Surgical Technique
Jan 2012

New Technique for Medial Canthoplasty That Incorporates Modified V-W Epicanthoplasty

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine (Drs Sakamoto, Nakajima, and Kishi) and Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center (Dr Tamada), Tokyo, Japan.

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012;14(1):59-61. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2011.1125

Telecanthus, which is the lateral displacement of the medial canthus, can be a congenital deformity or can occur after facial trauma. Several epicanthoplasty methods have been described, but the orbitonasal angle and appropriate shape cannot be reconstructed in Asians. We solved this problem by using a dog-ear effect. This article describes a new design for epicanthoplasty and its results.