Dictionary » C » Canthoplasty

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 ยป to from.

See also: canthus, canthotomy.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 09:13, 16 February 2009. This page has been accessed 1,090 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link