The deep plane facelift makes you look years younger

If you live in Charlotte, NC and you want to take ten to fifteen years off their appearance, you’re going to need a deep plane facelift. You’ll need to quit smoking and drinking for a couple of weeks before the procedure, as well as avoiding other things — your surgeon will let you know what. Afterward, the sutures are usually removed after five to seven days, but the facial bruising and swelling can last several weeks. Many patients stay indoors until their faces are healed.

To perform a deep plane facelift, the surgeon adjusts the skin and deeper tissues of the face and lifts the fatty tissues of the throat. The surgeon might also trim away some of the salivary glands in the cheek.This can be accompanied by a neck lift, a brow lift and other similar operations to make the whole face look younger.

What is a weekend facelift?

The opposite of a deep plane facelift is a procedure called a“weekend facelift.”It gets its name from the fact that if you get one on Saturday, you might be able to go back to work on Monday — although some surgeons who don’t care for this procedure like to joke that it lasts about as long as a weekend.It’s true that the results of a weekend facelift aren’t as dramatic as those of a deep plane facelift or midface lift, and don’t last as long.

This means the weekend facelift isn’t for those looking for major change. It’s more for the 45-year-old who wants to look like a 40-year-old than the 50-year-old who wants to look like a 35-year-old. It’s also suitable for those who have already undergone a deep plane facelift. Look for a facial plastic surgeon who is clear and open with you about what to expect from surgery.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

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.