Cat Eye effect
WHAT IS CANTHOPLASTY?
Commonly known as cat eye surgery or cat eye lift surgery, canthoplasty is a delicate cosmetic procedure that aims to lengthen the eye opening while also lifting the outer corner, resulting in a more almond-shaped, seductive look.
WHO NEEDS CAT EYE SURGERY?
In almost all cases, cat eye lift is an elective, cosmetic procedure that helps patients achieve a more attractive eye shape. Men and women who have a significantly round eye opening or downward turning of the outer eye can benefit from this breakthrough eye lengthening surgery.
HOW DOES CAT EYE SURGERY WORK?
During Las Vegas canthoplasty, which can often be performed using local anesthesia, Dr. Khorsandi will use extreme precision to lift the outer corner of the eyes where the eyelids meet, formally known as the canthus. Typically, a tiny incision is placed at the outer corner of the eye to allow the surgeon to access the underlying structures, including the canthal tendon. The surgeon will carefully cut the tendon, tighten and pull it into a more lifted position, and secure it with sutures before closing the incision.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AFTER CAT EYE LIFT?
Cat eye lift, or canthoplasty, is considered a fairly minimally invasive procedure without a lengthy recovery period. Some level of discomfort, swelling, and minimal bruising is normal and expected in the first 1 – 2 weeks after surgery, though most patients feel confident enough to return to work and other social activities after about a week. It is critical that patients follow their surgeon’s postoperative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and ideal results. These guidelines may include sleeping on your back, avoiding eye strain, and wearing glasses instead of contacts.
DO YOU HAVE SCARS AFTER CAT EYE LIFT?
As with any procedure requiring an incision, cat eye lift will result in some level of scarring. However, Dr. Khorsandi takes great care to place his incisions within the natural lines and creases of the face so that they can be concealed or camouflaged almost completely. Furthermore, the incisions used during canthoplasty are exceedingly small, and the resulting scars are often imperceptible, even to patients themselves.