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Peak and duration of swelling by double burial method and measures to prevent eyelid swelling



Peak and duration of swelling by double burial method and measures to prevent eyelid swelling

The burial method is a method of making a double line by fastening the eyelids with a thread without cutting the skin, and it is possible to finish it with a double line that matches your own facial features. Double lines are formed immediately after the procedure, but immediately after the procedure, swelling like after crying occurs on the eyelids, and the swelling emphasizes the double lines, so the double width looks temporarily wider. You may.

Most of the swelling caused by the burial method is swelling due to internal bleeding due to damage to the capillaries of the eyelids by the thread or injection needle used in the procedure, or swelling due to inflammation due to bacterial invasion from the needle hole where the thread is buried. .. In rare cases, it may swell due to an allergic reaction to threads or anesthetic components.

By knowing how swelling and swelling occur and how to improve and prevent each cause, you can minimize swelling after undergoing the burial procedure.

Implantation method to form double eyelids without cutting the skin

The burial method is a method in which a hair-sized ultra-fine medical thread is passed through the back of the upper eyelid and tied, and the knot of the thread is buried in the skin to create a double line without incising the eyelid.

The skin, including the eyelids, has RSTL (Relaxed Skin Tension Lines), which indicate the direction in which wrinkles are likely to occur. By performing the burial method according to RSTL, it is possible to create a double line in the part where it should be, so it is easy to finish it as a natural double line.

In addition, since the skin is not incised, the treatment time is as short as 15 to 20 minutes for both eyes, and the time to put a burden on the eyelids is small, so downtime such as swelling and internal bleeding tends to be shorter than the incision method.
However, depending on the thickness and fat content of the eyelid skin and the desired double line, it may be accompanied by long downtime, severe swelling and internal bleeding.

After undergoing the procedure, the swelling causes the double width to appear temporarily wide.

After undergoing double plastic surgery by the burial or incision method, the swelling of the eyelids temporarily reduces the ability to open the eyes compared to before the procedure. The double lines may be emphasized by not being able to lift the eyelids firmly, so the double width may appear wider until the swelling subsides.

Causes of eyelid swelling include swelling due to internal bleeding and inflammation during the procedure, swelling due to side effects of anesthesia, and swelling due to allergies. Due to swelling caused by internal bleeding, the eyelids generally become swollen for about a week. However, when the swelling subsides, the eyelids can be lifted firmly, and the double width that was temporarily wide is settled to the natural double width.

The main causes of swelling caused by the burial method

Swelling is the swelling of a part of the skin, including the symptoms of swelling.

There are three main causes of eyelid swelling: swelling, bacterial infection from the wound, and allergies.

Swelling due to internal bleeding or inflammation during the procedure

Capillaries that exist in the details of the whole body have innumerable small holes with a diameter of about 80 nm to 100 nm (1 nm = one billionth of a meter) on the outer blood vessel wall, and the surroundings are made into cells. It is filled with interstitial fluid, which has the function of delivering nutrients and absorbing impurities from cells into veins.

Blood that passes through capillaries contains red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body, and plasma components that deliver nutrients to cells, and the plasma components go out of the blood vessels through the small holes in the walls of the blood vessels. It exudes and is delivered to surrounding cells through interstitial fluid.

However, when inflammation occurs in the body or bleeding reduces blood flow and causes hypotension, the capillaries expand and the small pores in the blood vessel wall also expand, causing an amount of plasma components that cannot be absorbed by the cells to flow out of the blood vessels. To do. In addition, 90% of the waste products and interstitial fluid excreted from cells are absorbed by veins, and the remaining 10% are absorbed by lymphatic vessels, but the amount of water absorbed by veins and lymphatic vessels is limited. There is.

Therefore, when the capillaries are damaged and bleeding or inflammation occurs due to the burial method, the plasma components that the cells could not absorb and the interstitial fluid that the veins and lymph vessels could not absorb become the cells. It stagnates between cells and causes swelling.

To eliminate swelling, you need to exercise moderately to improve blood circulation and activate veins and lymph vessels that absorb water and waste products.

Swelling due to internal bleeding and inflammation during the procedure_Capillary structure

Factors that cause internal bleeding in the burial method

In the burial procedure, blood vessels may be damaged due to the following factors, causing plasma to flow out of the blood vessels.

  • Injection needle used for local anesthesia of the eyelids
  • Needle used for threading
  • Thread used in the burial method

Internal bleeding can occur if the needle used to inject local anesthesia damages a blood vessel in the conjunctiva behind the eyelid. In the burial method, a double line is created by burying 1 to 6 threads, but if the needle used to pass the thread through the eyelid in the procedure is thick, or the number of threads used is large. The higher the number, the higher the risk of blood vessel damage, internal bleeding and swelling.

Since the skin of the eyelids is thin and there are many capillaries, it is difficult to predict the location of the capillaries and perform the procedure while avoiding them, and bleeding and internal bleeding are likely to occur.

Edema due to side effects of local anesthesia

Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, is mainly used in the burial procedure.

Lidocaine has the effect of temporarily paralyzing nerve transmission, but as a side effect, it has the effect of dilating blood vessels, which can cause swelling due to the outflow of plasma from the blood vessels.

Swelling due to bacterial infection from scars at the site of treatment

After undergoing the burial method, when bacteria invade from the scar (wound) of the procedure by touching the eyelids with unsanitary hands when wearing eye makeup or contact lenses, inflammation occurs in the skin. Swelling with redness may occur.

When bacteria multiply and inflammation worsens, many white blood cells that have the function of breaking down bacteria and foreign substances that have invaded the body are secreted, and dead white blood cells may accumulate and become pus.

