Fox Eye Surgery

This article was updated on March 1st, 2024 at 08:23 pm

Fox eye surgery, also known as the “designer eye” or “cat eye” surgery, has become a popular cosmetic procedure among those who seek to achieve a more youthful, alert, and attractive appearance. This surgery involves lifting the outer corner of the eye and the lateral brow, creating a more elongated and almond-shaped eye. The result is a look that resembles that of a fox or a cat.

The demand for fox eye surgery continues to grow, with many plastic surgeons offering their own variations of the procedure. This article will explore the different aspects of fox eye surgery, including its history, techniques, benefits, risks, and controversies, to provide readers full information about this popular cosmetic trend.

fox eye surgery

Fox Eye Surgery, also known as canthoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that lifts and repositions the outer corner of the eye. The procedure aims to create an elongated and almond-shaped eye, similar to the eyes of a fox. The surgery involves making an incision at the outer corner of the eye and lifting the canthus, which is the corner where the upper and lower eyelids meet.

It is important to note that Fox Eye Surgery is a surgical procedure and carries risks like any other surgery. Complications can include infection, bleeding, and scarring. Therefore, it is crucial to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to perform the procedure.

The Procedure

Consultation and Planning

Before undergoing fox eye surgery, patients must first schedule a consultation with a qualified surgeon to discuss their goals and expectations. During this consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s medical history, skin type, and facial structure to determine the best approach for achieving the desired results. They will also discuss the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure, as well as the recovery process.


Fox eye surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort and safety throughout the procedure. However, some surgeons may use local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the patient’s preferences and medical condition.

Incision and Tightening

The surgeon will begin the procedure by making small incisions just above the hairline on either side of the forehead. They will then use a specialized instrument to lift and tighten the skin, creating the desired “fox eye” shape. This may involve lifting the lateral brow, the corner of the eye, and/or the cheek, depending on the patient’s goals.

Closing the Incisions

Once the desired shape has been achieved, the surgeon will carefully close the incisions using sutures or surgical adhesive. They may also apply a dressing or bandage to the area to protect it during the early stages of healing. Overall, fox eye surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure that can help patients achieve a more youthful, lifted appearance around the eyes. However, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications.

Recovery and Aftercare

What to Expect Immediately After Surgery

After the fox eye surgery, the patient may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the eyes. The surgeon will apply a bandage or tape to the treated area, which should be kept on for at least 24 hours. The patient should avoid touching or rubbing their eyes and must refrain from strenuous activities for a few days.

Recovery Time

The recovery time for fox eye surgery varies from person to person. In general, most patients can resume their normal activities within a week or two. However, it may take up to a month for the swelling and bruising to subside completely. The patient should avoid wearing contact lenses for at least a week after the surgery.

Aftercare Instructions

The patient should follow the aftercare instructions provided by the surgeon to ensure a smooth recovery. Some of the instructions may include:

  • Applying cold compresses to the treated area to reduce swelling and bruising
  • Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunglasses to protect the eyes
  • Avoiding makeup and facial products for at least a week
  • Sleeping with the head elevated for the first few nights after the surgery
  • Using prescribed eye drops or ointments to prevent infection and promote healing

The patient should also attend all follow-up appointments with the surgeon to monitor the healing progress and address any concerns or complications that may arise. Overall, fox eye surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can enhance the appearance of the eyes. By following the aftercare instructions and allowing sufficient time for recovery, the patient can achieve optimal results and enjoy their new look.    

Cost of Fox Eye Surgery

On average, the cost of Fox Eye Surgery in the United States can range from $2,000 to $5,000, but it can be more expensive in some areas or for more complex cases.

The starting cost of Fox Eye Surgery in Turkey is $2200 on average. In the price for Fox Eye Surgery, there is a hospital charge, hotel charge, transportation, medical services from surgery preparations up to afterwards treatments, and also consultations and follow-ups.

The cost of Fox Eye Surgery, also known as a lateral canthoplasty or canthopexy, can vary depending on several factors, including the location of the surgery, the experience and qualifications of the surgeon, the complexity of the procedure, and the type of anesthesia used.

It is important to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in Fox Eye Surgery, and to have a consultation to discuss your individual needs and expectations, as well as the associated costs. Your surgeon may also be able to offer financing options or provide information on medical financing companies that can assist with covering the cost of the procedure.

Dr. Görkem Atsal was born in Amasaya in 1988. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 2012. Specify graduation official (in year): 2012 Yozgat Intercession State Hospital(2012) Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesia (2013) Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (2014) Health Sciences University İzmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (2015-2018) Turkish Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Association Facial Plastic Surgery School (2020-2021)