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What You Need to Know About the Fox Eye Lift

By Beverly Fischer on October 21, 2022

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They are stunning. Soul-searching elongated eyes that can stop you in your tracks. And they are everywhere. From the screens of social media to the most elegant runways, to the hottest red carpets. Influencers like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski flutter their gorgeous eyelids over this popular peeper shape, making the look irresistible. People are flocking to the fox eye, the almond-shaped eye that is both dramatic and exotic—and surprisingly easy to achieve.

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.

Should You Try a Fox Eye Lift?

There are many reasons to have fox eye surgery. If your eyelid is drooping and you’re tired of looking tired (and older than you are), it will correct that, while also giving you the desirable exotic look. If you’re considering an eyelift for drooping and sagging skin, then combining it with a fox eye lift surgery makes good sense. 

Results are long-lasting and the confidence you gain from addressing an issue that’s bothered you is priceless. Recovery is also relatively quick, since the procedure is not too invasive and bruising is minimal. During the first few days after the procedure, you’ll want to avoid anything that causes eye strain, like excessive screen viewing. You’ll also want to avoid contact lenses for a few weeks. You’ll likely have swelling and bruising for about seven to ten days, during which you can rest and recover. After that, you can resume your normal activities, and expect to be completely healed after about a month or so.

There are also other surgical and non-surgical procedures that attain the same fox eye look, including brow lifts that also pull up the outer edge of the brow, correct drooping eyelids, erase forehead wrinkles, and even widen the eyes. These are options to consider as well.

Foxy Lady!

The before and after photos for fox eye lift surgery can be striking. That luxurious feminine shape can highlight other facial features and elevate your entire look. Dr. Beverly Fischer and her talented team at the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery have seen firsthand how transformative this procedure can be. For both their mature and their younger patients, the fox eye surgery has boosted their patients’ confidence significantly with minimal changes. If you are interested in learning how it would look on you, reach out to us today and schedule a free consultation. While it’s certainly hot right now, this is a classic feminine look that will always be in style.


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