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The minituck and other specialized treatments

Minituck in Charlotte, NC

Minituck – Charlotte, NC

Specialized proceures

A good facial plastic surgeon should offer a number of surgical and nonsurgical treatments, like laser tattoo removal. Focusing a laser can cause the ink particles to break up and be flushed into the bloodstream, getting rid of the tattoo without harming the skin. The port wine stain can also be treated using pulsed dye laser treatments, provided the patient doesn’t have a tan at the time. Specialized surgical procedures include SOOF lift blepharoplasty and the deep plane minituck.

The difference between a minituck and a regular facelift is that a regular facelift is for patients with a lot of sagging skin under the jaw, whereas those who just have a little sagging around the midface area can often make do with a minituck. In a deep plane minituck, the surgeon makes an incision around the ear, lifts the connective tissue under the skin of the cheeks and releases the ligaments. The surgeon may also lift the malar pad, which is the fatty tissue inside the upper cheek. This procedure lets the face look younger rather than unnatural.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The deep plane minituck is a very challenging form of surgery to perform, and not every surgeon can do it well. The best surgeon to go to for a deep plane minituck in the Charlotte area is Dr. Sean Freeman. If you need a minituck or some other specialized cosmetic procedure, schedule your appointment today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.

Ask your surgeon about a deep plane minituck

Minituck in Charlotte, NC

Minituck – Charlotte, NC

How it is done

Every part of the face ages differently, and requires slightly different cosmetic procedures to make it look young again. For the forehead, there’s the brow lift. There are different types of blepharoplasty for the upper and lower eyelids. And for the midface area, there’s the deep plane minituck, which corrects not just sagging skin, but loss of volume caused by deposits of fat shrinking and migrating down.

How to know if you should get a minituck

You might be a good candidate for a deep plane minituck if the skin around your mouth and neck is lax. This should only be caused by skin and muscle, not by excess fat under the neck, looseness of the glands or both. The endotine face lift is an alternative that involves absorbable implants under the skin. The effect is only short-term. Injections of fat are another way of restoring volume. A facial plastic surgeon can tell you which procedure is right for you.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The best surgeon to go to for a deep plane minituck in the Charlotte area is Dr. Sean Freeman. Since 1988 he has focused on facial plastic surgery, and he is a pioneer in the use of the deep plane minituck. He has also developed a procedure called the SignatureLift, which is of particular benefit to younger patients and patients who have previously had a facelift. If you live in the Charlotte area and are interested in a deep plane minituck, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.