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Facial plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments to refresh your appearance

facial plastic surgery

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The difference between facial plastic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation techniques

One day you may wake up and not recognize the person you see when you look in the mirror.  When this happens, you will probably want to do something to return your youthful look.  To renew and refresh your face, you have a number of choices.  There are facial plastic surgery procedures, as well as non-surgical treatments such as injectable fillers or laser treatments to help erase lines and wrinkles.  Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon, M. Sean Freeman specializes in facial plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures to help improve your appearance.

How to decide

You will meet with Dr. Freeman and he will help you choose the right procedure for you.  During your initial consultation appointment, Dr. Freeman will evaluate your skin, face, and bone structure and discuss exactly what you hope for from a cosmetic procedure.  Each procedure, whether facial plastic surgery or non-surgical treatment will provide different results.  All facial plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments are done at Dr. Freeman’s Charlotte NC clinic, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery.  You will be sedated during the procedure and recovery will vary depending upon the procedure.

Treatment with lasers

Laser treatment can rejuvenate the skin without surgery. Dr. Freeman is highly skilled and experienced at using lasers to help improve and enhance the appearance of the face.  The laser treatments used by Dr. Freeman treat the deeper part of the skin and do not injure the skin’s exterior or the epidermis.

Dr. M. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgery.  Call today to schedule your consultation appointment and see if facial plastic surgery is the right choice for you.

The benefits of a facelift

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Considering a facelift

The older we get, the more our faces shows our age.  We form deep creases between our nose and mouth and the skin around our jawline and neck begins to loosen and sag.  The good news is that these signs of aging may be improved through a facelift.  The type of facelift will depend upon the amount of damage to the facial appearance.  Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon, Dr. M. Sean Freeman does two types of full facelifts.  These are the deep plane facelift and the SignatureLift, a procedure Dr. Freeman developed and perfected.

About the deep plane facelift

Dr. Freeman’s goal is to always provide his patients with natural results without that “plastic” operated on look.  When considering a facelift, you will first meet with Dr. Freeman for a consultation where he will evaluate your skin, bone structure and health.  If he feels a deep plane facelift is your best option for improving the appearance of your face, he will make this recommendation.  Dr. Freeman is determined to provide his patients with the best possible results from their facelift surgery.

About the SignatureLift

For younger patients or for patients who need a slight touching up after a regular facelift, Dr. Freeman may recommend his SignatureLift.  The SignatureLift concentrates on the neckline and jowl area and can provide great results without extensive recovery time.  Dr. Freeman performs both the deep plane facelift and his SignatureLift at his Charlotte NC clinic, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery.

Dr. M. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon, specializing in improving the appearance of the face.  Call his office today to schedule your consultation appointment and determine if a facelift is right for you.

Should you get lip enhancement?

Lip Augmentation

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Considering lip enhancement

Lip enhancement or augmentation increases the size of your lips and can reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles around your mouth. In Charlotte NC, Dr. M. Sean Freeman, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon performs lip enhancement procedures with either injectable fillers or surgical implants.  .

Lip enhancement with injectable fillers

If you desire a more subtle improvement or change to your lips, Dr. Freeman may recommend injectable fillers.  When you meet with Dr. Freeman during your initial consultation appointment, he will discuss the patient’s goals for their lip enhancement procedure and help them decide upon the right procedures to reach their goals.

The options for lip enhancement surgery

Dr. Freeman believes the best material for augmenting lips by surgical implant is allograft dermis.  This is because it provides a more natural look.  Surgical implants are performed at Dr. Freeman’s clinic in Charlotte NC.  It is an outpatient procedure and most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few days.  One of the benefits of using allograft dermis during lip enhancement is that the material may be rolled, stacked or folded to provide just the right amount and type of enhancement.

A lip lift

If you want something a bit more dramatic or are unhappy with your overall facial appearance, Dr. Freeman may recommend a lip lift.  Dr. Freeman evaluates your face for facial balance, looking for a one to two thirds balance between the length of their upper lip and their lower lip and chin.

Whether you are thinking about lip enhancement or a lip lift, Dr. M. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgery will give you the results you desire.  Call his Charlotte NC office today to set you your appointment to discuss lip enhancement.

 

How brow lift surgery can improve your appearance

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Brow lift facts

A brow lift is facial plastic surgery procedure used to improve your appearance.  It does this by reducing some of the signs of aging or every day stress.  A brow lift addresses and improves wrinkle and lines which develop horizontally across the forehead or between the eyes and across the bridge of the nose.  Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon, Dr. M. Sean Freeman is happy to meet with you to discuss the possibility of a brow lift to improve your appearance.

During the brow lift consultation

If you are thinking about a brow lift, meet with Dr. Freeman for a consultation.  He will discuss your concerns and your goals for the procedure and will examine your face and bone structure to determine which facial plastic surgery procedures can best help you reach your appearance goals.

The procedure

Dr. Freeman typically performs an endoscopic brow lift.  During this procedure he uses a long, thin tube with a light on the end.  This tube is attached to a video camera which Dr. Freeman uses during the surgery.  Performing an endoscopic brow lift has several advantages, including less scarring, a more natural result which lasts longer, and the complete return of sensation to your forehead and face.

Call Dr. Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon and schedule a consultation appointment to discuss your endoscopic brow lift.   He will meet with you at his clinic, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery and provide you the details on brow lift surgery.

Hate your nose? Dr. M. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon can fix it

Rhinoplasty

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When to consider rhinoplasty

Individuals choose rhinoplasty to either correct some type of medical problem such as a deviated septum or improve the features and appearance of your nose.  This is typically a low-risk surgical procedure and is extremely popular with teenagers.

