Facial Plastic Surgeons in Charlotte, North Carolina | 2016 | April
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Deep plane minituck in Charlotte, NC

Deep plane minituck – Charlotte, NC

Making the midface look younger

We know when we’re looking older, but we don’t often think about exactly what the signs of aging are. If this skin around your mouth and neck is more lax than the rest of your face, you might be a good candidate for a deep plane minituck. The looseness 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 this is so.

The surgeon makes a cut around the ear, lifts the connective tissue in the cheeks and releases the ligaments to perform a deep plane lift on the lines of the jaw, jowl and mouth. The malar pad may also be lifted. This keeps the face from looking stretched or unnatural.

After surgery, your doctor will tell you what to do until your recovery is complete. Wait for the swelling to go down before you decide how you like your new face. This can take a few weeks, so be patient.

The best place for a deep plane minituck in Charlotte

The deep plane minituck is a very challenging form of surgery. The best surgeon for a deep plane minituck in Charlotte 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. If you live in the Charlotte area and are interested in a deep plane minituck, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.

Face lift in Charlotte, NC

Face lift – Charlotte, NC

What people want to know about face lifts

Many people have questions about face lifts. Here are some common ones.

How long is recovery time from a face lift?

This depends on the exact procedure. The quickest recovery happens when a face lift is the only procedure performed. You should be able to drive after about four days. After two weeks, of the swelling has gone down enough that you should feel comfortable appearing in public again. Keeping your head elevated and refraining from doing anything strenuous for the next two weeks will keep your blood pressure down and reduce swelling and bruising.

What is the right age for a face lift?

The younger you are, the more quickly you will recover and the more effective the procedure will be — but of course, the younger you are the less likely you are to need a face lift in the first place. A lift in your 40s or 50s will help stop changes to your face that you might not be able to undo.

Are there nonsurgical options?

In some cases, fillers can be used to reduce wrinkles. You’ll need to talk to a surgeon to learn if this would work for you.

Getting a face lift in Charlotte

If you have more questions, it is best to bring them to a professional. Dr. Sean Freeman is the best facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, certified by two different surgery. He has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988. He pioneered the use of the deep plane minituck. If you are interested in a face lift, make an appointment or request an online consultation today.

Facelift or Facial plastic surgery in Charlotte, NC

Facelift or Facial plastic surgery – Charlotte, NC

Facial plastic surgery

The three most common types of facial plastic surgery are (in this order) rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and face lifts. Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States have these procedures done every year. Only a professional facial plastic surgeon can tell you which one is right for you. In some cases, for example, a nose can be made to look the right size not by making it less prominent, but by making the chin more prominent. If you’re looking for a good facial plastic surgeon in the Charlotte area, go to realself.com for recommendations.

There are other types of facial plastic surgery, like lip augmentation, which uses an injectable filler, and the lip lift, which slightly shortens the upper lip and makes it look fuller. Other procedures are neck lifts, otoplasty, facial implants and malar pad lifts. A neck lift removes loose skin and fat from under the jaw. Otoplasty corrects excess protrusion of the ears, and can be performed on children. Facial implants can add definition and balance to the cheeks and chin. A malar pad lift elevates the pads of fat under the skin of the cheeks. While some of these procedures have to be be done in an operating room and need several weeks of recovery afterward, others can be performed in the office of the surgeon and need only a few days to recover.

Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman, MD is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. He has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988. Call today.

Best SEO in Charlotte or a scam?

Best SEO in Charlotte

Does a company offer the “BEST SEO IN CHARLOTTE” or is it a scam?  There are so many people offering SEO, website design, social media marketing and online marketing on the internet today- who do you trust? Which ones are just novices- fresh out of class- just wanting your money?

It’s rare that I get really upset about something, but there are so many deceitful people in the SEO and online marketing industry- sometimes I just need to vent …and, it’s important to teach you how to protect yourself from these people! If you’d like a copy of my ebook on Internet Scams- click here.

