While dermal fillers can go a long way in helping to curb crow’s feet and wrinkles, they are not as effective at reducing the unsightly crepe-like skin that begins to form in the lower lids as a result of the aging process and exposure to sun damage. A skin pinch is a cosmetic procedure that can help smooth away excess skin while preserving the delicacy of the under-eye area. Skin pinch is often performed under local anesthesia to ensure each patient is completely comfortable during their procedure. The process typically takes around 45 minutes to perform. The sagging skin is pinched with a forcep, and then cut away using an ultra-sharp, refined scissor. This tiny incision is then closed with razor-thin, dissolvable sutures. Skin pinch can be combined exceptionally well with a blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery.

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Advantages of Skin Pinch

  • Highly effective, safe procedure
  • Produces beautifully natural results
  • Restores a more youthful, well-rested aesthetic
  • Improves one’s self-confidence and self-image
  • Requires only local anesthesia
  • Reduces crepe-like skin
  • More gentle than a chemical peel or laser treatment
  • Is paired well with blepharoplasty or a brow lift
  • Expedited recovery time of 3-5 days

Who is a Good Candidate for Skin Pinch?

Clients will have redundant skin beneath the lower lids that is too delicate to be treated with lasers or a chemical peel. Patients undergoing the skin pinch procedure should be in good physical and mental health, with no major medical issues. As always, clients should have realistic expectations for improvement in their appearance based on their confidential consultation with Dr. Karam.

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The skin pinch procedure, while surgical, has a very short, manageable downtime. Dr. Karam will prescribe a soothing ointment to apply to the incisions for around 5-9 days. Some minor bruising and swelling are to be expected, but these side effects will fade within about 7 days.

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Skin Pinch FAQ

What is blepharoplasty with skin pinch?

How do the eyes look after skin pinch surgery?

How long will my skin pinch surgery results last?

Is skin pinch surgery painful?

What is blepharoplasty with skin pinch?

Blepharoplasty with skin pinch is a cosmetic surgical procedure that focuses on rejuvenating the appearance of the eyelids, specifically by removing excess skin. It is a subtype of blepharoplasty, a procedure designed to address signs of aging or other concerns around the eyes. This technique removes a small amount of excess skin, usually from the upper eyelids, to create a more youthful and refreshed look.

How do the eyes look after skin pinch surgery?

After a blepharoplasty with skin pinch surgery, the eyes typically appear more youthful, refreshed and rejuvenated. Removing excess skin from the upper eyelids can eliminate the appearance of hooded or drooping eyelids, making the eyes look more open and alert. The overall result is a smoother, more youthful contour around the eyes.

How long will my skin pinch surgery results last?

The longevity of the results from a blepharoplasty with skin pinch surgery is generally long-lasting. Removing excess skin and improving eyelid appearance are often considered permanent. However, the natural aging process and factors like sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices can still impact the long-term appearance of the eyelids.

Is skin pinch surgery painful?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort rather than significant pain after a blepharoplasty with skin pinch surgery. Local anesthesia is typically used to numb the area, and additional sedation or anesthesia may be provided to ensure the patient's comfort during the procedure.

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