Frequently asked questions about female facelifts answered by Dr Freeman

Frequently asked questions about female facelifts

Here are some frequently asked questions about female facelifts, along with the answers:


How is the female skin different from male skin?

Female skin has less collagen, which unfortunately means it tends to age faster. The skin also tends to be thinner, less oily and more flexible, and the ligaments are usually not quite as strong. This sounds as though ti would be a disadvantage, but it allows the facial plastic surgeon to manipulate it to greater effect. The doctor doesn’t need to worry about hair growth, apart from the vellus hair which is hardly ever visible anyway. There is less vascular skin on a female face, which means less post-operative bleeding.


How is the structure of the female face different from the male face and how does this affect female facelifts?

The female face tends to be smaller, requiring more delicate work. Certain traits, such as a greater lateral arch to the eyebrows, a narrower nose, fuller lips and smoother skin, are seen as marks of feminine beauty. This means a facial plastic surgeon must be careful not to diminish these attributes, and to accentuate them if necessary — especially on women who do not or did not possess them. Initial incisions in the face must be made in slightly different places to conceal them. Look for a facial plastic surgeon with a strong sense of the aesthetics of the female face.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte NC. He has devoted himself completely to facial plastic surgery since 1988 and has been certified by two different surgery boards. He has developed a procedure called the SignatureLift, which is well suited to younger patients or to those who have already had face lifts. Unlike a deep plane face lift, it can be performed under sedation rather than general anesthesia, and most patients can get back to normal activity after only a few days. If you have frequently asked questions about female facelifts, schedule your appointment today or ask for an online consultation in order to take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.