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Surgical Technique
Jul/Aug 2010

A Simple, Minimally Invasive Method for Creation of the Superior Palpebral Fold in Asians With the Modified Continuous Buried Tarsal StitchA Joint Assessment From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Chengdu, China

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Dr Wong); and Sichuan Huamei Zixin Medicine Aesthetic Hospital, Chengdu, China (Drs Zhou, Ai, and Wang).

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2010;12(4):269-273. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2010.43

  A simple, minimally invasive stitch method to construct the superior palpebral fold in Asian upper eyelids is described. With the use of a clear 6-0 monofilament polypropylene suture and a continuous stitch and by securing multiple consecutive transcutaneous intratarsal fixations, we were able to produce a consistent, natural result with high success rates and no noticeable scarring in 1648 cases over a 9-year period at 2 surgical centers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Chengdu, China.