Facial plastic surgery in Charlotte NCFacial plastic surgery in Charlotte, NC

Facial plastic surgery can be performed to make you look younger, or to make you look better. A procedure that makes you look better, such as a nose job, lip enhancement, ear surgery or a chin or cheek implant, will probably only need to be done once in your life. If you get a procedure that makes you look younger, you may want to repeat it more than once as advancing years counter the effects.

Different procedures have different recovery times, but almost all require that you stop smoking, drinking or using certain supplements beforehand and set aside time for recovery. Talk with your surgeon about what you need to do.

Loose neck skin and neck lifts

Loose skin under the jaw is one of the least attractive signs of advancing age. It can be the result of simple sagging skin, or the platysma muscle of the neck can separate, causing neck cording along the length of the throat. The appearance of the neck is also vulnerable to changes in weight. It isn’t only weight gain that causes the jawline to disappear. In fact, weight loss can have a similar effect, replacing pads of fat with loose skin.

Whatever the cause, loose neck skin is one of the few signs of age that most people would say has no redeeming aesthetic value. Crow’s feet can make you look intelligent and focused, gray hair can make you look distinguished, and the right kind of facial lines can make you look either jolly or earnest, but loose skin under your jaw just makes you look old. Precisely what sort of operation is needed to take care of it depends on whether the problem is just with the skin, or whether there’s fat or muscle involved. Tightening the skin is a simple operation, while working with the platysma muscle is more complicated.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The best person to go to for facial plastic surgery in Charlotte, NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (which means head and neck surgery, so you know he does neck lifts) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988, the only type of surgery he’s done is facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedures on the face and neck, including everything from port wine stain treatment to laser tattoo removal. He has often taught other surgeons and has developed new treatments. If you live in or near Charlotte, NC, and you’re interested in a neck lift or some other form of facial plastic surgery, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.