blepharoplasty

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blepharoplasty

[′blef·ə·rə‚plas·dē]
(medicine)
Any plastic surgical operation on the eyelid. Also known as tarsoplasty.
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Canthopexy and canthoplasty are very commonly performed with blepharoplasty, but can be useful on their own or in combination with fillers in mild cases of retinacular aging or lower-lid ectropion where you don't need or want a true, full-blown blepharoplasty.
In the canthopexy, the lateral canthal tendon is folded over and stabilized with a stitch, but not dispensed with.
The key to a successful canthopexy is to release the tarsal strap, which is relatively resistant to aging laxity and tethers the lateral canthus inferiorly.
Complications can include overtightening, but this is nearly impossible to do with a canthopexy and usually relaxes with a canthoplasty, Dr.
Transnasal canthopexy has probably become the gold standard for medial canthal tendon repair in nasoethmoid orbital fractures.
1,15,16) This inaccuracy can become a serious problem during transnasal canthopexy because the wire has the potential to come very near to the junction of the cribriform plate and the nasal cavity after it has been moved through the posterior and superior aspects of the lacrimal fossa.
Because the anatomic reduction appeared to preserve the intercanthal distance and the fractured segments, and given the preoperative stability of the medial canthus bilaterally, we felt that the medial canthus did not require a formal transnasal canthopexy.