When a lower facelift might help

If you’re considering a facelift and you’re particularly dissatisfied with the look of your mouth, your facial plastic surgeon might recommend a lower facelift. The purpose of a lower facelift is to remove excess skin on the lower third of the face. It also tighten the muscles under the skin and firm up the jawline. The procedure can be performed along with a chin implant, which strengthens the line of the jaw and tightens the skin.

Lower facelift Charlotte NC

Because the faces of most people in Charlotte, NC age fairly evenly, it’s very common for a lower facelift to be performed alongside other procedures such as a brow lift or eyelid lift. But if you happen to have particularly severe frown lines, a lower facelift by itself can make you look younger.

Most facelifts are full facelifts

In most cases, the whole face is operated on at once. More than 125,000 facelifts were performed in 2016 in the United States alone, and over 96,000 of them were full facelifts. Not that they were identical or standardized, of course — all facelifts are adapted to the needs of the patients they are performed on.

Most facelifts are deep plane facelifts, the best solution for the patient who can’t afford regular trips to the surgeon, but can afford one operation that will provide a decade or more of benefit.This procedure lifts all the soft tissues of the midface and lower face, letting the face looknaturally younger.It should be possible for you to return to normal activity in about two weeks after a deep plane face lift,but it may be a few more weeks before the swelling has gone down enough for you to get a good sense of the results. Don’t engage in any strenuous exercise until a month after the facelift.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

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 traditional lift 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 lower facelift, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.