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HOMEEye SurgeryCanthoplasty


  • Surgery duration30 mins~1 hour
  • Anesthesiaanesthesia with sedation or local anesthesia
  • Hospitalizationnot required
  • Removal of stitches7 days after the operation
  • Number of
    postoperative visits
    2~3 times
  • Recovery periodreturn to normal life after removal of stitches
What is Canthoplasty?

Canthoplasty gives you large and gentle eyes!

Canthoplasty is divided into epicanthoplasty and lateral canthoplasty. Epicanthoplasty closes a wide gap between the eyes by removing the mongolian folds and lateral canthoplasty corrects closely-set eyes.

JW’s epicanthoplasty gives your eyes a more natural look by reducing the force that pulls the inside skin of epicanthic folds. Lateral canthoplasty combined with blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery) and epicanthoplasty allows for your eyes to become bigger by lengthening their width. In addition, it corrects closely-set eyes and makes your eyes bigger.

The golden ratio for the eyes

JW’s canthoplasty considers the balance and harmony of your face and eyes above all else.

Every patients has different skin thickness, fat volume, and other composition. Therefore, consultation with JW’s specialists is strongly recommended before undergoing eye surgery.

The size of the eye, which is the key of the golden ratio, can be divided into its width and height. The ideal width of the eyes is 30mm. It is ideal that the width of the eyes, the gap between them (roughly 30-36mm), and length of the tip lobule are equal. Beautiful eyes have pupils whose upper part is slightly covered by the eyelid and the rest (approximately 8-10mm) should be visible. In addition, the outer corners of the eyes, the outer eyebrow, and the tip lobule should be in a straight line.

Dual canthoplasty that considers the balance and harmony of your face and eyes above all else!

Not only does JW’s canthoplasty make your eyes bigger, but it also optimizes the harmony of your face and eyes by considering the exposure of Lacrimal lakes, the gap between the eyes, the parts covered by the epicanthal folds, and the distance between the eye brow and the outer corners of the eyes.

JW’s Epicanthoplasty


JW’s Epicanthoplasty, creating a refreshed and natural-looking eye shape

Who needs epicanthoplasty?

  • 01Those whose narrow eye width gives a less active look or those who have a narrow gap between their eyes
  • 02Those whose epicanthal fold is extended to the lower eyelid like a crease
  • 03Those who have pseudoesotropia
  • 04Those whose inner corner of the eyes appears sharp
  • 05Those who want In-out fold or Outfold double eyelid line

Procedure of Epicanthoplasty
Step 01Step 02Step 03Step 04
  • STEP 01

    Diagnose current eye condition prior to surgery and design a customized ideal eye shape.

  • STEP 02

    Incise inner epicanthal fold.

  • STEP 03

    Through minimized incision, the operation is conducted. Then stitch the incision at the closest area of conjunctiva in order to make an invisible scar.

  • STEP 04

    Large, refreshed and natural-looking eye shape is completed.

  • Tip 1 Medial canthoplasty that gives you a better eye shape by correcting the inclination angle of the inner corners of the eyes If you look cold and edgy because of the inclination angle of the inner corners of the eyes resulting from the epicanthal folds, medial canthoplasty can make your eyes become more gentle and attractive.
  • Tip 2 The epicanthal folds with a narrow gap between the eyes By undergoing epicanthoplasty and epicanthoplasty reconstruction at the same time, you can remove your epicanthal folds and maintain the gap between your eyes. It will make your eyes become large and beautiful.

02Lateral Canthoplasty

Lateral Canthoplasty of JW

Who needs Lateral Canthoplasty?

  • 01Those whose outer corner of their eyes is angled upward so that they appear to be very sharp
  • 02Those whose outer corner of their eyes faces a left and right direction but the width of the eyes is short
  • 03Those whose width of the eyes is narrow
  • 04Those who want to have a larger and softer eye shape

Procedure of lateral canthoplasty
Step 01Step 02Step 03Step 04
  • STEP 01

    Diagnose current eye condition prior to surgery and design a customized ideal eye shape.

  • STEP 02

    Incise the minimum amount of skin and peel the skin after incising the designed area. Then firmly secure the incised areas.

  • STEP 03

    Stitch the incised areas.

  • STEP 04

    A large, refreshed and natural-looking eye shape is completed.

  • Tip 1 If the outer corners of your eyes are angled upward, medial canthoplasty (downward method) can make your eyes look more gentle and soft. By undergoing lateral canthoplasty and lowering the outer corners of the eyes, you can have gentle and feminine eyes with a wider eye width.
The Features of JW’s Canthoplasty
  • 01

    Customized surgery

    Considering your own facial characteristics, we find the golden ratio of your eyes.

  • 02

    Dual canthoplasty

    Not only do we extend the width and height of your eyes, but we also correct the inclination angles of the inner and outer corners of the eyes. Our dual canthoplasty will give you the beautiful eyes of your dreams.

  • 03

    Minimized scars

    JW’s unique lateral canthoplasty skills keep your outer eyebrows intact. Your outer eyebrow shape will barely change and it will create natural-looking eyes.

Medical professionals of JW Eye Surgery Center

Medical professionals of JW Eye Surgery Center who possess over 17 years of experience and knowhow

Our well-experienced and skilled medical professionals of JW Eye Surgery Center are endeavoring to provide quality medical services specialized in eye surgery.

Cautions before Eye surgery
  • 01You must stop eating any food at least four hours before an operation.
  • 02You must stop taking any medications that might disturb hemostasis (oral contraceptive pills, hormonal drugs, vitamin E, aspirin, etc.) at least one week before an operation. If you are currently receiving treatment for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or thyroid disease, you must inform your doctor in advance.
  • 03Cigarettes may cause phlegm, sneezing, or bleeding after an operation. We strongly recommend that you stop smoking for two weeks before an operation.
  • 04A serious cold may reduce your trachea and respiratory functions. Please inform your doctor in advance if you happen to be suffering from a serious cold on the day of surgery.
  • 05Bring clothing you can easily change into without irritating the surgical sites, such as a shirt or a big T-shirt.
  • 06We recommend that you take a bath and wash your head on the day before an operation. You must remove makeup and wash your teeth on the day of surgery. In addition, you must remove your contact lenses, any accessories, nail polish, and pedicure.
Cautions after eye surgery
  • 01You can wash your face with water from the day after the stitches are removed. You may take a shower but should refrain from using a sauna or a public bath.
  • 02You must take the medications on time as prescribed by a physician and refrain from taking aspirin or hormonal drugs.
  • 03Refrain from smoking or drinking, which may delay your recovery, for at least four weeks after an operation.
  • 04Apply an ice pack on the surgical site for the first three days. Then, apply a warm pack on the site for two to three days. Placing the surgical sites on a higher position than your heart helps to reduce swelling. Refrain from drinking water before you go to sleep to prevent swelling.
  • 05As each individual has different health conditions, bruising or swelling may disappear at different rates. Please allow time until bruising or swelling disappears.
Please note: In regards to before and after photos on this site, results may vary depending on each patients' individual case