Some people look like they are in their twenties well into their forties, and look like forty-year-olds in their sixties. For others, wrinkles and loose skin show up much too soon. Two different kinds of face lift are available in Charlotte that can make yourself look as young as you feel.
In both kinds of face lift, the surgeon makes an incision along the hairline from your ear to your temples. In a deep plane face lift, the surgeon then repositions the skin and the deeper tissues of the face, and makes an incision under the chin to adjust the fatty tissues in the neck area. Sometimes shaving the backs of the submandibular glands (two of the salivary glands) will improve the appearance of the patient. A surgeon can let you know if this is appropriate for your case. After the surgery, you should be able to return to normal activity within two weeks, but it may be several weeks before your face looks the way you want it to.
In the deep plane minituck, the muscles and connective tissue of the face and the deposits of fatty tissue under the skin of the cheeks are lifted to create a naturally youthful look that will last a long time. This is a better procedure in cases where there is loose skin around the midface, neck and near the mouth, with less fat around the jowls.
Although it is always a good idea to learn as much as you can about any medical procedure you plan to undergo, you will want the most experienced facial plastic surgeon you can find to look at your face and determine which kind of face lift is right for you. When choosing a facial plastic surgeon, look for one who has an extensive gallery of before and after photos of previous clients.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. He has devoted himself to 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 a procedure called the SignatureLift, which is particularly suited to younger patients or those who have already had face lifts. Unlike a deep plane face lift, it can be performed under sedation rather than general anesthesia. Recovery time is much faster with this procedure. Most patients can get back to normal activity after only a few days. If you live in or near Charlotte and are interested in a more youthful appearance, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.