Types of face lift
Every face lift is individually tailored to the patient, but there are two broad categories of face lift, both of which are available in Charlotte. In the deep plane face lift, the surgeon repositions the skin and the deeper tissues, and makes an incision under the chin so as to lift the fatty tissues in the neck area. The surgeon sometimes also shaves the backs of the submandibular glands (two of the salivary glands) to improve the appearance of the patient’s cheeks. In the deep plane minituck, the muscles and other tissues in the cheeks are lifted to create a naturally youthful look.
In either case, two things you will want to do before making a decision are find the most experienced facial plastic surgeon you can find to look at your face and determine which kind of face lift is right for you, and learn as much as you can about any medical procedure the surgeon recommends. A good place to look for a facial plastic surgeon is the Web site www.realself.com. Look for a surgeon who has an extensive gallery of before and after photos of previous clients.
Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. He has developed a procedure called the SignatureLift, which is well suited to younger patients or to those who have already had face lifts. Unlike a deep plane face lift, it can be performed under sedation rather than general anesthesia, with a much quicker recovery time — most patients can get back to normal activity after only a few days. Make an appointment today.