A facelift is an easy way to look years younger

Facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens the skin of the neck and face to give patients a more youthful appearance. Facelifts sometimes are equated with people who look have a frozen face. But, a facelift that is done right can make patients look younger and look natural as well. There are multiple types of facelifts people may have done, and the surgeon will discuss options with patients during their consultation.

Other procedures are often done in addition to people having a facelift

While some patients only have a facelift procedure done, others may have some additional surgeries done along with the facelift. Often, brow lifts, surgery to correct droopy eyelids, and more, are done in conjunction with facelifts. However, they are not required but may help patients retain a natural, balanced look to their face.

There are multiple types of facelifts, surgeons will discuss options during a consultation

The type of facelift a patient has is dependent on a few different factors. Different facelift procedures target different areas to correct, and some are geared toward, particular types of patients. The facelift surgeon will discuss all the options available with you.

Deep plan facelifts target the lower face. For this type of facelift, the incision is made under the chin. A deep plane minituck procedure is a bit less intrusive. The incisions for this surgery are made behind the ears, making the potential scars less visible and easy to hide.

Charlotte, NC surgeon, Dr. Sean Freeman, created the SignatureLift facelift procedure. This procedure is comparable to the popular, so-called weekend facelift. The SignatureLift surgery focuses on the neck and jowls and is for patients who have previously had a facelift and younger clients.

Recovery time for facelifts range from a few weeks to a month or two

As is the case with most surgeries, the recovery time for a facelift varies based on the type of procedure done, the number of procedures done, and the patient. The SignatureLift is done under sedation and has a shorter recovery time than the other procedures. Other procedures may take a few weeks, to a month or two for patients to fully recover. To ensure patients have the fastest recovery possible, patients will need to be sure to follow doctor’s orders and get plenty of rest following surgery.

Charlotte’s most experienced facelift surgeon

Charlotte, NC residents who are considering a facelift, should look no further than Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman has the experience to help ensure patients look more youthful, while still looking natural. He is double board certified and has focused exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988. Be sure to contact Dr. Freeman’s office today to schedule a consultation.