The most recent scam I have experienced is a man, out of England, who teaches an online class. He tells his students to list themselves as “experts” near the end of class, encourages the students to all leave fake references for each other on LinkedIn (which they copy onto their websites!)

This particular student:

  • Backdated the founding of their business, by using an old business name- now claiming, on day ONE, six years of experience

o    The funny part, with this is that she said she founded her business 3 years before the teacher founded his business (that taught her the class!)

  • Posted the fake references from fellow students on her website.

o    How to check this- just go to their LinkedIn profile and click on the reference- you will actually be able to make a list of students that just finished this man’s course

This sort of business, based on false promised, lies and deceitfulness will never be successful long-term; lying is never an option to begin a legitimate business….Simply unbelievable.

What to look for in a legitimate company:

  • Years of experience
  • No contracts! You use their services as long as you are satisfied.
  • References. (Genuine, real references from clients who have received services from that company.)
  • Exclusivity. Companies that offer their services to everyone in your market will never help you get ahead.

Not many of you know that I became interested in the online marketing business because I had several people ask me for help. They saw the work I had done on my own website, The Blended and Step Family Resource Center, and my years of work online, and they wanted help with their websites, social media and wanted to grow their businesses and practices. I was a best selling author, social media guru, and highly respected counselor- but would never have considered myself an SEO expert or would have the audacity to put “Best SEO in Charlotte” on my website.

I helped two medical practices for free- then realized that I could found a business based on my social media, online marketing, and SEO skills- BUT, I knew I needed to offer the very best for my clients. I went back and took more classes, was mentored for months, THEN- I offered my services AT NO CHARGE to a medical practice. (Actually, I bartered with them for Lasik Eye Surgery for 3 months of online marketing.) I received fantastic care and 20/20 vision due to the expertise of Dr. Ivan Mac, and Metrolina Eye Associates received 3 months of my best online marketing skills. Here is the result:

“We have been very satisfied with SCD Consulting Services online marketing services. We have seen impressive results and we are reaching our goals for the search engine rankings for our keywords. Her services more than pay for themselves.”  Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Ivan Mac MD and CEO, Metrolina Eye Associates

When you do an excellent job- and produce results- you don’t have to lie or deceive.

Trust your online marketing, SEO, social media, reputation management and more to a company you can trust!  It doesn’t have to be my company, heaven knows there are enough large and small companies all over Charlotte and the United States. Some provide great services, and some, like the one listed above- just jumped into the industry as “Experts” – and want to cheat their way to your business.

I challenge those companies to work your way to a legitimate business- it may mean giving some business way, or bartering- but prove your skills legitimately- don’t dirty my field of expertise with your lies. There are so many good companies out there that are legitimate.


Lip lift or Lip enhancement in Charlotte, NC

Lip lift or Lip enhancement – Charlotte, NC

Lip augmentation and lip lifts

If you want cosmetic lip enhancement, you’ll want the most careful surgeon you can find to do the job. There are several ways this can be done. If you want them just a little fuller, this can be done with an injectable filler. This is a fairly minor surgery. A more radical reshaping can be achieved through a dermal allograft, which means transplanting donated skin collagen into your lips. If you get a dermal allograft, it will be several days before you are ready to return to work, but the collagen will naturally become a part of your own tissue.

If the upper lip is too long, the surgeon may recommend a lip lift. This is usually done in the surgeon’s office rather than an operating room, and involves minimal sedation. There is some swelling and bruising, but not much. Don’t put makeup on until the sutures have been taken out. This should only take five or six days.

Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon

The best person to go to for lip enhancement in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman. 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. Since 1988 he has devoted his practice to facial plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic facial procedures, and has earned a reputation as the best facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. If you are interested in lip enhancement, contact his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.

Meet Dr. Sean Freeman

Dr. Freeman is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has specialized in aesthetic facial surgery since 1988. As a leader in his field who has invented advanced surgical techniques, he is frequently called upon to teach and represent his peers. Learn more about his vast experience and qualifications.