Canthoplasty

Canthoplasty

The natural eyelid has an almond appearance in the outer corner. This outer corner is also 1-2 mm higher than the inner corner when we are born. This angle is pleasing to the eye, and gives a more youthful appearance. With time, the outer corner may fall or droop. This may be a result of the aging process, trauma, or prior eyelid surgery.  When the outer corner is not in its natural location, you may also experience an incomplete blink. As a result, your eye may feel dry, and at times wet (the body will reflexively tear to prevent dryness).  

This is often a very subtle finding, and an oculoplastic surgeon is uniquely qualified to help identify the issue.  An outpatient procedure may correct the issues and restore a more youthful, natural appearance. A small incision is made in the outer corner of the eye in a laugh line. The tendon is repaired to restore the natural almond appearance and place the outer corner of the eye at the proper height. This results in a more pleasing, youthful appearance, and provides proper eyelid closure/function. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis with minimal postoperative pain. Most patients resume their normal activities one week after surgery.

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Dr. Jennifer Hui is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon providing state of the art treatments for eyelid surgery and other facial rejuvenation procedures.

FAQ’s

An oculoplastic surgeon specializes in surgery of the eyelids and orbit (tissues around the eye) and the lacrimal system (tear duct system). After medical school, a one year internship and three year residency in Ophthalmology (eye surgery) are completed. An additional two year fellowship in Oculoplastic surgery gives your surgeon the intricate knowledge of eyelid, orbital and lacrimal anatomy that is required for an optimal outcome. Dr. Hui is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (a very select group of approximately 1,000 Oculoplastic surgeons in the United States).
Dr. Hui will meet with you personally to discuss your goals. After a review of your history and an examination, she will recommend the optimal plan for you. Dr. Hui personally performs all surgeries and cosmetic procedures (filler and Botox). We have a small close knit office, and the staff and I are in constant communication to take the best care of you possible.
Surgery may be performed in the office with local anesthesia or at an outpatient surgery center with intravenous sedation. Dr. Hui will help you determine the ideal location for your procedure after your first meeting.
In most cases, after a week of light activity (no strenuous exercise OR heavy lifting), you are able to return to your usual activities. Dr. Hui will review the recommendations for your particular procedure after she reviews your history and the treatment plan.

In most cases, patients do not take any post-operative pain medication, or Tylenol. If needed, additional pain medication may be prescribed.

Dr. Hui will examine your surgical sites and assess your healing. Any specific concerns will be addressed and post-operative care tailored to your particular needs. In most cases, dissolving sutures are used. However, if non dissolving sutures are used, she will remove those 1-2 weeks after surgery.

In some cases, insurance MAY cover some of your surgical procedures IF deemed medically necessary. Dr. Hui will evaluate your history particular case and discuss if insurance coverage may be possible.

A few happy clients

I had a great experience!

From my first office visit to my surgery I was treated with great care. Dr. Hui and her staff made me feel very comfortable and very at ease. Thank you for everything.

J.T.

Dr. Hui and her staff are exceptional!

I had the best experience ever! She is very knowledgeable and helpful and her staff is very professional. I am very pleased with the results and will definitely see her again in the future.

M.H.