What is lateral and medial canthoplasty?

Lateral and medial canthoplasty are surgical procedures performed to modify the shape and position of the outer and inner corners of the eyes, respectively. Lateral canthoplasty focuses on the outer corner, while medial canthoplasty addresses the inner corner. These procedures are commonly performed to correct issues such as eyelid laxity, malposition, or asymmetry, which can affect both aesthetics and functionality. If you live in the Orlando area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Warner to learn more.


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Am I a candidate?

Candidates for lateral and medial canthoplasty are individuals who desire to enhance the appearance and function of their eye corners. Lateral canthoplasty is suitable for those with outer corner concerns, such as eyelid laxity, drooping, or asymmetry. It can help individuals achieve a more defined, balanced, and youthful outer eye appearance.

Medial canthoplasty, on the other hand, is appropriate for those with inner corner issues, including tear trough deformities, excessive skin, or malposition. It aims to improve the harmony and symmetry of the inner eye area. Ideal candidates may have congenital or acquired conditions affecting the canthal tendons and surrounding tissues, or simply wish to refine the shape and position of their eye corners for cosmetic reasons.

What can I expect during lateral or medial canthoplasty?

During lateral and medial canthoplasty, you can expect a comprehensive and personalized treatment experience. The procedure is typically performed under local or general anesthesia, ensuring patient comfort throughout. Dr. Warner will make precise incisions and carefully adjust the canthal tendons and surrounding tissues to achieve the desired outcome. The surgery aims to improve the shape, position, and symmetry of the outer and inner corners of the eyes.

What can I expect after these procedures?

Following the procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the treated area, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. It is important to follow Dr. Warner’s post-operative instructions, which may include keeping the head elevated, avoiding strenuous activities, and applying prescribed ointments or eye drops. Recovery time varies, but you can typically resume regular activities within a couple of weeks. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor healing progress and ensure optimal results.

Schedule lateral or medial canthoplasty in Orlando

At Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery, our goal is to help you achieve a more balanced and rejuvenated appearance to the corners of your eyes, enhancing both your natural beauty and self-confidence. To meet with Dr. Warner, our board certified surgeon for a consultation, call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below. We look forward to seeing you!

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A Consultation

At Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, Dr. Warner provides the best in oculoplastic and cosmetic care. It all starts with a consultation, where Dr. Warner can assess your goals and answer any questions that you have. Please fill out the form below or give us a call at (407) 863-8700 to get started.