Since every part of the face ages in slightly different ways, every part needs slightly different cosmetic procedures to make it look younger. The brow lift and the neck lift are for the forehead and neck, respectively. The eyelids have two different forms of surgery associated with them — one for the upper eyelids, one for the lower. And for the midface area, there’s the deep plane minituck, which lifts sagging skin and corrects loss of volume in the midface.
First the surgeon makes an incision around the ear. He or she then lifts the connective tissue under the skin of the cheeks and releases the ligaments, lifting the lines of the jaw, jowl and mouth, and possibly the subcutaneous fat. This helps the face appear younger in a way that doesn’t look unnatural or stretched. You should be able to return to normal activity in about two weeks, if you follow your doctor’s advice.
The best surgeon to go to for a deep plane minituck in the Charlotte area is Dr. Sean Freeman. He’s been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has focused on facial plastic surgery, and he is a pioneer in the use of the deep plane minituck. He has also developed a procedure called the SignatureLift, which is of particular benefit to younger patients and patients who have previously had a facelift.