How many facelifts should you get in your life?
How many facelifts are too many? Which surgery should be your last? Not long ago Vicki Gunvalson of The Real Housewives of Orange County decided, at the age of 56, that she’d had her last operation. Most people reach this point eventually, or decide they need to save their money for other purposes, or that the cumulative effect of repeated operations isn’t making them look better.
There’s no getting around it — if you live long enough you will grow old, and eventually even look that way. But if you feel like your face is aging too quickly, or you want another ten years or so of looking like you’re in your late thirties or early forties, there’s no reason not to go for a facelift for the first time, and perhaps even another one later. Charlotte, NC isn’t Hollywood, but even here a well-done facelift can draw a lot of positive attention.
Different types of facelift
Each lift is tailored to the individual patient, but there are still general categories of facelift.The deep plane facelift is the most thorough, and is often given alongside operations on the neck, brow and eyelids. Recovery will last for several weeks, and the sutures will need to stay in for up to a week.
For younger patients or those who havealready had a deep plane facelift, there are other procedures, such as a deep plane minituck.This procedure is aimed towards people who need most of the work done in the midface. A still less intrusive procedure is the so-called “weekend facelifts” which can be can be performed under sedation rather than general anesthesia. The recovery time is much shorter — most patients can get back to normal activity after a few days.
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 weekend facelift 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.