A SignatureLift is similar to the “weekend” face lift popularized by the media, the SignatureLift is a procedure that Dr. Freeman has developed over the past several years for younger patients who do not need a deep plane facelift. The SignatureLift is also beneficial for patients who have previously had a face lift and are beginning to see new signs of aging. The advantage of the SignatureLift is that a patient can expect a younger-looking neck and jowl area with minimal recovery time.
The SignatureLift can be performed under sedation, in most cases eliminating the need for general anesthesia (although general anesthesia is still an option if you prefer). Swelling and bruising after the procedure are minimal. Sutures will be visible for 5 to 6 days, but these can be hidden by longer hair. Most patients are able to return to work after a few days.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Freeman will conduct a careful physical examination. He will assess the thickness, texture and elasticity of the skin, and the severity of the patient’s wrinkles and folds. The hairline will be examined to determine where incisions can be placed. Facial structure will be carefully considered and surgery individually tailored, each patient benefiting from Dr. Freeman’s years of experience dedicated exclusively to aesthetic facial surgery.
Dr. Freeman’s younger patients throughout the Southeast and North Carolina may be candidates for a face lift alternative called the SignatureLift; this option will be discussed with you during your consultation. If you also have sagging eyebrows, heavy or drooping eyelids, and bags under your eyes, you may want to consider a brow lift or eyelid lift.