Anatomical and surgical micro-forceps have been combined into one instrument to reduce the number of instruments needed and thus the frequency of instrument changes while suturing. These micro forceps are shaped like anatomical forceps with surgical-forcep tips. If slight pressure is applied to the instrument handles, only the anterior part of the forceps will close. This allows surgeons to hold the tissue with minimal trauma during preparation or suturing, since the anatomical part of the forceps with its flatter end is not yet closed. Only once higher pressure is applied will the elongated suture plateau of this part of the instrument close, thus permitting a safe hold and knotting of the very delicate 6-0 and 7-0 microsurgical sutures.