Often times after lower lid blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) the lower lids can slant too much as they meet the outer corner where the upper and lower eyelid meet.  This can result in a “Cat Eye” look, or simply “Slanted Eyes.”

Slanted eyes can be a great bother to patients as it changes their appearance drastically.  In addition slanted eyes can impart a smaller eye opening which makes eyes appear “squinty.”

Slanted eyes typically occur when the lower lid has been tightened (canthoplasty, canthopexy or other form of canthal suspension).  Canthoplasty/canthopexy is a very specialized and intricate form of surgery requiring an eyelid specialist to get it right.