The surgeon makes an incision just below the eyelashes of the lower eyelid (sub-eyelid incision) identical to that used during a simple lower eyelid surgery.
From this incision, all the soft tissues of the cheek and cheekbones will be repositioned higher in a movement opposite to that caused by ageing.
This results in an improvement of the nasolabial folds, jowls, dark circles and cheekbones. The eye regains its natural almond shape before ageing. The almond shape can even be emphasised during a canthoplasty when combined with the centro-facial lifting.
Invisible facial threads are attached through small perforations in the cheekbone (palpable bony arch under the eyes).
At the end of the procedure, excess skin of the lower eyelid is removed.