The original paper was published in New York back in 2001, and this technique is now applied also for sagging upper eyelids of all races including Caucasian. If you are interested in reading this article, please click
→this link for the original paper.
We see that there are more people advanced with sagging of the upper eyelids with age. There are various ways to improve the slack of the upper eyelids. Ultimately it may be necessary to remove extra skin and make it clearer. However, there are problems with the recovery period, so in many cases, people who choose methods that do not rely on cutting surgery are increasing. There is also lifting by laser, but we will write about double eyelids that will not cut today, sagging by our original DST method.
The DST method is a method of fixing three points using two special buried threads used for blood vessel suturing and the like. It has a strong anchoring force and is suitable for lifting up a drooping eyelid. Design for lift-up and treat with local anesthesia. Details of treatment are on the double eyelid’s page of this homepage, but since it is not an incision method, swelling is small and you can feel lift-up effect promptly. This method has no age restriction and can be used by people in their 80s and also for Caucasian patients with advanced sagging.
The method of double eyelid is roughly divided into non-cutting(stich-burial) method and incision method. Among them, we are doing a special 3 point fixation method called DST which is durable for a long time. For details, I think that you would like to see this homepage, but the director of our clinic has been using this method for more than 20 years (including the experiences in the US), for well over 1000 people, not only for many Asian people, but also recently for even Caucasian patients to treat as a non-incision method of eyelid’s slack removal.
There are so many attractive people in single eyelids, so it is not recommended to anyone, but the burial method is safe, it is a method to effectively increase the opening of eyes. I think whether you used the tape or glue, but the opening of eyes looks different by slight eyelid change. In our DST burial method, not only in Tokyo, many patients from oversea come to receive the treatment.
On the other hand, if there is a lot of fat on the upper eyelids or if sagging of the eyelid is conspicuous due to aging, it may be clearer to remove extra skin and eyelid fat by the incision method. In that case we recommend incision method from the beginning.
Currently, our office is located only in Tokyo, but many people are coming from afar. Because it is a treatment that can be safely done even for a stay of about 2 days, please consult us.
Instead of cutting it, make a double line with a smaller needle and thread than on the eyelids.
The results of the DST method of double eyelid surgery is durable.
There is also a method to fix with just one thread in a simpler way, but there are times when it can lose the created lines.
Three points are fixed by the DST method.
This DST technique is also used to correct the sagging skin of the Caucasian upper eyelids.
There is no major swelling compared to cutting.
Many people get swollen in 4 or 5 days, but some people take more than 7 days.
(3-4 weeks when cutting off), the shower is OK from the next day, makeup is OK from the 2nd day.
This non-cutting upper blepharoplasty can be used for Caucasian people as well.