Canthoplasty involves making tissue adjustments to change the configuration and/or position of the lateral canthus of the eyelid area. This means an adjustment to the corners of your eyes, where your upper eyelids meet your bottom eyelids.
Canthoplasty procedures can help treat various eyelid concerns including entropion or ectropion. These conditions involve eyelid skin and supporting eye-area structures that sag, droop, fold in on themselves, or turns inwards and/or outwards. These conditions can cause severe eye area irritation, dry eye syndrome and tear-duct problems.
Canthoplasty encompasses a range of procedures including:
A lateral canthoplasty can correct your drooping lower eyelids, or soften the look of your eyes, giving you a less sleepy appearance. A lateral canthoplasty helps shape the outer corner of your eye.
An Asian canthoplasty may help eyes to look more open, reducing a “sleepy” looking appearance.
An epi-canthoplasty surgical procedure alters or re-shapes the inner corner part of the eyes.
Combination Canthoplasty Procedures
Combining canthoplasty procedures can be done to achieve a specific eyelid appearance you are trying to achieve.