Canthoplasty surgery is a procedure used to reposition the external area of the eyes, where the upper eyelid joins the lower eyelid, in order to improve the eye’s appearance and shape. By elevating the position of the edges, the eye has a more refreshed appearance.
The Canthoplasty procedure can be performed with local anaesthesia and sedation and does not require hospital admission. It has an approximate duration of 50 minutes.
In the first 48 hours after surgery, the area will be swollen and there may be a haematoma that will return to normal over the next two weeks. The stitches will be removed seven days after surgery.
The patient will be able to go about their normal life wearing sunglasses or a cream with a protection filter for the first few days, avoiding potential sun damage.