How is it performed?
The surgeon first makes 3 small punctures on the upper eyelid of each eye. Then, using a specific twisting technique, two sutures are passed through those punctures and twisted around each other four to five times. After minimal suturing, the double sutures are tied together to create a fold on the upper eyelid. The result of this procedure is that when the patient opens his or her eyes, the underbelly of the skin is pulled inwards, resulting in a natural looking crease. This procedure is generally performed under local anaesthetic.
Studies have shown DST to be both a safe and durable procedure, with results lasting about five years or more. Besides that, the results are also reversible in case patients change their minds.
Furthermore, downtime for the patient is also shorter than incisional double eyelid surgeries which usually require a longer period swelling. Because of its twist technique, it takes on average seven days for recovery with DST for most patients.
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