Getting surgery for baggy eyes

You might try surgery for baggy eyes in Charlotte NC

Surgery for baggy eyes can make you look a lot younger. Originally this surgery was most often done by performing a traditional open lower lid blepharoplasty, removing the suborbicularis oculi fat, or SOOF, under the eyelid. This is a tiny deposit of fat under the eyelid that sinks onto the cheeks with age. This procedure does work, but it also leaves the lower eyelid and tear trough looking hollow. Sometimes the surgeon replaces this deposit of fat with a deposit of fat taken from another part of the body, but the effect does not always last and can go badly wrong if the new fat is too heavy.

So a surgeon in Charlotte NC developed a better surgery for baggy eyes, the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. In this procedure the surgeon takes the SOOF, lifts in back into place and tightens the fascial layer that holds it there. Before scheduling the SOOF lift, you need to go over your medical history with your surgeon, talk about your expectations and have your eyes examined. If you smoke, stop several weeks beforehand. Do not take any aspirin, ibuprofen or anything else that could increase bleeding. Get someone to drive you home after the surgery.

The recovery will probably take several weeks. You may experience bruising, puffiness and sensitivity to light. Even if you feel sore, do not take aspirin or ibuprofen or wear contact lenses. Sleep with your head raised, and try not to rub your eyes. If you go outside, wear dark glasses.

Charlottes most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The top facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte NC for surgery for baggy eyes is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Best of all, he happens to be the surgeon who invented the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. Since 1988 he has focused on facial plastic surgery. If you need surgery for baggy eyes in Charlotte NC, call today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the fee.

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Meet Dr. Sean Freeman

Dr. Freeman is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has specialized in aesthetic facial surgery since 1988. As a leader in his field who has invented advanced surgical techniques, he is frequently called upon to teach and represent his peers. Learn more about his vast experience and qualifications.

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