Getting a facelift in Charlotte tightens sagging skin 
Getting a facelift in Charlotte helps those who are struggling with sagging, heavy skin. As people age, it’s not uncommon to start to notice the skin in the middle of the face and along the neck get heavy and start to sag. This can leave you looking older than you are, not to mention leaving you feeling self conscious about your appearance.

A facelift by Dr. Sean Freeman can help. When you get a facelift by Dr. Freeman, you can feel confident you are going to get a rejuvenated look, that still looks natural.

A facelift requires an incision from the ear to the temple
Patients who have heavy, sagging skin in the midface, may benefit from a deep plane facelift, which focuses on this area of the face. With this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision that stretches from your ear all the way to your temple.

Once the incision is made, the doctor will adjust the fat and muscle to move it back to its natural state. This procedure requires a skilled surgeon to ensure you don’t end up with a pinched look after surgery. This can occur when the surgeon tightens the area too much.

If needed, the doctor may also make an incision under the chin. They use this incision to liposuction the fact out of the chin.

Recovery generally takes about two weeks
Prior to having your facelift, you should be sure to plan for your recovery period. You will need to have someone who can drive you home after the procedure, and who can stay with you a few days in case you need assistance.

Immediately after your facelift, you will experience swelling and bruising in the face and along the jaw. This swelling typically goes down within ten to 14 days. At this time, most people feel comfortable returning to work and daily activities.

It will take time to see full results
Once the swelling subsides, many people assume they will be able to see their results. However, it can take several more weeks before your final results are visible.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Charlotte, NC residents who are considering a facelift, should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon and has focused his practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988. He is also double board certified. To learn more about facelifts and to see if it is a good option for you, be sure to contact his office today.