What is the LEAST amount of shortening that can be done of the lower lid when conducting a lateral tarsal strip canthoplasty?
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Lateral strip canthoplasty
- About 2 mm.
- But this is not a cosmetic procedure.
- If it has been suggested to you as a cosmetic procedure, I suggest you get a second opinion from a Board Certified Opthalmoplastic Surgeon or Plastic surgeon before having this operation. Best wishes.
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Canthoplasty is a structural surgery, not a cosmetic surgery.
Chase Lay, MD
double board-certified facial plastic surgeon