major techniques: stabbing incision, transtarsal suture, and bridge connection. The whole procedure can be completed in 15 min. From June 2001 to November 2004, 312 patients underwent the CAS technique.

Results

Of the 312 patients who underwent the CAS technique, 5 required a revisit, with 3 of these returning patients reporting fold disappearance. These three patients received repeat suture procedures.

Conclusions

The findings show that the CAS technique is a reliable method for establishing a smooth, constant, and symmetric double eyelid, and that CAS requires only a short recovery time.

Keywords

Blepharoplasty Double-eyelid 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wen-Chieh Liao
    • 1
  • Tung-Chain Tung
    • 2
  • Tzong-Ru Tsai
    • 2
  • Chia-Yi Wang
    • 2
  • Chiu-Hwa Lin
    • 2
  1. 1.Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming UniversityTaiwan
  2. 2.Celebrity Cosmetic CenterTaipeiTaiwan 106

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