Deep plane facelift in Charlotte, NC is for facelift patients who are undergoing their first procedure and want to take ten to fifteen years off their appearance usually undergo a deep plane facelift. To do this, the surgeon adjusts the skin and deeper tissues of the face and lifts the fatty tissues of the throat. He or she may also perform surgery on some of the salivary glands in order to reduce their size. This can be accompanied by a neck lift, a brow lift and other similar operations, to create an appearance of youth that covers the whole face and neck area.
The sutures are usually removed after five to seven days, but the facial bruising and swelling may last several weeks. The incisions may bleed a little before they heal. Many patients in Charlotte, NC choose to remain indoors until fully healed. With facelifts as with so many other things, the end result is more attractive than the process that led to it.
The weekend facelift
The opposite extreme is the weekend facelift, which is called this because it can be performed over the weekend and with luck the patient will be able to go back to work on Monday, although no one would guarantee. Some surgeons are of the opinion that the effect of the surgery lasts about this long. This is an exaggeration, but it is a fact that the results of the weekend facelift are neither as dramatic nor as long-lasting as those of other forms of facial plastic surgery. This makes it suitable for people looking for a more subtle effect or who already underwent a deep plane facelift some time ago. Whenever you plan to undergo facial plastic surgery, it’s important to know exactly what to expect from the procedure you choose, so that you’re less likely to be disappointed.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best 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. He’s also developed and trademarked a procedure called the SignatureLift, a variation of the traditional lift which is well suited to younger patients or to those who have already had face lifts or need relatively minor work. Unlike a deep plane face lift, it can be performed under sedation rather than general anesthesia, with much less bruising and swelling and a much shorter recovery time. Most patients can return to normal activity after only a few days. If you live in or near Charlotte and are interested in a facelift, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.