Canthopexy & Canthoplasty
The lower eyelid is essential for the overall shape and appearance of the eyes. When it sags or appears loose, the eyes can look sad, tired or dull. This can occur for several reasons, including genetics, aging or previous blepharoplasty and cause a loose lower eyelid or rounded canthus. Dr. John Anastasatos is a highly respected plastic surgeon who offers canthopexy and canthoplasty to tighten the lower eyelid at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills.
The focus of canthopexy and canthoplasty is usually the outside corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet. When the tendon in the corner of the eye is lax, the lower eyelid can appear loose and floppy. This changes the appearance and shape of the eye. Some patients may have one eye that has laxity and another that does not, creating a symmetry issue. By tightening and reshaping the lateral canthus, it can create the desired effect and eye appearance.
Difference Between Canthopexy & Canthoplasty
While both canthopexy and canthoplasty can be used to transform a sagging lower eyelid, they are different in their approach. With canthopexy, the procedure is less invasive. Sutures are used to stabilize the tendons and muscles in the eyelid. Canthoplasty is more intricate and invasive, involving cutting the muscle or tendon, then repositioning it and reattaching it to create the desired effect.
Canthopexy and canthoplasty are usually performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures like blepharoplasty. For some patients, canthopexy is used as part of a revision eyelid surgery to correct a previous blepharoplasty.
If you are considering canthopexy or canthoplasty to correct loose or sagging lower eyelids, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to make your appointment. We can schedule an informative consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss your procedure and the best options to obtain the results you desire.