Canthopexy Done ?, and How Much Does It Cost ?

It's ok being 31 years old and having canthopexy done ?, and how much does it cost ?

Doctor Answers 5

Canthopexy yes or no

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I think it depends on what you need doen.Generally a canthopexy is not part of an average without a bit of hsitroy and photos it would be hard to tell.

Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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Canthopexy at age 31 ?

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The question is what are you trying to correct?  Eyelid retraction?  A photo is needed.  Canthopexy at your age is not common and may or may not be effective, depending on the problem. The cost varies too.  See an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation.

Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Canthopexy is done to correct the position of the lateral canthus of the eyelid which tends to descend with age.  It is typically done via an upper blepharoplasty incision and its main indication is actually a lower blepharoplasty to avoid descent of the lower lid during the healing phase.  Therefore it typically is not done by itself although such a situation may arise from time to time.


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A canthopexy is performed if there is a malposition of the corner of the eye or laxity of the lower eyelid canthal tendon.  Your surgeon is in the best position to understand if you need the surgery or not.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Please do not just have a canthoplasty!

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Why do you feel you need a canthoplasty?  What issue are you trying to resolve.  There is not doubt that if you knock on enough doors, someone will perform a canthoplasty for you.  If you knock on enough doors, perhaps you will also find the surgery for the lowest dollar cost.  The real questions is canthoplasty right for you.  Rather than prescribe yourself a surgery, you really need to find an ethical eyelid surgeon to assess your particular situation and determine what precisely you need to achieve your goals.  Don't put the cart before the horse.  The American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery maintains a geographic directory on their website that will help you find a well qualified surgeon in your area.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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