Do your eyes always look tired? Awaken your look with Canthopexy by tightening your lower eyelids. This is a subtle surgical procedure comes with a major impact on your social and professional life!


Canthopexy is the procedure done to your eyes to tighten the lower eyelids and raise its position giving you a more youthful and “awake” appearance. Tightening is done with dissolvable sutures anchored to strategic locations. This completely dissolves, leaving you with a permanent effect of raised eyes and a tightened look.


Best Candidates

People with good general health and as close as possible to their ideal BMI based on age, height and other physical factors.
People with physical conditions that hamper their vision who can benefit from any of the three procedures mentioned. Conditions include droopy upper eyelids that may affect the individual’s vision.
People who want to alter the appearance of their eyes with realistic expectations.
People with ptosis, dermatochalasis or inherited droopy eyebrows and other similar conditions.
People who want to reduce visible signs of ageing.
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What to Expect

An initial consultation will be done to assess what you essentially need for functionality with a secondary assessment done for the aesthetic purpose of the operation.

Blepharoplasty is mainly aesthetic with a secondary function of improving one’s vision if suffering from drooping eyelids. It can enhance your appearance in a subtle way.

Canthoplasty (tightening the lower eyelid) may be done if the patient has excessively large bags underneath the eyes.

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After Surgery / Recovery

As with all types of surgical procedures, caring for the areas where incisions were made is the highest priority. Follow your surgeon’s instruction for the proper care of affected areas.

You will need to sleep with 2 to 3 pillows to keep your head raised to avoid swelling or bruising too much. Arnica and Hirudoid cream can help reduce bruising and swelling. Ice packs can also be used to bring swelling down.

Expect a recovery time of 2 to 4 weeks. Sutures will be removed at around the second week.

Procedure Planner

Initial Meeting

45 – 60 minutes


30 – 45 minutes

Procedure Time

1 – 3 hours depending on the technique used

Recovery Time
2 – 4 weeks
Post-op Follow Up

1 week

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