No two facelifts are alike, but most of the major ones fit into two general categories — deep plane facelifts and deep plane minitucks. A surgeon does a deep plane facelift by adjusting the skin and deep face tissues, and makes a cut under the chin to lift the fatty tissues of the throat. Sometimes the surgeon shaves the backs of salivary glands in the cheeks. He or she can tell you if this will work in your case.
The deep plane minituck is similar. The surgeon raises the muscles, connective tissue and fatty tissue under the skin of the cheeks to create a naturally young look. This procedure works better if there is loose skin around the midface, neck and near the mouth, and less fat around the jowls.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. His “SignatureLift” is similar to the “weekend face lifts” you may have heard about. The SignatureLift is intended specifically for younger patients who don’t need a deep plane facelift, or who have already had one. It can be performed under local or general anaesthesia, and there is minimal swelling and bruising afterward. Dr. Freeman has devoted himself to facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetics since 1988 and has been certified by two different surgery boards. If you’re interested in a facelift, make an appointment with his office today or schedule an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.