Suitable Candidates for Canthoplasty


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Before you have the surgery, you need to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure for there is no point having the surgery if it puts your health at risk or does not give you the outcome that you desire.  During your consultation with your surgeon, they will ask a number of questions to make sure that you are suitable for the surgery.

You need to be in good physical health and have no preexisting health conditions. This is important because you do not want to aggravate any illnesses by having the surgery and your body needs to be strong enough to have the operation.  You must also have a problem with your eyelids because if they look normal, you will be advised against the surgery. They must be drooping or sagging so that the surgery will improve the appearance of the eyelids.

You must also have a healthy mental state. The surgery will change the appearance of your eyes and it will alter your overall appearance so you need to be 100% sure that you want to change them. It is difficult to cover up your face if you do not like the outcome so make sure you understand what the results of the surgery will be. It is also important that you be realistic. The surgery will not get rid of any dark circles under the eyes unless they are the result of shadows from the excess skin. Therefore, you should be realistic in your expectations and understand fully what the results will entail. A Canthoplasty can give you a rejuvenated appearance and the shape of your eyes is often described as “cat eye”.

Who is unsuitable for Canthoplasty?

If you have any underlying medical conditions or are ill at the time of the surgery, you should not have Canthoplasty. It is also advised that you do not smoke so ideally you need to quit smoking before the surgery. Smoking can affect blood vessels and it may reduce the blood flow to your eyes so no surgeon will perform surgery on a patient that has been smoking in the time frame before their operation. You will not be a suitable candidate for Canthoplasty if you have swollen eyelids due to an overactive thyroid gland.


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