Canthoplasty and canthopexy (dcanthal tightening) refer to procedures used to support or tighten the lower eyelid. The need for these procedures arises when there is lower eyelid laxity, which can occur as a result of age, trauma, or complications from prior surgery or nerve damage. These procedures are often necessary following excision of eyelid tumors and reconstruction.
It is imperative to assess the eyelids for function, position, tone, laxity and the configuration of the midface prior to cosmetic eyelid surgery. If left unaddressed, eyelid laxity can lead to post-operative complications and unsatisfactory results. Canthal tightening is an integral part of lower eyelid blepharoplasty to improve aesthetics, preserve normal eyelid function, and decrease the risk of post-operative eyelid malposition.
A board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Braunstein, has extensive training and experience in evaluating the subtle intricacies of the patient’s eyelid anatomy and is uniquely qualified to take all the necessary steps to ensure the best possible outcome.
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