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Canthopexy next week -

Canthopexy next week -

Postby Bartimyeus » Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:00 pm

Hi everyone,

I had my lower blephs done 18 months ago. I too have the rounded eye look. My PS said he could see a difference in shape now, and suggested I have a canthopexy. I am booked in for one next week. I saw another PS and a dermatologist and they both recommended that I get the original PS to do the canthopexy as he knows my eyes best, although they couldnt figure out why the incision went out so far from my eye.
Has anyone has positive results from their canthopexy? Is there anything I should be aware of??
Advice and views would be really appreciated.



ETA: Has anyone else noticed that their NLF became really accentuated after their bleph surgery?
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Postby onewish » Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:49 am

Please excuse my ignorance. What is an NLF? I'm not sure what the difference is between a canthopexy and canthoplexy. I assume I had a canthoplexy. Mine was done to correct ectropian and to lift a droop. My eyes lifted but began to relax after a couple of weeks. I have read that eyes need to lifted very very high because they start to relax and fall into place after 2 weeks. I could have done with having them lifted a bit higher. I also read that it only lasts 5 to 10 years. You can find out more about this procedure on Dr Meronks website. I hope this helps.

I am interested in knowing how this turns out for you. Can you post in results. I am going to see ps for 2nd opinion on Monday and want to ask him about this procedure. If I get any info I will post you.
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Postby elsy » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:43 am

I am also scheduled for a Canthoplexy in two weeks but very nervous! I had my uppers and lowers done 3 months ago and have rounded eyes and a droop on one side. I am so nervous about cutting my eyes again. I have redness and raised scars on one side and I'm nervous about making my eyes look even worse but also worried about how different I will look to the people around me. I heard it will totally change the shape of your eyes. Please keep me informed on how everything goes and any additional info on this would be great. Good luck.
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I'am having Canthopexy also

Postby jasieteves » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:57 am

I'am doing mine to rid me of some loose skin under eyes. I have had no Blep surgery. My p.s says it is a very simple procedure of course there are incisions Yuck. He says my eye shape won't change that much at all he will be very careful when doing the porocedure. Along with Cantho I will be getting radiesse to fill in hollows to under eyes and a bit to NF area. Hopefully this will give me longer lasting results and rid me of that creepy loose skin there that sems to have come along with my age I'am 45 years young. Good luck and please keep me posted on your recovery. Also post pics here to share your experience with others who are thinking of having this surgery. Jasie
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Postby natasha1 » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:44 am

I do not know the difference between canthoplexy and the one. I had one of these along with my bleph. My eyes were very hith tilted and oriental looking after the surgery and that is why my eye shape did not change .I can not call it very simple procedure, may be from surgeon standpoint, but it feels very uncomfortable for awhile.
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Postby elsy » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:59 am

Natasha, How long ago was your surgery? How long did it take to look back to your normal self? How does it feel uncomfortable? I'm sorry for all the questions I just want to know what I'm up for. The ps never tells you how intense the recovery will be and after having a tough time the first time around I have to weigh out my options here. Thanks so much
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Postby natasha1 » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:52 am

I will be more than happy to answer all questions. My surgery was almost 11 months ago and I guess this canto thing is the best out of all this, I mean it is worth it, because my eye shape did not change.By saying uncomfortable I mean the heaviness in my outside corners was very significant and unfortunately I still have sutures in form of knotts which did not ressolve for some reason. Other than this it was just regular eye surgery, did not hurt at all.
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Postby Bartimyeus » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:09 pm

Thankyou so much for the replies.

Natasha, as I said in your thread, you have a beautiful eye shape!!!!

Onewish, NFL - Nasio labial folds, those 'nasty' little critters that run an indentation line from your nose to your mouth. Also, the canthopexy just tightens and returns you to your 'normal' eye shape, and a canthoplaxy is performed to change your eye shape.

Thanks again ladies, and I will try to post photos - (if I can figure out how - Im completly technologically iliterate).
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Postby teatime » Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:09 pm

[b][size=18]i had canthopexy two months back because of round eyes look left from blepharoplasty and the doctor has made one eye smaller than the other. he is telling me it is swelling but instincts and structure tells me he has messed up and is not even willing to admit it. i only look normal when i look straight and when i look up and sideways one eye pinches far more than the other. even famous doctors mess up. i have made so much noise and the doctor says he is not going to do anything. i am very anxious . i need the knots removed. he said he found some scar tissue in there . does anyone know the difference between removing scar tissue and releasing scar tissue?
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Postby ps123 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:31 pm

I had a canthoplexy performed about 3 months ago and I hate the results. The corners of my eyes feel and look unnatural. I can also feel the stitches when I blink and sometimes when I move my eyes.

My scars have not yet fully healed, but I really want to thave the stitches removed. My Dr. said that the eyes should relax some, but if scar tissue has formed, it may hold the eyes up some. I think they can remove whatever scar tissue that has formed, but it makes the procedure more complicated than releasing it.

I am scheduled to have my stitches removed on the 29th -- my Dr. says this should be okay, but I am sick about having to have another procedure performed.

teatime, I would recommend that you get another opinion about whether you should have the stitches released or whether the swelling will go down in time.
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Postby mushmush1 » Sat May 03, 2008 12:41 am

I hade canthopexy...been about 6 months now... i hate it.... It made my eyes too small in width... and not nice. I dont think you should get it done if you have cerain type of eyes... just get fillers under it to push the eyes up... I cant even reverse it! my eyelashes fell off as well... (
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Re: Canthopexy next week -

Postby MYOB » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:57 pm

This is an older thread but believe me this is still happening. I declined a form-letter canthoplexy procedure when I went in for an upper bleph to remove a tiny bit of skin but he did it anyway. WTH?
My large European bedroom eyes, width, height (bottom) are gone. The lower lids are pulled up too high and out, blunted in the exterior corners and round on the bottom. Both eyes are 2X as small, one being significantly smaller than the other.
Now what? I don't want any drama. Just. Undo. It.
Members: Please leave the name of the doc who undid your cantho.
Doctors: If you can symmetrically reposition the corners back down to my original state (reverse the cantho), please leave your name here.
Note: Please don't ask who performed this. It makes no difference today or in the future.
Thank you.
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