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Facelift from your Charlotte expert facial plastic surgeon

Facelifts- the deep plane facelift is the most thorough

Facelift is a major decision. All facelifts are customized for the individual patient, taking into account age, the thickness and texture of the skin, and the shape of the bone and soft tissue. A common type of major facelift is the deep plane facelift. This is the full facelift, in which the skin and deeper tissues of the face are adjusted, and the surgeon also lifts the fatty tissues of the throat. The surgeon might also shave the backs of two of the salivary glands to improve the appearance of your cheeks. It is often accompanied by a brow lift or other procedures.


The recovery time is the hard part. People get facelifts to look better, but they do not actually look better until the healing process is complete. There will be swelling and bruising of the face which may last for several weeks. In addition, the sutures will need to remain in for close to a week. You may also experience bleeding from the incisions before they heal, or someone may just say that you are experiencing bleeding from the incisions. This is why many patients prefer to remain indoors until fully healed, and why many people are interested in less thorough procedures with shorter recovery times.


In the deep plane minituck, the surgeon lifts the muscles, connective tissue and fatty tissue under the skin of the cheeks so as to create a naturally youthful look. This procedure works better on patients who have loose skin around the midface, neck and near the mouth, and not so much fat around the jowls. Then there is the weekend facelift, a procedure for younger patients and those who have already had a deep plane facelift. It can be performed under sedation rather than general anesthesia, and the recovery time is much shorter. Most patients can get back to normal activity after only a few days. Sutures may be visible for five or six days unless they are hidden under your hair.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon for your facelifts.

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC. His SignatureLift is similar to the weekend facelifts. It can be performed under local or general anesthesia, and there is minimal swelling and bruising afterward. It is individually tailored to the patient and gives you a younger-looking neck and jowl area with a much shorter recovery time than other facelifts. Dr. Freeman has devoted himself to facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetics since 1988and 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’re interested in a facelift, make an appointment with his office today or schedule an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.