One of the most obvious questions about cat eye lift surgery – formally known as canthoplasty – is what exactly it is and what it does. This advanced procedure is designed to tighten and lift the outer corner where the eyelids meet, called the canthus of the eye.

*Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is unquestionably a beneficial procedure. However, its primary purpose is different than that of canthoplasty. Typically, blepharoplasty is used to address specific cosmetic concerns involving the eyelids, including hooded eyes, excess upper eyelid skin, bulging fat under the lower eyelids, and droopy eyes. Canthoplasty, on the other hand, is most often performed simply as an aesthetic enhancement to alter the shape of the eye itself.

Before the operation:

  • The main concern of cat eye surgery is asymmetry. That’s why finding a trustworthy clinic with an experienced and highly skilled specialist is of the utmost importance.
  • Turkey, and especially Trustcare, has highly skilled doctors who have a lot of practical experience compared to other countries.
  • Plan at least 6 days for your cat eye surgery in Istanbul. You can combine the procedure with sightseeing in Istanbul.
  • Canthoplasty Surgery is done under local or general anesthesia, which is why you won’t feel pain during the procedure.

After the operation:

  • he first 2-3 days after surgery, patients experience a moderate pain.
  • Recovery time: 2-4 weeks of downtime; bruising and swelling for 10-14 days. Full healing can take 2 months.

Frequently asked questions:

What’s the difference between cat eye lift and blepharoplasty?

A: Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is unquestionably a beneficial procedure in its own right. However, its primary purpose is different than that of canthoplasty. Typically, blepharoplasty is used to address specific cosmetic concerns involving the eyelids, including hooded eyes, excess upper eyelid skin, bulging fat under the lower eyelids, and droopy eyes. Canthoplasty, on the other hand, is most often performed simply as an aesthetic enhancement to alter the shape of the eye itself. During your consultation at Trustcare we will carefully evaluate your eyes, discuss your concerns, and determine whether traditional eyelid surgery or cat eye lift surgery may be the best option for you.

Can I get cat eye surgery and eyelid lift at the same time?

A: Definitely. In fact, a large number of patients undergo complementary face and eye procedures simultaneously in order to correct multiple concerns with just one surgery. Commonly, cat eye surgery is paired with one or more of the following procedures to address signs of aging and enhance the patient’s overall look

Are there any visible scars after cat eye surgery?

A: Generally speaking, the incisions used in canthoplasty are tiny, thin, and can be hidden within the natural creases and lines of the eye. As with any surgical procedure requiring an incision, the patient will have a scar, but canthoplasty scars are usually extremely minimal and fade almost completely. In fact, most patients are barely even able to see their own scars once they have fully healed and faded! Additionally, makeup can be used to further conceal any imperfections, if needed.