Almond-shaped eyes are alluring. In general, attractive eyes tend to be wider than they are tall, and most people find the elongated shape of almond eyes to be especially sexy. Almond eyes have an oval shape with an upturned outer corner. If you weren’t born with almond-shaped eyes, makeup tricks like winged eyeliner can help give the illusion that you were. But if you’re looking for more permanent results, you may want to consider cat eye lift surgery.
What is a cat eye lift?
The cat eye lift, also known as the fox eye lift, is a cosmetic procedure that widens the eyes and lifts the brow, resulting in a seductive, almost feline appearance. By creating a subtle wing effect at the upper outer corners, Dr Laverson can modify the shape of your eyes. The corner of the eye, where the upper and lower eyelids meet is called the canthus. The inner corner is known as the “medial canthus” and the outer corner is referred to as the “lateral canthus.” Also known as a “canthoplasty,” cat eye plastic surgery involves lifting and repositioning the lateral canthus, giving the eye an elongated, almond shape.
Cat eye lift surgery San Diego
The cat eye lift is achievable through non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox or threading, but these methods produce temporary results. Cat eye lift surgery, on the other hand, is a permanent way of enhancing the eye shape and achieving a more alluring appearance.
The first step in your canthoplasty is a consultation at Feel Beautiful. During this time, Dr. Laverson will examine your eye shape and evaluate the condition of the skin and muscle around it. He’ll design an eye shape based on your goals and preferences as well as the symmetry and proportion of your other facial features. The end goal is to reshape your eyes and optimize your facial harmony in order to achieve the most gorgeous results.
Canthoplasty is an outpatient procedure that involves a small incision made in the eyelid’s natural crease at the outer corner. This location is ideal because it helps to minimize scarring. During the procedure, Dr. Laverson will detach and shorten the connective tissue (the lateral canthus tendon) that connects the eyelid to the muscles. He will then pull these connective tissues tight and reattach them with sutures in an elevated location so the outer corner of the eyelid tilts upward. Once the surgery is complete, he will close the incision with stitches and apply dressing to protect the wound and promote healing.
Recovery from cat eye lift surgery takes about 2-4 weeks, though discomfort, swelling, and bruising typically subside within 7-10 days. Changes in vision are normal after surgery, but they do subside on their own. Dr. Laverson will provide you with a clear set of post-procedure instructions to help optimize the healing process.
Canthoplasty vs Blepharoplasty
Canthoplasty and blepharoplasty are both cosmetic surgeries that open up the eye for a more attractive appearance, but they differ in significant ways. Canthoplasty lifts the lid and blepharoplasty removes excess skin. Canthoplasty is chosen by patients who want to change the shape of their eyes, and in doing so, it does correct some drooping, but it may not be sufficient for achieving optimum results in people with severe drooping of excess skin. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that involves the removal of the excess skin and lifting the sagging upper lids. The two procedures are often used in combination to achieve a youthful appearance and stunning eye shape.
Cat eye lift surgery in San Diego | Feel Beautiful
Your eyes are delicate, and if you’re considering canthoplasty, it’s crucial that you choose a surgeon at the top of his field. If you come to Feel Beautiful for your cat eye lift, you can rest assured knowing that you’re in the very capable hands of Dr. Laverson, one of the best San Diego plastic surgeons who is known for his skill, precision, and artistry as well as his dedication to his patients. For more information about cat eye lift or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Laverson, give us a call at (858)295-4001 today.