Answers to Cat Eye Surgery Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2)
‘Cat eye’ or ‘fox eye’ surgery is rapidly becoming one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the Birmingham and West Bloomfield, Mi area.
In this two-part article Dr. Ali answers patients’ most Frequently Asked Questions about cat eye surgery. Let us answer you questions below, and then come in for cat eye lift surgery consultation to see if canthoplasty surgery is right for your cosmetic goals.
CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 OF CAT EYE SURGERY FAQs
What Makes Cat Eye Surgery ‘Good’?
In Part 1 of this article, we discussed what makes a good plastic surgeon. Now let’s look at what makes cat eye surgery good, beautiful, and successful.
The human eye can detect difference of as little as 0.1mm (about 0.004 of an inch). So even the subtlest difference in a person’s features can have a huge impact on their appearance. That is why extreme precision is required to elongate and lift the eye to produce a more attractive, almond shaped, cat-like eye shape.
Even tenths of a mm difference in positioning can make eyes look asymmetrical, uneven, or too high. So, accuracy and an artistic eye is essential in your plastic surgeon. Additionally, the almond shaped eye must be harmonious with the angle of the brow and the rest of face to look beautiful and natural.
Finally, minimizing any visible scarring is essential. Any time there is an incision there will be a scar. So the secret is to select a plastic surgeon who uses the smallest incisions possible, while also skillfully positioning them inside of the eyelids or creases so that they will not be visible.
How Can I Know What Cat Eye Surgery Will Look Like on My Face?
With many plastic surgeons, you cannot see your anticipated results before surgery.
However, Dr. Ali is among the first and only aesthetic practices in the Birmingham and West Bloomfield area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging. This revolutionary computerized imaging system provides a three-dimensional digital picture of the patient’s face from every angle – so that Dr. Ali can show you the expected outcomes of your surgery before you undergo canthoplasty.
What is Recovery / Downtime Like After Cat Eye Lift Surgery?
Cat eye surgery patients almost always go home the same day. And recovery time for canthoplasty is minimal, especially compared to many other facial surgeries.
Patients can expect mild to moderate pain for just a day or two. Usually, OTC pain relievers are sufficient to manage the discomfort – but Dr. Ali can give you something stronger of you like. Patients need to wear a dressing to protect the eye for about a week – which may cause some limited vision for the first week. At your follow up appointment, the bandages will be removed, as well as the tiny sutures (stitches).
Some minor but visible swelling and bruising can last up to two weeks. And full recovery from lateral canthoplasty only takes a few weeks in most cases.
Is Cat Eye Surgery Dangerous?
When performed by a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali, canthoplasty surgery has extremely low risk of complications. AS with any surgery there is always the risk of bleeding or infection if the patient does follow proper aftercare instructions. So, it is important to carefully follow the directions you are given to take home with you.
What’s the difference Between Cat Eye Surgery (Canthoplasty) and Cat Eye Thread Lifts?
Thread lift is a procedure in which barbed threads are inserted beneath the surface of the skin via needle. The threads are then pulled up to lift surrounding tissue. While thread lifts are non-surgical and less expensive than surgery, cat-eye thread lifts have several disadvantages over actual canthoplasty surgery.
To begin with, thread lift results typically only last a few months, at best. So, patients must return two or three times a year to maintain results.
Worse, however, is the fact that thread lifts around the eyes can be extremely unnatural results – with tethering and puckering of the skin. Most patients are extremely dissatisfied with the longevity of thread lifts, and disappointed with the appearance of the skin.
Dr. Ali chooses NOT to perform thread lifts for these reasons. He only offers lateral (temporal) canthoplasty to enhance eye shape – as well as upper and lower blepharoplasty to rejuvenate the area around the eyes.
Is Cat Eye Surgery “Worth It”?
Don’t just take our word for it! 94% of RealSelf users report that cat eye lift surgery is WORTH IT. But, of course, you must decide for yourself.
Schedule a cat eye lift consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery with Dr. Ali, and he will show you the beautiful results you can expect with 3-D Vectra Imaging.
Cat Eye Lift Surgery | Birmingham, MI
Dr. Ali is a renowned Birmingham, MI board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of eye surgeries. While traditional blepharoplasty (eye lid lift surgery) is more common among older patients, more and more younger women in the Birmingham, MI area are turning to cat eye lift surgery (lateral canthoplasty) to get stunning almond eyes just like today’s models and celebrities.
Birmingham, MI board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali combines his artistic abilities with the most advanced surgical techniques and years of experience to acheive truly spectacular results. If you are considering a cat eye lift procedure, call and schedule a canthoplasty consultation with Dr. Ali today.