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lower eyelid skin pinch?

lower eyelid skin pinch?

Postby ebeb » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:16 pm

Please comment on your experiences of just a lower bleph skin pinch. I believe this is at the corner. where are the scars? are you happy with this. is this just called a lower bleph skin pinch or something else
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Postby MissJ521@aol.com » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:50 pm

a skin pinch refers to a skin only excision below the lower lash line. It does not refer to doing anything to the canthal area (corner or eye).
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Postby Whosthatgirl » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:19 am

I had lower bleph with skin pinch. The fat pad underneath my eye was removed transconjunctively (from the inside of the eye) and then the Dr. made a very small, fine incision in my lash line (or a fraction below) and took out a small bit of skin to tighten up the under eye area after the fat had been removed. The stitches went along my entire lower lash line and slightly beyond the lower outer corners of my eyes. After about a month post op, the scar is invisble. I am now 5 months post op, and the scar is invisible, even without makeup.
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Postby ebeb » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:07 pm

are you happy with your lower bleph? Did they say you'd need to have restalyne for the tear trough? The ps I consulted told me a skin pinch. I asked if that would take care of the under eye puffiness, and he told me I do have a little fat protrusion and he'd take a small amount out and then about three months later I'd need restalyne injection for the tear trough?
I don't know if that part is good? any insight?
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Postby Planejoy » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:53 am

Whosthatgirl wrote:I had lower bleph with skin pinch. The fat pad underneath my eye was removed transconjunctively (from the inside of the eye) and then the Dr. made a very small, fine incision in my lash line (or a fraction below) and took out a small bit of skin to tighten up the under eye area after the fat had been removed. The stitches went along my entire lower lash line and slightly beyond the lower outer corners of my eyes. After about a month post op, the scar is invisble. I am now 5 months post op, and the scar is invisible, even without makeup.


That's sounds exactly like what I'm having done in a few weeks. Do you have any pictures before/after? Have you been satisfied?

I am looking forward to getting rid of the bags under my eyes. They look horrible!
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Postby Whosthatgirl » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:59 pm

I am really happy. They did not say anything about restalyn for the tear trough, the Dr. only said that because he was taking the entire fat pad (instead of repositioning it), that he would re-evaluate one year post op and put back in microdroplets of fat if I looked hollowed out. I would probably not need restalyne though, because I was 31 at the time and the surgery was to remove congenital eye bags, not wrinkles (I do not really have wrinkles).

Planejoy, if you email me through the site I will send you a picture.
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Postby mindylou » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:48 pm

MissJ521@aol.com wrote:a skin pinch refers to a skin only excision below the lower lash line. It does not refer to doing anything to the canthal area (corner or eye).


A skin pinch was recommended to me. My eyes have rounded with age, but I thought fat grafting or fillers might push up this lax area under the eye.

Am I way off in thinking that a filler could replace the look a skin pinch gives?
I have never seen a picture of this procedure, and was nervous about getting a tight look under my eyes if I tried it.

Have you ever seen one Miss J?
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Postby MissJ521@aol.com » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:55 pm

I don't think you are way off. Skin pinch suggested for me too and I went filler route. It does help take up excess slack to the lid.



mindylou wrote:
MissJ521@aol.com wrote:a skin pinch refers to a skin only excision below the lower lash line. It does not refer to doing anything to the canthal area (corner or eye).


A skin pinch was recommended to me. My eyes have rounded with age, but I thought fat grafting or fillers might push up this lax area under the eye.

Am I way off in thinking that a filler could replace the look a skin pinch gives?
I have never seen a picture of this procedure, and was nervous about getting a tight look under my eyes if I tried it.

Have you ever seen one Miss J?
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Postby laurelei » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:20 am

Hi Ebeb
I had a skin pinch with Canthplasy 16 weeks ago. I am led to believe that it is almost essential to have a canthoplasy/pexy along with the skin pinch in order to reduce the risk of ectropia (lower lid pulling away from eye and reduce the risk of scleral show). Thus the incision line extends slightly beyond the outer eye. There is no visible scarring for me at all.
I did not have any fat removed, just loose skin.
Nice under eye result, however, I have some scleral show (white under the iris) which is disappointing but not bad enough for further correction and I am hoping with time that this may resolve itself.
I hope this helps, keep asking questions if unsure.
Cheers Laurelei
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