Do your eyelids droop, making you look sleepy or older even when you feel young and energetic? Or do you have abnormalities due to genetics or trauma that impact the appearance of your eyelids or the shape of your eye? In many types of eyelid issues, cosmetic canthoplasty can improve the look and shape of the eye, tightening drooping lids and repairing defects or injuries that impact the corners of the eyes.
What Is Cosmetic Canthoplasty?
Canthoplasty is a type of eye plastic surgery that can be used for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes, focusing on the corners or lateral cantus. The meeting point of the upper and lower lid can have a large impact on the shape and overall appearance of the eyes. Cosmetically lifting, lowering or tightening the lids and corners of the eye can make the patient look younger, more energetic or give their eyes a more “open” look.
The main benefits of cosmetic canthoplasty is correcting issues that detract from the beauty of the eyes and the face. This cosmetic surgery can make sleepy eyes look more alert and engaging, or drooping eyes more youthful and energetic. If there has been an injury that has disfigured the lateral cantus or either eyelid, cosmetic canthoplasty may be part of the reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures to restore the natural shape and function of the eye.
If you have issues with the shape or position of the corners or lids of your eyes, cosmetic canthoplasty may be an option to create the appearance you desire for your eyes. For this delicate and intricate surgery, you will want a plastic surgeon that specializes in oculoplastic surgery for the best results.
Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210