Types of Eye Lift Surgery

Canthoplasty is a type of eyelid lift that addresses the droopy lower eyelids that often develop with age. This cosmetic procedure involves detaching the canthal tendon that supports the outer corner of the eye (canthus) and constructing a new tendon.

Canthoplasty supports the lower eyelid, preventing it from sagging into a hound dog look. It also minimizes surgical complications following a lower blepharoplasty, reduces wrinkles, and rejuvenates the eyes appearance. It can also correct sagging thats the result of facial paralysis or eye lid surgery. 

A less invasive but related procedure called a canthopexy actually reshapes the eye, making it more almond shaped or cat like. It repairs the canthal tendon with a permanent internal suture. It is designed for less prominent lower eyelid droopiness. The basic difference between the two procedures is that a canthopexy reshapes the eyes with surgery to the lower eyelid while a canthoplasty supports the lower eyelids.

Canthoplasty or canthopexy can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as eye lid surgery, facelift, mid-face lift, brow lift, or fat transfer.

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