Bags and circles under the eyes

Getting rid of bags and circles under the eyes in Charlotte NC

Bags and circles under the eyes, in addition to being a sign of lack of sleep, are one of the signs of advancing age. They’re often corrected through surgery on the lower eyelids. The old method for taking care of bags and circles under the eyes is called an open lower lid blepharoplasty. In this operation, the surgeon cuts under the eyelashes of the lower lid and takes out the small deposit of fat called the suborbicularis oculi fat. Sometimes this deposit is replaced with another lump of fat (which can go badly wrong if the new fat is too heavy or doesn’t hold its position) and sometimes it isn’t (which creates a hollow appearance).

A better way of dealing with bags and circles under the eyes is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. In this procedure, the surgeon the surgeon lifts the suborbicularis oculi fat back into place and tightens the fascial layer to hold it there. This brings the patient’s appearance closer to what it was in previous decades.

Recovery time from a SOOF lift blepharoplasty varies from person to person, but you should expect it to last several weeks. You may experience some bruising, puffiness and sensitivity to light. Don’t take any aspirin or ibuprofen, and don’t wear contact lenses. Sleep with your head elevated, and try not to rub your eyes. Wear dark glasses if you must go outside.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon, is the doctor who developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty as an alternative to the traditional procedure for dealing with bags and circles under the eyes. 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 nothing but facial plastic surgery, including eyelid surgeries, and has often taught the SOOF lift to other surgeons. If you are interested in surgery for bags and circles under the eyes, call his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.