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Fix & Correct Lower Eyelid Laxity

Canthoplasty or canthopexy, also known as canthal tightening, aims to tighten the lower eyelid and restore its youthful appearance. The procedure can be performed independently or in conjunction with other eyelid surgeries. The exact technique will depend on the extent of the laxity and the desired outcome, but it may involve repositioning the lower eyelid, removing excess skin and fat, or resuspending the lateral canthal tendon. The result is a rejuvenated, youthful-looking lower eyelid.

Canthoplasty or Canthopexy Corrects:

  • Eyelid laxity and sagging
  • Asymmetry of the eyelids
  • Loss of tone and position of the lower eyelid
  • Drooping or ptosis of the lower eyelid
  • Issues arising from prior surgeries or trauma
  • Malposition of the eyelid after previous surgical procedures
  • Inadequate correction of eyelid laxity during blepharoplasty
  • Visible skin wrinkles and fine lines in the lower eyelid area

Reasons For Canthoplasty or Canthopexy:

  • Age-related changes in the eyelids
  • Hereditary factors that cause eyelid laxity
  • Trauma or injury to the eyelids
  • Complications from prior eyelid surgeries
  • Nerve damage affecting the eyelids
  • Excision of eyelid tumors requiring reconstruction
  • Correction of droopy or sagging lower eyelids
  • Improving aesthetics and restoring a youthful appearance
  • Preserving normal eyelid function
  • Preventing postoperative eyelid malposition

The Procedure Details

The canthoplasty or canthopexy procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete. During the surgery, Dr. Braunstein tightens the lower eyelid by repositioning the canthal tendon or by removing excess skin and repositioning the eyelid. The procedure can be done as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with other eyelid surgeries, such as blepharoplasty. The results are long-lasting, and patients can typically return to normal activities within 7 to 10 days.

Recovery & Aftercare

After the canthoplasty or canthopexy procedure, patients can expect mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with cold compresses and pain medication. Most patients can return to normal activities within 7 to 10 days, but it may take several weeks for the full effects to become visible. To ensure optimal healing, you must follow the postoperative care instructions provided by Dr. Braunstein, which may include using eye drops, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and avoiding strenuous activities.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Braunstein

If you are considering canthoplasty or canthopexy to address eyelid laxity or restore a youthful appearance to your eyes, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Alexandra Braunstein is the first step. Dr. Braunstein will assess your specific needs and goals and provide a personalized treatment plan. With extensive training and experience in oculofacial plastic surgery, Dr. Braunstein is dedicated to providing exceptional care and achieving optimal results for her patients. Please schedule your consultation with Dr. Braunstein in Morristown, NJ.

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