Lower Eyelid "Skin Pinch" procedure

What does a lower eyelid "skin pinch" procedure address exactly and does it have the same potential complications as a lower Blepharoplasty surgery? Would this be a good option for someone who has severely dry eyes? Thanks to all of you for your continuous patient education.

Lower Lid Blepharoplasty

Thanks for your question - Lower lid blepharoplasty can address many issues including fat herniation and excess skin. Skin only excisions tend to be more limited in what they are able to improve. Both techniques can cause a condition called ectropion which can be caused by over resection or scar tissue. This can be serious and patients with a history of dry eye or inability to fully protect their cornea may be at increased risk from this complication after surgery. There are several tests that can be performed to minimize the chances of this issue for patients at risk. Speak to a board certified plastic surgeon. I hope this helps.

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