A facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to help you appear younger and refreshed. As we grow older, our facial skin begins to lose its elasticity and starts to sag. This can leave you looking older than your years, with hollow cheeks, deep wrinkles, and loose skin on your neck and jowls. A facelift performed by Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sean Freeman can address these problems and help you look many years younger.
There are several different facelift procedures. Each differs in the amount of invasiveness and recovery time. The most common type of facelift procedures performed by Dr. Freeman are the deep plane lift and Dr. Freeman’s SignatureLift, a procedure he developed and perfected. Even though facelifts may differ, they do share common elements. Dr. Freeman will do your facelift at his state-of-the-art clinic in Charlotte NC and you will be sedated, typically a twilight or local anesthesia. If you opt for a deep plane facelift, Dr. Freeman will make incisions along your hairline extending from your ear to your temples. He will then reposition your deeper tissue and skin, resulting in a more youthful, firmer appearance. Dr. Freeman focuses on achieving a natural, enhanced appearance. He never wants his patients to appear as if they are surprised or stretched look. If Dr. Freeman needs to, he will also make a small incision under your chin to liposuction any extra fat in your neck.
Dr. Freeman may recommend a Signature facelift instead of a deep plane lift. He typically recommends this procedure for younger patients who are not ready for a deep plane face lift or for patients who just want a freshening of a previous facelift. Dr. Freeman’s SignatureLift helps improve the appearance of your neck and jowl areas. One of the primary benefits of this facial plastic surgery procedure is the patient heals rapidly, often able to return to work within a few days.
Before you make your appointment for facelift surgery with Dr. Freeman, you will meet with him to discuss your goals and desired results. During this consultation appointment, Dr. Freeman will evaluate your facial structure and your skin and make recommendations on which facelift procedure is right for you. He will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have and help you decide on a facelift procedure. Following your consultation with Dr. Freeman, you can call his clinic in Charlotte NC, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery and schedule your facelift surgery.
No matter which facelift procedure you choose, you will receive instructions for what to do before and after your surgery. Depending upon which facelift surgery you select, your recovery will be anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Most Charlotte NC patients recovering from deep plane face lift surgery can resume normal activities within ten to fourteen days. It may be several weeks before all visible bruising disappears. If you select the SignatureLift, you should experience minimal bruising and swelling. You will have a few sutures, but these can be easily hidden and you should be able to resume all normal activities, including returning to work within a few days.
For the best results, choose Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sean Freeman to perform your facelift. Call his clinic in Charlotte NC, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery today to make an appointment.