Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery

What can we do when BOTOX® can only eliminate the crow’s feet wrinkles but not the excessive skin and mild crepe-iness we are just starting to see under our eyes, due to sun damage, age and heredity? Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery is a safe technique with superior results which removes mild crepe-iness and a small amount of excessive skin, where a chemical peel or laser resurfacing may be too aggressive a treatment.

What is Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery?

Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery is designed to remove mild crepe-iness and/or a small amount of excessive skin on the lower eyelids. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. Typically, the Lower Lid Skin Pinch involves literally “pinching” of skin under the lash line using a special instrument called the Brown Forcep, and then removal of the skin using a fine, sharp scissor. The incision is closed with an extremely thin suture which dissolves on its own. Depending upon your specific case, Dr. Slupchynskyj may also recommend a Lower Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) to achieve the best results for you.

What are the Benefits of Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery?

  • Lower Lid Skin Pinch Surgery is effective and safe.
  • Lower Lid Skin Pinch Surgery can be performed under local anesthesia.
  • Lower Lid Skin Pinch Surgery reverses mild crepe-iness where a chemical peel or laser resurfacing may be too aggressive a treatment.
  • Lower Lid Skin Pinch Surgery can be, and is often done, in conjunction with other procedures such as Blepharoplasty, Browlift and Skin Resurfacing.
  • Lower Lid Skin Pinch Surgery recovery time is short, between three and five days.

Is Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery Right for Me?

First, good health and realistic expectations are necessary for any successful result in Cosmetic surgery. Lower Lid Skin Pinch Surgery addresses what BOTOX® no longer can. Lower Lid Skin Pinch Surgery refreshes the lower eyelid area by removing small amounts of skin and mild crepe-iness.

During your consultation, Facelift Surgeon Dr. Slupchynskyj will explain in-depth what you can expect from Lower Lid Skin Pinch Surgery and take a complete medical history. Factors to be considered include age and skin type. Lower Lid Skin Pinch Surgery does not address excessive skin and bagging around the lower eyelid area, which is best corrected through Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery.

What can I Expect during and Immediately Following My Lower Eyelid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery Procedure?

Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery is performed under Local Anesthesia. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and requires minimal after care. Stitches are removed on the 3rd day.

Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery generally lasts 45 minutes depending upon the extent of the case.

Are there Any Risks to Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery? What is My Recovery Time?

Fortunately complications with Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery are rare, and recovery time is between three and five days. You may also experience minor bruising and swelling, which is normal, and resolves in three to four days depending upon your health and age.

How Long do the Results of Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery Last?

Lower Lid Skin Pinch Plastic Surgery results can last from 2 and up to 5 years depending upon your age, health and amount of exposure to the sun.

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