Bags and circles under the eyes blepharoplasty procedure

Bags and circles under the eyes

Bags and circles under the eyes, although often thought of as a sign of lack of sleep, are one of the earliest marks of impending middle age in Charlotte NC. As such, even people who aren’t all that old may wish to be rid of them. Removing the bags and circles under the eyes is a small and subtle change that if done right, doesn’t look like surgery but does make your face look a little bit younger.


These bags and circles under the eyes are caused by the migration of fatty tissues under the eyelids. Two procedures that can clear up bags and circles under the eyes are the open lower lid blepharoplasty and the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. An open lower lid blepharoplasty means removing the fat under the eyelid entirely, and possibly replacing it with fat taken from elsewhere in the body. This doesn’t always work. The SOOF lift blepharoplasty deals with the problem directly, by taking the deposit of fat (the suborbicularis oculi fat, or SOOF), lifting it back into position and tightening the fascial layer that holds it in place. This is done by making the initial incision on the inside of the eyelid.


To find a surgeon who can perform blepharoplasty, look for someone in your area who has years of experience and many testimonials from patients on sites such as Also look for a gallery of before and after photos.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The best Charlotte NC facial plastic surgeon to take care of your bags and circles under the 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, and is the inventor of the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. Since 1988 he has focused on facial plastic surgery. If you need surgery for bags and circles under the eyes, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation in order to get the discount on the consultation fee.