Facelift frequently asked questions

Facelift frequently asked questions in Charlotte NC
Here are some facelift frequently asked questions, with the answers:

How long does it take to recover from a face lift?
This depends on the exact procedure. As we’ll see, there are different procedures with different recovery times. A general rule is that you can speed recovery by keeping your head elevated and refraining from doing anything strenuous for the next two weeks.

How long does a face lift last?
What’s the difference between a facelift and a minituck?
A deep plane facelift involved more of the face, especially the neck area, and is needed in cases where there’s a lot of loose skin and fat under the jaw. A minituck involves a little less surgery.

What is an endotine facelift?
It’s a facelift in the midface area that uses endotine to connect the tissue to the bone. The endotine eventually dissolves. Surgeons disagree on its usefulness, so you’ll have to ask your own facial plastic surgeon for his or her opinion.

What is a ”weekend facelift”?
Something surgeons disagree on much more than they disagree on endotine facelifts. There’s no one specific procedure for this — it refers to any relatively non-invasive facelift with a recovery time of only a few days. Many surgeons have their own versions of this, but others regard the whole concept as a waste of time and money.

The key thing to remember is not to try to use a weekend facelift as a substitute for a real facelift — it’s bound to disappoint you. Weekend facelifts are best suited for patients who either are still fairly young or have already had facelifts.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
If you have more facelift frequently asked questions, it is best to bring them to a professional. Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. He 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 has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988. He pioneered the use of the deep plane minituck. If you are interested in a face lift, make an appointment or request an online consultation today.