Cat Eye Surgery

Cat Eye Surgery

Revitalize your Eyes

In most cultures, it is customary for two individuals, when they first meet, to look each other in the eyes. As a result, the eyes are often the first feature individuals notice, unless there is a distracting feature. As we age, the ligaments supporting the corners of the eyes can sag, causing a rounding of the lower eyelids. This rounding or sagging of the lower eyelids can be just a cosmetic concern but can also cause functional problems where tears form in the sagging part of the eyelid. Tightening the supporting ligaments during a procedure called lateral Canthoplasty can help restore the position of the lower eyelid and resolve these concerns.

Some individuals desire an eye configuration where the outside corner of the eye rests higher for a more exotic or cat eye appearance. In these individuals, the ligaments supporting the corner of the eye can be tightened and repositioned higher. Our highly trained, board-certified surgeons use the latest techniques in lateral Canthoplasty or cat-eye surgery. Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your eye goals today!

The Cat Eye Procedure

In the typical eye, the lower eyelid slightly overlaps with the bottom of the iris, the colored portion of the eye. With age, the lower eyelid can sag due to stretching or loosening of the lateral canthal tendon which supports the outside corner of the eye. The sagging of the lower eyelid can cause the eyelid to sag below the iris. This can be corrected by tightening the lateral canthal tendon through a procedure known as lateral canthoplasty or cat-eye surgery. In addition, some patients desire the outside corners to be higher than the inside corner for an exotic or cat eye appearance. This is achieved through cat eye surgery where the tendon of the outside corner of the eyelid is repositioned higher and tightened.

Customizing your Cat Eye Procedure

Our board-certified surgeons will work with you to create a customized treatment plan right for you. Cat eye surgery uses a small incision along the outer corner of the eye, hidden in a crow’s foot, to repair, tighten, and reposition the lateral canthal tendon that has become weakened or stretched over time. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on your preference.

Recovery & Results

Our team will discuss all aspects of your procedure and recovery at your initial consultation. Cat eye surgery is a brief procedure with a quick recovery. Discomfort is minimal following the procedure and many can be in public the next day depending on their comfort level with mild bruising in public. * Our board-certified surgeons will work alongside you to carefully instruct you on proper post-procedure care for optimal healing.

*Individual results and recovery may vary.  

Deciding if Cat Eye Surgery is Right for you?

During your personalized consultation, our team can help determine if cat eye surgery is right for you. To schedule your consultation, contact us today.