Cat eye surgery, also known as canthoplasty, is an outpatient procedure designed to alter the eye’s shape and give patients a more exotic look.
Canthoplasty is performed under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. It focuses on adjusting the lateral canal, or the outer corner of the eye where the eyelids meet. The end result is a wider-eyed appearance, which is usually described as having “cat eyes” (an almond or cat-eye shape). This type of treatment can be done for cosmetic reasons to create the eyelid crease commonly called a “cat-eye.”
There are several different types of canthoplasty procedures. Some may be used to reduce the effects of droopy eyelids or eye bags, while others are designed to correct malposition of the lower lid.
Cat eye surgery is a type of plastic surgery that alters the shape of the upper or lower eyelid. It is a popular cosmetic procedure for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who want to achieve almond-shaped eyes.
During the procedure, a surgeon makes a small incision at the lateral corner of the eye, where the upper and lower eyelid meet. This allows the surgeon to access the lateral canthus, a tendon that supports the outer corners of your eye and helps maintain its shape and position.
After the incision is made, a surgeon lifts and fixes the lateral canthus to a higher position. This raises the outside corners of the eye to a more cat-like shape, and it also creates a subtle correction in the angle of the eye.
Ear surgery is a common procedure in cats and it can help with a variety of problems. This includes chronic ear infections that can be caused by allergies, hormonal issues or abnormalities of the ear.
Cat ear surgery can also be performed to remove a hematoma, which is a buildup of blood in the ear canal. A hematoma can cause inflammation, a rash or swollen ears.
Other conditions that may need ear surgery include inflammatory polyps, cancer and infection. Treatment can be completed on an outpatient basis with the patient able to return home immediately after surgery. Depending on the condition and its severity, a CT scan or more advanced imaging such as MRI is sometimes necessary. This can add to the surgical costs.
Oral surgery includes a range of procedures for your teeth, gums and jaw, including tooth extractions, dental bone grafts, periodontal (gum) surgery and corrective jaw surgery. It can also help resolve a wide range of oral problems, like tooth decay or chronic joint issues that affect your bite and jaw movement.
Oral surgeons are medical doctors who have extra training beyond what is needed for a dentist. They’re trained to diagnose the extent of damage from dental decay, accident or injury, chronic joint issues like TMJ disorder and periodontitis and prepare a treatment plan that fixes these problems.
Oral surgeries often require anesthesia and an anesthesiologist. Whether it’s local anesthesia, a regional block or general anesthesia, your cat will be closely monitored during and after the procedure to ensure the safest outcome.
Orthopedic surgery is the specialty that deals with the musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. These structures help you move your body and make it strong, but they can also cause problems when they become damaged or diseased.
Orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating orthopedic conditions and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system, such as congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, and metabolic disturbances. They treat orthopedic injuries and conditions of the spine, hands, feet, knees, hips, and shoulders in children and adults.
Some types of surgery, like arthroplasty (joint replacement) or TJR (total joint replacement), can be life-changing for people with arthritis. These surgeries can allow them to perform daily activities that they may have been unable to do before surgery.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Veterinary soft tissue surgery is performed for many reasons, including cosmetic enhancements (shave, liposuction, ear and hair surgery), repair of trauma, and removing warts and other lesions. This type of surgery is used on any body part that does not have joints or bone, excluding the heart, eyes, and nervous system.
Our soft tissue surgeons use manual and instrument techniques to investigate disease, repair trauma or improve the function or appearance of your pet. The team is a highly trained group of faculty, surgical residents and surgical fellows who are dedicated to providing your pet with the best possible care.
Our surgeons have extensive experience with a wide range of surgical procedures and can perform most anything related to soft tissue, including spay and castration, tumor removal, ear and nose surgery, bladder stone removal and emergency/trauma surgery. The surgery suite is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, allowing our doctors to safely and effectively treat your pet with minimal downtime.