What is Canthoplasty surgery?
Canthoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery that focuses on the outer corners of the eyes. By lifting these parts of the skin, the surgeon can offer a smooth, wrinkle-free skin and younger-looking eyes. Cat eye surgery aims to alter the shape of the eyelids to provide attractive and natural-looking results.
Medically known as lateral canthoplasty, cat eye lift is a reconstructive surgery. It involves tightening the skin, muscles, and ligaments in the outer corner of the eyes (lateral).
During the surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision in the outer corner of the eyes so that he or she can have access to the canthal tendon (which is responsible for the eyelids’ position). Then, the tendon is repositioned and tightened to achieve the desired lifted look in the eyes. The new position of the tendon is then fixed using sutures. The entire procedure will take about 1 to 2 hours.
Although the basics are usually the same, each oculoplasty surgeon implements their own surgical techniques to provide optimal outcomes. You can discuss your surgeon’s methods during your pre-op consultation with them.
What is Canthopexy?
Canthopexy is a less invasive procedure that offers the same lifted effects using sutures. The surgery is ideal for those who wish to lift their lateral eyelid without reshaping their eyes.
Canthoplasty among celebrities
Celebrities and social media are hands-down the main drivers of the new almond eyes trend. Also called the “foxy eyes”, the look almost dominates Kendal Jenner and Bella Hadid’s Instagram accounts. Some experts even claim that these celebrities have been under the knife to achieve these eyes. The canthoplasty procedure is now more popular than ever before because who doesn’t like to have penetrating eyes similar to Hadid’s?
Bella Hadid is renowned as the most beautiful woman in the world for a reason!
How much is cat eye surgery in Iran?
Depending on your desired results and the surgeon’s methods, cat eye surgery cost in Iran falls between $1000 and $2500. This is exceedingly low compared to the USA or Turkey where canthoplasty cost starts from $5000 and $2500 respectively.
How do cat eye surgery results look like?
The almond eye surgery or canthoplasty is a very effective procedure that offers horizontally elongated eyes. Usually, the result will be determined based on the patient’s surgical goals and expectations. Most patients desire horizontal and slightly upwards effect. Here you can see some before and after photos of the cat eye surgery results achieved in Iran.