SOOF lift Q&A
What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery.
What’s a SOOF?
Suborbicularis oculi fat, the tiny deposit of fat under your eyelids. As we age, the fascial layer relaxes and the SOOF sinks down to the tops of our cheeks, creating puffiness under the eyes.
How do surgeons fix this?
The old approach was an open lower lid blepharoplasty, in which the SOOF was completely removed. This got rid of wrinkles, but it also left the lower eyelid and tear trough looking hollow. The new approach is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. The surgeon returns the SOOF to its original place, reversing all the effects of aging on the lower lid aat once.
How do I prepare for this?
If you smoke, stop. Also, get someone to drive you home after the surgery.
Any tips for recovery?
There’ll be some bruising for a little while. There may be swelling, redness and dryness in your eyes. You’ll heal faster if you stay off nicotine and don’t use eye makeup or contacts. (Of course, you may want makeup in order to cover the swelling and bruising when you go outside, so don’t go out in public too much.) There are no guarantees, but most patients look okay after two weeks.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The doctor who developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty as an alternative to the traditional procedure is Dr. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon. If you are interested in this procedure, call his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.