What is Canthoplasty?

Canthoplasty is divided into epicanthoplasty which removes Mongolian wrinkles, also known as epicanthal folds and lateral canthoplasty which enlarges the outer edge of the eye. Canthoplasty is not just an operation to increase the horizontal dimension of the eyes but to create harmonized beauty with the patient’s face overall.

Lateral Canthoplasty

Lateral Canthoplasty is an operation to lengthen the horizontal length of the eye by enlarging lateral canthus and fix it to the lateral orbital rim. This operation increases the size of the small eyes and also adjusts the direction of the edge of the eyes to create a greater symmetry which increases the impression of the one’s face greatly.

eye surgery

Who needs Lateral Canthoplasty?

  • Those whose eyes’ outer corner is angled upward
  • Those who look overly strong or serious due to raised or a sharp inner corner of the eyes and wanted to replace that said impression with a more positive and acceptive look.
  • People with wide eye narrow
  • Those who want a larger and softer eye shape.
  • Those whose eyes appear to be asymmetric due to different angles of the outer corner of the eye.
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30 mins – 1 hour



2 – 3 Visits



7 days after the operation



Not Required



Sedation or Local Anesthesia



Return to normal life after the removal of stitches

Lateral Canthoplasty Procedure

First of all, the condition of the eye and preferred shape will be discussed and customized for the operation, then a small incision is made at the corner of the eye and the tissue is separated and secured in the desired position, after that, the incision is stitched together and after result will make the eyes look larger,soft , lively and natural.


Epicanthal folds are folds or wrinkles that cover the inner angle of the eyes and can be seen in more than 70% of Asian people. People with the epicanthal folds that cover the eyes, may have eyes that appear small or crowded.  Anterior slit surgery removes these folds, which can make your eyes look bigger and bigger than double eyelid surgery.

Who needs epicanthoplasty?

  • Those who have a narrow eye width or a wide gap between the eyes.
  • Those who have their epicanthal folds extended to the lower eyelids like a crease.
  • Those who have pseudoesotropia (closely-set eyes).
  • Those who look cold or edgy because of the sharp inner corners of the eyes.

Procedure of Epicanthoplasty

Before surgery, the current state of the eyes will be analyzed and the optimal eye shape and condition will be designed, then the doctor will incise the inner epicanthal folds as the first step. After that, the doctor will minimize the incision and stitch it at the closest area to the conjunctiva in order to make the scar invisible and then the patient will have large and  gentle looking eyes. The operation takes around half an hour to an hour and the patient can resume his/her normal life 7 days after the surgery with the removal of the stitches.