An alternative to open SOOF lift blepharoplasty surgery
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can alleviate medical problems caused by droopy eyelids. But it’s usually done along with other procedures to make the patient look younger by removing wrinkles, eye bags and other signs of age. Even if you’re having it done for medical reasons, chances are you’ll still want to look good when it’s over. You should know that there are different procedures for the upper and lower eyelids.
The old procedure for the lower lid is called an open lower lid blepharoplasty, in which the surgeon cuts under the eyelashes of the lower lid and removes the small deposit of fat called the suborbicularis oculi fat. But the missing deposit of fat makes the lower eyelid and tear trough look hollow. Sometimes it’s replaced by other fat, but if the new fat is too heavy it can pull the lower lid away from the eyeball. A cosmetic surgeon in Charlotte came up with a better approach. This is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty surgery, in which the surgeon lifts the SOOF back into place and tightens the fascial layer to hold it there.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon, is the doctor who developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty as an alternative to the traditional procedure. He has been certified by two different surgery boards. Since 1988 he has done nothing but facial plastic surgery, including eyelid surgeries, and has often taught the SOOF lift 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.