Rejuvenating the midface
We know when we’re looking older, but we don’t often think about what the signs of aging are. The signs of aging in the midface are created not just by sagging skin, but by loss of volume due to deposits of fat shrinking and migrating downwards. The endotine face lift, a procedure that involves absorbable implants under the skin, can be used to reverse this, but the effect is only short-term. Fat injections are another way of restoring volume.
If this skin around your mouth and neck is lax, you might be a candidate for a deep plane minituck. The looseness around your neck should be caused by skin and muscle only, not excess fat under the neck, looseness of the submandibular glands or both. A facial plastic surgeon can tell you if the procedure is right for you.
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 fatty tissue under the skin of the upper cheek, may also be lifted. You should be able to return to normal activity within 10 to 14 days after surgery. Wait for the swelling to go down before you decide if you like your new look. This may take several weeks.
The best place for a deep plane minituck in Charlotte
The best surgeon to go to for a deep plane minituck in the Charlotte area is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two surgery boards. If you live in the Charlotte area and are interested in a deep plane minituck, make an appointment today.