Facelift in Charlotte, NC

The appearance of wrinkles and loose or sagging skin is a part of the natural aging process. This is because collagen, a protein found throughout the body (especially in the skin), begins to break down. There are many options to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin firmness. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is an ideal surgical option to achieve a younger-looking appearance with lasting results.

We can combine a facelift with other cosmetic surgeries to improve the overall appearance of the cheeks, chin, neck, and jawline. This process involves carefully repositioning the facial tissues underneath the skin and the results are long term, smoother-looking skin.

Patients who undergo this procedure report a positive leap in confidence. There are notably fewer lines and overall a more youthful contour of the face.

Benefits of Facelift Surgery

  • Tighten loose skin
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and deep lines
  • Restore fullness to the face
  • Improve your confidence and self-esteem
  • Achieve youthful-looking results in all areas of your face as opposed to other procedures that only target specific areas
  • Combine with a neck or brow lift to renew your look and restore your youthful appearance

Why Get a Facelift?

As we age, our bodies naturally change because of a lack of collagen. Facial surgery and cosmetic procedures aim to help people feel confident about their appearances through safe and effective treatments.

Other factors can cause a change in facial skin, such as sun damage, stress, smoking, the loss of facial fat, and genetics. Common reasons to undergo a facelift include:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Excess skin around your lower jawline, creating jowls
  • A deepening fold stretching from the side of your nose to the corner of your mouth
  • Excess fat around the neck or face

If you can relate to any of these conditions, we invite you to contact our office for a consultation. Our team of experts will evaluate your goals and create a treatment plan to improve your confidence and restore your youthful appearance.

Our office is located in Charlotte, NC, and you can call us at (704) 714-2259 for an appointment.

Types of Anesthesia

There are three main choices for anesthesia

Facelift Surgery

We can combine this procedure with other cosmetic procedures. Eyelid surgery, a brow lift, chin augmentation, cheek augmentation, and facial liposuction can also be included. Fat grafting is another popular treatment option to restore lost facial volume.

We typically perform this surgery under general anesthesia, but IV sedation with local anesthesia may be an option for some patients. For a traditional facelift, your surgeon will make incisions that are strategically placed along the hairline. The tissues underneath the skin are repositioned and tightened, and excess skin is removed. Your surgeon may redistribute fat around the face and neck for optimal results

A neck lift is a type of facelift procedure that removes excess skin around the neck and chin. The concept is the same as a traditional facelift, except the incisions are made in the front of the ear lobe, extends behind the ear, and ends in the posterior hairline.

A mini facelift is a variation of a traditional facelift. This procedure targets only the lower half of the face. You can think of it as the opposite of a brow lift, which targets the upper half of the face. Instead of enhancing the skin's appearance all over the face, a mini facelift involves tightening the skin around the jawline and neck.

Your surgeon will place removable sutures, staples, or clamps as necessary to close the wounds. Once the anesthesia wears off, you will be driven home by your prearranged driver. Begin following your post-operative care instructions immediately.

After the Procedure

We may give you antibiotics or ointment to assist wound healing. Mild to moderate discomfort is not uncommon within several days after surgery. You may experience swelling, bruising, or numbness around the face and incisions. Use over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs to manage discomfort and swelling.

Keep your head elevated when possible and give yourself time to rest and recover. After about 1 week following surgery, you will return to our office to have your stitches removed. Many patients return to their normal routines after this follow-up appointment.

Your Facial Surgery Experts in Charlotte, NC

Dr. Waheed Mohamed is a leading surgeon in cosmetic and oral surgery who is board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). He will listen to your esthetic goals and create a treatment plan to meet them. If you are interested in rejuvenating your appearance, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mohamed at Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery.

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Learn more about facelifts, schedule an appointment, and more. Contact Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC, today.