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Fox Eye

What is Fox Eye Lift Surgery or Canthoplasty?

While you can sometimes achieve this look with makeup, many people are opting for a surgical procedure for more permanent and natural-looking results. The procedure is known as canthoplasty, or a “fox eye,” “almond eye,” or “cat eye” procedure, which is a type of blepharoplasty, or eye lift. To get the fox eye look, a board certified surgeon lifts the outer corner of the eye and positions it higher, making a slight angle that resembles a fox’s eye and creates an elegant arch. It doesn’t affect the patient’s vision, but builds a permanent shape that is both beautiful and beguiling. 

How Does a Fox Eye Lift Compare to a Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty is an upper eyelift, which removes excess fat and skin from the upper eyelid. Many times this is done because the eyelid is drooping with extra skin, impairing the vision for the patient. The blepharoplasty corrects this. It can also create a more youthful, more awake and alert look by removing the skin. The difference between canthoplasty vs. blepharoplasty is that with canthoplasty the upper corner of the eye is pulled back and the corner of the eye is tightened. Both canthoplasty and blepharoplasty are usually done at the same time since the incision is the same. So the excess fat and skin are removed and the corner is pulled back. Both procedures have been used for a long time, especially for more mature patients, and now that the fox eye look is hotter than ever, younger patients are also seeking it out.