Cat Eyes in Turkey

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Written by Manuella

Cat Eyes in Turkey is a surgical technique used to lift the outer corners of the eyes, correct drooping eyelids and provide extra support to the eyelids. provides information about Cat Eyes in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified surgeons. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

Price of Cat Eye surgery in Turkey

The average cost of Cat Eyes in Turkey in Istanbul is €1,800. Depending on your needs, the price can vary from €1,500 to €2,100.

ProcedureCost Turkey
Cat Eyes1800 €

What is canthoplasty?

Cat Eyes in Turkey is a surgical technique used to lift the outer corners of the eyes, correct drooping eyelids and provide extra support to the eyelids after upper or lower blepharoplasty. Canthoplasty is ideal for improving a tired or sad expression, restoring the desired look of cat eyes and giving the eye area a more youthful appearance.

This procedure is also called lateral canthoplasty because it aims to reshape and reposition a part of your eye called the lateral canthus. The lateral canthus is the upper outer corner of your eye, where your upper and lower eyelids form a horizontal “v”.

General information
Hospital stayNo
Return to work3-5 days
Duration of operation1-2 hours
Minimum stay in Istanbul3 days

Canthoplasty in Istanbul can tighten a loose, sagging lower eyelid and reshape and reposition the lateral canthus. This procedure uses an incision in the outer corner of the eyelid to reconstruct the weakened or stretched canthal tendon that anchors the lower eyelid, raising the outer corners of the eyes and improving their overall shape.

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Preparing for Cat Eyes

  • Patients must stop smoking 6 weeks before the operation and avoid drinking alcohol one week before the operation.
  • Patients must be in good health and avoid all medication and herbal food supplements before the operation.
  • Patients should ensure that someone accompanies them during the operation, as they will be given a sedative and a local anaesthetic, and may feel tired and drowsy.
  • Patients are advised not to eat for some time before the operation (the surgeon will inform patients of this before the operation).

Who is the best candidate?

Canthoplasty is suitable for :

  • As a general rule, patients with drooping, sagging or swollen lower eyelids are good candidates for this type of procedure, particularly if they are concerned about the current appearance and shape of the eye.
  • Male and female patients over 18 years of age
  • Patients who are in good mental and physical health.

Read also: Blepharoplasty in Turkey

Why is a canthoplasty performed?

This procedure can be performed for aesthetic or medical purposes, and can be used to create an almond or cat eye shape or to reduce the effect of droopy eyes (ptosis) or eye bags that appear with age. Canthoplasty can also be performed to correct malposition or laxity of the lower eyelid caused by trauma or previous eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

What are the benefits of canthoplasty?

  • Correct eyelid problems, in particular ptosis or disfigurement caused by trauma, ageing or disease.
  • Tighten the muscle(s) that connect your upper and lower eyelids (these muscles in the eye area weaken with age).
  • Improve previous eye surgeries that did not give the best results (for example, a revision blepharoplasty to correct previous lower eyelid surgery).
  • Correct ectropian or entropian conditions
  • Better protect the cornea and surface of the eye
  • Provide support to the eye muscles and restore the lubricating capacity of the tear ducts.

Risks and complications

Canthoplasty is a minor operation that does not present any serious risks, but like any surgical procedure, it does carry certain risks, including the following:

  • Temporary blurred or double vision
  • Swelling
  • Infection

Canthoplasty and blepharoplasty: what are the differences?

Canthoplasty should not be confused with the better-known blepharoplasty, which is another type of eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty is a rejuvenation procedure that focuses on removing excess skin from the lower or upper part of the eye that has become loose with age, without changing the shape or size of the eye.

During Cat Eye surgery in Turkey

Canthoplasty generally lasts between 1 and 2 hours. Before the operation begins, a transparent plastic shield will be put in place to cover the eye for the duration of the operation. The surgeon begins by making marks on the upper eyelid where the incisions will be made. Incisions of around 1 cm will be made on the upper eyelid, following the natural folds of the area.

When the Turkish surgeon reaches the canthal tendon, he tightens it and fixes it to the membrane covering the orbital rim (periosteum). If there is too much excess skin or fat on the lower eyelid, the surgeon removes it and then closes the incisions with sutures. Once the operation is complete, the shield will be removed from the eye and a dressing applied to protect the wounds.

After canthoplasty surgery

  • Patients are usually discharged home a few hours after the operation.
  • Stitches are usually removed two days after the operation and most swelling disappears within two weeks.
  • Patients should keep their heads elevated by sleeping on approximately two pillows.
  • A cold compress can be applied to the eye several times during the day.
  • Extra precautions should be taken to avoid injury to the eye.
  • Patients should not bend over or lift heavy objects.
  • Patients must apply and take the eye drops, ointments and other medication prescribed by the surgeon.

Patients generally return to work two days after their operation. If you have had stitches that are not absorbable, you will need to return to the surgery two to five days later to have them removed.

There are certain activities that you will need to avoid for a while. You don’t want to strain your eyes as they can become irritated. So avoid activities such as reading, watching television, using the computer or wearing contact lenses. You should also avoid bending over or doing sport, as you need to keep your head as elevated as possible.

Full recovery from Cat Eyes usually takes between 2 and 4 weeks.

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