Charlotte’s top facial plastic surgeon for facelifts or fillers

Facelift versus fillers

Quite often, we are asked to explain which is more effective, facelift or fillers. The answer is as varied as there are individuals and skin types. Every individual ages at a different rate. The difference for each of us depends upon genetic factors, and environmental factors such as sun exposure and smoking. Facelifts can last from 2-10 years, depending on the technique, the skill of the surgeon, and the patient. Dermal fillers are becoming more and more popular for facial rejuvenation, but there is definitely a limit to what fillers can accomplish.



Facelifts are the best solution for tightening lower cheeks and removing jowls. Elevating tissues will also fill in cheek hollows to some degree. Facelifts are usually the best remedy for tightening loose neck skin and eliminating vertical bands, something that fillers cannot accomplish. Individuals who have lost facial volume can have volume restored with facelift surgery. Still, facelifts have limitations. Tightening the skin is not a solution for lost tissue volume. In such cases, fillers and fat grafts are required to restore a youthful fullness. One should consider having both a dermatologist and plastic surgeon involved in the long term management of facial aging.



Depending upon the type and severity of the wrinkles and folds, fillers can be used to fill in hollow temples and to augment thin cheeks. However, fillers are not effective for diminishing finely etched-in lines. When used appropriately, injectables can help stave off the need for facial surgery. They can also be used to enhance the results of surgery. Significant jowl formation and loose neck skin with vertical bands require surgery as a more effective and long-lasting treatment. If you are interested in fillers, Dr. Freeman can make a referral to a local dermatologist.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte NC is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has practiced facial plastic surgery since 1988 and his expertise and training far exceed any other facial plastic surgeon in town. The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery is a beautiful, modern facility that offers patients the experience and expertise of one of the country’s foremost authorities on facial plastic surgery. As a patient, you can be assured that you will receive a detailed evaluation by Dr. Sean Freeman that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Patients are never rushed to make a decision, they are encouraged to take as much time as they feel is necessary to have their questions answered and to feel confident about their decisions. To benefit from Dr. Freeman’s many years of experience, you can request your consultation online. Call his office and ask about Facelift from the top cosmetic surgeon in Charlotte.