Facelifts are facial surgery which help treat the visible signs of aging in the neck and face. These signs can include deep creases below the lower eyelids, sagging in the center of the face, and deep creases around the mouth from the nose to the mouth. Other signs of aging that may be successfully treated by facelifts are loss of skin tone, fat that has disappeared, and loose jowls or skin under the jaw and chin (the double chin).
People age at different speeds and with different results. Age and gravity, along with the typical stress of everyday living can leave visible evidence in a person’s face. Deep creases form between the mouth and nose, the skin around the jaw line loosens and jowls develop, and fat deposits and folds appear around the neck. When they begin losing their youthful appearance, smart individuals turn to Charlotte’s top facial plastic surgeon because they know he will give them the best results possible.
Facelift do not stop the aging process, but can visibly slow it down and improve on damage already done. Facelifts do not change a person’s fundamental appearance, although when combined with other facial plastic surgeries, may improve it tremendously. Facelifts cosmetically adjust and alter the placement of skin on the neck and face. The plastic surgeon will also tighten facial muscles under the skin and remove excess fat. Facelifts are often accompanied by other facial plastic surgeries such as eyelid surgery, a forehead left, or nose reshaping surgery.
Candidates for facelift
The ideal candidate for a facelift is a man or woman who is beginning to experience sagging skin on the face and neck. Their skin will still retain some elasticity, but visible sagging is evident. When an individual has a strong bone structure which is well-defined, it can help simplify the procedure. Contrary to popular belief, most candidates for facelift are not in their seventies or eighties, although there are many this age who do get facelifts. Most facelift recipients are in their forties, fifties and sixties.
Facelift do not change how a person looks, but improves their appearance making them appear fresher and younger. These improved looks can often boost a person’s self-esteem, making them feel better about themselves.
Choosing a plastic surgeon
As long as the facelift is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, there is generally little risk from this procedure. It is recommended that you always do your research and choose a plastic surgeon with at least ten years of experience. It is also recommended that the plastic surgeon be specialized in this area of plastic surgery.
When you schedule a consultation with Charlotte’s top facial plastic surgeon, he will begin by discussing your individual concerns and your goal for the surgery. He will perform a complete evaluation of your skin, face, and underlying facial structure to determine the best procedures to help you reach your goals. When you are ready to schedule a consultation, call Charlotte’s top plastic facial surgeon, Dr. M. Sean Freeman at The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery.