Blepharoplasty Surgery Canthal Tightening (Canthoplasty or Canthopexy) (eyelid tightening, eyelid lift)

The blepharoplasty operation and tightening of the eyelid by Dr. Michael Bermant, MD.

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The surgery of the lower eyelids - Tightening of the lid.

The lids are held to the orbit by the canthal tendons. In the aging eyelid, the lower lid can sag. The corner of the eye tends to drop causing a loss of a youthful look. The tone of the lid may be loose. Canthoplasty and canthopexy both tighten the lower lid and change their tilt. In canthopexy the lower canthal tendon is tightened with a permanent internal suture. In canthoplasty the tendon is divided, moved and tightened. There is a greater freedom to move the tendon in canthoplasty.

Over time the forces of the eyelids, adjust the position and tension of this repair.

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Canthal tightening or canthopexy tightening of the canthus in blepharoplasty

Dissection through the upper eyelid incision to the canthus and one of the fat compartments of the lower eyelid.

Lax lower eyelid tissues that sag can wrinkle the skin and make the eyes look tired. Canthoplasty lower lid tightening improves the tone.

canthopexy tightening of canthus in blepharoplasty

The suture is pulling on the lower eyelid alone permitting adjustment of the lower eyelid tension.

Canthoplasty can also change the angle of the eyes. Over time, some of this angle change is lost.

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