The fox eye thread lift (also called cat eye thread lift) has become a huge trend to change the shape of the brows on younger individuals. This procedure recreates a wide-eyed, lifted effect, known as the cat or fox eyes look, popularized by celebrities like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
It is also an anti-aging procedure designed to improve sagging in the upper eyelid.
In this article we are not going to talk about fox eye surgery. Rather, we are going to talk about a non-surgical procedure that offers the same results without going through the risks of a traditional brow lift surgery.
A fox eye lift is a highly customizable treatment. You can change the eye shape, getting an instant cat-eyed look. Indeed, by lifting the corners of the eyes, you can say goodbye to sad-looking almond-shaped eyes.
Hence, this non-surgical lift can definitely give your face an edge and a bold look that will turn heads everywhere you go!
So, if you want to know more, we are about to give you all the benefits and perks of choosing this cosmetic treatment.
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What is The Fox Eye Thread Lift?
It is a minimally invasive eyebrow lift procedure. Without an incision, it can improve the outer eyes, upper eyelids, and eyebrows.
Eyebrow thread lifts are performed under a local anaesthetic, administered as a small injection to the outer eye area on both sides of the face. This will diminish any pain or discomfort you may experience.
Then, the thread is inserted under the skin using a blunt cannula or hollow needle in a procedure that takes less than 30 minutes.
Dissolvable threads are inserted under the skin at the outer corners of the eye. When pulled gently, the threads lift the brows to elongate the upper eyelid and elevate sagging tissue.
The threads contain small cones that anchor below the skin and get the lifting effect. Also, they act as scaffolding to create volume under the skin and boost collagen production. So you get a dual benefit!
Weeks after treatment, these collagen-stimulating particles contribute to regenerative effects. Over time, the thread dissolves and is metabolized naturally by the body, leaving no trace behind.
Results are instantly noticeable and improve in the course of the following weeks!
Who Is Suitable for the Fox Eye Thread Lift?
First, you will have a full consultation and examination to ensure you are a suitable candidate and that the PDO threads treatment will work on you.
The treatment can be used on virtually all age groups over 18, as long as the patient doesn’t have excessive sagging skin.
However, the people interested in this procedure tend to fall into two distinct groups:
- Young women in their 20s and 30s who want to change the shape of their eyebrows rather than fixing age-related changes.
- Mature women in their 40s and 50s who would benefit from a surgical brow lift to improve the appearance of hooded, sagging eyelids with noticeable lines and wrinkles.
The fox eye lift is a reasonable option for other issues in the eye area, such as asymmetry, and can be performed on just one side to elevate the eyebrow.
However, if you suffer from keloid scars, blood clotting disorders, or have an acute infection at the time of treatment, you will not be a suitable candidate for thread lifting treatments.
Benefits of the Fox Eye Thread Lift
- You can achieve the bold look you desire without surgery
- Reduce sagging of the upper eyelid
- Smooths and lifts skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimal downtime
- Rejuvenated, younger-looking skin
- Improves skin elasticity, tone, and texture
- No incisions and no scarring
- Stimulates collagen and elastin production
- Natural-looking results
- Highly customizable effect
Are There Any Side Effects After a Fox Eye Thread Lift?
Downtime is minimal compared to thread lift treatments elsewhere on the face. However, you are likely to have noticeable marks on your face for a couple of days following the fox brow lift.
You may also experience some redness, bruising, and swelling. So, it is worth taking some time off work and avoiding socializing until these signs have subsided.
You should take things easy after the procedure! Although gentle exercise, such as walking, is fine, do not exercise vigorously until the thread lift sites have healed.
How Long Do the Fox Eye Tread Lift Results Last?
The results vary, depending on your body’s metabolism, your lifestyle, activity, and what type of medical-grade thread is used in the procedure.
PDO threads are a semi-permanent suture material. They naturally dissolve between 6 and 9 months.
Other threads are longer lasting, with some lasting up to a couple of years. However, PDO threads give a more plumping/volume effect for a rejuvenated look, even if they are shorter acting.
The effects of the collagen regeneration will last for longer, although eventually, this will fade as the collagen naturally begins to break down as time passes.
How Does the Thread Lift Compare with Other Brow Lifts?
The fox eye thread lift compares favorably with other non-surgical brow lifting treatments.
In terms of cost, it is comparable to other non-surgical aesthetic treatments, such as dermal fillers and Botox®. And may even be less expensive depending on how much filler or Botox® is required for the desired result.
Thread lifts occupy the middle-ground for longevity treatments, after fillers and Botox®. They are likely to last longer than Botox®, which usually requires a touch-up between 3 and 5 months.
Standard fillers usually last longer—around 9 to 12 months, although some of the newer, premium filler effects are still noticeable for 18 months or more.
As far as downtime is concerned, thread lifts require a little more than Botox® and fillers, but this is still nothing compared to surgical brow lifts.
Should I Consider a Fox Eye Surgery?
A fox eye surgery is, of course, going to give you a permanent result, which may be what you are looking for if you want to minimize the signs of aging by eliminating sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
However, it may not be the ideal solution if you want to change the shape of your brow because it is currently fashionable. Fox eyebrows could go out of style, but fox eye surgery is permanent!
Also, the eyebrow thread lift is an excellent option for patients who are afraid of going under the knife due to the risks of complications.
So, maybe you could get first a non-surgical lift to take your new eyebrows for a spin before taking more definite measures.
Is the Fox Eye Thread Lift Procedure Safe?
Thread lifts are considered to be very low risk because they are non-invasive.
The threads used for fox eyebrows are medical-grade, ultra-fine, and biodegradable. But, as with any medical procedure, there are always risks.
Infection is highly unlikely, but you will be given aftercare instructions so that you can avoid any problems.
No matter your case, it is always advisable to have your treatment with a trustworthy practitioner who has the required expertise, not only in cosmetic dermatology but also with thread lifting techniques.
Many of the complications associated with thread lifts, such as skin puckering or visible threads, can be avoided if a practitioner carries out the procedure with the proper skillset.
If you’d like to know more about the fox eye thread lift at Antiaging Group Barcelona, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our medical team is more than happy to talk through your concerns and suggest the best options for your eyebrow thread lift.
How Much Does a Fox Eye Thread Lift Cost?
Every procedure is personal to you and to your needs, and so is the cost.
Since we know that cost is important, we welcome you to visit our facilities for a free, no-obligation visit. You’ll have time to consult with the plastic surgeon, ask questions, and talk about any concerns. We’ll identify the best solution and the best price for you.
We’re so glad you asked! With over 20 years of experience, Antiaging Group Barcelona is a leading clinic in thread lift treatments.
Doctor Jesús Benito is a member of many international plastic surgery organizations, has won numerous awards, and is dedicated to his patients. His world-class medical center in Spain is sought out for its excellence and state-of-the-art procedures. A highly trained team supports Doctor Benito and provides superb care for every patient.
Doctor Laura Salvador
Specialist in face and body cosmetic medicine.
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Bibliography & Publications:
- Absorbable screws in endoscope-assisted forehead lifting. Benito J, Camargo VJ, Torres A.Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2003
- Lifting medio facial. VI Reunión de la Sociedad de Cirugía Plástica, reparadora y Estética de la Comunidad Valenciana. 28-29 de octubre de 2005. Valencia
- Are lifting techniques for midface rejuvenation outdated? Congreso de EASAPS, Madrid 28 y 29 de noviembre de 2014.
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