No matter who you are, eventually your face will begin to show signs that you are getting older. The skin begins to sag a bit and wrinkles and lines begin to form. While there is no way to completely erase these signs of aging, Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sean Freeman has developed a type of minituck or what he calls his SignatureLift which can help combat the early signs of aging in younger patients. The minituck targets the jawline and neck instead of the entire face as is done with a full facelift. The surgery is less invasive and the recovery easier with Dr. Freeman’s SignatureLift minituck surgery.
Consultation before surgery
Before Dr. Freeman will perform facial plastic surgery on anyone, he meets with the patient to discuss the details of the procedure and to perform an evaluation of the patient’s bone structure and skin. During this initial consultation appointment, Dr. Freeman conducts a thorough physical examination and then assesses the texture, thickness, and elasticity of the skin on the patient’s face and neck areas. He also evaluates the severity of any wrinkles and folds to determine which facial plastic surgery procedures are appropriate for that patient’s individual situation. Dr. Freeman has more than twenty years’ experience performing facial plastic surgery in Charlotte NC and is considered one of the best facial plastic surgeons in the Southeast. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck surgery) and by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Freeman is an artist skilled in providing the best results possible from each facial plastic surgery procedure. It is always his goal to provide results which appear natural and never appear as if the patient had “work” done.
The minituck or SignatureLift
Patients who are younger may benefit from Dr. Freeman’s alternative to a full face lift. He developed and perfected this procedure. It is especially appropriate for patients who do not have severe wrinkles, folds, or sagging skin. The SignatureLift may also be appropriate for patients who have had a previous facelift and are beginning to see new signs of aging. This type of minituck can provide a patient with a younger-looking jowl and neck area and the recovery time is much less than with a full face lift. Dr. Freeman performs the minituck procedure under sedation at his clinic, The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery in Charlotte NC. This procedure causes minimal swelling and bruising and any sutures will only be visible for five to six days. If you are considering a minituck, give Dr. Freeman a call to schedule your consultation appointment.