If your eyes look old but you can’t say exactly why, a SOOF lift blepharoplasty in Charlotte may work for you. A facial plastic surgeon learns to understand the precise changes of the aging process and find ways to reverse them. There is a little deposit of fat under our eyelids called the suborbicularis oculi fat, or SOOF, held in place by a kind of connective tissue called the fascial layer. As we age, the fascial layer relaxes and the SOOF sinks to the tops of our cheeks, creating a puffy appearance right under the eyes.
An open lower lid blepharoplasty means an incision under the eyelashes of the lower lid, lifting the skin and muscle and removing the fat. This gets rid of wrinkles, but it leaves the lower eyelid and tear trough looking hollow. A better approach is the SOOF life blepharoplasty. The surgeon makes an incision on the insider of the eyelid, puts the suborbicularis oculi fat back in position and retightens the fascial layer to hold it there. This subtle change in the structure of the face is much more effective at bringing back the original appearance of the eyes. A SOOF lift blepharoplasty makes the whole middle of the face look younger.
Getting a SOOF lift blepharoplasty in Charlotte
The doctor who developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty is Dr. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon. Since 1988 he has done only facial plastic surgery, including eyelid surgeries, and has often taught this procedure to other surgeons. If you are interested in this procedure, call his office today.