Two different categories of facial plastic surgery

Facial plastic surgery generally comes in two categories — procedures meant to make you look like a younger version of yourself, and procedures meant to make you look more attractive. Eyelid surgery, brow lifts, face lifts, neck lifts and malar pad lifts (lifts to the mid-cheek area) are all the first kind of surgery. Often, a top facial plastic surgeon will perform more than one at the same time, so as to create an overall younger look.

Rhinoplasty is the most common form of the second category, which also includes lip enhancement, facial implants and otoplasty (ear surgery). Otoplasty is almost unique in that it can be, and most often is, performed on small children whose ears are still developing. Lip enhancement is usually intended either to fill out one or both of the lips, or to make the upper lip appear more full.

Undergoing facial plastic surgery in Charlotte, NC

There are certain basic rules that apply to almost all forms of facial plastic surgery. You should stop drinking or using aspirin or ibuprofen about two weeks before surgery, because these things can thin the blood and increase bleeding and bruising. You should also stop using nicotine in any form, because it constricts blood vessels and slows the healing process. You should also avoid vitamin E supplements and certain herbal supplements, including garlic, ginseng, gingko biloba, fish oil, dong quai and feverfew. But the most basic rule of all is not to go looking for discounts. Find the top facial plastic surgeon in your area.

Some facial plastic surgery procedures need to be performed in an operating room, and the patient needs to set aside several weeks for recovery. Others can be performed in the surgeon’s office, and the patient needs only a few days to recover.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

If you are considering facial plastic surgery, the first step is to talk with an expert. It is possible that a simple skincare procedure, such as laser skin rejuvenation, can do everything you need. If you do decide on surgery, you will want it to be done by someone with a lot of experience. Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. He 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 has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988, including everything from laser tattoo removal to port wine stain treatment to improvements to plastic surgery done by other doctors, and hasn’t had to remove a cheek implant in twenty years. If you’re interested in facial plastic surgery, make an appointment with the top facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC today, or ask for an online consultation to take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.