Canthoplasty is a surgical technique utilized to lift the outer corners of the eyes, correcting drooping eyelids and providing extra eyelid support after upper or lower blepharoplasty. Many women wish to have larger and brighter eyes. Many patients wish to get a larger eye shape by lengthening the lateral canthal angle and, at the same time, a brighter eye by correcting the raised outer tail of the eyes via lateral canthoplasty. If the horizontal dimension of the palpebral fissure is short and the lateral canthus is located higher than the medial canthus, it can give a stubborn, angry and unfavorable impression. Cat's Eye is ideal for improving a tired or sad expression, restoring a sought-after “cat eye” appearance and creating a more youthful look to the area of eye. This technique can be used to repair an overdone or surgical appearance to the eyes.
Canthoplasty can tighten a saggy, loose lower eyelid, and the lateral canthus can be reshaped and repositioned. This surgery puts an incision in the outer corner of the eyelid to reconstruct the weakened or stretched canthal tendon that anchors the lower eyelid, which in turn elevates the outer corners of the eyes and improves their overall shape.
Ectropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid sags away from the eye and exposes the inner eyelid and the surface of the eye. This can cause dryness, irritation and the risk of infection will increased. Ectropion is more common in older adults, but trauma or overexposure to sunlight can entail ectropion in younger patients. Canthoplasty is the only effective procedure for correcting this condition.
The main cause of drooping or sagging of the lower eyelids is the age-related loss of collagen and accumulated sun damage. When carried out by an skillful eye surgeon, canthoplasty can improve tissue laxity and restore a more youthful appearance to the eye area.
While lateral canthoplasty by itself can provide sufficient results as a type of eye surgery, it has a complementary character in that the results are even more prominent in eyes with double eyelids. Changes mainly appear in the outer eye area. This procedure is appropriate for patients who want a larger and brighter eye shape and want to obtain a favorable impression by lowering the raised the outer tail of their eyes.
If this operation is conducted through the selection of suitable patients and the surgeon is familiar with the surgical procedures, the operation can be safe, reliable and provide good results. Depending on the status of the patient, simultaneously doing another operation that can make the eye large and bright, such as double eyelidplasty or epicanthoplasty, can provide even better consequences.