(The following is a dramatization.)
Mrs. Hendricks wanted to make her face, and especially her eyes, look younger, and she had not heard of a SOOF lift in Charlotte. She first went in for an operation on the face and upper and lower eyelids.
Before Mrs. Hendricks underwent the first operation, the surgeon explained to her that the reason her eyes were not looking as young as they once had was that the suborbicularis oculi fat under her eyes had migrated down slightly, creating a puffy look. To clear this up, the surgeon wanted to remove the SOOF entirely. Mrs. Hendricks needed very little persuading to remove any sort of fat, but when the operation was over and the swelling had gone down, she was disappointed to discover that her eyes had a hollow, slightly wrong look that they never had when she was younger.
To get this fixed, Mrs. Hendricks went in for a second operation as soon as she was fully recovered. This one would involve removing a SOOF-sized lump of fat from elsewhere in the body and putting it where the SOOF had once been.
At first, this approach seemed to work, but then, on her left eye, the implanted fat began to sink again. Worse, on her right eye the weight of the new fat was just a little too much and had started to pull her lower eyelid open. This needed to be fixed right away.
At this point, Mrs. Hendricks went to the best Charlotte, NC cosmetic surgeon she could find. He explained that a better operation would be the SOOF lift in Charlotte, in which the fat is lifted back where it belongs and the fascial layer is tightened to keep it there. In this case it was too late to perform a real SOOF lift, since the original SOOF itself was long since gone. However, with a great deal of care and skill, he was able to restore her lower eyelids to what she had wanted them to look like in the first place.
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.