Canthoplasty is as aesthetic or functional procedure to reconstruct or reshape the lateral canthus (outer corner of the eye). This oculoplastic surgery should only be performed by surgeons with significant experience with oculoplastic surgery. If performed incorrectly the results can be disastrous. “Canthopexy” is different than canthoplasty. Canthopexy merely reinforces the canthus without cutting; thereby it does not alter the horizontal length of the eyelid and it does not alter the position of canthus.
What Is Canthoplasty Surgery?
Canthoplasty can tighten a saggy, loose lower eyelid. It can also reshape and reposition the lateral canthus. It can help create more almond shape eyes, either as stand alone procedure or in combination with oculoplastic treatment. Lateral canthoplasty is especially useful in those patients who have had prior complicated plastic surgery (lower blepharoplasty) with retracted (pulled down) lower eyelid and rounded canthus and unpleasant “surgical” appearance. Dr Taban uses a minimally invasive approach for lateral canthal procedures and tightening the lower eyelid, which provides better eye skin contour with hidden scars, entitled “Aesthetic Lateral Canthoplasty”. Dr. Taban is an expert in performing Canthoplasty surgery and has even wrote many articles on his specific technique. Read Dr. Taban’s article here: Aesthetic Lateral Canthoplasty
Canthal Reconstructive Procedure Recovery
Recovery varies from patient to patient. Bruising/swelling lasts around 10 days. Patient can resume normal activities around the same time although complete healing takes weeks to few months to appreciate final results.
Before and After Photos
Before (left) Middle age woman with multiple prior eyelid surgeries and blepharoplasty, resulting in right lateral canthal angle distortion and lowering, unnatural right lower eyelid contour, and droopy upper eyelid. After (right) 2 months after revisional eyelid treatment, right canthoplasty, right lower eyelid retraction surgery (internal, with midface lift, without graft) and bottom eye crease contour surgery. Fat injection in upper eyelids.
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