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Canthoplasty is as aesthetic or functional procedure to reconstruct or reshape the lateral canthus (outer corner of the eye). Canthoplasty surgery should only be performed by surgeons with significant experience with eyelid surgery. If performed incorrectly the results can be disastrous. A variant of canthoplasty procedure is “canthopexy”.

What Is Canthoplasty Surgery?

Canthoplasty can tighten a saggy, loose lower eyelid. It can also reshape and reposition the lateral canthus. This is especially useful in those patients who have had prior complicated lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) with retracted (pulled down) lower eyelid and rounded canthus and unpleasant “surgical” appearance.Dr Taban uses a minimally invasive approach for canthoplasty and tightening the lower eyelid, which provides better eyelid contour with hidden scars, entitled “Aesthetic Lateral Canthoplasty”. Dr. Taban is an expert in performing Canthoplasty surgery and has even wrote many articles on his specific technique. 

Canthoplasty & Recovery

Because recovery times vary from patient to patient, it's impossible to put a set time on when exactly you'll start feeling better and able to see perfect results. As a general rule of thumb, effects of Canthoplasty often become visible in just a few short weeks as the bruising begins to subside. To aid in recovery, it's extremely important to drink a good amount of fluids, get plenty of rest, and apply ice for any discomfort.

Who Should Perform Canthoplasty?

If you're considering selecting a surgeon to perform canthoplasty or upper blepharoplasty on you, it's important to seek the services of a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who is an expert in eyelids, tear drain system, and the orbit. Whether or not your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) is an indicator of whether or not they are board certified in Ophthalmology and fully understand the anatomy and structure of the eyelids and orbit.

Before & After Canthoplasty Pictures


View additional photos of patients before and after Canthoplasty.

Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is board certified in the field of Ophthalmology and has an extensive knowledge in Canthoplasty, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic surgery. To schedule an initial consult with Dr. Taban today, contact us to set up your appointment at his Beverly Hills or Santa Barbara office.

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