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The eyes are the focal point of the face, reflecting emotions and personality, telling our story without words. However, as we age, the delicate skin around the eyes can begin to sag, leading to a tired or aged appearance. Enter Canthopexy, a surgical procedure in Atlanta that’s making waves in the world of plastic surgery. By tightening or repositioning the tissues around the eyes, Canthopexy helps combat droopy or downwardly slanted eyelids, giving patients a more youthful and refreshed appearance. 

Dr. Brian Arslanian addressed your eyelids with precision and artful skill. One look at his Instagram feed and you’ll understand how he earned the nickname, Dr. Hotlanta. By putting his expertise to work for you, Dr. Arslanian can transform your sagging lids into a stunning statement! 

We proudly serve the needs of Jonesboro, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, greater Atlanta, central Georgia, and beyond. If you are unable to visit us in person, we also provide remote consultations. Call (678) 894-9200 to connect with the solutions your eyes need, for a more beautiful and clear future.

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Lift the lower lids

What is Canthopexy?

Canthopexy in Atlanta is a minimally invasive surgical enhancement that lifts and tightens sagging lower eyelids. The lower ridge of the lid cradles the eye and gives it a pleasing frame from which to see the world. But when lower eyelids droop, it can cause discomfort and cosmetic distress. Our procedure technique aims to correct droopy or downwardly slanted eyelids, often associated with aging or genetics, by tightening or repositioning the tissues around the eyes. 

When the lower eyelid hangs away from the eye, it can appear red and weary. The condition is known as ectropion, and it can become even more pronounced in one’s older years. Even during youth, however, malpositioned eyelids convey fatigue and stress, even if the person is alert and happy. When ectropion is especially pronounced, it can dry out the eyeball, this is when action needs to take place. To address the complications and aesthetic imperfection of skewed lower eyelids, Canthopexy is an excellent option. Canthopexy brings the lower lid to a more taut, firm position. The red ridge of the lid is no longer the first feature others see. Instead, the lower eyelid sits flush against the pupil

In review, Canthopexy from Arslanian Plastic Surgery helps to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, giving patients a refreshed look and restoring confidence in their gaze.

Medial Canthopexy

The shape of the eye is as graceful as it is functional. The edges flare out in either direction, allowing the gentle flutter of the lids to hydrate the surface with every expressive blink. The interior corner of the eye, nearest the nose, is called the medial canthus. 

Dr. Arslanian can make a tiny alteration of the canthal junction, bringing the lip of the lower lid upward. He then secures the edge of the lower eyelid gently at its natural intersection with the medial canthus.

Lateral Canthopexy

Depending on your anatomy and the extent of eyelid malposition, Dr. Arslanian may recommend a Lateral Canthopexy. The lateral canthus is found on the exterior edge of the eye, further away from the bridge of the nose. Dr. Arslanian makes a small, gentle incision along the crease of the outer eyelid and removes any excess tissue. He then sutures the incision closed, adjusting the lateral canthal tendon to provide proper support to the lower lid.

Pretarsal Roll Injection

As part of a Canthopexy procedure, Dr. Arslanian may enhance the pretarsal roll of the lower eyelid. The pretarsal roll is the very edge of the eyelid. When it is depleted over time, the ridge loses definition and appears thin. By injecting hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler into the pretarsal roll, Dr. Arslanian strengthens the lower ridge of the eyelid and gives it volume and definition.

What are the benefits of Canthopexy?

Canthopexy offers a wide range of benefits for our patients in Atlanta, including:

  •  More youthful eye contours
  • Lids sit comfortably against the eye
  • Less redness and dryness
  • More confidence and clarity

Who are the best candidates for Canthopexy?

If you desire lifted lower lids, are in good general health, and live in Atlanta, then Canthopexy may be perfect for you. Ideal candidates are non-smokers with realistic expectations for facial rejuvenation. Please tell Dr. Arslanian if you have a history of eyelid tumors or lesions. You may need to postpone your canthopexy procedure if you are experiencing an active outbreak or infection in the treatment area. Dr. Arslanian can determine your eligibility for Canthopexy during your comprehensive consultation. 


