Transblepharoplasty Incision Lower Lid Canthopexy
Many patients benefit from addressing lower eyelid lateral dystopia, the “sad” age-related downward slant. Lateral canthopexy is performed on most of our cosmetic patients when they undergo upper blepharoplasty. We prefer a 5-0 vicryl or PDS on a P-2 needle to suture the inferior crus of the lateral canthal tendon to the orbital rim more superiorly (Figure 32.1). This helps provide a pleasing upturn to the lateral lower eyelid, yielding a more almond shape that is aesthetically pleasing.
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