Knowing which facial procedure is best for you can get confusing

Brow lifts and facelifts are just two of the many facial plastic surgeries available to Charlotte, NC residents. With so many different procedures, some that go by multiple names, it can be difficult to know which one you need and can be confusing to keep them all straight. Will a brow lift take care of all your concerns? Or would a facelift be better? Read on to learn the difference and see how you can determine which surgery is right for you. 

Brow lifts and facelifts work on different parts of the face

Browlifts and facelifts focus on different parts of the face. As people age, it’s not uncommon to experience saggy skin caused by the loss of elasticity of the skin. We also tend to develop wrinkles and fat deposits that can leave us looking tired, worn out, and even angry. 

A brow lift is a popular option for people who need work down above the eyebrows. This can include lifting the eyes which can relieve drooping eyes that can impact your vision and leave you looking sleepy. Brow lifts can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes as well as wrinkles that develop in the forehead. 

A facelift focuses more on the mid to lower face, typically from the cheekbones to the jawline and chin. This procedure requires the doctor to make an incision around the ears and lift the face back to its normal position. If you have developed excess fat in the face, your surgeon will also remove those. This can help restore your skin and remove jowls that often develop as we age. 

An experienced surgeon can determine which procedure you need

Brow lifts and facelifts aren’t the only surgical options available, and the surgery you think you need may not actually be the one that will give you the best results. An experienced surgeon will be able to advise which surgery, whether it be brow lifts and facelifts, cheek implant, or something else, will give you the best results possible. 

TO determine this, your surgeon will examine your face. They’ll look at it’s thickness and texture, as well as the problem areas you have. Then, they’ll discuss your goals with you and determine what type of surgery will benefit you most. 

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Charlotte, NC residents who are struggling with signs of aging may turn to brow lifts and facelifts to fight it. Start your search for an experienced surgeon with Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is double board certified and has focused his practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988. Contact his office to schedule your consultation today.