Canthoplasty is one of the newest trends from Hollywood and plastic surgery. More and more people wish to change the shape of their eyes for cosmetic reasons. Another reason can be medical problems.
Turkey is a great destination for Canthoplasty surgery. There are many experienced and highly qualified specialists in Istanbul who have a considerable amount of practical experience, given the large number of patients in the city of 16 million.
On this page, you will find important information about Canthoplasty. Find the best clinics for the procedure and see Canthoplasty before-and-after-pictures pictures to have a better understanding and realistic expectations.
What is Canthoplasty?
Canthoplasty is a surgical procedure to tighten the lower eyelid and lift the outer corner of the eyes. This method is also called cat eye procedure, as it is performed to alter the shape of the eye into a more almond-shaped eye, by elongating and tightening the eye horizontally.
While it is often performed for cosmetic reasons to achieve a cat eye shape, it can also help individuals who have medical conditions like congenital abnormalities in their eye shape or chronic dry eyes.
In many cases, canthoplasty is performed together with blepharoplasty eyelift surgery. This procedure is then called a cat eye lift surgery.
For more information on blepharoplasty surgery, please check our dedicated article on blepharoplasty.
Things you need to know before your Canthoplasty Surgery in Turkey
- 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 Istanbul, 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.
- The 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.
- Don’t be alarmed: Swelling and bruising in the face is normal after canthoplasty surgery, as is irritation or dryness of the mucous membrane.
- Important: To avoid complications, please follow your doctor’s instructions.
- Eye makeup of any kind, contact lenses, alcohol & smoking and physical activities (including sauna, hot baths, swimming) must be avoided for several weeks after the procedure. Also avoid activities that cause dry eyes, such as excessive reading, watching TV or looking at screens.
- It is advisable to wear sunglasses to protect the sensitive eyes from the sunlight for 1-2 months.
- The final results are often visible after 1-2 months.
- After healing, there are usually no visible scars left behind.
- While the results of canthoplasty last a very long time (7 to 10 years), note that the effect don’t last a lifetime.
Procedure of Canthoplasty Cat Eye Surgery in Istanbul/ Turkey
For your canthoplasty surgery in Turkey, you will have to send in your medical history and photos and join an online consultation. Together with your doctor, you will determine if the procedure is a good fit for you and what expectations are realistic. Then, depending on your desired look and individual anatomy, you will agree on the type of Canthoplasty (canthopexy, lateral, medial) and if local or general anesthesia is advisable.
After arrival in Istanbul, you meet your treating doctor for a detailed examination. Together, you will discuss the chosen procedure and finalize if it is the right one for your specific case. Usually, the Canthoplasty (cat eye surgery) will be performed the next day. If you decide to have general anesthesia, you should not drink or eat anything after midnight the day before your surgery.
On the day of your surgery, you will have a blood test and final consultation with your doctor. The duration of the Canthoplasty surgery ranges from 1 hour to 2 hours.
Patients who had general anesthesia typically stay in the clinic overnight. In complicated cases, patients may stay 2-3 nights. If your procedure was simple and your condition is good, you can leave for your hotel after a couple of hours. You will head back to the clinic again the next day for a postoperative consultation.
After the surgery, a bandage is applied to the operated area. Your doctor will also inform you about aftercare. It is important to follow the instructions.
A follow-up consultation is typically arranged the following days, during which your doctor will check your eyelids and remove the stitches.
How much is the Canthoplasty Cat Eye Surgery in Turkey?
The price for canthoplasty surgery (Cat Eye Surgery) in Istanbul ranges from 2.800 € to 3.300 €
Popular Doctors and Clinics
Estophia is known for arranging surgical and aesthetic treatments from all fields of medicine. Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Estophia offers its clients a wide range of services, allowing comparison of individual clinics, doctors and hospitals, and giving patients the opportunity to plan the procedure that best suits their needs from the comfort of their own home.
In recent years, Estophia has made a name for itself, primarily in the field of canthoplasty. In addition, procedures in the areas of breast augmentation and reduction, breast lift, BBL, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck, weight loss surgeries, Rhinoplasty or face and neck lift are especially worth mentioning.
All surgeries are performed in the most modern hospitals of Istanbul, which are equipped with the latest technology.
The patient's well-being always comes first at Estophia, additional services such as transfers, hotel as well as activities can be booked as part of all-inclusive packages.
The high level of patient satisfaction shows the success of the cantoplasty at Turkeyana Clinic at Ataköy Marina in Bakırköy. According to its own statement, the clinic was founded in 2012 so that "you can be the way you want to be". Beauty here is considered a universal principle of "soul and body." It measures the success of a cosmetic treatment by how difficult it is to notice.
The clinic offers all operations in the field of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Special mention should be made of liposuction, breast aesthetics, BBL, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, face and neck lift as well as tube stomach, gastric bypass and swallow balloon. The procedures are performed at A+ private contract hospitals in Istanbul.
Extensive examinations as well as a detailed consultation before each procedure lead to a high level of patient satisfaction. Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package that includes airport transfers, interpretation services and accommodation in a 4- or 5-star hotel.
Founded in 2015, Forever Clinica on the European side of Istanbul was initially known for its success in the field of hair transplantation. Now, the clinic offers all plastic and aesthetic surgeries performed at the state-of-the-art Avrasya Hospital.
In its over 7 years of experience, Forever Clinica has performed over 9,000 procedures and treated many thousands of patients from all over the world. A team of over 40 specialists and doctors take care of guests throughout the treatment process, and they quickly feel at home in the clinic.
Durable solutions and lifetime guarantees are reflected in the high level of patient satisfaction in all areas, which is always the top priority at Forever Clinica.
According to the motto "Beauty for Everyone", the clinic offers highly qualified treatments at reasonable prices. The most important principles are honesty, transparency and discretion. All procedures are performed in the most prestigious 5* hospitals in Istanbul and Antalya, all of which have been awarded the coveted JCF certificate and are equipped with the latest technologies.
Treatments from all areas of medicine are offered. The focus is on hair- and beard transplants, plastic surgery such as breast aesthetics, BBL, Mommy Makeover and Tummy Tuck, weight loss surgeries, dental treatments, Іn-Vіtrо-Fertilisation (IVF) and eye surgeries such as eye laser and smart lens.
Cayra Clinic has so far successfully attended over 5,000 patients from 5 different continents and over 40 countries on their journey.
Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package that includes VIP transfers, interpreters, 5-star hotel, flights and city tours.
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