The shape of our eyes conveys a lot. We are naturally wired to make assumptions about each other based on nothing more than the size and shape of our eyes. At Cole Aesthetic Center, we understand that our natural eye shape may not convey the message we want to send the world. That’s why we offer top-quality canthoplasty surgery for individuals who wish to adjust the shape of their eyes.

Beauty ideals can vary from person to person and from culture to culture. But, we each have a way we want to present ourselves to the world. Dr. Cole and his team are dedicated to helping you reach and realize that self.

What is Canthoplasty About?

Canthoplasty can be for either aesthetic or functional purposes. Its goal is to reshape the outer corner of the eye. Often, the desired form is a beautiful almond shape. This is why the surgery can also be referred to as almond eye surgery.

The surgery is straightforward but requires a skilled surgeon for optimal results. As a board-certified oculofacial surgeon, Dr. Cole has performed countless canthoplasty procedures.

The goal of the procedure is usually to tighten the lower eyelid. With minimal incisions, Dr. Cole is able to create a tighter, well-proportioned eye shape.

Canthoplasty Procedure

Each canthoplasty procedure will be unique. Everyone has a different starting point for their eyes, and the techniques to reach the target shape can vary.


Patients will be able to undergo surgery with only local anesthesia. However, it is entirely common to have sedation as well. We understand that surgery of any kind can be stressful. So, we want to make the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

During your consultation, you can speak with Dr. Cole about how you feel going into the surgery. Together, you can decide which anesthetic is best for you.


Dr. Cole has developed techniques for canthoplasty that effectively hide incision scars in your body’s natural contours. Dr. Cole uses these small incisions to adjust the lower eyelid to its new position. He carefully shapes the eyelid to match your unique facial features.

Combined With Other Procedures

Since a canthoplasty focuses on the lower eyelid, it often is combined with other facial procedures. This treatment plan is often discussed and built during your consultation.

It can be combined with other eyelid surgeries such as blepharoplasty or ptosis surgery. Also, you can plan to do it along with a brow lift or a midface lift. When combined with other surgeries, you can expect longer recovery times, but more transformative results.

Recovery and Results

For just a canthoplasty, you can expect some swelling and bruising for about a week after surgery. Over the upcoming days, this will fade quickly. Recovery times can vary more for patients who had multiple procedures.

Dr. Cole will provide you with a list of post-op instructions for your healing period. During this time, it is essential to follow these carefully. Doing so will not only lead to faster healing, but you will see much more positive results.

You will see immediate results after the surgery. Still, it will take some time for the full effect to be visible. As your body heals, the final results will become more apparent each day.

Am I a Candidate for Canthoplasty?

A good candidate for canthoplasty will be in good health leading up to the surgery. Good health is essential for a successful surgery and healing period. That is also why we advise staying away from smoking in the weeks before your procedure. You’ll want your body at full strength so you can heal quickly and enjoy your results sooner.

We also work with our patients to make sure their expectations are healthy. Knowing what can and can’t be done as part of the procedure is an important factor.

During your consultation, Dr. Cole will be sure to go over every aspect of your candidacy. He can discuss any health concerns you might have and can provide advice on how to best prepare yourself for the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If your eyelids are causing a decrease in your quality of life, a canthoplasty might be just what you need. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Cole. He works closely with each patient to develop a personalized plan. During your consultation, he will answer any questions you have about the procedure and related items.

When choosing a surgeon for a canthoplasty, you want to be sure you are in the right hands. Choosing a doctor who is inexperienced or specializes in a different field could bring you results that don’t meet your goals. Dr. Cole is a board-certified oculofacial surgeon. What this means is that this is his area of expertise. And, he is excited to work with patients and help them realize their goals.


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