An eyelid lift is called blepharoplasty and is a procedure removing skin and adding or removing fat from the eyelids. There are two types of blepharoplasty, upper eyelid and lower eyelid. Dr. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon specializes in both of these surgeries, helping restore your youthful appearance. For lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Freeman prefers to perform the Soof lift blepharoplasty, a procedure he developed and perfected. Using this procedure, Dr. Freeman can rejuvenate the lower lid without making an external incision. Dr. Freeman’s revolutionary technique also helps improve the hollow appearance that often develops as we age.
Dr. Freeman performs Soof lift blepharoplasty to reduce wrinkles, remove excess skin, and improve the shape of the lower eyelid. Since his technique lift the midface toward the lower lid, there is an improvement in the hollow appearance that may occur beneath the eyes. Dr. Freeman’s Soof lift blepharoplasty also greatly diminishes the risk of altering the lower lid’s position.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are in good overall health. Dr. Freeman will meet with those considering Soof lift with blepharoplasty to discuss the patient’s goals and reasons for wanting the surgery. During this initial consultation, Dr. Freeman will carefully evaluate the patient’s features, bone structure, and skin elasticity and make recommendations on suitable facial plastic surgery options. Once the patient and Dr. Freeman determine Soof lift blepharoplasty is appropriate, the patient will schedule the procedure by calling Dr. Freeman’s clinic in Charlotte NC, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery. There may be times when Dr. Freeman will recommend lower eyelid surgery using an external approach. This is typically because there are complicating factors such as muscle laxity and Dr. Freeman feels this approach will prove more successful. During the initial consultation for Soof lift blepharoplasty, Dr. Freeman will discuss all surgical options and which is best for the patient’s particular situation.
It is also a good idea for a patient to meet with their eye doctor before Soof lift blepharoplasty to ensure there are not underlying medical issues which might complicate the outcome of the surgery. The patient should prepare for surgery by carefully following all pre-operative instructions and ensuring they completely understand any post-operative instructions. Following surgery, most patients have a short recovery time, with bruising and swelling subsiding over the next few weeks. Most patients can return to their normal activities within seven to ten days and may use makeup to cover any bruising or discoloration.
For anyone considering lower eyelid surgery, meeting with Dr. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s top facial plastic surgeon is a must. Schedule a consultation appointment for Soof lift blepharoplasty at Dr. Freeman’s Charlotte NC clinic, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery.