Cat-Eye Surgery

Cat-Eye Surgery

What is a Cat Eye Surgery, or a Canthoplasty?

It's called canthoplasty when referring to cat-eye surgery. This is because the "lateral canthus",  which is the outside corner of the eye where the eyelids meet, is effectively changed by the surgery. When it comes to eye surgery, canthoplasty is aimed to give people the look of an exotic cat's eye.

What is better Cat Eye lift surgery or Blepharoplasty ?

There is a debate over whether is better, cat-eye surgery or blepharoplasty.
cat-eye surgery may also be performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. When it comes to eyelid surgery, the two procedures are quite similar. Excess lower and upper eyelid skin, muscle, and fat are all removed during this procedure.

How to Prepare for Cat Eye Lift Surgery?

A cat-eye surgery is normally a simple, outpatient treatment, but you still need to prepare appropriately. A combination of local anesthetic and intravenous sedation is required for this cat-eye eye lift procedure. Anesthesia under general anesthesia may be required if your surgery involves many procedures. Because you'll be under anesthesia throughout a cat-eye surgery procedure, your doctor may likely ask you to:

  • You should stop using blood-thinning drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
  • Don't eat a lot the night before your procedure
  • Anything after midnight should be avoided
  • Take a ride home from the hospital with a family member or friend.
  • Makeup should be avoided on the day of your operation.
  • On the morning of your operation, only absolutely necessary drugs with tiny sips of water.


How is Cat-Eye surgery performed ?

Cat-eye surgery includes the following procedures:

  1. Firstly, the patient is given general anesthesia.
  2. Incision is made along the upper eyelid within the natural crease, giving access to the tissues.
  3. The outer corner of the eye (lateral canthus tendon) is cut, then lifted and repositioned to support the eyelid.
  4. Finally, the canthus tendon is reattached using sutures, creating an almond-eye-shape.

The treatment creates a wing-like look by lifting the outer corner of the eye just a little bit higher than the rest of the eye. Visualize a cosmetic look in which the outer corners of your eyes are drawn upward and outward with eyeliner or eyeshadow. That approach is mimicked by canthoplasty, although it is performed surgically. The lateral canthus will be repositioned and tightened by your surgeon to provide a more natural-looking eyelift.

According to our doctors' observations during your appointment as well as your intended outcomes, each patient's specific treatment plan differs. As a result, the majority of canthoplasty operations include Botox, fillers, and both a temporal and endoscopic brow lift. Repositioning and elevating the tissue of the eyebrow are accomplished by endoscopic or temporal brow lift surgery.

Can You Have a Cat Eye Lift Surgery After a Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty and cat-eye surgery are commonly done at the same time. Cat-eye  surgery may be made more dramatic by combining these two techniques. You'll have to wait till you've fully recovered from your blepharoplasty before having a cat-eye surgery operation done as well.

How does it go and how long does the recovery process take after Cat-eye surgery ? 

About a week after their blepharoplasty treatment, most patients can able to return to their usual routines. Swelling and bruising around the eye will begin to diminish in the first two weeks after surgery. After six weeks, you should be able to see the ultimate results of your blepharoplasty procedure. It may be possible to proceed with a canthoplasty if you have fully recovered and the outcomes of the operation are clear. However, to be on the safe side, we advise waiting at least two months before performing another face operation.
A canthoplasty follows the same schedule as a rhinoplasty, with seven to ten days of rest, two weeks of the healing period, and six weeks for the results to take hold. The eye region may experience mild to severe discomfort, edema, and bruising after one or both procedures have been completed. Pain medication might alleviate any pain you may be experiencing. Wearing bandages and having a hazy vision for a short time are also possible side effects of the rehabilitation process.

What are the Сat-eye surgery related complications ?


Cat eye lift surgery, like any other surgical procedure, has its own set of problems. Plastic surgeons are required by law to notify their patients of any and all hazards, even though they are very unlikely to occur under the guidance of an expert surgeon in this field. Included among them are:

  • Hemorrhage
  • Drooping of the upper or lower eyelids may be caused by muscle injury.
  • Damage to the muscles in the lower eyelid may cause double vision
  • There may be difficulty shutting your eyes if you remove too much skin from the top of your eyelid.
  • Lower eyelid drooping from its normal position owing to edema
  • Scarring that is visible
  • Lip and eyelid symmetry
  • In many cases, the laser utilized in many eyelid surgeries causes eye or eyesight impairment.
  • An injury to the eyeball or lid.
  • Infection

How Long Does a  Сat-eye surgery Keep You Feeling Younger ?

Lifting the eyes with a canthoplasty is the most long-term solution. The majority of patients may anticipate their outcomes to persist at least 10 years or longer. Plastic surgery, on the other hand, will not be able to turn back the hands of time fully. Cat eye has a lifetime that is influenced by a variety of individual circumstances.


These include variables like:

  • Sagging of the skin's elasticity
  • The progression of aging
  • Personal preferences in food and clothing
  • Diet
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • To be exposed to the sun
  • Anxieties that people have
  • The surgeon's methods
  • As with other cosmetic surgeries, the effects of a canthoplasty are not guaranteed to stay indefinitely.

Do I Qualify for a Cat Eye Lift Surgery ?

Canthoplasty may be done on anybody, regardless of age or gender. However, since it is a relatively recent trend, the procedure appeals more to the younger age. Most of our patients are under the age of 40, with the majority being in their 20s or 30s. Cats' almond-shaped eyes are widely attractive, making this surgery suitable for both genders. Other considerations must be made when deciding whether or not a canthoplasty is suitable for you, as is true of most surgical procedures. People are more likely to base their decisions on their health. Call BWell Beauty now to see whether you are a suitable candidate for Cat Eye Lift Surgery.


How much does a Cat Eye Lift Surgery cost?

It can vary significantly depending on multiple factors, including:


Experience of the surgeon

Location of the procedure (office, surgery center, hospital)

Type of anesthesia used

*A low-cost Cat Eye Lift Surgery performed by an inexperienced surgeon who delivers poor results is not a good combination.

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