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Facial plastic surgery to improve the eyes: SOOF lift blepharoplasty

Dr. M. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon performs SOOF lift blepharoplasty

Serums and creams with peptides, vitamins and topical applications which eliminate fluid can all help with under-eye bags and puffiness, however, the only way to really improve persistent under-eye bags is with facial plastic surgery.  This technique is called a blepharoplasty or lower lid surgery.  Many facial plastic surgeons perform this surgery, but only Dr. Freeman performs SOOF lift blepharoplasty, a procedure he invented and perfected to treat under eye bags.


With most blepharoplasty procedures, facial plastic surgeons make an incision beneath the lower lid lashes and then lift the muscle and skin of the lower lid.  They will also remove fat from the three compartments located behind and under the orbit.  When the blepharoplasty procedure is done this way, it may leave a hollow look around the eyes.  This is because when the fat is removed from a bulging lower lid, the area sinks.  Some facial plastic surgeons will remove fat from other places on the body and graft it into this area.  There are problems with this technique because the upper eyelid can end up looking hollow itself and the fat placed into the lower eyelid area can clump, move around or even be reabsorbed into the body.


SOOF lift blepharoplasty

When Dr. Freeman performs a SOOF lift blepharoplasty in his Charlotte NC clinic, he does not remove the fat from the orbit area.  Instead, Dr. Freeman makes a very small incision inside the lower eyelid and then tightens the entire structure so that it is able to contain the orbital fat. He also lifts the mid-face fat which tends to migrate from under the lower lid.  This is the SOOF – the suborbicularis oculi fat. This drastically improves the entire lower lid area, returning the smooth, youthful look to the lower lid area.


Before surgery

Before Dr. Freeman performs any facial plastic surgery on a patient, he meets with them to discuss their concerns and goals for surgery.  He evaluates the facial skin and bone structure and will recommend the best course of treatment for the patient’s individual situation.  He always discusses exactly what the patient can expect.  Dr. Freeman’s goal is always to provide his patients the very best results.  He never wants any of his patients to have a “plastic” or artificial appearance following surgery.  Dr. Freeman always strives to provide a natural, more youthful appearance for his patients.


Dr. Freeman is considered one of the best facial plastic surgeons in the entire Southeast United States.  He performs all facial plastic surgeries at his state-of-the-art operating suite at his Charlotte NC clinic, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery.  When you are considering SOOF lift blepharoplasty to improve the appearance of your eyes, call Dr. Freeman for a consultation appointment.

Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only FacesCharlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon, to schedule a consultation to find out what procedure is right for you. Call today.