Try a Charlotte Lifestyle Lift
A Charlotte lifestyle lift is a facial plastic surgery technique that combines surgical and nonsurgical procedures to help you look as much as ten years younger without looking stretched or unnatural. The most important element of a lifestyle lift is a surgical procedure such as a deep plane facelift or brow lift. Both of these will involve a certain amount of preparation and time set aside to recover. Ask your facial plastic surgeon for advice on how to manage the recovery.
Injectable fillers are another part of a Charlotte lifestyle lift, performed in addition to the surgery in order to help the parts of the face that the surgery didn’t reach. These fillers help hide smile lines and make the lips a little fuller. They act to replace the subcutaneous fat under the skin of our faces that shrinks and sinks with every passing year, and they are less stressful to get and recover from than the lift procedure. Their only disadvantage is that they don’t last as long as the lift. Two of the most popular fillers are Restylane and Perlane. They’re both made of hyaluronic acid, a gel that’s easy to inject and molds well, but doesn’t last long. RADIESSE is calcium hydroxylapatite in gel, and it lasts a year or more.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Freeman is the best cosmetic surgeon in Charlotte NC, and Lifestyle Lifts are a part of his practice. He has been performing nothing but facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures since 1988, including everything from laser tattoo removal to port wine stain treatment. He 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. If you live in or near in Charlotte NC and you need a Charlotte lifestyle lift, call his office today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee. Be sure to check out his gallery of “before and after” photos of Lifestyle Lifts and “Dr. Freeman’s Makeovers.”
Facelift versus fillers
Quite often, we are asked to explain which is more effective, facelift or fillers. The answer is as varied as there are individuals and skin types. Every individual ages at a different rate. The difference for each of us depends upon genetic factors, and environmental factors such as sun exposure and smoking. Facelifts can last from 2-10 years, depending on the technique, the skill of the surgeon, and the patient. Dermal fillers are becoming more and more popular for facial rejuvenation, but there is a limit to what fillers can accomplish.
Facelifts are the best solution for tightening lower cheeks and removing jowls. Elevating tissues will also fill in cheek hollows to some degree. Facelifts are usually the best remedy for tightening loose neck skin and eliminating vertical bands, something that fillers cannot accomplish. Individuals who have lost facial volume can have volume restored with facelift surgery. Still, facelifts have limitations. Tightening the skin is not a solution for lost tissue volume. In such cases, fillers and fat grafts are required to restore a youthful fullness. One should consider having both a dermatologist and plastic surgeon involved in the long term management of facial aging.
Depending upon the type and severity of the wrinkles and folds, fillers can be used to fill in hollow temples and to augment thin cheeks. However, fillers are not effective for diminishing finely etched-in lines. When used appropriately, injectables can help stave off the need for facial surgery. They can also be used to enhance the results of surgery. Significant jowl formation and loose neck skin with vertical bands require surgery as a more effective and long-lasting treatment.
Liquid Face Lift by Charlotte’s top facial plastic surgeon is for those who would like to avoid facelift surgery, but want to see an improvement in the signs of aging. A liquid face lift is the ideal alternative. With a liquid facelift, downtime is minimal, although you may have some bruising and will have noticeable swelling for 3 to 5 days. The main disadvantage to the liquid face lift method is the need for repeat treatments every year or so.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte NC is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has practiced facial plastic surgery since 1988 and his expertise and training far exceed any other facial plastic surgeon in town. The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery is a beautiful, modern facility that offers patients the experience and expertise of one of the country’s foremost authorities on facial plastic surgery. As a patient, you can be assured that you will receive a detailed evaluation by Dr. Sean Freeman that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Patients are never rushed to make a decision, they are encouraged to take as much time as they feel is necessary to have their questions answered and to feel confident about their decisions. To benefit from Dr. Freeman’s many years of experience, you can request your consultation online. Call his office and ask about Facelift or filler from the top cosmetic surgeon in Charlotte.