What you should know about the SOOF Lift
A SOOF (Sub-Orbicularis Oculi Fat) Lift is a cheek lift performed through the upper eyelid skin crease incision at the time of the upper or lower blepharoplasty. This minimally-invasive procedure lifts the orbicularis muscle and the fat situated underneath to improve the convexity and the projection of the cheek. It significantly improves the eyelid-cheek junction (the tear trough) for which reason it is frequently performed at the same time as the lower blepharoplasty.
The SOOF is anchored to the bone lining (the periosteum) with absorbable sutures that go away after a couple of months, at the time when the tissues have already been fixated in the desired position.
Length of surgery: 20-30 min
Anesthesia: light sedation
Hospitalization: ambulatory (day surgery)
Downtime: 1-2 weeks