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Facelift- and deciding what is best

Facelift and the many different types

Facelift can come in many different forms. There is a “weekend facelift” that’s really only a few cosmetic injections.  This procedure is not long lasting, and not for those with major aging issues. There are also longer lasting choices such as deep plane facelifts and mini facelifts. Each surgeon has his or her own version, so it’s important to check to make sure you are using an experienced surgeon with excellent results.


The deep plane facelift and the deep plane minituck

In the deep plane facelift, the surgeon will make an incision underneath the chin, adjust the skin and deeper tissues of the face, and lifts any fatty tissue in the area of the neck. The swelling will last for several weeks, but it should be possible to go back to normal activity at the end of the second week. Your facial plastic surgeon will give you advice on managing your recovery safely.


The deep plane minituck is used with patients who do not have much fat around the jowls, but do have loose skin in the midface area, on the neck and near the mouth.The surgeon performing this procedure will focus on the muscles and soft tissue within in the cheeks. The recovery time is shorter with this procedure.


Getting a surgeon with the right experience to do your facelift

The important thing when getting a facelift is to pick the right surgeon. Your facelift should be individually tailored to your face, and the person who does the operation must have an instinct for human facial beauty, an intuitive understanding of the aging patterns of the human face, and the skill at making fine changes in living human tissue without showing any sign that these changes are anything but natural.Look for a surgeon with many years of experience, at least one if not two board certifications and many positive reviews on


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

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, which is well suited to younger patients or to those who have already had face lifts or need relatively minor work. He also offers deep plane facelifts and mini facelifts and will help you decide what is best for you. If you live in or near Charlotte and are interested in a younger appearance, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.

Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only FacesCharlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon, to schedule a consultation to find out what procedure is right for you. Call today.