Facelift surgery helps patients look more youthful
Facelift surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help Charlotte, NC residents look younger. There are many types of facelifts, and they focus on different problem areas. The surgeon will be able to advise which procedure is best based on an evaluation and what the patient’s goals are.
Each type of facelift surgery focus on different problems areas a patient wishes to correct
A deep plane facelift focuses on the lower and mid face. The incision for this procedure is made under the chin and is one of the longer-lasting surgeries. However, it also tends to have a longer recovery time.
A deep plane minituck is less intrusive and has a shorter recovery time than a deep plane facelift. For this procedure, the incisions are made behind the ear, which helps hide any scars behind the ears and along the hairline.
Dr. Freeman has developed the SignatureLift, which is geared towards younger patients or patients who have previously had a facelift. This procedure is similar to the weekend lift that is popular among many patients. This surgery focuses on the neck and jowls and is performed under sedation instead of anesthesia.
Facelifts can be expensive, but there is no set cost for the procedure
There is no set number a patient planning on having a facelift will spend. The surgeon should be able to give a cost at the consultation. The cost can range anywhere between $7,500.00 and $50,000.00 for patients. However, other surgeries are often performed in conjunction with other surgeries, which can inflate the cost. Thankfully, facelifts last for many years, so the patient will not need to pay for the surgery regularly.
If a facelift does not turn out as planned, it can be difficult to correct it. A facelift essentially tightens the skin around the face and neck, so doctors must wait for the skin to loosen again. There is also the added expense of paying for the surgery again.
Following a facelift surgery, patients will need to follow doctor’s orders closely
Following surgery patients will need to continue not to smoke and not take any aspirin or ibuprofen. The doctor will prescribe painkillers and any other medications necessary and patients should be sure only to take those. Patients will also need to take time at home to recover from surgery so planning to have someone around to help for a while is beneficial.
Charlotte’s most experienced facelift surgeon
Charlotte, NC residents who are considering facelift surgery should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman has years of experience and works to give patients a youthful appearance that looks natural and not pinched. Be sure to contact his office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about his experience and the procedure.