SOOF lift takes care of bags under the eyes

Under eye bags and circles a sign of aging

If you are trying to find ways to make yourself look younger, you probably want a solution for under eye bags and circles. These are often thought of a sign of insomnia, but are more often a sign of aging. Removing them is one of many subtle changes that can make your face look more youthful without being too obviously a product of surgery.

In an open lower lid blepharoplasty, the fat under the eyelid is removed. This does get rid of some wrinkles, but the absence of the fat gives a hollow look to the lower eyelid and tear trough. Sometimes the surgeon will replace this deposit of fat with a deposit of fat taken from another part of the body, but the effect does not always last.

A more effective procedure is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. SOOF stands for suborbicularis oculi fat, a name for the tiny deposit of fat under the lower eyelid. This deposit gradually migrates to the upper cheek as you age and the tissue that should hold it in place, called the fascial layer, relaxes. This is what creates the appearance of under eye bags and circles. In the SOOF lift blepharoplasty, this process is reversed. First, the surgeon makes the initial incision on the inside of the lid, where it cannot be seen. The surgeon then lifts the suborbicularis oculi fat back into place and tightens the structure that holds it there. This restores the fullness of the skin and the original, youthful appearance of the eyes. The SOOF lift blepharoplasty works very well as a solution for under eye bags and circles.

Charlotte’s best lower eyelid surgeon

The best facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman. He is the best surgeon for eyelid surgery. He has 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, and is the inventor of the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. Since 1988 he has focused on facial plastic surgery. If you need a solution for under eye bags and circles, call his office today.