Recently, a few patients seeking double eyelid surgery asked me if I have staples for creating double eyelids. Apparently, they have come across newsreel on Taiwanese TV which mentioned staple is the latest technique in double eyelids surgery (雙眼皮釘書機)! However, staple is a misnomer for this device as it is only used to create full thickness holes. The instrument is used in suture technique to ensure that the stitches are passed through the same level inside and outside. The device is useful mainly for new surgeons learning double eyelid but rarely used by experienced surgeons.
"Staples" for double eyelid surgery.
The picture above is a diagramatic representations
of the steps that follow.
The skin was marked for the desired height of double eyelid.
The sites where the staple is used to create the holes are
The staple is used to create full thickness eyelid holes.
Two small holes are created on the skin.
Two corresponding holes are found on the inside of the eyelid.
Suture is passed through the inside of the eyelid.
Suture passed through the skin.
Suture is passed through the skin.
The suture is passed under the skin.
The suture is tied.
Double eyelid is formed.