How is a suborbicularis oculi fat lift (SOOF) performed in patients with Bell palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (IFP)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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An SOOF lift is commonly performed in conjunction with a lateral tarsal strip procedure to correct horizontal lower-lid laxity and to improve apposition of the lid to the globe. [65] First, lateral canthotomy and cantholysis is performed. Then, the anterior lamella is removed, and the lateral tarsal strip is shortened and attached to the periosteum at the lateral orbital rim.


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