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Wide Nose Bridge  What is Canthoplasty?

Canthoplasty gives you large gentle eyes!

 

Canthoplasty is divided into epicanthoplasty and lateral canthoplasty. Epicanthoplasty closes a wide gap between the eyes by removing the epicanthal 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 the epicanthic folds. Lateral canthoplasty combined with blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery) and epicanthoplasty allows your eyes to become bigger by lengthening their width. In addition, it corrects closely-set eyes and makes your eyes bigger.

 

Surgery Duration  30 mins~1 hour Anesthesia  Sedation or local anesthesia
Hospitalization  Not Required Removal of stitches  7 days after the operation
Number of postoperative visits  2 ~ 3 visits Recovery Period  Return to normal life after removal of stitches

Wide Nose Bridge  JW’s Epicanthoplasty

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

Who needs epicanthoplasty?

  • 01. Those who have a narrow eye width or a wide gap between the eyes
  • 02. Those who have their epicanthal folds extended to the lower eyelids like a crease
  • 03. Those who have pseudoesotropia (closely-set eyes)
  • 04. Those who look cold or edgy because of the sharp inner corners of the eyes
  • 05. Those who want an in-out fold or out fold double eyelids

Procedure of Epicanthoplasty

 
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Step 01.  

Categorize your current eyes first to design the optimal eye shape that will harmonize with your face.

Step 02. 

Incise the inner epicanthal folds.

Step 03. 

Minimize incision and stitch it at the closest area to the conjunctiva in order to make the scar invisible.

Step 04. 

You now have large, gentle, natural-looking eyes!

 

 

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Tip 1Medial 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.

 

 

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Tip 2The 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 large and beautiful.

 

Wide Nose Bridge  The golden ratio for the eyes

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

 

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

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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 brow ridge and the outer corners of the eyes.

 

Wide Nose Bridge  The Features of JW’s Canthoplasty

 

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1. Customized surgery

 

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

 

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2. 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.

 

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3. Minimized scarring

 

JW’s unique lateral canthoplasty skills keep the outer corner of the eyes intact. The shape of the outer corner of your eyes will barely change and it will create natural-looking eyes.

 

Wide Nose Bridge  Medical professionals of JW Eye Surgery Center

Medical professionals of JW Eye Surgery Center who possess over 18 years of experience and knowhow

 

The experienced and skilled medical professionals of JW Oculoplastic Surgery Center are endeavoring to provide quality medical services specialized in oculoplastic surgery.

Wide Nose Bridge  Caution before Eye surgery

 

01. You must stop eating any food at least four hours before an operation.

02. You 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.

03. Cigarettes may cause phlegm, sneezing, or bleeding after an operation. We strongly recommend that you stop smoking for two weeks before an operation.

04. A 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.

05. Bring clothing you can easily change into without irritating the surgical sites, such as a shirt or a big T-shirt.

06. We 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.

 

Wide Nose Bridge  Cautions after Eye surgery

 

01. You 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.

02. You must take the medications on time as prescribed by a physician and refrain from taking aspirin or hormonal drugs.

03. Refrain from smoking or drinking, which may delay your recovery, for at least four weeks after an operation.

04. Apply 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.

05. As 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
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