Canthoplasty, also called Almon eye surgery, in Turkey is the cosmetic surgery indicated for people whose eyelids tend to droop or may look asymmetrical. It is a specialized procedure that can only be performed by a highly qualified eye-plastic surgeon with significant experience in cosmetic procedures for the eyes.
Canthoplasty ( Fox Eye Lift ) aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids, tone them and make them look younger and fresher. This should be done in order to improve the appearance in a natural way, rather than changing your appearance.
- People wishing to reshape their almond shape;
- People whose eyelids tend to droop or appear uneven;
- Patients with lower eyelids who lack tone;
- Asian people wishing to correct what is called round eyes.
- The operation lasts between 1 and 2 hours.
- Back to professional activities after 6 days;
- Back to sports activities after 4 weeks;
- Complete recovery 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.
Types of Fox Eye Lift: Lateral, Medial & Dual Canthoplasty
Fox eye lift is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the shape of your eyes. There are three types of canthoplasty, the lateral, the medial, and the dual one.
What is Lateral Canthoplasty?
During Lateral canthoplasty the specialists in aesthetic surgeries anchor the eye corner to the lateral orbital rim after almond eye aesthetics. It is usually done with lower blepharoplasty to adjust the slackness and misplacement of the lower eyelid.
Lateral canthoplasty aims at treating lower eyelid malposition conditions like ectropion and retraction.
What is Medial Canthoplasty?
During Medial or Epicanthoplasty, our board-certified plastic surgeon reduces the length and the gap between the eyelids. It consists in removing some tissues from the inner corner of the eyes.
Medial canthoplasty aims at treating lower eyelid malposition or exposure keratopathy caused by facial paralysis.
What is Dual Canthoplasty?
Dual Canthoplasty is a combination of epicanthoplasty and Lateral Canthoplasty. This procedure generally aims to correct the bulging eyes.7
Dual canthoplasty aims at making the eyes bigger by removing the Mongolian fold of the inner corner and the excessive skin.
The Canthoplasty procedure explained
It is a reconstructive surgery used to correct drooping eyes, by tightening the muscles or ligaments supporting the outer corners of the eyelid.
Eyelid surgery in Turkey essentially corrects the look of the eye. Canthopexy, on the other hand, is a less invasive surgery that is often confused with eyelid or double eyelid surgery, but which does not correct the shape of the eye.
Fox eye lift surgery is used to correct eye structure and the negative or neutral canthus slants and sagging eyelids, which can be a cause of distress for the patient who does not like the appearance of his eyelids.
Almond eye surgery in Turkey: Fox Eye Lift surgery
The procedure varies from patient to patient, but the general goal is to cut the lower tendon, and then reposition or tighten it. To access this tendon, an incision is usually made at the outer corner of the eyelid. The tendon is pulled into its new position to support the eyelid and then is glued back using stitches.
An experienced eye surgeon will take great care to make an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid, to minimize scarring after surgery.
If a patient has only slight fallout, it may be more appropriate to practice a less invasive canthopexy procedure. Normally, both procedures take between 1 and 2 hours depending on the used method.
Canthoplasty surgery: Recovery time
During recovery, pain, bruising and swelling may occur. However, they should disappear after 7-10 days.
Are there side effects during Recovery?
In some cases, people may notice a temporary vision alteration. However, the visual acuity will improve without any medical intervention.
If your sight doesn't improve within 15 days, you must immediately contact your doctor.
How to reduce side effects?
Try to keep your head elevated and rest as much as you can at first. Patients should avoid exercise, rubbing the eye area, or applying makeup for a week.
It is also important to respect to instructions of the doctor before and after the surgery.
What is the price of canthoplasty in Turkey & Istanbul?
The price of lateral, medial, or dual canthoplasty varies from one practitioner to another, and sometimes even from one patient to another. The following factors will affect costs:
Costs billed by the surgeon
The surgeon may ask for fees for a canthoplasty or eyelid surgery depending on his qualifications, experience, and recognition in the field of eye surgery. Patients should appropriately choose a fully trained eye-plastic surgeon to perform sensitive plastic surgery.
The surgeon's fees should only be a secondary element to be taken into account in such procedures.
The location of the clinic and the cost of anesthesia
The fox eye lift surgery in Turkey can be performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation. The fees charged by the anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist must be taken into account. Their fees may vary depending on their qualifications and experience.
The procedure can be performed in a hospital or an eye surgery clinic in Antalya or Istanbul, an approved surgical center, or a private operating room. The costs and benefits of each option will be different.
What are the additional expenses
Patients should consider additional expenses such as medical tests, prescription drugs, and postoperative visits to the surgeon's office. These expenses may seem minor, but they can combine to form a considerable amount.
Turquie Santé will give you a full quote including all services. You can also ask for a free online consultation concerning canthoplasty, canthopexy, or fox eyelift surgery with our partner clinics and hospitals in Turkey by submitting your request through the link below.
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During a canthoplasty, the surgeon begins by cutting the ligament that holds the lower eyelid. This one is then cut in half, and a new ligament is created and joined to the orbital bone.
This procedure aims to rejuvenate the eyes, tighten sagging eyelids, change the shape of the eyes to almond or make them look like cat eyes.
This surgery takes about two hours, and is performed under local anesthesia.
The scar due to the incision would be concealed by the natural fold created by the canthus.