Answers to the question, “What is SOOF lift?”
What is SOOF lift?
Learning what is a SOOF lift is important if you are interested in eye surgery. Surgical rejuvenation of the lower lid has been a problem in need of a good solution for many years. Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty as an effective treatment for this problem. This procedure addresses the “SOOF,” which stands for suborbicularis oculi fat, as a way to correct the puffy appearance beneath the eyes, without making the area look sunken or hollow. This relatively simple surgery can restore a youthful, rested look through blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery.
Many facial plastic surgeons operate on the lower lid using approaches that do not work as well as a SOOF lift blepharoplasty. In fact, many choose to use an open approach, making an incision beneath the eyelashes of the lower lid. They lift the skin and muscle of the lower lid, removing fat from compartments underneath and behind the orbit. The problem with this approach is that the body cannot replace the fat in the lower lid as we age. Removing this fat simply makes a bulging lower lid look hollow. Neither of these looks are pleasing. Some surgeons will take fat from other areas of the body and try to “graft” this area to fill it in. This may occasionally help, but it is occasionally prone to failure due to clumping, resorption, or migration of the fat.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte NC is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has practiced facial plastic surgery since 1988 and his expertise and training far exceed any other facial plastic surgeon in town. At his Charlotte practice, Dr. Freeman performs blepharoplasty for the lower lids using an incision inside the eyelid for the vast majority of his patients. He has devised a way to return this area of the eye to its smooth, youthful position and appearance. He has devised a way to improve the puffiness without causing a hollow appearance. The procedure is called the “SOOF”.
The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery is a beautiful, modern facility that offers patients the experience and expertise of one of the country’s foremost authorities on facial plastic surgery. As a patient, you can be assured that you will receive a detailed evaluation by Dr. Sean Freeman that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Patients are never rushed to make a decision, they are encouraged to take as much time as they feel is necessary to have their questions answered and to feel confident about their decisions. To benefit from Dr. Freeman’s many years of experience, you can request your consultation online. Call his office and ask What is SOOF lift?