SOOF lift Q&A
Here are some frequently asked questions about the SOOF lift blepharoplasty.
I understand brow lifts and neck lifts and getting rid of crow’s feet and other wrinkles, but why do I need surgery on my lower eyelid to look younger?
There’s a very small deposit under our lower eyelids called the suborbicularis oculi fat, or SOOF. As we age, the fascial layer of tissue, which holds the SOOF in place, loses its grip. The SOOF starts to sink, and as it does it pulls down the lower eyelids and creates puffy areas underneath them. Reversing this can do a lot to make you look younger.
At what point do you need lower lid blepharoplasty?
The point where the whites of your eyes are visible under the iris while you’re looking straight ahead is the point where surgery is a better option than BOTOX or laser treatment.
How does a normal open lower lid blepharoplasty work?
The surgeon removes the SOOF entirely. This eliminates wrinkles and bags under the eyes, but the missing deposit of fat makes the lower eyelid and tear trough look hollow.
Can’t the surgeon just replace it with another deposit of fat from a different part of the body.
Yes, but that can have unfortunate results.
What’s the worst thing that could happen?
You might be sorry you asked. The worst thing that could happen as a consequence of this particular form of surgery is that the lump of fat might turn out to be too heavy for the eyelid, making it pull away from the eyeball.
So what’s the alternative?
The top facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC came up with a better way to perform cosmetic surgery on the lower eyelid. He developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. In this procedure, the surgeon makes an on the inside of the eyelid, lifts the SOOF back into its original position and tightens the fascial layer to hold it in place. This reverses the whole process of aging as it affects the lower eyelids and upper mid-face area, creating a naturally youthful appearance.
The doctor who developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty as an alternative to the traditional procedure is Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte. He’s 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’re interested in a SOOF lift, call his office or request an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.