Apgujeong YK PLASTIC SURGERY

Canthoplasty

※Recovery time, hospital admission and visiting for treatment schedule may vary among individuals.
  • Operation time
    10 minutes
  • Method of anesthesia
    Partial anesthesia
  • Hospital admission stayunnecessary
  • Suture removal
    about 5 days
  • Visiting for treatment
    1 time
  • Recovery time
    about 1 week

Canthoplasty Types

Canthoplasty is performed for short width of the eye or inner eyes that are covered with epicanthal folds, looking rather stuffy. It is performed to attain large open eyes. There are various types of canthoplasties, such as medial epicanthoplasty, medial-upper canthoplasty, lateral canthoplasty, and lower canthoplasty. One or more of these operations are concurrently performed, depending on the condition of the eyes and the desired effect.

What is Lateral Canthoplasty?

Lateral canthoplasty is a procedure that opens the lateral canthus (tail) of the eye, which lengthens the width of the eye and corrects the shape of the lateral canthi (tails) of the eyes. Lateral canthoplasty may be a simple procedure that engenders wide open eyes with an unruffled look by improving the effect of crowding toward the inner canthus.

뒷트임이란?
Lateral canthoplasty is a simple procedure to achieve an amicable appearance, but it is not applicable to everyone.
The patient may feel lengthening of the width of the eyes immediately after surgery. Nevertheless,
adhesion of the surgical site may occur depending on the eye pattern, as time passes.
This procedure is indicated for cases with a short width of the eye, and involves extension of the lateral aspect of the eye.

Cases requiring Lateral Canthoplasty

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Cases with fierce-looking lateral canthi

02

Cases with a depressed look due to declining lateral canthi

03

Cases with stuffy-looking eyes due to a short distance between the medial canthus and the pupil

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Cases requiring to modify the morphologic pattern of the eyes by lengthening the width (horizontal axis).

The Advantages of Lateral Canthoplasty

01

It is minimal swelling and leaves almost no scars.

02

The elongated effect is maximized by extending the width of the eye.

03

An upwardly-slanted lateral canthal line is corrected by opening up the aspect of the lateral canthus.

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A crowded look of the eyes in the direction of the medial canthus can be corrected.

Lateral Canthoplasty -Surgical Procedure

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STEP 01

Design

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STEP 02

Incision full layer of lat canthus

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STEP 03

Cut superficial lateral canthal attachment

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STEP 04

Stitch skin and conjuntiva and stitch out is 7days after surgery