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 stay
    unnecessary
  • 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 Medial-Upper Canthoplasty?

Upper epicanthoplasty is a surgery that opens the superior aspect of the eyelid, which may or may not be concurrently applied with medial epicanthoplasty. This is a procedure that provides a vertical tension by opening the eyelid superiorly 45° to the horizontal eye line, without the incision of the Mongolian fold.

윗트임이란?
Patients are often bewildered about this procedure. Upper canthoplasty and medial epicanthoplasty are not much different in methodology, but the results show a remarkable difference.
Upper canthoplasty elongates the vertical length rather than extending the width.It can be an effective cosmetic surgical technique to transform eyes that are round and large.

Cases requiring Medial-Upper Canthoplasty?

01

Cases with short glabella requiring elongation of the width (vertical line)

02

Cases requiring correction of starting point of the double eyelid

03

Cases concerned with the possibility of short glabella after canthoplasty

04

Cases requiring a modification in the anterior position of the medial canthus

05

Cases with a large height difference between the medial and lateral canthi

06

Cases with fierce-looking eyes.

Cases requiring Medial-Upper Canthoplasty?

01

The eyes look larger without shortening the intercanthal distance (ICD).

02

Personal image change is possible without crowding effect.

03

Scar invisibility is possible after surgery.

04

It results in a larger and amicable look of the pupils and eyes.

Surgical procedure for Medial-Upper Canthoplasty?

Lengthening eyelid

앞트임성형

Moving up

윗트임성형

Upper canthoplasty is similar in the surgical method to medial epicanthoplasty,
but incision is made 45 degrees upwards for upper canthoplasty, and horizontally for medial epicanthoplasty.