Canthoplasty involves making tissue adjustments to change the configuration and/or position of the lateral canthus of the eyelid area. In other words, it focuses on adjustments to the corners of your eyes, where your upper eyelids meet your bottom eyelids.
Canthoplasty procedures can help treat various eyelid concerns including both entropion and ectropion. These conditions involve eyelid skin and supporting eye-area structures that sag, droop, fold in on themselves, or turn inwards and/or outwards. These conditions can cause severe eye area irritation and dry eye syndrome as well as tear-duct problems.
Canthoplasty encompasses a range of procedures including:
A lateral canthoplasty can correct your drooping lower eyelids, it can also soften the look of your eyes, giving you a less sleepy appearance. A lateral canthoplasty can also help 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 help patients achieve a specific eyelid appearance.