Canthoplasty

Definition

noun

(1) Plastic surgery of the medial and/or lateral canthus.

(2) The surgical restoration of the medial and/or lateral canthus.

(3) The surgical formation of a new canthus, especially one destroyed by injury or disease.


Supplement

Canthoplasty can be applied to improve sagging brows and eyelids. A form of canthoplasty involving the lengthening of the palpebral fissure by surgically cutting through the external canthus is called the cantholysis.


Word origin: Greek kanthos, corner of the eye + plasty » to from.

See also: canthus, canthotomy.

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