Surgery for bags under the eyes in Charlotte NC
A SOOF lift blepharoplasty is a useful form of surgery for bags under the eyes in Charlotte, because bags and circles under the eyes are one of the minor signs of advancing age. There is a tiny deposit of fatty tissue known as the suborbicularis oculi fat, or SOOF. This small lump of fat is held in place by a layer of connective tissue, the fascial layer, but sinks down to the tops of our cheeks as we grow older and the connective tissue grows slack.
The old way to deal with this is to simply remove the SOOF without replacing it. This gets rid of the puffiness, but replaces it with a hollow look. It can be replaced with a similar-sized lump of fat from elsewhere in the body, but this sometimes goes wrong.
A better form of surgery for bags under the eyes is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty, in which the surgeon makes an incision on the inside of the eyelid, puts the suborbicularis oculi fat back where it belongs and retightens the fascial layer to hold it there, undoing all the effects of aging on the eyelid in one procedure.
Recovery time from a SOOF lift blepharoplasty is about two weeks, and the stitches should come out after the first five days. As with any facial plastic surgery, you should quite smoking before surgery and stay off cigarettes for a few weeks afterward.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The doctor who developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty as surgery for bags under the eyes is Dr. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has done only facial plastic surgery, including eyelid surgeries, and has often taught this procedure to other surgeons. If you are looking for surgery for bags under the eyes, call his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.