Canthoplasty is a surgical procedure used to help create an upward slant in the outer corner of the eyelid or correct a drooping appearance in this portion of the eye. Canthoplasty is used to create the much sought after cat eye look with an upwardly slanted outer eyelid corner. It is easily combined with the rest of your facial feminization surgery.
A canthoplasty is indicated if the lateral corner of the eye is ‘drooping’.
Although the exact procedure used for a canthoplasty varies from patient to patient, the main goal is to cut the lower canthal tendon so it can be moved and tightened. Generally, an incision is made in the outer corner of the patient’s eyelids in order to access the tendon. Care is taken to perform the incision within the natural crease in the eyelid in order to minimize the visibility of scarring as much as possible.
Cutting the lower canthal tendon
Suturing the lower canthal tendon to the periosteum
FAQs before surgery
That is a very difficult one. It depends very much upon your healing and we can’t give you any guarantee about how long it takes before you look good enough for a photoshoot.
It could be 4 months, but it could also be a year. Of course it also depends on the amount of work that has been done.
You will have to wait for 4 weeks, then you are free to have a sauna!
For 8 days. In case the swelling is extreme it might even be better to leave the sutures in until the swelling has gone down far enough.
Yes, of course. We perform Facial Feminization Surgery on all women. Every woman is welcome at our clinic!
FAQs after surgery
Frequently when performing the transcutaneous blepharoplasty the orbicularis muscle is denervated and lid tone is diminished. As the tone of the muscle returns the lid position should as well. To prevent ectropion (lid margin evertion) two weeks after surgery you should start regular upward massage of the lid several times daily for 3 to 5 minutes (at least 3 times a day). This will improve lid tone and the lid position. Lower blepharoplasty takes one year to fully mature into post operative results.
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