Any Doctors Specialize in Pinch Blepharoplasty?

Do any doctors specialize in pinch blepharoplasty instead of full lower lid blepharoplasty?

Doctor Answers 8

Pinch blepharoplasty, attractive though limited

Pinch blepharoplasty is a technique applied to rejuvenation of the lower lid where there is not prominent fat or bulges, and only a modest amount of skin laxity, producing a tired or aged look. A small amount of skin is actually 'pinched' along the lash line to tighten the appearance. There is little risk of bruising and the recovery is rapid as the technique is less invasive than a lower lid rejuvenation which calls for correction of fatty bulges, and lax skin and muscle, the more advanced changes of aging. Less can be more attractive, though any technique must be matched to the goals and corrections needed or else the end result will fall short. You may indeed only need a skin pinch to get the correction or result you need, but perhaps not. Why not seek out a good cosmetic surgeon who knows all techniques which might apply to the lower lid. Your chance of a great result will be much higher.

Best of luck,


Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Oculoplastic surgeons are usually the physicians who specialize in blepharoplasties

A pinch blepharoplasty is when only a bit of skin is removed usually from the lower lids. An Oculoplastic or an oculofacial plastic surgeon are usually the physicians who specialize in blepharoplasties. It is important to find this type of specialist for this kind of surgery because the structures around the eyes are so delicate and these types of doctors are the most familiar with this anatomy.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Pinch blepharoplasty

A pinch blepharoplasty is jsut a very simple variation of a standard blepahroplasty. It really is not big deal. Just find a good blepharoplasty surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Pinch Blepharoplsty

Pinch Belpharoplasty is a straight-forward procedure and any plastic surgeon with experience should be able to perform this for you. There really is no "specialization" for this as it is a standard procedure that plastic surgeons perform. Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Have to absolutely agree with my colleagues here

The pinch we are referring to here is for the lower eyelid. It is good as a tool for just the right individual. However, if someone tells you they "specialize" in it, to put it nicely, they are pulling your leg. Lower eyelid surgery continues to present even highly experienced eyelid surgeons with on going challenges.

The pinch technique allows the removal of a small amount of skin in the lower eyelid. I generally find that a phenol 89% chemical peel is a very solid alternative to the pinch that at the same time improves crowsfeet lines. The peel also avoids the scar line that is produced by the pinch method just below the lower eyelid lashes. The rub here is that not everyone is a candidate for a chemical peel.

Best advice, take your time and focus on the surgeon and what you are looking to achieve and less on what method you think you need.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Pinch blepharoplasty

 This is merely a descriptive term and not anything that a surgeon would "specialize" in. In any case, i wouldn't decide to use a surgeon depending on whether he or she say she does or doesn't use this technique. You should go to a surgeon and rely on the surgeon to determine what method he or she feels will produce the results you want. Trust the surgeon, not the name of a procedure.

Robin T.W. Yuan, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Pinch technique for lower blepharoplasty

For the rare patient that only needs just a little skin/muscle removed, I use this technique alone. Most patients who undergo a "full" lower blepharoplasty (i.e. with fat resection and/or repositioning, with or without a SOOF lift) need a little skin removed so I use the technique on almost everyone. This technique alone does not do much for the average patient so it is meaningless to say that one specializes in it.

Peter T. Truong, MD
Fresno Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Pinch Blepharoplasty Specialization

Any Plastic surgeon or Oculoplastic surgeon who performs blepharoplasties would be extremely comfortable performing a Pinch Blepharoplasty which is the simplest form of lower lid Blepharoplasty. If someone "Specializes" in this procedures, it would mean that he/she probably over-uses this technique in cases where it may not be indicated (hammer and nail model).

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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