Frequently asked questions for a Charlotte facelift

There are many frequently asked questions for a Charlotte facelift. Here are some of them.

How long is recovery time from a facelift?
This depends on the procedure. If you’re just getting a facelift, recovery will be faster. The recovery happens in stages — you should be able to drive after about four days. After two weeks, enough of the swelling is gone that you ought to feel comfortable appearing in public again. Keeping your head elevated while sleeping and not doing anything strenuous for the next two weeks will reduce swelling and bruising.

How long does a face lift last?
This also depends on the procedure. A facelift that only involves the skin will last from three to six years, but if there are additional treatments, such as fat injection to restore volume, it should last longer.

What is the right age for a face lift?
If you get one while still relatively young, you’ll recover faster and the procedure will work better. A lift in your forties or fifties will help prevent changes to your face that might not be so easy to reverse later.

Is there a specific procedure for lifting jowls?
In a younger patient, liposuction might work better than a facelift. In an older patient with marionette lines (lines that go clear down to the jowl) a surgeon may recommend a kind of facelift called a deep plane minituck, or may just use fillers.

The best surgeon for facelifts in Charlotte NC
If you have more frequently asked questions for a Charlotte facelift, it is best to bring them to a professional. Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte NC. 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 have frequently asked questions for a Charlotte facelift, make an appointment or request an online consultation today.