First Steps

What’s the first step?

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The first step to Canthopexy in Atlanta is to schedule a consultation with our team, where we are ready to listen to your needs. In addition to having the hands of a skilled surgeon and the eye of an artist, Dr. Arslanian has the ears of a trusted friend. 

He welcomes you to share your medical records as well as your aesthetic goals. Dr. Arslanian can compile all of the data you give him into a transformative strategy. If Canthopexy is the best approach to elevating your droopy eyelids, then Dr. Arslanian will explain the procedure, step by step. If, on the other hand, a different solution would better complement your case, the doctor can walk you through those options.

To communicate his dedication and expertise to the greater Atlanta community, Dr. Arslanian regularly updates his blog. These posts are a blend of useful information and healing encouragement. You may feel hesitant about embarking on a cosmetic surgery experience, but rest assured that Dr. Arslanian will usher you toward your best self without pushing you. This is your journey; Dr. Arslanian is just your humble co-pilot. 


During your consultation, you will receive detailed instructions to prepare you for your upcoming Canthopexy procedure. These directions will be customized to your situation, so please follow them carefully. In general, you may be asked to stop taking certain medications that thin the blood. Proper circulation is vital to any successful surgery.

Please do not wear makeup on the day of the Canthopexy procedure. Your face will be thoroughly cleansed, but the fewer irritants on the skin, the better. You should appoint a caregiver before the date of your eyelid enhancement. This person will drive you to and from the surgical center, as you should not drive after an invasive procedure.

What to expect on the day of Canthopexy surgery

On the day of Canthopexy surgery in Atlanta, you will undergo a carefully orchestrated process aimed at ensuring safety, comfort, and optimal outcomes. Dr. Arslanian will review the finer points of your case and answer any remaining questions you may have.

An anesthesiologist will administer the proper sedation to keep you safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. 

Dr. Arslanian will then skillfully make small incisions near the corners of the eyes to access and reposition the tissues, lifting and tightening them to achieve the desired aesthetic results. 

The length of a canthopexy surgery varies from patient to patient, but it typically takes between one and two hours.

Canthopexy recovery

Since canthopexy is such a focused surgery, it is associated with shorter downtimes and faster recovery than many other procedures. You may be encouraged to apply ice packs to the affected area to minimize any discomfort, and Dr. Arslanian may also prescribe pain medication. He will explain which cleansers to use on your face following canthopexy.

Please do not overexert yourself in the 1-2 weeks after eye surgery. You should also avoid rubbing or scratching the incision sites. The tender skin needs time to heal, and great results are worth the wait!

Canthopexy Cost

How much does Canthopexy cost in Atlanta, GA?

Dr. Arslanian will provide you with transparent pricing for the Canthopexy procedure during your comprehensive consultation. We are proud to offer four different credit options to help you navigate the payment process, so please visit our financing page to learn more. 

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Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

Arslanian Plastic Surgery is renowned for its exceptional patient care, led by founder and double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Arslanian, aka Dr. Hotlanta. With a thriving practice catering to patients across the Metro Atlanta area, Dr. Arslanian and his team specialize in a diverse range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. 

Dr. Arslanian’s journey into plastic surgery began after graduating from SUNY Geneseo College and earning his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He honed his skills during a rigorous General Surgery residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, affiliated with Harvard University. Discovering his passion for plastic surgery during this time, Dr. Arslanian pursued further specialization with a three-year residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, a renowned hub for plastic surgery excellence in the United States.


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Are you affected weekly or daily by your eyes? Schedule your consultation now to explore how Arslanian Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic goals with personalized care and expertise, and let’s start the journey to a more refined self with a consultation so you can achieve the relief and results you need.

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