Frequently asked questions about upper and lower eyelid surgery

Frequently asked questions about upper and lower eyelid surgery

Frequently asked questions about upper and lower eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about upper and lower eyelid surgery:

I have crow’s feet at the corners of my eyes. Do I really need surgery to get them treated?
Not necessarily. You might be able to get them taken care of with filler injections or other nonsurgical methods. Your facial plastic surgeon will be able to tell you if this is the case.

Can I have upper eyelid and lower eyelid surgery done at the same time?
Yes.

What is a “SOOF lift”?
SOOF stands for suborbicularis oculi fat, a small deposit of fat underneath the lower eyelid that tends to sink with age. Some surgeons remove it entirely, but this leaves a hollow spot. Others replace it with a lump of fat from elsewhere in the body, but this lump can get dislodged. So a Charlotte NC facial plastic surgeon invented the SOOF lift blepharoplasty, in which the surgeon lifts the SOOF back to its original position and tightens the fascial layer to hold it there.

I have dark circles under my eyes, but they don’t look like the sort of circles that get treated with blepharoplasty — they’re more discolored than misshapen. Right now I’m covering them up with makeup, but is there an alternative to surgery for a permanent solution?
That’s the sort of call an expert ought to make, but yes, there are laser procedures that can be used to treat dark circles under the eyes.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best surgeon in Charlotte NC for eyelid surgery is Dr. Sean Freeman. He’s 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. Since 1988 he has focused his practice completely on facial plastic surgery. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to perform endoscopic brow lift surgery, and he invented the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. If you’ve frequently asked questions about upper and lower eyelid surgery, ask for an appointment today or get a discount on the consultation fee by arranging an online consultation.

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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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