To prevent swelling due to bacterial infection, do not touch the scar with unsanitary hands after the procedure until the needle hole is completely closed . In the unlikely event that your eyelids swell due to a bacterial infection, consult your doctor or a medical institution.

Swelling due to anesthesia or thread allergy

When foreign substances such as viruses and bacteria enter the body, antibodies are generated in the body to fight off allergens. However, an allergic reaction is when you overreact to substances that are not harmful to your body and damage not only allergens but also yourself.

In rare cases, it may cause an allergic reaction to the local anesthetic used in the burial method and the thread to be buried in the eyelid. An allergic reaction to the eyelids causes severe pain, itching, and redness-related swelling in the affected area. If these symptoms persist for more than a month, consult a medical institution.

Allergies due to local anesthesia

Local anesthesia drugs may contain ingredients such as paraoxybenzoic acid (Ansokukousan) methyl, which is a component that causes an allergic reaction. If you have had an allergic reaction due to anesthesia in the past, please consult your doctor in advance.

Allergies due to threads used in the burial method

The burial method uses nylon or polypropylene threads. Threads are foreign substances to the body, and in rare cases, some people have an allergic reaction to chemical fibers.

If you have had any abnormalities such as eczema or redness due to the chemical fibers contained in your clothes, or if you are aware that you have allergies, please consult your doctor.

Cases where swelling tends to be worse than usual due to the burial method

If your eyelids are rash

The skin of the eyelids is thinner than the skin of the hands and feet, and double glue and double tape tend to contain rubber latex and acrylic adhesives, which are allergens . Therefore, if you use double glue or double tape, your skin may react to allergic ingredients and cause inflammation such as rashes and rough skin on your eyelids.

Compared to non-inflamed eyelids, it is difficult to bury threads in areas where the eyelids are inflamed and the skin is uneven, and the burden on the skin is heavy, causing bleeding and swelling of the eyelids. Will be. To prevent rough skin and rashes on the eyelids, refrain from using double glue or double tape for about a week before undergoing the burial method.

If you want a wide double width finish

With the burial method, it is possible to create a wide double line while creating a natural finish by creating a double line along the RSTL, which indicates the direction in which wrinkles are likely to occur on the skin .

However, when making a double on a line different from your own RSTL, the force of the thread to keep the double line is stronger than the force of the skin to return to the original wrinkle-free state (double line). Therefore, when fastening the eyelids, the threads may be tied tightly or multiple threads may be buried. However, by tying the threads tightly or increasing the number of threads, the possibility of damaging the blood vessels increases, causing internal bleeding and making the eyelids more likely to swell.

How long and how long it takes for the swelling and pain of the burial method to subside

With the burial method, swelling and redness occur in the eyelids immediately after undergoing the procedure, and the general course is as follows.

Immediately after the procedure to 3 days・ The eyelids are swollen like after crying, and the double width appears temporarily wide. ・ The swelling makes it difficult to open the eyes temporarily. ・ The eyelids may be painful. ・ You may feel a foreign body sensation in your eyes. is there
1 to 2 weeks later・ The swelling of the eyelids gradually subsides, making it easier for the eyes to open. ・ The pain begins to subside.
2 to 3 weeks later・ The rugged foreign body sensation of the eyes begins to settle down
1 month later・ Swelling of the eyelids becomes less noticeable

The swelling caused by the burial method peaks from immediately after the procedure to 3 days, and the eyelids swell like after crying. In about a week, the double-wide swelling subsides, and in about a month, the swelling in the eyelids becomes almost inconspicuous.

The period until the swelling of the eyelids subsides varies from person to person depending on the condition such as the amount of fat in the eyelids and the thickness of the skin, and the healing power of each physical condition.

A method to cure swelling of the burial method as soon as possible

With the burial method, swelling may occur for various reasons such as internal bleeding and swelling, and the treatment method differs depending on the condition of the swelling. However, by suppressing blood flow and bacterial infection, swelling can be suppressed and prevented.

If the swelling does not go away for a long time and is accompanied by pain or fever, you may have an allergy or infection, so please consult your doctor or see a medical institution.

Suppression of blood flow

The eyelids after receiving the treatment are in the state after so-called injuries.

Nutrients needed to repair damaged skin and blood vessels are carried through the blood, but increased blood flow causes inflammation such as swelling and burning, so suppressing blood flow can prevent the inflammation from getting worse. The method of suppressing blood flow is as follows.


To avoid irritating the affected area, wrap the ice pack in a clean towel or handkerchief instead of applying the ice pack directly to the skin, and cool the affected area that has heat due to inflammation, which causes the blood vessels to shrink, resulting in blood. The increase in flow rate can be suppressed.

Sleep with your face higher than your heart

Gravity is also applied to the blood, so you can expect to suppress blood flow by adjusting the pillow so that the affected area is higher than the heart that pumps blood like a pump.

Refrain from excessive fluid intake

Excessive fluid intake increases the amount of fluid in the blood.

When the amount of water in the blood increases, a large amount of plasma components containing water seep out from the small pores of the blood vessel wall, and swelling occurs when mixed with interstitial fluid, so adjust the amount to drink at one time. Please refrain from excessive fluid intake.

Prevention of bacterial infections

Bacteria may invade through the scars of the procedure if you use eye makeup, double glue, or touch it with unsanitary hands after undergoing the burial procedure.

The swelling may be prolonged if the skin is irritated by using eye makeup or double glue, or if a strong massage is given. Therefore, please refrain from eye makeup for about a week after receiving the treatment, and be careful not to touch your eyelids as much as possible for about a month until the scar is closed.

If you get infected with bacteria on your eyelids, swelling and pain may worsen if you treat them incorrectly, so please consult a medical institution.