canthoplasty


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canthoplasty

 [kan´tho-plas″te]
plastic surgery of a canthus.

can·tho·plas·ty

(kan'thō-plas'tē),
Any of several procedures for changing the configuration or position of the lateral canthus; used to correct deformities caused by trauma, disease, or prior surgery; may also provide additional support to the lower eyelid by moving or tightening connections from the tarsal plate to the orbital rim. Synonym(s): cantholysis
See also: canthopexy.
[G. kanthos, canthus, + plassō, to form]

canthoplasty

/can·tho·plas·ty/ (kan´thah-plas″te) plastic surgery of a canthus.

canthoplasty

(kăn′thə-plăs′tē)
n.
1. The lengthening of the palpebral fissure of the eyelids by cutting through the external canthus.
2. Surgical restoration of the canthus.

canthoplasty

[kan′thōplas′tē]
a form of plastic surgery used to lengthen the palpebral fissure through the lateral canthus or to restore a defective canthus (the junction of eyelids).
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Canthoplasty

blepharoplasty

A type of cosmetic surgery in which a drooping outer canthus of the eye is tightened by excising redundant skin and fat and raising the lateral canthal tendons.

can·tho·plas·ty

(kan'thō-plas-tē)
1. Disruption of canthal tendon insertion; often performed surgically.
Synonym(s): cantholysis.
2. An operation for restoration of the canthus.
[G. kanthos, canthus, + plassō, to form]

canthoplasty

plastic surgery of a canthus.
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Twenty-two eyes of 22 patients with surgery of medial canthoplasty combined with CDCR during June 2012 to June 2014 were enrolled in this retrospective comparative study.
Results of medial canthoplasty showed that, during follow-up, no common complications, such as infection, hematoma, or sensitive to temperature, were observed.
In this study, medial canthoplasty and CDCR were combined together to perform treatment on patients with medial telecanthal deformity and lacrimal drainage system obstruction.
To achieve optimal anatomic outcomes and functional recovery at the same time, medial canthoplasty and CDCR were combined together to manage such kind of patients.
Among the subjects, 96 eyelids were treated only with the tarsoconjunctival flap alone, while 21 eyelids had concomitant lateral canthoplasty.
The canthoplasty creates more tension on the lower lid, but is more invasive.
Complications can include overtightening, but this is nearly impossible to do with a canthopexy and usually relaxes with a canthoplasty, Dr.
The tendon will continue to age normally, so a canthopexy patient may require or want more tightening with a canthoplasty years down the road.