What to know before deciding on rhinoplasty surgery

It is important to understand all of the details of rhinoplasty surgery before deciding if it is right for you. Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. M. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon to discuss your goals for the surgery. During Dr. Freeman will also evaluate your nose and show you computer imaging of how your new nose may appear.

The three types of rhinoplasty surgery

There are three primary types of rhinoplasty surgery and Dr. Freeman is an expert in all of them.

Closed rhinoplasty surgery is a procedure where Dr. Freeman makes several small incisions on the inside of your nose.  He will then make necessary revisions or corrections without creating any scars on the exterior of your nose.

Open rhinoplasty surgery is used by Dr. Freeman to make extensive modifications or repairs to your nose.  He will first make an incision across the base of the nostrils exposing the cartilage which provides Dr. Freeman better access to the interior anatomy of your nose where he can make more precise corrections.

Dr. Freeman is considered the best revision rhinoplasty surgeon in the Southeast.  This surgery is done to correct previous rhinoplasty surgery.  This surgery can address several different issues, including misplaced grafts, lost nasal support structure, or built up scar tissue.  Revision rhinoplasty surgery can be difficult and challenging which is why it is important to select a highly experienced rhinoplasty specialist such as Dr. Freeman.

Dr. M. Sean Freeman is considered the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the Southeast.  Schedule your appointment today to discuss your rhinoplasty procedure.

What Botox treats

Laser Resurfacing

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What Botox is

Botox was first used by ophthalmologists in the late 1980s to treat optic muscle disorders.  In 2002, the FDA approved its use for treating moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.  Botox may be used to treat not only frown lines, but also crow’s feet and forehead furrows.

How Botox works

While injectable fillers add volume to depressions in the skin, Botox blocks the release of the chemical which causes the muscle contractions which result in wrinkles.  Botox relaxes the facial’s muscles so they cannot contract and the results from a Botox treatment are usually visible within one week of the shot and will remain between three and six months.

Botox treatments should only be performed by a licensed physician such as Dr. M. Sean Freeman, one of Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeons.  Dr. Freeman can perform Botox injections at this state-of-the-art clinic, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery located in Charlotte NC.

The procedure

Botox injections, as well as injections of other types of cosmetic fillers require a precise knowledge of facial anatomy.  Dr. Freeman is considered one of the best facial plastic surgeons in Charlotte NC, as well as the entire Southeast and possesses extensive experience and knowledge of both of these cosmetic treatments. Depending upon your individual situation, Dr. Freeman may also recommend additional procedures.  If you have lines and wrinkles on the lower part of your face, you may also do well with injectable fillers such as RADIESSE® and Restylane.

Botox injections can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines. Call Dr. Freeman’s clinic in Charlotte NC, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery to schedule your Botox appointment.

Teen rhinoplasty surgery request most often by teens

RhinoplastyTeen rhinoplasty surgery most often requested by teens

Teen rhinoplasty surgery is the number one facial plastic surgery procedure requested by teenagers.  More than 45 percent of all teen cosmetic surgery procedures consist of teen rhinoplasty surgery procedures.

Charlotte’s best teen rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. M. Sean Freeman, a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon performs more teen rhinoplasty procedures than anyone else in Charlotte NC.  He has more than twenty years’ experience performing the most complex facial plastic surgery procedures on his patients.

Dr. Freeman likes to meet with the teen and their parents for an initial consultation appointment.  This is the time for the teen to discuss their goals for the procedure.  It is important to Dr. Freeman that the teen understands the realistic expectations for this surgery.  The teen should want teen rhinoplasty surgery for the right reasons and their parents should be supportive of their wishes.

The most common teen rhinoplasty procedures

Most teens want a teen rhinoplasty procedure to address some physical feature of their nose.  This may include reshaping the tip of the nose, removing a hump, straightening the bridge, changing the size of the nose, or increasing or reducing the size of the nostrils.  Teen rhinoplasty surgery can also correct injuries and return the nose to its proper appearance or the surgery can repair breathing passages or a deviated septum.

Dr. Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon.  Schedule a consultation appointment with him to discuss teen rhinoplasty surgery, so give him a call today at his clinic in Charlotte NC, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery.

Restore the youthful appearance of your face with a SOOF lift blepharoplasty

RhinoplastyThe SOOF lift blepharoplasty procedure helps restore your youthful appearance

Losing elasticity in our skin is a part of growing older.  As we age, our skin under the lower lids thins and is impacted by sun damage.  As this condition progresses, the sags under the eyelids worsens the appearance of dark circles.

The primary goal of a SOOF lift with blepharoplasty by Dr. M. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgery is to tighten and elevate the soft tissues of the cheek.  It will also restore a youthful appearance to the lower eyelid.  Dr. Freeman perfected this procedure to provide his patients the best facial plastic surgery results possible.  Dr. Freeman believes in providing his patients natural results from their facial plastic surgery, so uses the midface lift with SOOF lift blepharoplasty which creates less pulling around the cheek and mouth.  This procedure lifts the cheek obliquely upward which can help restore the youthful contour to the cheek.

Deciding on SOOF lift blepharoplasty

There are times when Dr. Freeman will perform this procedure as part of more comprehensive facial plastic surgery, including a minituck or full face lift.  He may recommend the addition of SOOF lift blepharoplasty to create a balanced and restful look.  Before deciding on a SOOF lift blepharoplasty, schedule a consultation appointment to discuss the procedure with Dr. Freeman.

Recovery from SOOF lift blepharoplasty

The SOOF lift blepharoplasty will be performed by Dr. Freeman at his clinic in Charlotte, NC.  It typically takes between one and two weeks to recover from surgery.   There will be swelling and bruising that may begin in the lower lids and extend to the cheek area. Your vision should be unaffected after surgery and you should be able to return to normal activities within a few days.

The best way to determine which procedure is best for you is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Freeman at his clinic, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery in Charlotte NC.