Frequently asked questions about eyelid surgery

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC:

My eyelids are sagging to the point where I have trouble opening them all the way. I’ve been to one surgeon who says I need them operated on, but another one said the problem is with my brow, not my eyelids. How do I know who’s right?

To be honest, you don’t. You’re going to need a third surgeon — preferably an expert facial plastic surgeon — to give you his or her assessment of where the problem is. The good news is that if this is a medical problem, insurance may cover it.


I’ve been told that a “soof lift blepharoplasty” can help me look younger. What’s a soof, and how did I get one on my face without knowing about it?

SOOF stands for suborbicularis oculi fat, a small deposit of fat underneath the lower eyelid that, like many other things, tends to migrate downward with age. Some surgeons remove it entirely, but this tends to leave behind a hollow look. Others prefer to replace it with a lump of fat from elsewhere in the body, but this lump can get misaligned.


A Charlotte NC facial plastic surgeon invented the SOOF lift blepharoplasty, in which an incision is made on the inside of the eyelid, the deposit is lifted back to its original position and the fascial layer is tightened to hold it there.


Are there any nonsurgical options for younger-looking eyelids?

Filler injections and BOTOX can help with this, along with laser skin resurfacing. These are often used alongside surgery to enhance its effect.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The best eyelid surgeon in Charlotte NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He’s been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has focused his practice completely on facial plastic surgery. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to perform endoscopic brow lift surgery, and he invented the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. If you’ve frequently asked questions about eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC, ask for an appointment today or get a discount on the consultation fee by arranging an online consultation.