What is a “Cat Eyes” surgery?

A "Cat Eyes" surgery is a cosmetic procedure that aims to create an eye shape resembling that of a cat or a feline. This surgical procedure is also known as "canthoplasty" or "canthopexy." The primary goal of cat eyes surgery is to give the eyes an elongated, upward-slanting appearance by altering the shape of the outer corners of the eyes, known as the outer canthus.

Here's an overview of what typically happens during cat eyes surgery:

  1. Incisions: The surgeon makes small incisions at the outer corners of the eyes, usually in the lower eyelid area. These incisions allow access to the tissues and structures around the outer canthus.
  2. Tissue Manipulation: The surgeon may reposition or tighten the tissues and muscles around the outer corners of the eyes to create the desired eye shape. This often involves lifting the outer corners of the eyes, causing them to slant upwards.
  3. Suturing: After the necessary adjustments are made, sutures (stitches) are used to secure the tissues in their new position. These sutures help maintain the new eye shape and prevent the eyes from returning to their original shape.
  4. Healing and Recovery: The incisions are closed, and patients are given post-operative care instructions. Recovery times and post-operative care requirements can vary from person to person.

Cat eyes surgery is considered a specialized and relatively less common cosmetic procedure. It is typically chosen by individuals who desire a more exotic or alluring eye shape with an upward slant. However, like all surgical procedures, it carries risks, and individuals considering cat eye surgery should consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, potential risks, and alternatives. It's essential to have a thorough understanding of the procedure and its potential outcomes before undergoing any cosmetic surgery.