Facelift is an important decision. If you want a facelift in Charlotte NC, make sure you choose the right surgeon. All facelifts should be individually tailored to the patient, and they should be performed by someone with an instinct for human facial beauty, an intuitive understanting of the aging patterns of the human face, and the skill to put these attributes into effect. Look for a surgeon with years of experience, at least one if not two board certifications, a gallery of before and after photos of facelifts and many positive testimonials from previous patients. Remember that a facelift lasts for years, and you are going to have to show it in public every day for as long as it lasts. Choose the right surgeon to do it.
In the deep plane facelift, the surgeon repositions the skin and deeper tissues of the face, makes an incision under the chin and lifts the fatty tissues in the neck area. The swelling last for several weeks, but you should be able to go back to normal activity within two weeks. In the meantime, avoid smoking, get plenty of rest and be gentle with your face.
The deep plane minituck is used in cases where there is loose skin around the midface, neck and near the mouth, with less fat around the jowls. In this procedure, the surgeon concentrates on the muscles and tissue under the skin of the cheeks. This procedure has a shorter recovery time.
A weekend facelift is for younger people who only want to shave a few years off their appearance, or who have already had one facelift. Unlike a deep plane facelift, a weekend facelift can be performed under sedation rather than general anesthesia, with much less bruising and swelling and a much shorter recovery time. Most patients return to normal activity after only a few days. The downside to a weekend facelift is that the effect is much less than other kinds of facelift, and tends not to last as long.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. He has done only facial plastic surgery since 1988 and has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Freeman has developed and trademarked a procedure called the SignatureLift, a variation of the traditional short flat face lift similar to the weekend facelift, which is well suited to younger patients or to those who have already had face lifts or need relatively minor work. If you live in or near Charlotte and are interested in a younger appearance, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.