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How Long Does A Cat Eye Lift Last?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


If you feel like you have been noticing more and more celebrities and influencers sporting a sultry cat-shaped eye, you aren’t imagining things! Almond eyes are one of the hottest looks in Hollywood and across all of social media, and it’s easy to see why. This stunning eye shape can instantly transform the face and give a subtle yet striking sense of youth, vibrancy, and sex appeal. Renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is proud to offer the wildly popular cat eye lift procedure at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV for men and women who are ready to ditch the winged eyeliner and find a long-lasting solution for beautiful almond-shaped eyes.

How do I get almond-shaped eyes?

With celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid popularizing the almond eye, countless women – and men – have turned to makeup to replicate the look. While eyeliner and false lashes can temporarily create the illusion of an elongated eye, many patients are interested in a way to permanently enhance their look. For these men and women, Las Vegas canthoplasty surgery may be a perfect solution.

What is canthoplasty?

Canthoplasty, or lateral canthoplasty, has become known in the cosmetic community as cat eye lift surgery. This exciting procedure involves subtly lifting and tightening the outer corner (lateral canthus) of the eye to create a beautiful, almond-like shape. While canthoplasty is often performed for aesthetic reasons, many patients also pursue the surgery for its functional benefits. In many cases, canthoplasty can even be used to improve or correct the results of a previous eyelid surgery and give patients a more natural, appealing look.

How does cat eye lift surgery work?

Canthoplasty, which takes about 1 – 2 hours, can often be performed while the patient is under local anesthesia. For patients undergoing additional procedures simultaneously, general anesthesia may be required. During canthoplasty, the surgeon will place a tiny incision in the outer corner of the eyelid, through which he can reposition and tighten the tendon, creating a gorgeous new eye shape. With careful placement and proper technique, scars from cat eye lift are nearly imperceptible.

How long does canthoplasty last?

For any patient undergoing cosmetic surgery, it is only natural to wonder how long you’ll be able to enjoy your new and improved look. In the case of cat eye lift, the results can last for many, many years, though exactly how long they last may depend on personal factors, including:

  • Age
  • Skin laxity
  • Severity of concerns
  • Lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Diet
  • Sun exposure
  • Genetics
  • Surgeon’s technique

Patients undergoing canthoplasty should also keep in mind that, while the results can be long-lasting, the aging process will not stop. Gravity and other factors may contribute to subtle changes in your results over a long period of time, though most canthoplasty patients can enjoy their results for up to ten years or more.

Should I get canthoplasty or blepharoplasty?

When determining which eyelid surgery is most appropriate for you, it is essential that you consult with a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. For men and women looking to alter their eye shape, canthoplasty may be a perfect choice. Patients who have concerns related specifically to their eyelids, such as excess skin, puffy undereyes, or hooded eyes, blepharoplasty may be a more fitting option. In other cases, a combination of blepharoplasty and canthoplasty is the best way to achieve a patient’s ideal results. During your initial consultation for eyelid surgery in Las Vegas, Dr. Khorsandi will thoroughly evaluate your concerns, discuss your goals, and recommend a customized surgical plan that will best help you achieve your ideal outcome.

Get the sultry, sexy cat-shaped eyes you’ve always wanted with canthoplasty in Las Vegas, NV

If you’re ready to take your look to the next level, or if you simply want to achieve a more natural and appealing eye shape, canthoplasty may be a fantastic solution. To find out more about this exciting procedure that is sweeping the nation, call the friendly team at VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one in-office or online consultation with sought-after board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi. Don’t spend another day wishing you loved your look. Call us today, and find out how getting the look of your dreams may be easier than you think with canthoplasty in Las Vegas, NV!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.