SOOF lift blepharoplasty
SOOF lift blepharoplasty is a form of surgery on the lower eyelid that creates a more naturally youthful appearance than other such operations. With a small, subtle change to the face, it can create a much younger, healthier and livelier appearance. If you live in the Charlotte area and want to make such a change, why not have your operation done by the surgeon who invented it?
Signs of aging around the eyes
Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery. As we age,not only do small wrinkles form around the corners of our eyes, but a tiny deposit of fat under our eyelids called the suborbicularis oculi fat (or SOOF) begins to be displaced. The fascial layer of tissue, which holds it in place, relaxes sinks to the tops of our cheeks as. This makes the eyes look wider than they are, and creates puffy areas underneath them which are a sign of aging.
The old way of fixing this is to perform open lower lid blepharoplasty, in which the surgeon makes an incision under the eyelashes of the lower lid, lifts the skin and muscle and takes the fat out completely. While this does get rid of wrinkles and puffiness, the absence of the deposit of fat gives a hollow look to the lower eyelid and tear trough. Sometimes the fat is replaced by another deposit taken from a different part of the body, but this carries the risk that the new lump of fat will be too heavy for the lower lid and cause it to pull away from the eyeball, requiring immediate surgery right away this instant and I mean now.
This is why a Charlotte surgeon developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty,in which the surgeon makes the cut on the inside of the eyelid, lifts the SOOF back into place and tightens the fascial layer so as to hold it in place. This procedure should involve less swelling than a typical blepharoplasty. Recovery time is one to two weeks, and the stitches are taken out after five days. Ask your surgeon about post-operative care.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The doctor who developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty as an alternative to the traditional procedure is Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte. 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 this procedure to other surgeons. If you are interested in this procedure, call his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.
Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only Faces, Charlotte’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.